provides a different approach to the "made in the USA"
of listing hundreds of products we will show a limited number of
each with its own page, tell you a little about the company and about
how they are in the business of making things in America.
Over time we'll add more companies. Visible
won't be static, we'll be changing all the time.
Some thoughts on "country
The Federal Trade Commission is the government entity that controls
"made in the USA" policies. The FTC policy is as follows:
For a product to be
called Made in USA, or claimed to be of domestic
origin without qualifications or limits on the claim, the product must
be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S. The term "United States," as
referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes the 50
states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and
These policies exist to prevent unfairness and deception in the
marketplace. But the reality is that its going
to become harder and
harder to attach this label to anything we make because we live in a
economy. For example, the Apple iPod and iPhone both list China as the
"country of origin". Fine, except most of these products are only
assembled in China and the components mostly made elsewhere. And what
about the great Apple software, designed and coded in the US...doesn't
"intellectual property" count? The point is, the FTC needs to take
another look at how "made in" is defined.
Consumer goods are produced all over the world. American businesses
have always had to compete for market share with other businesses both
international. Since we have a small portion of the world's
and we manufacturer almost 20% of the worlds goods, It
means that lots of goods are being produced
in places other than the USA.
In some ways that's not a bad thing.
It means that 95% of the potential
customers for goods we produce are in other countries. Other places
will be better at producing certain types of goods than we are. These
may even be things we use to be good at making. It means that the types
consumer goods we produce will have to change over time.
We will have
to pick our spots.
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All of the companies listed on this site have been researched to
determine if their products are made in the USA. To the best of our
knowledge this is true. Please let us know. 7/17/11