i'm gathering that this article is at least 7 years old, no?
i mean they mention "The Claw" as a US ski manufacturer...i don't think those skis ever saw the light of day outside the EC and am not even sure that they are still being produced (weren't they made in some guy's barn in either Vermont or NH?)
also there is no mention of Praxis, PM Gear, Moment, Icelantic, Fatypus, Igneous, Prior, Voile, Lib-Tech, and several other ski companies that are currently making product on North American soil (i.e. the resurgence of the independent, locally made ski company in direct response to the overseas big conglomerate).
i'm not sure if Karhu even has a Canadian plant any more. i believe they moved everything overseas, as well, though they may still make their X-country sticks in Finland.
it would be interesting to have an update on this and how a lot of companies (4Frnt, for example) moved production from U.S. (Tahoe) to Canada to the EU over time.