In 1998 the US Federal Trade Commission, for making that claim, subjected EDCOR to a recent audit. It was determined that less than 5 percent of our manufacturing cost is foreign content that is purchased from US distributors. The Federal Trade Commission approved our claim of MADE IN THE USA. Over the years since then, we have lowered the amount even further.
EDCOR Electronics strives to build the best. Many of our customers purchase our products because of our reputation for quality for the fact that they are made in the USA.
Letter from the Federal Trade Commission about EDCOR Electronics, File No. 982-3595 [click here]
Made in USA logo
Made in USA Brand certification mark accreditation is available to businesses based in the United States thatcertify that they meet the accreditation standards.
In order to be eligible to become an Accredited Business entitled to use the MADE IN USA Brand certification mark, a business or organization must meet all the following accreditation standards:
1. Have been operational (actively making or growing products or services) in the United States for at least the most recent 12 months, unless the principal(s) previously operated a similar business that was eligible to qualify for the Made in USA Brand certification mark accreditation).
A. Make or grow a product or service that is “all or virtually all” made in the United States in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that determine when a product may be advertised as Made in USA by virtue of being “all or virtually all” made in the U.S.
“All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. Origin. That is, the product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content. For more information, see the FTC web site at www.ftc.gov.
B. Make or grow a product or service that is eligible to make a qualified Made in USA claim containing a description of the extent, amount or type of a product’s domestic content or processing in accordance with applicable FTC laws and regulations.
For example: “60% U.S. content, “ “Made in USA of U.S. and imported parts,” “Couch assembled in USA from Italian Leather and Mexican Frame.”
3. Retain competent and reliable evidence to substantiate the claim or claims described in 2(A) or (B) above that its product or service is made in the U.S. in accordance with applicable FTC laws and regulations.
4. Fulfill any licensing and bonding requirements in all applicable jurisdictions.
5. Not be the subject of legal action or government enforcement action that demonstrates a significant failure to support the claim or claims described in 2(A) or (B) above or failure to adhere to ethical principles in marketplace transactions
6. Not be the subject of an unsatisfactory product rating from any applicable product or service rating company.
7. Agree in the online agreement that it meets the accreditation criteria and will continue to do so at all times it displays the Made in USA Brand certification mark and that the information provided is complete and accurate.