I don't know. I looked at an industry magazine recently, and the magazine had polled U.S. bike companies, asking where their bikes were manufactured. Of the ones that responded (and there were quite a few), it was clear that each brand has their bikes built at different places, and that each plant makes bikes for different brands. That's the best I can do, sorry.
Keep in mind, as the bike companies like to point out, the bikes are usually designed in-house. They're basically just contracting out the manufacturing, not the design. A brand like Novara (distributed exclusively by a more general sporting equipment company) might be set up differently than others, maybe another bike company does design the bikes, I don't know. But I think it's a safe bet they're like other brands (as described above) in terms of where they're actually manufactured.
P.S. Merida was one of the manufacturers on the list, and they do make bikes for a variety of brands. I just don't remember which ones. And again, it's safe to assume that this list did not include all the brands they manufacture bikes for.
Last edited by well biked; 01-16-10 at 12:53 PM.