Celestron does not make its highly-regarded, mass-produced, and competetively priced SCTs in Torrence, CA or any other U.S. location anymore.
Celestron SCT OTA's are still made, assembled, and quality control tested in Torrance California. My 6" is one of them.
Synta's buying of Celestron actually has vastly improved the quality of their products over the days when Celestron belonged to the Tasco group. In those days it was a Meade refractor I bought because they were made far better.