Made In The U.S.A.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mom_to_3, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. mom_to_3

    mom_to_3 Active Member

    I thought some of you may be interested in companies that manufacture their products in the United States of America. Just an FYI..........
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Thanks very much!

    You know I've said before = if this government really wanted to learn how to save money, pinch pennies, and live on a budget - they should talk to Moms like us.

    I think we'll see a resurgence of BUY AMERICAN MADE bumper stickers too - if I found one - I'd use it.

    You would think there would be LOADS more American made - huh?
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'd love to get T-shirts for my kids that say "Made in USA" But the shirts would probably be made in China.
  4. mom_to_3

    mom_to_3 Active Member

    That's a really sad commentary on our country, don't you think Lothlorien? I would love to support our country and buy only American made. With the economy the way it is, I'd love to do ANYTHING to support our great country!
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Yep, it is sad. My husband and I generally buy American as much as we can. We have always bought American cars, but we have found that the majority of the parts are made overseas. As much as I hate to say it, I have seriously considered a foreign made car, because with all of the American made cars I've owned over the years, once they hit about 50k miles, everything begins to slowly fall apart. My friends who have bought foreign cars have not had near the troubles we've had with ours. I would love to own a car for three years and NOT have squeaks and squeals for a change.

    OTH, husband finds that US made tools are better than tools made anywhere else. HOWEVER, (and there is that parenthetical always, isn't there?), because of the cheaper made tools from other countries, it is becoming harder and harder to find US made tools. There are only a few companies that still make tools in the US. Though they are far superior to the non-US made tools, they are considerably more expensive.