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Thread: What Country Is It Manufactured In?

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    currently central new jersey

    One Light Bulb at a Time
    A physics teacher in high school told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American..
    Good idea . . . one light bulb at a time . . . .
    Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking .
    In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!
    My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
    This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 watt light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.

    So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.
    So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . . . yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
    My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - The job you save may be your own or your neighbor's!
    If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!
    (We should have awakened a decade ago . . . . . . )
    Let's get with the program .. . . . help our fellow Americans keep their
    jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A .

    is the story true? who cares? the sentiment is still important. not every off-brand is any good, but don't assume imported stuff is less expensive than american made products. why are we selling away all of our manufacturing jobs to countries who may not like us (not mexico, necessarily)? there, now i can stand down off my soapbox. :cry:

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    You can find products made in the USA in two reports: American Made Yes - http://americanmadeyes.com and in http://americanmade1.blogspot.com

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    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
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    I have no problem with things made in Canada :wink:

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    A million dollar view!
    bump, sorry

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