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Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:29 PM

"Made in USA" Forum

I proposed a "Made in USA" forum a while back, it got plenty of votes, but I was asked to wait for DU3.

DU3 is here.

A "Made in USA" forum would help DUers find stuff that is made in the USA, which has become remarkably difficult these days.

This would be particularly useful at this time of year.

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AndyTiedye Dec 2011 OP
AllyCat Dec 2011 #1
AndyTiedye Dec 2011 #2
AllyCat Dec 2011 #3
AndyTiedye Dec 2011 #4
AllyCat Dec 2011 #6
AndyTiedye Dec 2011 #9
AndyTiedye Dec 2011 #5
James48 Dec 2011 #7
former173rd Jan 2013 #15
Omaha Steve Dec 2011 #8
Omaha Steve Dec 2011 #10
Zalatix Dec 2011 #11
looktoamericafirst Mar 2012 #12
Renew Deal Mar 2012 #13
former173rd Jan 2013 #14
jefftothet Mar 2013 #16
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #17
jefftothet Mar 2013 #18
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #19
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #20
OrwellwasRight Mar 2013 #21
Name removed Mar 2014 #22
IdahoDave Jun 2014 #23
Omaha Steve Jun 2014 #24

Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 02:20 AM

1. New baking ware I love is USA Pan (might not be quite right). All steel and made in the US

Not only that, it is non-stick without "teflon" and heats evenly. And I buy it at my local, independently owned, and struggling cooking shop.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:33 PM

3. Yes! It's decent, heavyweight stuff.

Silicone coated (not PTFE). I'll have to check out the site and see what else I can find out about them. Hope it's legit.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 11:46 PM

4. For Frying Pans, I Go With Lodge

Lodge still makes old-school cast-iron frying pans and the like in the USA.
We have been moving away from teflon-coated aluminum to good old-fashioned cast iron, and Lodge does that very well.
I do not think that buying expen$$$ive iron pots and pans imported from France will make us better cooks, either.
(Cast iron skillets are one instance in which the domestic product appears to be cheaper than the import).

They recently introduced a line of enamelware that is imported from China, but the plain cast iron is still made here.
I think the enamelware is a new product for them, not a case of offshoring an existing product line, but still a bit
disappointing for a company that has been all-Made-in-USA up until now.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:33 AM

6. Cast iron: the original non-stick cookware

We have LOTS of cast iron and all but one or two pieces is Lodge. One is the expensive french stuff (gift). The rest has been purchased at outlets and resale shops. It rocks!!

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:36 AM

9. Grr! Sur La Pan Stuck some Chinese-Made Pizza Pans in the Middle of the Lodge Display

I thought Lodge had added pizza pans to their line and grabbed one.
Oops, it wasn't even a Lodge pan at all, and it was from China.

Sur La Pan had stuck some Chinese-made pizza pans in the middle of the Lodge display.

Gotta check the labels more closely next time.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:04 AM

5. Here is a Link to the Thread on DU Classic

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1671896

Some useful info was posted there as well.

The request for the new group also received plenty of votes in that thread, so hopefully the group can be added ASAP while the holiday shopping season is in full swing.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:27 AM

7. Web links of MADEINUSA stuff

Here is one of my regular stops:

http://madeinusaforever.com/

I buy jeans there, as well as Union made shirts once in a while.

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Response to James48 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:25 AM

15. a closer look at ll bean

After questioning them on the lack of USA made products in their latest catalog, I received the following (excerpt) :

"With an increasingly limited selection of U.S. manufacturers available over the past ten to twenty years, we have had to place production in offshore facilities in order to meet our customers' needs. In some instances, the U.S. factory closed and we were forced to find alternative sources for the products. In other instances, we felt we could obtain an equal or better quality product and offer it to our consumers for a lower price. Again, we are partial to U.S. manufacturers, but we do have to deal with the realities of available capacity for quality manufacturing in our own country as well as the need to find the best quality factories wherever they may exist in the global economy."

I have made my last purchase from them.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 09:59 AM

8. Our new bird bath heater is made in the USA


FULL catalog of their products here: http://www.alliedprecision.com/

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 11:58 AM

10. Classic lighting fixtures


http://www.rejuvenation.com/company/index.html?iqg=030a4dbfcf9a573073ce40450cbb14406e5fa38a





Snip: Our Footprint

Being environmentally responsible is in our DNA. Founder Jim Kelly began with the model that the most sustainable building is one that’s already built. Then we built on that idea by manufacturing our own lighting right here in Portland, Oregon.

The Extra Mile

At Rejuvenation, we believe we must value the past while working toward the future. Founded in 1977 as an architectural salvage store, our company is built on a commitment to socially responsible business practices. We put our beliefs into action in the communities where we live and work.

Made In the USA

All our lighting is assembled and finished right here in Portland, Oregon. Beyond that commitment to working with local craftspeople, we try to use as many American-made parts as we can. It’s not always easy to find any American parts, so we’re excited to announce we’ve recently been able to add some American vendors to our list. Most of our shades are American-made by small family-owned glass manufacturers.


Rejuvenation is built on a passionate love affair with history, architecture, and bringing back the best lighting and house parts ever made. Learn more >.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:43 PM

11. K&R! Plus, how about ALL YEAR LONG? n/t

 

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:10 PM

12. Spam deleted by William769 (MIR Team)

 

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:18 AM

14. Good Show!!

Kinda makes one wonder why some idiot would even propose a delay for this type of forum.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 02:02 PM

16. sorry for the self promotion

But we just launched a new site www.williamrogueandco.com
We are working very hard to support the Made in USA movement and are offering a wide selection of products made by USA manufacturers ONLY. We are passionate about this, and hope you can help spread the word.

Our ultimate goal is to quickly become the largest collection of Made in USA products, as well as offer an infrastructure that lets the manufacturers grow and gain product visibility. We have already built an incredible cooperative of vendors.

Thanks,

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Response to jefftothet (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 03:29 PM

17. Well hello ~ jefftothet


Have you looked for a recent thread to discuss your views?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:20 PM

18. HI

Bit new to this, sorry. Should I post somewhere else?

Thanks,

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Response to jefftothet (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 07:28 PM

19. Go to Welcome & Help . . . ask them. You will get a warm welcome and info.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1256

We all started some where. I made so many mistakes in the beginning.

I believe that you will be okay. Again ~ welcome to DU.

In The Wind

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Response to jefftothet (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 04:55 AM

20. I think the forum you're looking for is the DU Marketplace.

That's where members can sell things here, though we're hoping you enjoy the news and political discussions, too! Welcome to DU!


DU Marketplace (Group)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1120

Statement of Purpose
Buy, sell, or trade stuff. Only post items that are likely to be of interest to DU members. No spam.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 08:34 PM

21. Ask the Admins in the new Forum!

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Response to AndyTiedye (Original post)

Sat Jun 7, 2014, 07:52 PM

23. Re: Made in USA

I'll agree, finding stuff that's made in the USA is often difficult. Hopefully this growing list I've come up with makes it a little easier...there are over 500 businesses listed and it continues to grow almost daily.

http:usamadeproducts.biz

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Response to IdahoDave (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 8, 2014, 10:42 PM

24. Welcome to the DU




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