- Sep 24, 2011
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- Deltona Florida
We always hear it, buying American keeps Americans employed. Essentially, it is false or short-sighted to say nothing is made here! For instance:
- I needed a cellphone holder for my recently (February) purchased 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium AWD. I looked on Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc. Every single holder was inexpensive AND made in China. I happened to see that WeatherTech has cellphone holders, so I bought one from them. The raw materials were made in the USA, they were shipped to the factory by Americans, they were assembled by Americans, they were shipped out by Americans, you get the deal. Same thing for floormats, I skipped the inexpensive foreign-made ones for WeatherTech perfect-fit ones. WeatherTech also makes pet food bowls and holders, pet floor mats, seat covers, etc. Their car window vents currently are not made here, but that is one out of hundreds of products.
- This month, my old Craftsman 19.2 volt drill battery died. I looked at batteries, not cheap. So, I looked at Home Depot's selection of updated cordless drills. The imported ones (aka 99% of them) were inexpensive. But, while scrolling, I found this Dewalt brushless cordless drill MADE IN THE USA! As a side note, "brushless" means they use magnets instead of carbon brushes, resulting in lower heat and theoretically, better reliability. I would rather spend the extra $100 and keep an American employed. Both Home Depot and Lowe's also sell appliances made in the USA, they will have that sticker on the outside.
- For many other products, there is a site called Made In USA Forever, all made by American companies.