Yes, repeating my reply from two other forums:
The website (http://www.alinco.com/usa.html
, under "Parts & Service) states the following:
All warranty service/repairs should be sent to:
GRE America, Inc. (Authorized Alinco Distributor for USA and Canada)
425 Harbor Blvd. Suite B
Belmont, CA 94002
Apparently (from the information given by this thread's OP) this has changed. However, I can't see this as being a reflection of Alinco's going out of the business, even if only in the USA market.
GRE America has been having its own share of problems, with many popular models of their scanners (and Radio Shack versions of their scanners) unavailable from production for some time now, based on China factory redevelopment issues. I think we should look at GRE as the potential problem here.
However, someone needs to fill GRE's role in doing Alinco's warranty work, and that question remains open.
EDIT: Here's a statement from GRE America from last October, referencing their continued support of Alinco warranties.
GRE Official Announcement 10/23/2012
October 23, 2012
To our valued Dealers and Customers,
Due to circumstances beyond its control, General Research of Electronics of Japan (GRE)
is temporarily not able to manufacture the GRECOM and Radio Shack branded radio scanners.
The Chinese Government’s plan to redevelop the area where the GRE factory had been in
operation for over ten years finally forced its closure. Anticipating this eventuality,
GRE was in the process of building a new factory but unfortunately the cost of raw materials,
labor and increased taxes created a heavy financial investment burden that could not be
GRE America continues to market, support and service the GRECOM branded scanners and is
contractually committed to keep the Library Database updated and current. GRE America
will continue to market, service and support Alinco’s radio products without any interruption.
We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate turn of events. GRE is proceeding to establish
a contract with a new factory and believes it will be able to restart the manufacturing in
the near future.
For continued sales, service and support, please contact the GRE America office.
Director of sales
GRE America, Inc.
Apparently, GRE America's partnership with Alinco was still important to them at that time.