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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:14 AM

What Are Your Favorite "Made in the U.S.A." Products?

I'm graphically-challenged so I can't post pictures but here are two of my favorites:

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
My husband just bought me my first cast iron Dutch Oven for my birthday and with my other birthday money I went out and bought two of their skillets. This place is in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, is still family owned and has been in business for over 100 years. Here's their website:

http://www.lodgemfg.com/


KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixers
Most KitchenAid products are made in the U.S.A. (a few things are made in Canada). I've had this mixer for several years now plus several attachments and there isn't a week that goes by that I don't use it several times. Here's the website:

http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/?WT.tsrc=brandsite?siteReferrer=kitchenaid


Anyone care to add to the list?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:27 AM

1. "Lodge now imports two lines of enamel coated cast iron cookware from China."

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:10 AM

20. How disappointing.

Then I stand corrected. If I read that correctly, the enamel stuff is made in China but the cast iron stuff is made in Tennessee.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:27 AM

2. It's a short list

For obvious reasons.

My Dodge Stratus is running like a top, and my Ruger 10/22 as well. My Buck knife is a well-designed and well-made piece of hardware, as is my Winchester 1300.

Despite reservations, my Sears 3/8 drive rachet is doing quite nicely, as are my other American-made tools.

My Dell is 8 years old and still going strong, although naturally a lot of the parts are made overseas.


And, um... well, the other stuff is pretty much made overseas.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:04 AM

32. My Dell is about that old, too. Maybe older.

I'd also like to point out that much, if not all of the software was written here, too. The same goes for Apple computers.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:28 AM

3. All-American Clothing

I am STILL wearing jeans I bought from them over 10 years ago. Amazing quality.

http://www.allamericanclothing.com

Though not all models are fully assembled in the USA, Oreck is better than any other vacuum cleaner company I've been able to find. Plus they are good vacuums.

http://www.oreck.com

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Response to trotsky (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:52 AM

14. I now have three pairs of All American jeans...very good...

 

and they make you feel good when you wear them.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:42 AM

24. I just went to the

 

All American Clothing site and bought 3 black t-shirts. I wear black t-shirts as part of my work uniform. I bought Champion for years, the were made in the US, then several years ago they came in made in Honduras...still good quality. The last ones were made in China and the quality has plummeted as can be seen in the reviews on their site and on review sites. Hopefully these are as good as the reviewers are saying they are...if so I'll be buying several more...thanks for the link..

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:35 AM

4. Excellent thread.



I hope it gets longer.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:37 AM

5. Three of my favorites:

 

MAC 11 9mm
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Tree-Fiddy-Seven
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Some .308 Goodness... MMMmmm
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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:49 AM

13. Have you considered penis enhancement ?

 

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:41 AM

107. I wonder if any of your favorites were used in Denver last night

 

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #107)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:28 PM

119. Unlless he's called Jim Holmes, no

If Rush Limbaugh uses the same microphone brand as Rachel Maddow, would it reflect badly on the latter?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:40 AM

6. Idaho potatoes.

Mmmmmmmmm... Potatoes.

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Response to Curtland1015 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

102. I live in Idaho and have only seen the potato fields from the air. I'm in the north and they

are in the south. I have however driven thousands of miles through Washinton states potato fields but never have seen their apple orchards. Go figure. Washington is number two in potato production.

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Response to brewens (Reply #102)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:22 AM

124. Remember when you couldn't even get Idaho potatoes north of Lewiston?

Sickness exemplified: I was born in Idaho, raised in Idaho, and the first place I ever ate a potato grown in Idaho was in the 4th Battalion mess hall at Fort Dix, New Jersey. It was more profitable to ship Idaho spuds to the East Coast and bring Washington spuds into the only state that mentions potatoes on its license plates.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:41 AM

7. My tap water

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:52 AM

15. Sorry but your tap water includes molecules from around the globe... n/t

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:42 AM

8. I was going to say, "Easy! My Redwing shoes, I wear them every day." ...

 

But then I looked at the tag on them and it says 'China'. WTF?!?! They're REDWINGS for Pete's sake. Our Union company supplies them for those of us who work on the manufacturing floor.

One thing is for certain... I'm never paying for a pair of Redwings out of my own pocket in the future.
I'm so dissapointed.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:42 AM

9. neat thread idea

 

Vermont cheeses, particularly any cheese from http://www.jasperhillfarm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=150 and any cheese from http://www.considerbardwellfarm.com/

Stave puzzles http://www.stavepuzzles.com/

Pompanoosuc Mills furniture: http://www.pompy.com/

Simon Pearce glassware (and they have a cool restaurant too: http://www.simonpearce.com/?gclid=CLWZoojUpbECFUXc4AodbRAhfg

http://www.danforthpewter.com/

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:44 AM

10. My wife and I have wanted to go to that restaurant for years!

We keep putting it off...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:47 AM

11. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes...They're Great!

 






I also love that the Kellogg's world headquarters is in Battle Creek Michigan (my father's hometown) but that they produce foods all over the world. That helps bring some foreign profits back to this country and even to my state.

Gotta love it.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:04 AM

18. Since there is no country of origin on cereal,

 

I suspect some of Kelloggs cereals are imported..some of their cereals have dramatically come down in price over the last 10 years..I may be wrong??

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Response to pipoman (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:34 AM

22. possibly but since most are corn based

 

with most others being wheat


It is reasonable to assume that the vast majority of these products are produced here





http://kelloggcompany.com/career.aspx%3Fid%3D1233



^snip^


Kellogg has plants and bakeries across the United States. Salaried positions at these facilities can be found by using our job search tool on the left. Hourly job openings at our plants and bakeries are advertised locally through a variety of sources.



California
San Jose

New Jersey
Blue Anchor

Georgia
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
Rome

North Carolina
Cary
Charlotte

Illinois
Chicago - 2

Ohio
Cincinnati
Zanesville

Indiana
Seelyville

Pennsylvania
Lancaster
Muncy

Kansas
Kansas City

Tennessee
Memphis
Rossville

Kentucky
Florence
Louisville
Pikeville

Utah
Clearfield

Michigan
Battle Creek
Grand Rapids
Wyoming

Washington
Allyn

Nebraska
Omaha


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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:46 AM

25. Have not eaten Kellogg's products since the Michael Phelps incident

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:18 AM

38. that is pretty hard core

 

I can respect your position but you have to be able to see why a company with cartoon animals on their boxes didn't want to be associated with that photo in any way shape or form.

It is just public relations.


I think I will now go have a bowl of Special K.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #38)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

42. To be fair, I find breakfast cereals to be a poor value for my money

and not the best for my health (easy to overindulge, yeah go ahead and put 2+2 together ) so I do not buy any processed cereals.

I can not agree about their decision. I do not think that when it happened the world suddenly thought of the link between Phelps and Kellogg's. Yes, my world view is he smoked it and so what and I know that the real world does not think that way but I am so tired of old world 20th century thinking. I look forward to our society, to borrow from Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar, celebrating our 21st. Moving on with some of the this tiresome nonsense that distracts from the real problems in this world.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #42)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:26 AM

55. I don't eat them very often. I like that they stay good forever

 

or at least for a very long time.

I just buy stuff on sale and keep it on hand. I suppose if there were ever a terrible disaster I could survive by eating dry cereal out of the box for a couple of days.


My weight isn't ideal but I don't really have a problem with it. I have also recently switched to soy milk which helps a little too. It also stays good much longer than dairy milk so the extra cost is offset somewhat for me since I end up throwing out old milk I don't use.


As far as the Phleps thing goes, I think we should just agree to disagree.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:38 AM

112. He was on the boxes

after he was arrested for DUI. What, the company w/ cartoon animals doesn't mind association w/ drunk drivers? So trying to understand why they don't want to be associated w/ a bong photo doesn't make any sense unless the company is hypocritical or they are afraid of losing hypocritical customers.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:34 PM

66. I see your point but...

Kelloggs has a plant right here in Lancaster, PA. It fills the area with the scent of Corn Flakes. I gotta' give that more weight than a slap a Phelps, who, after all, is bored with training and living quite well on product endorsements. Sorry, but he, as an individual, is not much of a role model for many reasons.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:48 AM

12. My Randall knives are certainly favs..

 

I have a pair (#27 and #25) just like this..



edit...I forgot my Toyota Camry...love it, made in Kentucky with mostly US sourced parts..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:54 AM

16. Curious about how you use those...

 

are you skinning and butchering carcasses?

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:10 AM

19. They are hunting knives...

 

very collectable...it was 4 years and 8 months from when I ordered them until they were delivered. I think the wait now is closer to 6 years..I have 2 children (22 years old) who both like to hunt, I had these made to give to them...sort of heirlooms..they are worth more if they are unused, but they can use them if they want to..

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:27 AM

21. California wines

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:36 AM

23. New Balance shoes

 

Granted, the lower-end models are made in China now, but I've got a US made pair of running shoes on right now that have been going strong for ten years.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:56 PM

104. I actually wore a pair of black New balance soles out. No ripping out anywhere.

I should have retired them but since they weren't falling apart, I kept wearing them until I was beating up the soles of my feet. I have another pair just like them now. I wear those to work. Business casual is required and I can get away with those or black boots. I'm a mobile driver for a blood center. They can't really require me to wear some kind of dress shoes.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 02:24 AM

133. Sadly, NB was just listed by think progress as being in cahoots with the Koch Brothers.



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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:49 AM

26. Dirty Potato Chips

http://www.dirtys.com/


I don't eat chips a lot anymore but their jalapeno flavor is the best jalapeno flavored chip I have ever eaten.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:51 AM

27. Harley-Davidson

Motorcycles......

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:58 AM

29. All-Clad Stainless Steel cookware

A little pricey. But worth every penny.

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Response to Not Me (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:17 AM

36. Beat me to it

We're pretty much an all-All-Clad household. Great, great product -- and great semi-annual sales in Western PA!

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Response to Proud Public Servant (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

116. I have heard about the factory sales...

I I don't dare bring another piece into the house. We have duplicates of most

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:58 AM

30. My Craftsman tools and my library.

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of my books were printed here. And, my Kenmore washer and dryer. And, my Ford.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:58 AM

31. I own a lot of stuff made in the USA

but then, I'm old and keep things for a long time.

For recent purchases, I'm pretty much limited to things from the local farmer's market.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:07 AM

33. My mother owns a clothing manufacturing company

 

that makes clothes right here in America.

Other than that:
Craftsman tools
Performance Bike shorts
New Balance shoes
All Clad pan

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

79. I just posted something about Overstock.com

and their 'Main Street Revolution' avenue for small US business owners. Maybe something your mom might want to check into?

http://www.overstock.com/62409/static.html?TID=MAINSTRDSPB12

FYI.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:01 PM

105. What does she make? My girlfriend runs our business. Custom t-shirts and accessories.

All kinds of biker type stuff and quality mens hats. We're always looking for American made stuff. She runs the booth at biker rallies, street fairs and gun shows. Is it anything that would fit in at those kind of events?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:09 AM

34. Fiestaware, made by Homer Laughlin

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Response to MgtPA (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 02:26 AM

134. great stuff!

i'll go with fiestaware to.

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Response to shanti (Reply #134)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 12:31 AM

135. I just love it

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:11 AM

35. I don't own one yet, but I'm being a good boy this year:




I do however currently have this:

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #35)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:39 PM

67. Boeing is one of the major bases of the Seattle economy.

They have at least kept final assembly in the US. Who knows where the parts are made?

Why did they move headquarters out of Seattle?

btw, I'm not a Mustang kinda' guy, but you are , so congratulations.

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Response to stufl (Reply #67)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:10 PM

70. I can sort-of understand it

It's usually smart to keep a wide gap between the business+bean-counter people and the engineering aviation people...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:18 AM

37. Wintergreen outdoor wear

made in Ely, MN. Also, my Steger Mukluks, made in Ely. These two companies were founded by Shurke and Steger, two who went to the Northh Pole by dog sled. Not cheap items, but last a lifetime, and I am happy knowing I help employ an American.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:20 AM

39. Dr. Bronners soaps

Lavendar and peppermint!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:25 AM

40. Great thread!

I have a 5 qt Kitchenaide I've had for about 25 years, cobalt blue. Love it! Looks and runs like I bought it yesterday.

I drive a Dodge and when I ever replace it it will be with a Chevy.

Better Made potato chips, made here in Michigan!

Local produce! Buying fish caught this morning out on the bay.

Homemade organic soap by local artisans.

Wine from MI & CA.

I try to buy local as much as I can but being as I am currently very poor, I'm afraid it doesn't make all that much difference. I do what I can though.

I've enjoyed reading all the replies and finding some great links to USA made products.

Julie

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:30 AM

41. 1960s SCCA A and B Production and A-Sedan racing





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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:36 AM

43. Crayola Crayons

http://www.crayola.com/

Made in Easton, PA. And they have factory tours.

So many of us here on DU grew up using these crayons and nothing was more exciting than getting a brand new 64-crayon box with the built-in sharpener!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #43)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:23 AM

54. I have two boxes of Crayolas

One says "Made in USA", the other says "Made in China". Both are 24-crayon sets.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #54)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:51 AM

63. Since we here live nearby

it's easy for them to truck them down.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20009635-52.html

From what I understand, they also have factories in Brazil and China.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:49 AM

45. Whirley-Pop Popcorn Popper

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:53 AM

47. My Zippo lighter

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:54 AM

48. omg I want a kitchenaid so bad

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #48)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:06 PM

86. Sooo worth it. Think long and hard about the color. Mines almost 15 years old. I have *no* idea

what I was thinking when I picked the color.

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Response to Romulox (Reply #86)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

98. I shall do that!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:56 AM

49. If you live near an Amish community - well I love their furniture

Lancaster County PA is about halfway between my home and my parents. Having grown up near there all of my life I know where to find well made authentic Amish furniture. (there does seem to be places where they claim it's Amish but who knows).

My TV stand was Amish made, it was about $200 unstained (my stepfather stained it although I could have paid for them to stain it) and it's absolutely beautiful. Looks better than any TV stand I found in the stores. I also have a gorgeous cedar chest my grandmother got me from Amish country.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:56 AM

50. Sorry for the self deletes

my favorites are a 1966 zenith record player and my 1929 freshman radio, restored and both play. Tried finding photos of similar ones but links were bad.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:00 AM

51. Health/Beauty Stuff @ The Health Food Store

 

I use unscented products

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:18 AM

52. California wines.

 

Cheeses from Wisconsin, California and New England.

These bad boys:

VTL's TL-7.5 line stage and MB-450 amps (Made in Chino CA and packed full of tube goodness):





Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P loudspeakers (made in Provo UT, shown with their creator, David A. Wilson):



ETA: Alembic bass guitars

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:20 AM

53. Jack Daniels and Jim Beam

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Response to panader0 (Reply #53)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:37 AM

61. Try a little Maker's Mark

Or some of Junior Johnson's moonshine.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:26 AM

56. My Mustang.

Still built in Michigan (mine was built in Dearborne. I know they stopped production of them there in 2009, but they're still built in Flat Rock, MI).

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:28 AM

57. Lion fire apparel

 

I know out there, but got the shirt yesterday, way discounted, for covering fires. I was pleased to see, still made in the US.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:30 AM

58. I always admired L. L. Bean

stuff, until I got one of their catalogues. If you read the fine print, there are only one or two things there that are actually American made. In the description of the product on virtually every one of their items, the word 'imported' is quietly slipped in there.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:32 AM

59. Weber grills, Gibson guitars, Leatherman multi tools...

 

Surefire flashlights, Colt firearms and Dillon Precision reloading presses...

solid, reliable and warranty service unlike any other...

Our products have thrived for several reasons. First, I run the company based on my philosophy. You treat other people the way you want to be treated. I don’t want people calling me up saying, “You miserable S.O.B., you sold me this machine and now you won’t help me.” I don’t want anyone mad at me. This is reflected in our warranty. No warranty cards, registration or serial numbers are necessary. Whether you are the first owner, or the seventeenth, all our hobby-level reloading machines have a lifetime warranty. If you break, damage or wear out anything on them, it will be fixed or replaced – whatever is necessary to restore the machine to normal operating condition. If a minor part is all that is needed, contact us and we will ship the part. (International customers pay the return shipping costs) If something major is damaged or broken,contact us and we issue the customer a return merchandise authorization-RMA- to return the item to us for repair.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:34 AM

60. High end tools

Starret, Federal Gage, Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Ingersoll-Rand, Bridgeport/Hardinge machine tools, Kennametal cutting tools.

on the automotive side - Edelbrock, Air Flow Research, Comp Cams, Crower, Dart, Weaver Bros., Howe, Afco, Aero & Basset wheels

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:47 AM

62. Bolin guitars

In Boise, Idaho, makers of the trademark spinning guitars used by ZZ Top.

http://www.bolinguitars.com/
A list of their satisfied customers includes Billy F. Gibbons, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, Dusty Hill, Lou Reed, Doc Watson, Albert King, Bo Didley, Joe Perry, and Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #62)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:06 PM

81. a friend of mine is obsessed with obtaining a Romero Banjo

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:57 AM

64. Totally recycled plastic buckets made in the US by these folks!

 

http://www.e-encore.com/ecosmart.html

Love the little buckets! The fact that some of them come from Ohio is even better!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:55 AM

65. Cinema and television and music, lots of great American made stuff that exports well also.

 

nt

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:41 PM

68. pr0n

US porn beats the heck out of imported...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:04 PM

69. arcata trainwreck

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Response to frylock (Reply #69)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:10 PM

87. ROFL!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:18 PM

71. Jeep

because I am from the Toledo area and my dad worked in a glass factory that supplied to car companies.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:21 PM

72. Deep fried cheeseburgers

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:23 PM

73. Paul Comp cantilever brakes

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Response to Romulox (Reply #73)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:47 PM

88. oooooooooo.... good choice

my reply was tongue in cheek, but there are certainly some awesome frame builders and component manufacturers here in the US. Transition Bikes up in Ferndale WA, Deity Components in Beaverton OR, or LH Thomson in Macon GA just to name a few.

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Response to frylock (Reply #88)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:11 PM

90. No, dude, I really appreciated your response, upthread, too.

I woulda said "Indiana Bubblegum", but that's likely just a regional thing, yo.

And totally agree on your bikes comments, too. Love Thomson, in particulars.

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Response to Romulox (Reply #90)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:45 PM

94. Thomson is coming out with a dropper post sometime soon..

i need to somehow rationalize that purchase. currently rocking a couple of Crank Bros Joplin posts, and while i haven't had any issues (yet), the clamp system on the Thomsons are unparalleled.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:25 PM

74. Kershaw Skyline

(Mine isn't the Damascus Steel edition, though! )

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:37 PM

75. 360 Vodka



Distilled in Weston, Missouri. Less than 50 miles from my house!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

76. Overstock.com has something called "Main Street Revolution"

I ran across it by accident recently (Marblecast products in Salt Lake City, Utah)

"The 'Main Street Revolution' is a partnership between Overstock.com and small and minority-owned business owners across the United States. This initiative creates a national marketing and distribution channel for producers of consumer products by providing the opportunity to sell their products on Overstock.com and O.biz (our B2B website). It is designed to increase the visibility of small and minority-owned businesses which currently lack exposure to national markets. By joining our network these small businesses can reduce their supply chain costs, and open their products to a mass audience. This represents a grand opportunity for producers and consumers nationwide to participate and contribute to the national recovery effort. Main Street can be the engine that lifts us out of the recession that Wall Street created.”

Here's the link explaining it and which also includes a short video:

http://www.overstock.com/62409/static.html?TID=MAINSTRDSPB12

And the starting page to browse products:

http://www.overstock.com/Main-Street-Revolution/39/store.html

I think this is a great idea and evidently it has been around for a couple of years. (I'd like to see a TV ad which talks about this to help get the word out to help support these small businesses.)

I wonder is amazon.com has something similar?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

77. US Flags made in Racine WI...

Basic screen print flags....for the 4th of July...made in USA.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:50 PM

78. NOW Foods (vitamins, supplements, etc.)...

is a really good brand. Their facility is in Illinois.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

80. Craft beer and Fiestaware.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:09 PM

82. Ruger and S&W

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:12 PM

83. Jams World dresses - "Made In Hawaii Since 1964"

They have a lot of other things too, but I love the dresses.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:26 PM

84. Women

 


Even the gal from Panama counts after I "made" her.




I love being evil.


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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

85. 50th Anniversary Fender Jaguar (Lake Placid Blue)

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Response to Romulox (Reply #85)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:41 AM

130. This thing rules. nt

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:14 PM

91. Movies, electronic games, software and television shows.


Which would you rather make, a TV that is purchased every 5 years or the entertainment that is on every night?

Once you get over the idea that products have to be something you hold in your hand you will realize that the US remains the largest manufacturer in the world, by far.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:32 PM

92. Colt... Hartford, Connecticut.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:42 PM

93. Martin guitars! Allen Edmunds shoes!

Martin guitars! Allen Edmunds shoes!

My Quaker Marine Supply "Oysterman" long billed fishing hat

Bailey of Hollywood fedora

SmartWool socks!!!!

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Response to econoclast (Reply #93)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 05:09 PM

123. I can't believe I forgot my Allen Edmunds shoes

one of the best christmas presents I ever gave myself.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:46 PM

95. In 'n Out burgers.

 

Unfortunately, they're only a fond memory since I moved to the PNW.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

96. My Honda car, was made in Ohio

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #96)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:57 AM

108. and the profits went to Japan

 

just sayn'

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Response to B Calm (Reply #108)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:12 AM

109. I owned Honda stock for years...

so he can feel good about the profits going to this American and not to one of those Italians that owns Chrysler.

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Response to FreeJoe (Reply #109)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:48 AM

113. Thanks for helping capital flight.

 

People have to realize someday that their foreign investments are hurting the USA. All it does is exploit, cheaper labor and younger developing consumer markets outside the US that present more attractive investment opportunities.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #113)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

120. Unles he bought a new issue - highly unlikely - not one penny went to Japan. nt

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Response to B Calm (Reply #108)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:23 AM

114. I care more about the earnings of the workers who built the car than the profit the owners took

And as the man says below, some of the profit was taken by US investors. By the way, not only was the Honda (Accord) that we own made in Ohio, the Acura (CL) that I gave to our son was also made there. What is more interesting to me is that the old Ford truck we own, an F-250 Diesel, wasn't made in this country, it was produced in Canada.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #114)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:19 PM

118. You could have done like me

 

when I ordered my new pickup, ask for a serial number of a new vehicle made in the USA.

Look in an above post to what I think about US foreign investors.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #114)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:32 AM

128. Nice threadjacking.

Very Honda of you.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

97. I have lots

honey for my morning coffee from Lebanon, ohio
my comfy eco-socks from west carrollton, ohio
my farmers market down the street that gets the best tasting melons I have ever eaten from nearby states
My S+W sigma
My Mossberg 590
Jim Beam
Buckeye Vodka

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:36 PM

99. Krispy Kreme Donuts - Cinnabon rolls -

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:43 PM

100. Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

New Balance shoes for running off the Sierra.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:44 PM

101. Snapper Lawnmower

My 1979 model is still going strong.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:55 PM

103. Microbrews! Rogue, Founders, Bells....just to name 3 of my favorites

Also great California, Oregon and Washington Wine (with a shout out to Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, Oregon!)

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:01 PM

106. Dragonfly IPA

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:20 AM

110. So many things

Most of the food I eat. My Allen Edmonds shoes. My Big Agnes tent. The movies I watch. The computer software I use. Most of the video games I play. Most of the planes I fly on. Most of the books I read. The plants we buy. My Coleman cooler. My Honda Odyssey. The natural gas cooking my breakfast. The bacon and eggs being cooked.

To be honest, I'm not nearly as particular as most people on this board about country of origin. We have a global economy and it isn't really easy to pick out a country for a product anymore. The corporate ownership is global. The designs and engineering could come from anywhere. The parts could come from one country and be assembled in another. Yet another could handle the distribution. Another does the marketing. Another does the retailing. Aside from the global nature of our supply chain, I accept the fact that foreign workers need to eat as well. While standards of living in the US have regrettably stagnated for many during the last decade, they've skyrocketed in the worlds two largest countries.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 07:35 AM

111. Catalina Yachts...

http://www.catalinayachts.com/

I doubt all the parts are made in USA, but the majority are built in Florida and California.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:25 AM

115. US Olympic Uniforms... oh, wait.

My favorite American made product would have to be Pepsi or Starbuck's products.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:12 PM

117. Danner boots!

 

Not all Danner boots are made here, but many are...and the company is completely up front about which are which.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

121. Filson 100% wool cruisers and other outerwear

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:53 PM

122. Russell Moccasin boots

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:26 AM

125. My Chippewa work boots

 

are made in the USA.

Also my Jeep Wrangler.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:27 AM

126. ECRM platesetters

Cannondale bikes used to be, but they're Taiwanese now.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:30 AM

127. Zeagle scuba equipment

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 01:38 AM

129. Tervis Tumblers

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 02:21 AM

131. Fiesta

Dinnerware.

http://www.hlchina.com/

I see others have mentioned this. Upon reading the list, I'll add California wines and micro-brews to my list as well.

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