"Latest update on the new 2007 Weber production:
New Spirit models (formerly Silver A and B): Completely fabricated in China
New Genesis series (formerly Silver B and Gold/Platinum) Fabricated in U.S.A.
New Genesis all stainless steel models: Fabricated in U.S. A.
Original OEM Ducane, cast aluminum models: Eliminated. South Carolina plant closed. All production shifted to China with their new Ducane Affinity and Meridian stainless steel models.
As I said once before, when Weber went to China for production, the American grill market as we once knew it, would be lost forever. Bottom line: Lower cost to North American consumer base....more loss of skilled American production jobs.
Commentary: Just two years of ownership and Weber has destroyed a great American designed grill in the Ducane. As in Charmglow, the original manufacturers of gas grills in the world, now made in China exclusively for Home Depot, Ducane now joins their ranks. Another American made product gone forever."