I use nothing but Penn reels and I was worried about the sale to Shakespeare. So I called the Penn factory and it seems that they are going to keep the Penn plant open in the USA. They will keep making Offshore gold gear here in the states along with others except for the cheesy reels they out source to foriegn land. We will still be able to get parts through the Pennsylvania Plant. Seems that the employees are happy they are keeping that plant open. Hope it stays that way.