Most of what I've read about the manufacturer has been relative positive but I sense there's been a change at the factory and understand there was some type of merger between Grand Banks and another high-end manufacturer. And it's the guy from the other (merge ring) company that will be over looking the factory in Shanghai. If you view some of GB newest marketing material, they place a lot of emphasis on "having quality" and the new "focus". Kind of leaves one to believe there were some issues in the past? Just wondering. Fine looking vessels. Does anyone know the thickness of their hull they produce? Thanks!