General is made in Quebec, Canada. Look on their website and you'll notice
a Canadian flag on equip manufactured in Canada, you'll also notice, a
healthy price difference between General and General International.
Everything out of their Canadian plant is cast steel, heavy duty and
General International is made everywhere else, to be competitive with the
rest of the overseas junk out there.
Sorry, but I'm a die hard General fan. Not much else out there these days
compares in price for the quality, accuracy and adjustability. (and it
doesn't hurt that it's keeping folks in the US and Can employed)