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Posted: 12/18/2005 5:09:12 PM EST
Incredible. Do we make anything here anymore?

vmax84
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:09:58 PM EST
That suprises you?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:10:40 PM EST
I think my guns (that I lost in a tragic boating accident) were made here.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:12:42 PM EST
FWIW my dentist recommends not using toothpaste at all, but rather Listerine (and a Sonicare or equivalent ultrasonic toothbrush)

(gotts to see where Listerine is made now...)

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:12:56 PM EST
My tube of Colgate says Made in USA.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:13:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
That suprises you?



I expect electronics, clothing, etc., to be made somewhere else, but toothpaste?

vmax84
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:14:39 PM EST
vmax,
the problem lies with labor rates. It's cheaper to make stuff over there than here. They only pay them, for example, $1 an hour in the GM plants in Mexico.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:15:18 PM EST
Makes perfect sense to me. Have you seen the hygiene in Mexico? Those companies don't have to worry about employee theft of those products.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:15:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWS:
My tube of Colgate says Made in USA.



That is just the tube....They manufacture those here....ship them to Mexico to have the paste put in....then ship em back.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:19:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By TxLawDog:
Makes perfect sense to me. Have you seen the hygiene in Mexico? Those companies don't have to worry about employee theft of those products.





vmax84

I do think it's sad we can't even keep "building" toothpaste in the country.
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