29 August 2009

Made in USA

Made in USA

Here's a message I got from my friend C. today. I agree completely! I haven't checked out all of these personally (In particular, I have to see if Hershey is importing chocolate, since I know the town still smells like they are making chocolate there) but the sentiment is right on!

Help out your neighbors, keep jobs in America. Whenever you can, buy "Made in the USA".

(quoted message follows:)

One Light Bulb at a time - Very good Idea

Check this out. Someone was in Lowes the other day and looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day she was in Ace Hardware and, just for the heck of it, she checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA .. Start looking! In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job.. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her! My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest.

You have to read the labels on everything. This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value.." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio . So onto another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets.....yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like20the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

Throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA -the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago.......) Let's get with the program.... help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.I'll accept the challenge and also challenge you all to stop using the "self service check out at the supermarket and Wal-Mart. That's somebody's job you're doing away with!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your service to our country.

    Yes, Hershey moved production to Mexico. Hershey kisses may still be produced here though, I'm uncertain.

    Nabisco also moved much production to Mexico. It's necessary to check each package now in the supermarket. Store brands usually provide a savings while still being domestically produced. I've tried many and I'm very satisfied.

    It's very true that shifting a few dollars to domestic goods can make a big difference. Not everyone has to buy Made in USA products or spend every dollar on such goods, just shift a percentage away from imports, and you can make a difference. Many people are shopping wisely these days and supporting US manufacturing. Our spending is multiplied many times over...

    Some companies are moving production back to the states, partly because of increased demand for US made products. Consumer dollars are having an impact in the marketplace.

    See if our site can help with your shopping, http://www.findusmade.com/



Hi, Thank you for your interest in my blog. I welcome all comments, but please keep it safe for all viewers.