Made in Michigan

Al thought it was important to produce the Torkster in the US, where the majority of the customers are expected to be. Living in the Detroit Metro area, we are surrounded by many machine and tool/die shops who have extremely capable people. Unfortunately, the loss of Big 3 market share, along with the outsourcing of auto components to off-shore suppliers has not been kind to many of the small (and large) shops in the area. Bucking this trend, there are actually 7 local, small companies that supply material and labor to manufacture the Torkster; 2 in Detroit, and 5 in the near suburbs. The only parts that we can’t make locally are the little balls (spring ball plungers) in the insert. (but we’re working on that too!) Sure, we could have made the Torkster in China, and made more money, but as long as Al owns Big Al’s Tools, the majority of the Torkster will be made in Michigan, and that’s a promise! 

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Why is it important?

Unfortunately, the loss of Big 3 market share, along with the outsourcing of auto components to off-shore suppliers has not been kind to many of the small (and large) shops in the area. tool tool and die made in michigan Bucking this trend, there are actually 7 local, small companies that supply material and labor to manufacture the Torkster; 2 in Detroit, and 5 in the near suburbs.