When I found this forum I was looking for a link to an old scandal supposedly referencing exorbitant prices for Channellock pliers sold to the military. In reality, Channellock sold pliers to a third party contractor that welded a piece on to meet the military requirement and then they marked up the final product. The government or someone had to come out and make some kind of apology to Channellock, which is about 20 miles from where I sit typing.
Regardless, on the first page of this forum there was a discussion of 4" adjustable wrenches and the poster said the only ones he liked were made in Spain. What I was going to add to that discussion was that in the late '70s I worked in an underground mine in Colorado and we all had 4" Crescent brand adjustable wrenches that were American made. Most people at the time stuck them on their key ring and used them for roach clips. Those wrenches also were the only 4" one I ever saw that would open to 9/16