Salomons factory is in France, k2's is in china, Lines is in canada.
It doesnt matter where there factories are, it matters where there distribution centers are in the US.
K2 comes from Vashon Island, Washington and Line comes from Vermont and Salomon comes from either Kentucky or Oregon and actually we got some stuff from Salomon last year straight from France.
And if you have your receipt, have a good store to deal with, you will get warranty replacements very quickly.
If you buy stuff from a store that sells a lot of a certain product, like K2 for example, K2 will make sure that they take good care of that store and you will get warranty replacements a lot quicker than dealing with a store that sucks or doesnt sell much product.