Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Maryland, near the Bush river and Chesapeake Bay
The Japanese learned from a statistician and quality control expert, an American named Deming.
"Deming made a significant contribution to Japan's reputation for innovative, high-quality products, and for its economic power. He is regarded as having had more impact on Japanese manufacturing and business than any other individual not of Japanese heritage. Despite being honored in Japan in 1951 with the establishment of the Deming Prize, he was only just beginning to win widespread recognition in the U.S. at the time of his death in 1993." Wikipedia, 3/16/19
I think that the competition from cheaper goods has caused a decline in quality here. The acceptance of planned obsolescence, or planned failure rate over time has changed the quality of goods that we now purchase on the marketplace. A good example of this is washing machines. A lot of us can remember when washers lasted 20-30 years. Now, with planned obsolescence, they last 8-10 years.
Honda HSS928AWD (upgraded chute, transmission)
Honda HS720AS (at sister's)
Honda EU2000i (generator)