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  • #16
    Re: i make this here in the U.S.A.

    I'll tell you something that's made right here in New Hampshire. A product that is sold all over the world and from a company that holds the manufacturing patents for all equipment of it's type. Nuclear Reactors made by Westinghouse.
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    • #17
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      Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
      I'll tell you something that's made right here in New Hampshire. A product that is sold all over the world and from a company that holds the manufacturing patents for all equipment of it's type. Nuclear Reactors made by Westinghouse.
      Oh is THAT why my milk glows in the dark?

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      • #18
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        Is there another brand besides kohler that makes toilets in the US? What about Fixtures? I like kohler but I don't like the insane amount of parts they have and their toilets dont wash the bowl down very well in my opinion.

        I'm used to putting in american standard but their quality and service level is so far below my expectations it's unbelievable that they are still in business. They do have a good design with the champion and cadet 3 IMO but that's all they have going for themselves.

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        • #19
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          Mansfield toilets are made in Ohio.
          Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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          • #20
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            For all of us (That doesn't include me) that are near to the Ridge Tool Co. factory and headquarters in Elyria, Ohio there's a medical equipment company known as Invacare Corp. nearby. I bet many of us have something made by them or know someone that does.

            Invacare Corporation
            One Invacare Way
            Elyria, Ohio 44036-2125

            http://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/index.jsp
            Last edited by Woussko; 01-29-2010, 08:52 PM.

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            • #21
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              Channellock are made in the U. S. A.

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              • #22
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                There's a Rubbermaid factory here in Winchester, VA. Seems like a lot of Rubbermaid is "Made in USA". They employ a lot of local folks.
                I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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                • #23
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                  Stanley tapes are made in the U. S.

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                  • #24
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                    As much as I'd love to say "made in the USA" guarantees quality, it really does not.

                    An earlier post said words to the effect of "would you pay more for something of equal quality made in the USA?". My problem with that is the quality of goods made in the USA is often just as questionable as goods made in China.

                    If GM & Chrysler can't make quality vehicles at a price that is competitive with European or Japanese manufacturers, what chance does anyone else have?

                    Small specialist manufacturers, eg the high-end tool manufacturers can design and manufacture a world beating product and charge what they like, because THEY are the standard to aspire to. "Nobody ever got sacked for buying IBM". Now in the mass-produced world, goods are designed down to a target price. Labor is often the biggest cost of manufacture.

                    I don't suppose Wal-Mart give a $hit where their good are made, so long as they do what it says on the tin.

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by Roadster280 View Post
                      As much as I'd love to say "made in the USA" guarantees quality, it really does not.

                      An earlier post said words to the effect of "would you pay more for something of equal quality made in the USA?". My problem with that is the quality of goods made in the USA is often just as questionable as goods made in China.

                      If GM & Chrysler can't make quality vehicles at a price that is competitive with European or Japanese manufacturers, what chance does anyone else have?

                      Small specialist manufacturers, eg the high-end tool manufacturers can design and manufacture a world beating product and charge what they like, because THEY are the standard to aspire to. "Nobody ever got sacked for buying IBM". Now in the mass-produced world, goods are designed down to a target price. Labor is often the biggest cost of manufacture.

                      I don't suppose Wal-Mart give a $hit where their good are made, so long as they do what it says on the tin.
                      I agree that made in the USA is no guarantee of a better product, although the car issue is complicated. Our American cars suffered from poor design and in some cases materials, of course sloppy workmanship can't be excused either.
                      Labor may be a big part of the manufacturing end of a product, but in my opinion the quest for higher profits and meeting investor expectations pushed many businesses to seek the cheapest labor regardless of the long term effects.
                      Walmart, is a business with a business mentality, so I agree it has no interest in where the products are made. I have posted many times that it should be of concern to our government and we as a people. I just can't figure out how our economy can turn around if the money we spend on the many products we buy, does not in part enrich our society?
                      I doubt we will see legislation to force businesses to manufacture here, or pay penalties for not doing so. I think it's safe to say we cannot compete with foreign labor on a monetary scale, so where does that leave us?
                      There are a few things that clearly separate the prodcucts made in the USA and those made elsewhere. The products made here, are supporting Americans who make them and in turn spend their money in our country. OSHA and the EPA have some hand in making sure workers here are somewhat safe and some rules are followed regarding pollution to our air, water and earth.
                      We as consumers deserve to get a well made product for our money, but there is much more involved with this issue than just labor cost and profit in my opinion.

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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
                        I agree that made in the USA is no guarantee of a better product, although the car issue is complicated. Our American cars suffered from poor design and in some cases materials, of course sloppy workmanship can't be excused either.
                        Labor may be a big part of the manufacturing end of a product, but in my opinion the quest for higher profits and meeting investor expectations pushed many businesses to seek the cheapest labor regardless of the long term effects.
                        Walmart, is a business with a business mentality, so I agree it has no interest in where the products are made. I have posted many times that it should be of concern to our government and we as a people. I just can't figure out how our economy can turn around if the money we spend on the many products we buy, does not in part enrich our society?
                        I doubt we will see legislation to force businesses to manufacture here, or pay penalties for not doing so. I think it's safe to say we cannot compete with foreign labor on a monetary scale, so where does that leave us?
                        There are a few things that clearly separate the prodcucts made in the USA and those made elsewhere. The products made here, are supporting Americans who make them and in turn spend their money in our country. OSHA and the EPA have some hand in making sure workers here are somewhat safe and some rules are followed regarding pollution to our air, water and earth.
                        We as consumers deserve to get a well made product for our money, but there is much more involved with this issue than just labor cost and profit in my opinion.
                        Good post.

                        The poor designs in the car industry are exactly what I am talking about. If the design was flawed, materials and build quality are irrelevant. Same for each of those factors, and the plain fact is, they haven't been up to the job.

                        I think the OSHA and EPA thing is a bit of a bad steer. US environmental regulations are amongst the weakest in the developed world. European regulation is MUCH tighter. My company (a British one) makes telecom equipment. It is manufactured to the very tight environmental policies in effect in Europe and uses lead free solder. We're having a hard time in the US, because not only is lead allowed, it is mandated!

                        If two products were $9.99, and one was US made, the other Chinese, I would buy the US one, no question. If the US one was more expensive, but otherwise identical, I would buy the Chinese one. If one said "Made in Germany" or "Made in Switzerland", I would pay a premium for that. However, there aren't many of those about (cars and watches excepted).

                        Lest it be thought I'm unpatriotic, I drive a RAM truck that was made in the US. With lots of German engineering and a Mexican HEMI

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by stokefire7 View Post
                          Stanley tapes are made in the U. S.
                          I think Lufkin is too, and in my experience the Lufkin blows away the Stanley.

                          Damn Stanley tapes seem to curl to the side on the tip right from the first use or soon after. The return on them is too fast - take your knuckles off.

                          Had Lufkins for years but got too hard to source locally in the 33 or 35 foot I like, so I'm using a Stanley 35 footer which I got from the orange box.
                          I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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                          • #28
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                            Oh, and for all the fancy footed people out there, Alden Shoes are still hand made in the USA in New England.

                            Their Indy Boot or high top work boot looks awesome. Pricey, but you can get them resored for a fraction of the cost.

                            I don't have any but, damn, they look good........

                            http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=109
                            I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
                              A few weeks ago Menards, a regional BORG type store, had a Made In USA sale. Their weekly flier, maybe 12-16 pages, featured only items that they sell that are made in this country. The products featured that week pretty much covered all of the different departments within the store from electrical, to wood. It was a pleasant surprise to see that they carry a very large inventory of different types of Made In USA products. Of course they also have their fare share of Made Elsewhere products but who doesn't?
                              I like that idea Dave. It would be nice to see other stores do the same.
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                              • #30
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                                Washboards, There is still a washboard company made in the USA
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