This friend of mine is in the automotive business and told me he was forced to move his production to China or go belly up. ( ignition coils and wiring harnesses etc.) Had a pretty good size factory in Logansport Indiana. Gone along with a lot of jobs people need.
I was born in and raised in Kokomo Indiana which was home to Delco Radio. Then it became Delco Electronics and employed over 20 K people. Then it became Hughes, then Delphi, then others I can’t remember and is now General Motors Holdings and Delphi… Parking lots are near empty and most of the plants torn down and turned into city parks.
I know that most of the time I come off as an angry old lunatic but am old enough that I watched all this, so I AM angry. I got out but the vast majority didn’t. And now …what you said. The products are about all shit.