Trico Group, the company that makes the wiper blades, bought Fram at the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019. Fram has changed ownership several times, but their quality has improved markedly over the last decade. We'll see how Trico does, I haven't read of any changes in sourcing yet, though. My guess is that at least for awhile, not much will change.Allied has not owned FRAM in years and things do change. The FRAM Ultra spin-ons are arguably the best filter on the market for the cost. For me the jury is still out on the cartridge filters.
See my notes above about the construction of the Ultra cartridge XG11665. It is bonded together MUCH stronger than the Mopar/Purolator. I tore a Mopar apart with ease. It was strong enough, but the Fram took large pliers and LOTS of force to tear it apart. I was really shocked. Both the filter media and its bonding to the end caps were super strong.
I'm running a Mobil 1 filter right now because I couldn't pass on the $4 clearance price at Walmart. I'll tear it apart and post pics in the spring or early summer, when I do my next oil change. From close examination unused, it looks to be very well constructed. It just won't filter quite as efficiently as any Fram, but it will be more than good enough.