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Michigan Company Removes 'Made in China' Desks After Contract Flap

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:52 AM

A Michigan company has removed Chinese-made office furniture it delivered to a state courthouse following a six-month legal battle with officials who wanted American-made products.

The (Greenville) Daily News reports that Custom Office Systems removed the unwanted desks — many of them faulty — on Monday from the Ionia County Courthouse. The Ionia, Michigan-based company earlier this year delivered the desks in boxes clearly marked "Made in China" along with some American-made furniture.

County commissioners in April went with Custom's $41,862 bid over a rival's $33,739 offer based on the promise that the furniture would be made in the U.S. Commissioners demanded the Chinese-made furniture be replaced with American-made products and in June voted to end Custom's contract and accepted the rival's bid.

Custom apologized and blamed the mistake on an oversight with its U.S.-based supplier.

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A Michigan company has removed Chinese-made office furniture it delivered to a state courthouse following a six-month legal battle with officials who wanted American-made products.
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