If you are referring to @dustinchromers I believe he makes his living in the timber and has no skin in the manufacturing game.Isn't it interesting that those usually lecturing us are the ones profiting from the current model.
I do. I am a small U.S. manufacturer. I have to import my raw goods, because they are not available in the U.S.
I could easily and much more affordably import from Asia. But I import from European sources because they are higher quality, and that is what my customer's want.
I would love to source my materials from the U.S., but I don't see that happening in the foreseeable future.
Just to add - I do have fine craftspeople that do the finish work here. I could have that done else where, but choose to do as much as I can in the U.S.
What do you do @Swimmy? Do you have any skin in the game?