Jan 30, 2003
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Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>A hot rumor making the rounds is that Vanson Leathers is in the process of moving its manufacturing offshore to Puerto Rico with only administrative functions remaining on the U.S. mainland.<BR><BR>Here's what Vanson boss Michael van der Sleesen had to say about the rumor, via e-mail to Roadracingworld.com:<BR><BR>We produce all of our products in our own shops, with our own staff. This allows us to manufacture to a high standard. This enables us to offer the wide range of products, sizes and styles that we do. This also permits a high level of service and repair, for instance our wash and re-dye service is unique.<BR><BR>Vanson's key are its people, not the sewing machines and other equipment. There are no plans to alter this core concept.<BR><BR>Should anything change we will notify you.<BR><BR>Sincerely,<BR><BR>Michael van der Sleesen<BR>Vanson Leathers<BR>951 Broadway<BR>Fall River, MA 02724<BR>508-678-2000<BR>FAX 508-677-6773<BR>;