Actually even the tri-ply is often made in China. I really don't care where it's made as long as the quality standards that are set by the manufacture are high. For instance Brazil is where Henckels lower-end knives are made. All of Henckels higher quality knives are hand forged and made in Solingen, Germany. In my opinion any of the tri-ply from Calphalon, Tramontina, Kitchen-Aid are equal to the All-Clad. I have a few pieces of the Tramontina and the Calphalon tri-ply and like them very much. The Calphalon has glass lids which I like. Another high quality pan is the Chantal enamel - and I have found these at TJMaxx stores.