Yes, it is possible, but not very likely. Most of the reason is greed. Just because something gets made in the US wouldn t necessarily mean that it is made better. The manufacturer would still want to use the cheapest materials and cheapest labor to maximize cost. It is the business mindset that ruins it, when you really think about it. Look at the auto industry. There is no more Detroit - apparently those Koreans can also make a really good car, then not even flinch putting a free 100k warranty on it. S Korea isn t third world, though they probably pay people less relative to the US. But when it really comes down to it, corporate greed gets in the way of most things. If Maytag made $48M profit, and you look at how many appliances they sold in a year, and you reduced the price of the appliances accordingly, then the question becomes "do they really need to be that expensive?"