win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: any Bowling Bags made in USA?  (Read 10213 times)

banjoec

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« on: August 16, 2008, 10:08:09 PM »
I hear that Brunswick bowling balls are manufactured in Mexico. Before I make a purchase I was curious. Does anyone know what bags are/or not manufactured here in the USA.
Thanks

 

LuvThatWhiteDot

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3025
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »
I went to www.madeinusa.org and www.usstuff.com and all I could find that was made in the USA were bowling balls.

And Dexter shoes.

--------------------
White Dot
I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hairspray I use.
www.luvthatwhitedot.bowlspace.com

T Brockette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2981
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 06:59:30 PM »
I think all the bags are manufactured from out of the USA!
--------------------
Tracy

Bowlingchat.net
Tracy Brockette – Lone Star House Hack

banjoec

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 07:06:59 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure where to find the info.

DON DRAPER

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5576
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 09:14:22 PM »
for those of you who are not aware of it MOST bowling equipment in NOT made in the united states. this includes shoes from dexter, linds, etonic, and 3G. i think it's safe to assume that over 90% of the bowling bags are not made in the usa. most of the bowling balls are made in the usa.

Smash49

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2136
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 10:29:30 AM »
It's a shame but more and more bowling products are made in other countries.  We try to buy as much US made products for our Pro Shop but it's hard.  I hate to see the Mexican and Chinese bowling balls but they are increasing in number.

Smash49
--------------------
Smash49

Slick, tacky, wood or synthetic it does not matter your slide is correct with Bowlers Slide Sock.  The Finest Slide Sock on the Planet!!!
www.bowlersslidesock.com

www.chisholmtraillanes.com
Top 100 Coaches by Bowler's Journal International 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012!  Outstanding Coach in the state of Texas by Bowler's Journal International 2006.
IBPSIA Certified Pro Shop Technician
SLSM Designs Bowling Accessories.
www.bowlersslidesock.com

T Brockette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2981
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 12:37:25 PM »
quote:
KR Bags are made in the US, and they are the only one that I know of. They also make the Brunswick bags, ironically enough.



I did not know that, I thought they were overseas!
--------------------
Tracy

Bowlingchat.net
Tracy Brockette – Lone Star House Hack

  • Guest
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 02:24:25 PM »
With KR (and Brunswick) they are assembled here in the U.S.

The top part of the bag is purchased from overseas, while the base, wheels, handles, etc., are from the U.S., and they are assembled in the U.S. Even the 2 ball totes (without a base) are shipped from China but they aren't sewn until they arrive in Illinois.


--------------------
Lane Carter, Strike Zone Pro Shops - Salt Lake City, Utah
Brunswick Amateur Staff

banjoec

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 03:18:44 AM »
Good information everyone, thanks . So it's ok to buy a Brunswick bag, but not a Brunswick ball.

Brickguy221

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9918
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 10:26:55 AM »
Who makes bags for Storm? I was once under the impression that KR did as at one time, parts for KR & Storm bags were interchangeable. Don't know if this is still the case today or not?
--------------------
"Whenever I feel the urge to exercise I lie down until the feeling passes away."

Brick
"Whenever I feel the urge to exercise I lie down until the feeling passes away"

baltimora

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 886
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 10:31:45 AM »
kr is american and i have to say their customer support staff is top notch. they really do stand behind their products.
--------------------


htotheizzo3561

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 962
Re: any Bowling Bags made in USA?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2008, 09:30:07 AM »
Kr has the exclusive right to several brand names, there located in Chicago
--------------------
Yo Yo Yo Mo Fo