The Newburyport shoe industry thrived from the mid 1860s until about 1920. It hung on but declined for another 20 years. This is the story.
They gussy them up with names like Chicago Electric to imply American quality. The power tools I examined and bearing such a name were made in China and felt as cheap as their price tags would suggest.
Orders total 1,154 with 417 deliveries, according to Wikipedia with numbers presumably provided by Boeing. However, only 13 orders have been recorded to date in 2016 with some reports of a 787 sales slowdown after years of a torrid sales.
"There is so much parity that it is hard to stand out and have something truly disruptive. I like the companies that are being built to last and who have a mission, not just a product or tool they think can catch fire and then be flipped for a tidy profit."
"There's absolutely no oversight by the AGs, the IRS is dead in the water and newspapers are bleeding red ink and killing off investigative reporters, so the field is wide open for crooks and scandals."