Cookstove parts should be made in the U.S. | Letter to the Editor
February 12, 2013 · Updated 3:46 PM
While I am in full support of the cause and this fantastic project, I am disappointed that the manufacture of the stove parts will be done in China, instead of being done here in the United States (“Cookstove effort secures $4 million in financing,” Feb. 6). It seems to me that between the capable and creative minds at Burn Manufacturing Co. and funding from Overseas Private Investment Corp., they should be able to use U.S. funding to create U.S. jobs to manufacture the needed parts when jobs are needed so badly in the United States. Otherwise Burn Manufacturing Co. becomes just another U.S. company going to China for cheap labor.
Of course, best case would be to see the K2 facility utilized in the manufacturing process, creating jobs here on Vashon. What could be more Vashon than a facility (like the K2 plant) being used by a nonprofit such as Burn Manufacturing Co. to make things for a better planet?
— Reggie Sordenstone