- Dec 28, 2020
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EPA regulations made US tube manufacturing too costly to be profitable.
I've seen this floated a few times, but I wonder how much of a factor it really was/is.
I recently heard an interview with the owner of Amplified Parts, and he said there were no serious regulatory impediments to manufacturing old-style can capacitors in the US (to the surprise of the interviewer).
More likely, it's just the cost of labor in the US plus cheaper offshore alternatives that prevents people manufacturing there. Bear in mind, Slovakia is an EU member, so they will have plenty in the way of environmental protections - but the cost of labor is lower (but perhaps not stupendously) than the US.