I think this says it all
I think this says it all
I don't understand your point as there are literally thousands upon thousands of products Made in America. In this case, a picture is worth zero words.
The picture didn't detail much beyond the title. There may be thousands of products made in America but all of my clothing including Carhartt is not, neither are any of my electronics, appliances, tools, garden machines or just about anything else I consume. My paper towels from costco and Duracell batteries are about the only things in my home aside from myself and family made here! I repeat we are doomed, but that's just my opinion.
I try to purchase/use American made everything....my son was conceived in Cozumel....ironic?!
This is at a national plumbing supply chain. Over the past few months this shelf has had some specials highlighting american made products. Some toilets, faucets, pumps ect. Gradually, the shelf has become more and more empty. To the point that none of those products are available at this location now. I havent been there in a while and just thought it interesting and snapped this photo.
MADE IN USA CERTIFIED®
What's interesting about htis site is they don't give you a list of Made in USA Certified products.
It's like the BBB for Made in USA certification, at least that is what it seems to be from looking
around on their website for a few minutes. Couldn't find one link to external or internal list of
US Made products. But plenty of links to request a quote to get the Made in USA certification.
Kind of sad I think. It may explain why you don't see the seal on too many products. Why pay
ransom for something that has little value. All you have to do is state the truth that your product
is made on the USA and be able to prove it if necessary.
While I might agree that "thousands" of products are still made in the U.S., it is definitely very hard to find them!
Looking at my tool purchases in the last six or seven years, I know my Craftsman 150 psi, oil-less was made here (by DeVilbis); and, my three Ryobi routers were all made here in the U.S.
My chisels were all made in the Czech Republic.
As far as my other "purchases"... well, my Cooper tires were made in the U.S., but my Dodge van was made in Canada... but I wonder about most of the components. All of the electronics I have, with the exception of my ham-radio equipment was made in China. The Ham stuff was made in Japan. My coax and copper wire were made here in the U.S. though.
I don't make a lot of purchases, but as I look around I find that even much of my very old stuff wasn't made here. My first Ingersoll-Rand compressor (wheel-barrel electric) was made in Italy. Most all of my old drawing stuff, from the lead to the triangles were made in Germany. My 45 year-old Vernier Calipers were made in Japan as was my first reel-to-reel tape recorder (almost that old).
But, my 1970's Craftsman electric tools were all made by Ryobi... right here in the U.S.A., just like those 2004-5 Ryobi routers... but I don't think Ryobi makes much of anything here anymore, sadly.
I can't remember when was the last time I bought clothes of any kind that were tagged as "made in the U.S." I think Wrangler is all somewhere else, but I honestly don't know, because I don't look. Where does "Land's End" and "LL Bean" come from? I'd like to think they were American-made, but I don't know.
One of the things that I seriously think we need to ask ourselves is this: "Was it made in China (or anywhere else) by an American company?"
If so, WHO is responsible for that? Do you blame the country of origin, or do you blame the company who decided it was more profitable to hire foreign labor over American labor? Do you blame the company for choosing to abandon an American plant, because it doesn't have to live up to the "standards" in a foreign country. Do you blame the company for choosing to make it in a foriegn country and ship it here for sale, because by doing so it doesn't have to pay taxes on it? Or is it as simple as the fact that building is a foriegn country is cheaper because there, that government pays for the health care, while here in the U.S., the rising cost of health is killing employers!
Or we could blame "unions", because their freedom to negotiate has priced American labor out of the competition? (I don't believe that for a second!)
My point is that we've seen a terrible thing happen in that our consumerism is now mostly of foreign-made goods. I think we would all like to see that change. But I also think that there is some pretty powerful people who are making some tremendous wealth by keeping manufacturing elsewhere; and, they are only too happy to keep us all focused on hating the "country of origin".
Until we sit up and pay attention and find an answer to the "Why", there will be no solution.
There really is a lot more to the problem than stating that we don't make it here anymore and it must be that other country's fault,
I'm proud to say" all My Kids N Grand kids are MADE IN AMERICA"
Just looked inside My New Redwing CHOES Made in China WTF