Well... Molex has been my go to company for nearly 20 years. Been consistently good quality.
For past several years - they have been posting huge price increases. OK -- parts still made in US and good quality, sure - I'll keep going.
Last few shipments have ALL been from Bangladore, India and the quality has been horrendous. Crushed contacts, lots of broken headers, bent pins - stuff I used to never see. Checked into local Molex plant. Old owners used to routinely present productivity and quality awards to the Lincoln plant. Now - sold to new owners (few years back), plant is closed and all employees laid off.
So the question is -- if Molex keeps selling crap quality at high prices, where do I go? I may as well just buy the Taiwanese equivalents and be done with them. I may be switching completely to AMP (TE) even though they cost more (and are probably still made overseas).