Yes, our trike conversions kits are, for all the good it does us.
We take exceptional pride in being the *only* totally made-in-the-USA conversion kits available.
[others try to make that claim but their parts come from China or Canada and are *assembled* in the USA...big difference]
Because of that, our materials cost more and our profit margin is very slim.
Plus, we offer automatic discounts to veterans which knocks another 10% off what we we make, per kit.
In the last few years, trikes have become extremely popular and trike kit manufacturers have sprung up selling much cheaper kits mass produced in China and other countries.
We can’t compete with their prices.
So, with the Obama economy driving our core customers [vets/disabled people] into the ground, we’re about done.
They’ll buy cheaper, inferior kits instead of USA made ones.
I’m not sure ‘made in the USA’ even matters to most people any more.
We have a *lifetime* guarantee on our kits but what good is that if a foreign made kit is so cheap that after their year or 2 warranty runs out and it breaks, you can just buy another cheap kit?
I closed my Family Farm Business on 11/1/11, after 21yrs. I know what you mean.