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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 02:49 PM
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115. Well, on a lot of things, they're very sneaky. The label will say "Distributed by XYZ Corp,,
Chicago, IL" (or whatever) -- that DOES NOT mean that it was manufactured in the U.S. Or it might say "Hershey's Candy, Hershey PA" but it came from a factory in Mexico. Some of our toiletries say "Specially made for Bath and Body Works 97 West Main Street, New Albany OH" -- does that mean it was manufactured in Ohio??? Somehow I doubt it.
Unless the label actually says "Made in U.S.A", you don't know WHERE the hell it was manufactured, in many cases. The "distributed by ___" labels are a real red flag for me.

And I'd be willing to bet that virtually none of your clothing was made here...
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  -Does the United States make anything anymore? superconnected  Feb-16-09 09:36 PM   #0 
  - We make plastic swimming pools, plastic pool toys, and plastic outdoor furniture  Orrex   Feb-16-09 09:37 PM   #1 
  - Weapons  AndyTiedye   Feb-16-09 09:39 PM   #2 
  - Yep. We're number one in weapons.  mmonk   Feb-17-09 07:43 AM   #65 
  - it still makes plenty of repuke assholes  Skittles   Feb-16-09 09:39 PM   #3 
  - hmmm, they're counting cars and defense  Muttocracy   Feb-16-09 09:40 PM   #4 
  - Hewlett-Packard ...  daggahead   Feb-17-09 07:06 AM   #55 
     - No, I worked for them until our whole department was outsourced  Greyhound   Feb-17-09 10:03 AM   #78 
        - HPQ still designs some software in Marlboro, Massachusetts. (NT)  Tesha   Feb-17-09 10:12 AM   #80 
        - I'm convinced that the whole out-sourcing debacle is the prime reason the software gets worse  Greyhound   Feb-17-09 02:31 PM   #98 
           - Mounting my soapbox...  Tesha   Feb-17-09 06:41 PM   #101 
              - Absolutely correct.  Greyhound   Feb-17-09 09:00 PM   #106 
                 - Thanks! (NT)  Tesha   Feb-18-09 08:55 AM   #108 
        - I worked there until recently as well  IDemo   Feb-17-09 10:42 AM   #88 
        - Customer support is pretty amusing.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-17-09 03:13 PM   #99 
           - You forgot "Deepa" and "Sangeetha". ;-)  Tesha   Feb-17-09 04:32 PM   #100 
           - my officemate a few years ago had a very long call with "Bob" at Dell  Muttocracy   Feb-17-09 06:49 PM   #105 
  - Babies.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-16-09 09:42 PM   #5 
  - We make lots of people destitute.  HughBeaumont   Feb-16-09 09:43 PM   #6 
  - Lot'sa f*cking guns (n/t)  ProudDad   Feb-16-09 09:44 PM   #7 
  - Carmex.  Ellipsis   Feb-16-09 09:44 PM   #8 
  - That's the only stuff  Karenina   Feb-17-09 02:49 AM   #45 
  - We surely lead the world in idiot production.  BlooInBloo   Feb-16-09 09:45 PM   #9 
  - Not to mention snarky a**hole production.....  marmar   Feb-16-09 10:42 PM   #26 
  - Agreed. n/t  OhioChick   Feb-16-09 10:44 PM   #28 
  - ... and their spokesperson has spoken! n/t  ChromeFoundry   Feb-16-09 10:46 PM   #31 
  - Porn n/m  El Supremo   Feb-16-09 09:46 PM   #10 
  - Prisons do a lot of manufacturing..  stillcool   Feb-16-09 09:51 PM   #11 
  - pretty silly responses  Pavulon   Feb-16-09 10:00 PM   #12 
  - Stuff like that, okay. But virtually NO consumer goods anymore.  kath   Feb-18-09 09:04 AM   #109 
     - Not so sure about that.  pampango   Feb-18-09 09:44 AM   #112 
        - Well, on a lot of things, they're very sneaky. The label will say "Distributed by XYZ Corp,,  kath   Feb-18-09 02:49 PM   #115 
  - Prisoners. n/t  tuckessee   Feb-16-09 10:02 PM   #13 
  - Burgers and shakes  pitchforksandtorches   Feb-16-09 10:03 PM   #14 
  - It looks like we will be printing a lot of money soon. (n/t)  spin   Feb-16-09 10:06 PM   #15 
  - Trouble ..... we make trouble  Stinky The Clown   Feb-16-09 10:08 PM   #16 
  - When I read the headline, you r answer was what came to mind,  yy4me   Feb-17-09 10:17 AM   #82 
  - Exactly. To create a market for the weapons that we make  treestar   Feb-17-09 10:22 AM   #85 
  - Beer and Porn.  Angleae   Feb-16-09 10:10 PM   #17 
  - The Ukraine has taken over the Porn Business  happyslug   Feb-16-09 11:28 PM   #34 
     - Say it isn't so.  Angleae   Feb-17-09 04:36 AM   #47 
     - Not for the good stuff, though  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Feb-17-09 10:06 AM   #79 
  - New Balance sneakers.  a la izquierda   Feb-16-09 10:17 PM   #18 
  - Most are made in China now  doc03   Feb-16-09 10:44 PM   #27 
     - I just bought a pair...  a la izquierda   Feb-16-09 10:57 PM   #32 
        - New Balance has said it will make a few in the U.S. as long as it can. You have to check the label,  ogneopasno   Feb-17-09 07:08 AM   #56 
  - Prisons  Wickerman   Feb-16-09 10:19 PM   #19 
  - Software  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-16-09 10:19 PM   #20 
  - A while back my family and I went to a sort of park E of Houston.  Igel   Feb-16-09 10:23 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, we have alot of refineries down here & make plastics. n/t  TBF   Feb-17-09 10:21 AM   #84 
  - Hanes socks...unless they're made elsewhere since I last checked. n/t  OhioChick   Feb-16-09 10:26 PM   #22 
  - I have an unopened pack of Hanes socks  blue_onyx   Feb-17-09 09:48 AM   #75 
  - check the following....  Historic NY   Feb-16-09 10:29 PM   #23 
  - Spiffy link!  lukasahero   Feb-17-09 07:41 AM   #64 
  - Fiestaware (W.Va.)  closeupready   Feb-16-09 10:29 PM   #24 
  - hats, high quality guitars and other stringed instruments.  mulsh   Feb-16-09 10:33 PM   #25 
  - Seconded  IDemo   Feb-17-09 10:48 AM   #92 
  - Guns. Lots of guns  psychopomp   Feb-16-09 10:45 PM   #29 
  - 100,000,000 tons of steel  doc03   Feb-16-09 10:46 PM   #30 
  - Few realize that US industrial output alone is greater than China's entire economy  Psephos   Feb-16-09 11:12 PM   #33 
  - If you're talking about appliances, and tools, that would be correct.  Left Coast2020   Feb-16-09 11:34 PM   #35 
  - Our biggest manufacturing advantage: We make machines that make the machines--machine tools  HamdenRice   Feb-17-09 07:26 AM   #59 
     - We might be losing our edge there, too  Alcibiades   Feb-17-09 08:06 AM   #68 
  - cereal, cardboard, etc  barb162   Feb-16-09 11:34 PM   #36 
  - We make more than 150 Household products: From Brooms to Mops, and Lots and Lots of Chemicals.  trthnd4jstc   Feb-16-09 11:40 PM   #37 
  - dolls  DollyM   Feb-16-09 11:46 PM   #38 
  - we make more steel than in the 60s, but with 90% fewer workers.  Hannah Bell   Feb-16-09 11:54 PM   #39 
  - Private Prisons  Supply Side Jesus   Feb-17-09 12:26 AM   #40 
  - Hey, nobody makes a better movie than America.  Mr. Hyde   Feb-17-09 12:30 AM   #41 
  - cut backs there too I understand . . .  DollyM   Feb-17-09 01:31 AM   #42 
     - january set an all time record  ContinentalOp   Feb-17-09 10:33 AM   #86 
  - zippo's n/t  miyazaki   Feb-17-09 01:45 AM   #43 
  - Soap operas, condoms, whiskey, cat litter deodorizer  Hardrada   Feb-17-09 02:08 AM   #44 
  - Flags and chemical flavorings  wickerwoman   Feb-17-09 03:49 AM   #46 
  - Right-wing Drug Addled Pedophile Blowhards.  Hugin   Feb-17-09 04:39 AM   #48 
  - That would be one, correct?  jmowreader   Feb-18-09 02:55 PM   #116 
  - Music, movies, TV shows. (This is no joke.)  No Elephants   Feb-17-09 05:34 AM   #49 
  - Yup. We make the worlds entertainment.  FatDave   Feb-17-09 07:51 AM   #67 
  - Gum (Wrigley's) and weed  underpants   Feb-17-09 05:53 AM   #50 
  - Here is a good resource on US manufacturing. nt  hack89   Feb-17-09 06:01 AM   #51 
  - we typeset, print and manufacture books n/t  Scout   Feb-17-09 06:29 AM   #52 
  - we make quite  melm00se   Feb-17-09 07:01 AM   #53 
  - Computer and electronic product manufacturing  FatDave   Feb-17-09 08:40 AM   #71 
     - The best guitar amps, pro-audio amplifiers, and speakers  B3Nut   Feb-18-09 09:54 AM   #113 
        - Gibsons in Nashville methinks still  Tsiyu   Feb-18-09 10:45 AM   #114 
        - A lot of good after-market pickups are made here too  ryanmuegge   Feb-19-09 11:21 AM   #117 
  - We make:  daggahead   Feb-17-09 07:05 AM   #54 
  - Off to the GP ya go...We still make more twoubles than anyone else  opihimoimoi   Feb-17-09 07:16 AM   #57 
  - Longerberger Baskets.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-17-09 07:23 AM   #58 
  - Gack--those stupid baskets. That was like Beanie Babies for suburban women.  TwilightGardener   Feb-17-09 10:44 AM   #91 
     - About the only good thing that has come from withdrawing from society,  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-17-09 10:54 AM   #93 
        - Yes, I used to get occasional invites to coworkers' parties like that --at first I was all  TwilightGardener   Feb-17-09 11:05 AM   #94 
  - Debt, porno and weapons. The founding fathers would be so proud.  harun   Feb-17-09 07:28 AM   #60 
  - You beat me to the punch, harun. And said it better than I would have.  tom_paine   Feb-17-09 07:37 AM   #61 
  - The article is nothing more than balm for the Walmart shopper's conscience...  Romulox   Feb-17-09 07:38 AM   #62 
  - The article will be a balm to some and an irritant to others, but is it accurate?  pampango   Feb-17-09 08:45 AM   #72 
     - "I Don't Know" is on THIRD BASE! nt  Romulox   Feb-17-09 11:58 AM   #95 
  - enemies  lame54   Feb-17-09 07:40 AM   #63 
  - We make trash  BumRushDaShow   Feb-17-09 07:51 AM   #66 
  - I bought some excellent cheddar cheese in Milwaukee.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-17-09 08:13 AM   #69 
  - Answer: more than most  many a good man   Feb-17-09 08:13 AM   #70 
  - I checked my bathroom last night out of curiousity  AyanEva   Feb-17-09 08:59 AM   #73 
  - High quality marijuana  Ezlivin   Feb-17-09 09:23 AM   #74 
  - #1 manufacturer of debt, trash, and children's tears  Dukkha   Feb-17-09 09:51 AM   #76 
  - Well we can say with certainty that the model T was not "upscale", just  Greyhound   Feb-17-09 09:56 AM   #77 
  - If this is true, it means American workers are being exploited  starroute   Feb-17-09 10:15 AM   #81 
  - Oh, you mean Capitalism.  blindpig   Feb-17-09 10:43 AM   #90 
  - If you look at everything, you will notice that we make towels and  treestar   Feb-17-09 10:19 AM   #83 
  - which towels and sheets? The ones I see in stores are made overseas.  kath   Feb-18-09 09:10 AM   #110 
  - Yes...  snake in the grass   Feb-17-09 10:40 AM   #87 
  - All-American Clothing  derby378   Feb-17-09 10:42 AM   #89 
  - CEOs  guitar man   Feb-17-09 01:07 PM   #96 
  - We manufacture dreams, re-package and sell debt..n/t  SoCalDem   Feb-17-09 01:16 PM   #97 
  - Asia makes everything now, espically China and Japan.  steelmania75   Feb-17-09 06:42 PM   #102 
  - Commercials, but the quality of products is declining. nt  old mark   Feb-17-09 06:43 PM   #103 
  - Films, TV, music, and books  K8-EEE   Feb-17-09 06:44 PM   #104 
  - We make high fructose corn syrup, toxic chemicals, frankenfoods, & weapons.  scarletwoman   Feb-17-09 09:06 PM   #107 
  - Worthless paper, perhaps:  havocmom   Feb-18-09 09:12 AM   #111 
  - Prisoners?  asdjrocky   Feb-19-09 11:24 AM   #118 
 

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