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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Did you really dig up an ancient thread?
Yup he did. A two year old thread from the dead...

While not American made, Priors are North American made. Along with Trapper Snowboards (although I saw them in person at a Lake Louise demo day last year and they looked rough, might have just been those boards but it was clear they were handmade)...

I think the original post forgot that some Burton's were still built in VT. My T7 was (I can take a pic of the "Handmade in VT" sticker! lol), and I thought some of the other fancy pants boards were too... Since then it looks like they moved production of some to Austria (according to Wiki) but also if you believe the Wiki article it employes 950 people, 600 of them in the USA.

Honestly though a "buy USA" approach is protectionist anyway. In a global economy it's not always the right thing to be protectionist...
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