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GT Ceases US Production

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SANTA ANA, CA/USA (1 May 2000)–Last week US bicycle manufacturer GT announced that on 26 June it will close the doors to its plant in Santa Ana, California, for good. The move has become a common one for US bike producers who cannot compete price-wise with the flood of imports coming out of the Far […]

SANTA ANA, CA/USA (1 May 2000)–Last week US bicycle manufacturer GT announced that on 26 June it will close the doors to its plant in Santa Ana, California, for good. The move has become a common one for US bike producers who cannot compete price-wise with the flood of imports coming out of the Far East. By ceasing production in the US, GT follows the example set by Brunswick Bicycles and Huffy. According to the US trade magazine Bicycle Retailer and based on US Commerce figures, 17.4 million bicycles were delivered to US retailers last year, about 90% of which came from China or Taiwan. Since 1995 US bicycle production has decreased from more than 10 million to what will be less than one million this year. (JW)

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