Yes, World Lawn bought Encore. World Lawn is expanding their footprint in the US, but all the Encores are still being built by the same people in Nebraska. World Lawn is learning the hard way that most Americans were not to big on their products. So they bought Encore, which was struggling, to integrate Encore durability into there product line. They also reduced the cost of Encore products by about $500. Its still China owned, just made in the US.