Canadian Made?

Sometime people wonder if we aren’t all just buying Chinese made stuff. On the other hand, why does Canadian made have to be so ‘expensive’? Silhouette Landscape Lights as a Canadian manufacturer that tries to source as much as possible from local and North American suppliers. Now to sure, the actual LEDs and the associated circuit boards are all made in China. There is nothing made LED that does not come from there. At the end of the day it’s all about balance. We try to balance the cost and availability of parts and materials sourced locally against the quality and cost plus shipping of the same parts in China. Chinese labor and overhead are pennies compared to Canadian labor and overhead. Often, though, Canadian quality is higher due to higher quality parts made from better materials. If price is the only deciding factor, then Canadian made can’t compete. BUT, if you want something that is going to last due to higher quality materials and parts the choice is Canadian made. My grandfather said that if you want good quality oats you have to pay a little more, if you want oats that have been through the horse…well, they are a little less…