This is not to fault JohnDeere/Lesco, they get enough bashing here already. Our local JD Landscape had an open house today and while I was in the back room watching a guy put together some Lesco spreaders, I noticed that the box said "Made in China". The guy said "Yea, that's why I am assembling them in the back room." They still look to be the same high quality. I could not find any "made in" references on the spreader itself. Bought some Dayton electric motors at W.W. Grainger today....now made in China. Am I the only one that is concerned about the level of outsourcing going on? Sad, sad, sad.