Karebear, if you sell these...you as do I work at Lowes. As this is a "Lowes Exclusive" product.
These are in fact Chinese Products.
RATO is the USA Distributor for Chongqing who is a Chinese engine manufacturer.
They bought Denver Global Products on January 1st of 2013. Their first venture into the United States.
You can't go based solely on what your superiors want you to regurgitate to the customers, you have to do your own research as well. The only reason that Chongqing bought Denver Global is to put a "Made in USA" sticker on the product...however that money goes right back to China.