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Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
December 22, 2019
75 Brands that are still made in the USA
Great information here, but buyer beware. Just because a brand is featured in this list, not everything made by that brand is made in the USA. For example, the first brand listed (Weber Grills) only makes some of its grills in the USA. I have a Weber Genesis grill which was made in the USA when I bought it several years ago. But that particular grill no longer qualifies for the 'Made in USA' label.
The same goes for New Balance, which makes about 25% of its shoes in the USA. But that doesn't mean we should penalize New Balance for this low domestic percentage since brands like Reebok, Nike, and Adidas make nearly all their footwear in foreign countries.
It's good to see American Plastic Toys featured since every toy it makes is produced in the United States of 100% American components.
If you have questions about any of the other brand names featured, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you the scoop.
Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B
Ford employs more U.S. workers directly (199,000 at the close of 2018) than the 130,000 U.S. workers than BMW, Mazda, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Hyundai, and Kia directly employ combined. GM is second behind Ford with 173,000 directly employed American workers.
Makeup America is an innovated cosmetic line made in America. Makeup America's motto is "Do Good Look Great" because we will contribute $1 of every product sold toward paying down the U.S. national debt.
USDA to Allow Chinese Poultry Imports in Sign of Trade Progress
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is required to determine equivalency with any country that wants to export regulated products to the U.S., said a USDA spokesperson, adding that FSIS conducted a review of China's food safety inspection system and determined it is equivalent to its own system.
Bumble Bee Foods files for bankruptcy, plans to sell assets to Taiwan company for $925 million
Bumble Bee Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced it has agreed to sell the company's assets to Taiwan-based FCF Co. Ltd. StarKist is owned by a South Korean company, and Chicken of the Sea is owned by a company based in Thailand.
Here is a great American alternative that I use: www.americantuna.com. Yes, it costs more, but once you try it, you'll be hooked. All American Tuna is pole-caught off the coast of San Diego, CA! I order all my tuna from this company!
Irish Spring makes several types of body wash. Some are made in the USA (the ones I buy) and some are made in Mexico. The shocking part is that they are all priced the same in the stores, even though Mexican wages are one-eighth of U.S. wages. On each bottle, there is a numerical code. Some codes have "US" and some have "MEX" with them. Simply choose the "US" coded products.
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