FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning J. Barney Conway--P894219
5330 EAST ROCKTON ROAD · P.O. BOX 38 · SOUTH BELOIT, IL 61080 · 815/389-2633 · FAX: 815/389-9858
August 5, 1997
Office of the Secretary
Subject:"Made In USA" Policy Comments
Industrial cutting tool products are simple looking tools to the untrained eye but without knowledge of the steel content, metallurgical processes and tolerance specifications, a buyer could easily be fooled regarding the quality of the tool. Some countries have sophisticated processes and quality control systems while others ship clearly inferior products which would deceive the recipient as to the value of the tool.
For this reason, I believe that at least the current marking requirements should be maintained if not revised to be more rather than less defined.
J. Barney Conway
Worldwide suppliers of power transmission components and precision cutting tools.