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Posted: 10/13/2005 5:56:19 PM EDT
Which non-firarm companies actually make things 100% in the USA? Or are we that dependant on Chinese?
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:27:35 AM EDT
[#1]
Here is a list of compaines visited by John Ratzenberger on Made In America.

http://travel.discovery.com/fansites/jrmia/goods/goods.html
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:30:10 AM EDT
[#2]
   * American Champion Aircraft
   * Banana Split
   * Becker Surfboard Co.
   * Shelton's Better Packages
   * Betts Springs
   * Boudin Bakery
   * Burt's Bees
   * Commscope Cable Co.
   * Bach Stradivarius Trumpets
   * CUTCO
   * Dairy Queen
   * Delta Faucets
   * Delta Scientific Co.
   * Derecktor Ferryboats
   * Dixon Ticonderoga
   * Duraflame
   * Everlast
   * Firefly Hot Air Balloons
   * Fleetwood RVs
   * Ford Gumball Co.
   * GE Transportation
   * Globe Firefighter Suits
   * Gibson Guitars
   * Hallmark Cards
   * Highlights Magazines
   * Jaws of Life
   * KitchenAid Mixers
   * Knotts Berry Farm
   * Kohler
   * Martin Guitars
   * Panavision
   * Panoz Convertibles
   * Pendleton Woolen Mills
   * Pepsi-Cola
   * Powell Skateboards
   * Pyrex
   * Raytheon Microwave Ovens
   * Red Wing Shoes
   * Rodgers Instruments
   * Sage Fly Fishing Rod
   * Sawbones
   * Segway
   * Serta
   * Steuben Crystal
   * Stickley Furniture
   * Stormy Kromer Caps
   * Tabasco
   * Tillamook Cheese
   * Tootsie Roll
   * Twinkie
   * U.S. Steel
   * Vitalie
   * WD-40
   * Weber Grills
   * Whitman's Chocolates
   * Wolf Coach Emergency Vehicles
   * Wonder Bread
   * Yankee Candle Factory
   * Zamboni

From the website.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:42:18 AM EDT
[#3]
Where's Ruger?  Ratzenberger visited their factory.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 5:58:15 AM EDT
[#4]
Dam short list but the only surprise for me was that it's not even shorter
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 6:08:08 AM EDT
[#5]
My company does...we make processing equipment for the food and dairy industries.
Those nice bags of pre-shredded and sliced/cubed cheese are a result of what I design.
Take a 600# block of cheese and the end result being exact weight pieces ready for packaging.

100% of our stuff is done in house...albeit with imported stainless steel.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 7:47:27 AM EDT
[#6]
Not mine.  They NAFTA'd our factories to Ciudad Juarez.  At least it is not China.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 7:56:05 AM EDT
[#7]
Libman cleaning products are still made in the USA. As of late the grocery store cleaning utensil rack has been invaded by Chinese products. One must read the labels to be sure of a U.S. purchase, as these brushes, sponges and etc. tend to look alike. Forget buying eating and cooking utensils in the grocery store- all they sell is Chinese junk. I went through three can openers in a row before I gave up and bought a U.S.-made can opener elsewhere.

Galland
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 7:57:38 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
Which non-firarm companies actually make things 100% in the USA? Or are we that dependant on Chinese?



None. Everything is made in China. It's for the children.
Link Posted: 10/14/2005 7:58:12 AM EDT
[#9]

Quoted:

Which non-firarm companies actually make things 100% in the USA? Or are we that dependant on Chinese?




I'd be surprised if anyone does.


We make most of our product (transport cases for the military) in Oregon, but when our vendors outsourced the parts we buy from them to China and had outrageous lead times, we cut out the middleman and went direct to China ourselves for some parts.


Don't you love how our vendors screwed themselves?  
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