DOES IT MATTER?

us made water distillerToday I want to pose a simple, yet important question, does it matter to you that our countertop water distillers are made in the USA? In fact, as far as we know our countertop water distillers are the ONLY ones on the market that are still made in the USA, so does this matter to you?

We are a family-owned business that designs and manufactures the absolute best drinking water systems in the world. For over 40 years we have produced our systems here in the USA. It’s been hard, but we’ve never outsourced our distillers overseas.

Answer this question in the comments below and please forward it on to everyone you know!

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23 Responses to “DOES IT MATTER?”

  1. Mike Clare June 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Companies like Pure Water and families like the Meders are the
    backbone of America. Quality products. Outstanding support and
    service. Local, regional and national job creation. We need to
    encourage more people and businesses to emulate Pure Water.

    • Glenn Meder June 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks much Mike! We appreciate the support.

  2. Randy Evans June 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Glenn, I think it means a great deal. I also think it’s going to mean a great deal more when our country regains some of its national pride. We’ve lost a lot in the past 20 years but I think the pendulum is begining to come back around. You make the best quality product in the market and you make it hear in America. That’s not a conicidence. Keep up the good work.

  3. Jason June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    As much as possible, I try to utilize products that are made in the US. It’s important to me, our economy and our success as a society that we look locally for products and services. I know this company as well, and the innovation that comes out of this organization is largely due to the fact that they are hands on in every aspect of production.

  4. Steven June 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    There are three values in having one of your family distillers, the first being unrivaled quality and the second being point of manufacture (after-purchase service). My first countertop from you was shipped to Manila in 1988, worked for me in Hong Kong, went back to Manila, and now sits in our kitchen here in Nebraska. Certainly one of the best investments I have ever made. I own two other distillers from you; both are as flawless as the first. Now for the third value (this is the important one): having one of your distillers means that your family will have uninterrupted access to pure water, and this is the value of values when you speak of family health. As a person who periodically likes to complain, I do feel a little short-changed, as you have never given me any reason to complain about anything.

    What you do not hear about the offshore distillers is of their demise, and the pains the owner has to go through trying to make his investment work for him and his family. I have seen this all over Asia. Certainly not all, but many, of these distillers end up in the junk heap – after poisoning the minds of many about the necessity of distilled water. At the end of the day, you always get what you pay for.

    You guys take a righteous pride out of what you produce, not because you make money, but because of your vision and how it helps people, many times, for a lifetime.

    Yes, it does make a difference and this difference is self-evident to those who know your product.

    • Glenn Meder June 19, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Wow, thanks for the extremely thoughtful letter Steve. We do take pride in what we produce, which is why we still produce here at home.

  5. Shay June 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I think it comes down to quality. What I’ve been seeing lately is some manufactures are bringing back parts of their manufacturing for quality reasons. Cheap can’t make up for quality.

  6. dennis mahoney June 19, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    yhis will really help sales go getem folks this is worth really playing up spread the word

  7. Rich June 19, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Could you maintain the quality and service were you to build the machines abroad? Not likely. You would have to make compromises. Manufacturing in the US can make good business sense. And we can compete. Thanks to companies like yours for proving “Made in USA” is not just a slogan – it’s a badge of quality and service unmatched in the world.

    • Glenn Meder June 19, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      Rich, from one US-based manufacturer to another, thanks!

  8. Mike June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I’ve been alive long enough to see the USA shift from a nation that provided goods (built stuff…..a lot of stuff!!) and services to a nation that mostly provides services. I know if my Grandparents were to come back to life today they would be asking “what happened to us?” These countertop distillers are a great example of the American ingenuity and pride still alive. This product is extremely reliable and every customer we’ve sold one to is amazed at how simple it is to use as well as how reliable the unit is. More important is the fact our water supply contains such a variety of chemicals and contaminants it’s great to have Pure Water right here in the USA building products that give us healthier water. To Glenn and all of the folks at Pure Water, keep up the great work and keep it in the USA!!

    • Glenn Meder June 19, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      We will continue, but we can’t continue without people and companies like yours selling our products. Thanks much Mike.

  9. Curtis June 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Yes, absolutely it matters! The build and quality of your units are 1000% above all the rest. I have owned several distillers over the years, most of which were made some place else. Compared to yours, the rest are junk. I am so happy that I found your company and your products. I have had your unit for about 3 years now and it works perfect every time. I make quite a bit of distilled water too so I know from where I speak.

    We are now considering buying one of your larger units with autofill that we can install in our basement. I want to run a water line from this unit to my kitchen sinks and the water input in my refrigerator in order to have cold drinking water as well as perfect ice. We are on a well here that is generally pretty good quality but this would be the insurance policy I need in the off chance anything ever contaminates my well.

    Thanks again for a great product.

    • Glenn Meder June 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      Thank you for being a customer Curtis. We appreciate the fact that you have done your research and recognize the huge difference between our products and the rest. Spread the word!

  10. MIke Kronschnabel June 24, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Yes, it does matter. The quality is impacted every step of the way because of the integrity of everyone involved in the organization. You only purchase quality materials, and oversee the manufacturing process every step of the way. When the manufacturing is outsourced, the results are not nearly as consistent. For example, compare Martin Guitars with most of their competition. There’s a reason people prefer a US made Telecaster over those made off shore – consistency.

    • Glenn Meder June 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks Mike. Yes, I’ve heard of the Martin Guitar story. So often companies are just a brand that they stick on a product. I guess that works for them, but it’s not what we want to do.

  11. ray biggs July 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I’ve coined a phrase.feel free to use it. ” cheap is too expensive i can’t afford it.” used to buy batteries for my motorcycle for $45 they lasted 2 years. bought one for $130 lasted 10 years. do the math. one potential customer was on his 4th brand x distiller (same brand). some folks will never get it.used to buy water heaters for $150 lasted 10 years. bought one for $250 lifetime warranty. I’ve resold used pure water distillers for more than there original purchase price. keep up the great work

    • MyPureWater July 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      Thanks Ray. That’s exactly right!

      Their product has either a 90-day or a 1-year warranty, we have a 15 YEAR WARRANTY!
      Their product is expected to last about 12 to 18 months, ours could last well over 30 YEARS!
      Theirs is plastic. Ours is heavy-duty stainless steel!
      Theirs boils dry (which is not good), ours never boils dry.
      Ours is made in the USA, theirs is made in China.
      Our product lasts 15 times as long as theirs and yet is only slightly more expensive.

      So I completely agree with your statement, “cheap is too expensive, I can’t afford it.”

  12. Patrick July 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Glenn Yes it matters, we only sell American flags that are made in America. That is our top priority.
    Please do not go to the outsourcing demon, keep it made in America
    Patrick

  13. Sherman Sandberg September 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Yes it matters, this has a lot to do with unemployment & our economy.

  14. Glenn Meder September 5, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks for your comment Sherman. We agree!

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