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Posted September 04, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Well its that time of year again when summer wanes and fall beckons, but this weekend is special in that we celebrate our working men and women on labor day. So while we celebrate take a moment to think who really makes this country great support one another and try to buy something made in the USA have a safe and happy holiday.
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:09 PM

http://madeinusachallenge.com/


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:15 PM

This site includes USA made tools.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:30 PM

I bought a Hundai Sonta..made Right here in my area..and my wife drives a Lexius SUV made in Huntsville Alabama...whats off was I looked at a ford that was made in Mexico the salesman said.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Screwed together from parts and made in, are not really the same things.
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Some things should say assembled in America not made in America.

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Screwed together from parts and made in, are not really the same things.

Acually Hundai is trying to build the whole car here..they are even starting their own line of tires and a foundy (they already stamp panels)over the next few years.
..and regardless..they have put sevral 1000s Americans to work in Alabama and Ga..along with Toyota and Benz..all the while Ford and GM are building abroad.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Well its that time of year again when summer wanes and fall beckons, but this weekend is special in that we celebrate our working men and women on labor day. So while we celebrate take a moment to think who really makes this country great support one another and try to buy something made in the USA have a safe and happy holiday.

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Well said brother, well said indeed . Our annual take pride in who we are day , will be marching in the Pittsburgh Labor Day parade, I'm both proud and sad, proud to see all our retired members , ones who taught me the trade, the pride they still have in our organization, sad to see how poorly attended by our younger members.

I remember learning in school about Samuel Gompers ,the AFL-CIO , the coal wars in Eastern PA, try to find any of that in today's history lessons.I also remember listening to my Grandpa who had a vested interest in the bloody coal wars in Harlan Kentucky as a coal miner and the hardships and bloodshed that was endured as the UMWA fought for better working conditions and standard of living.His stories are as fresh in my mind as they where the 40+ years ago he shared them with me. Lastly I remember him grumbling as George Meany frequently was invited and attended Nixon's White House cabinet meetings "What the Hell is he cozying up to that Republican for" ,ask any one now days who the president of the AFL-CIO I doubt you'll get a correct answer. In retrospect love him or despise him that particular president realized the importance of America's working men and women to the overall well being of the country, to bad that mind set has gone the way of living wage Middle-class working American jobs.Our hope , as in most things lies with our youth, it's our job not to just nurture, care and educate, but to educate about the struggle to maintain a middle class standard of living, the importance of paying attention and getting involved in movements that can make a DIFFERENCE! statistics show most will end up as middle-class wage earners, Yes Buy American, Buy Union the job you save may be your own.

Edited by WrenchinOnIt, September 05, 2015 - 05:57 AM.

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Acually Hundai is trying to build the whole car here..they are even starting their own line of tires and a foundy (they already stamp panels)over the next few years.
..and regardless..they have put sevral 1000s Americans to work in Alabama and Ga..along with Toyota and Benz..all the while Ford and GM are building abroad.


Wasn't meant to argue specifics, just that at times there's more domestic content in a Mexican assembled Ford than in an American assembled Honda. And domestic content is very misleading in its self, percentage of total parts is not as valuable as value thereof. If 93% of parts are "domestic", that could still be half or less of the value. Micro switches are cheaper than transmissions.
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:51 PM

The plants we have here are unreal..they even build their own assembly robots in house..been a real boost to the people of this area with avarage wages in the $28 range..thats good for the non union south..I must say they really take care of their employees too...Its odd for a Cotton mill area I must say.



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:54 PM

You can buy a house here for $75-150K..rent runs $4-500...so $28 an hr is good money.



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I think my Nissan truck was made Mississippi. My old ford truck was made in Mexico
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 09:48 PM

  Not trying to inject politics, but I liked Trumps idea. If an American car co. wants to build cars outside our borders, then put a steep tariff on those cars brought into the US.

                                                      Mike


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Here's two that didn't make the list.

 

Buck knives and Henry Repeating Arms.

 

I had to edit because I see Buck made Daniel's list.

 

I'm glad to see Estwing on there too.


Edited by daytime dave, September 04, 2015 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 09:38 AM

The last big money item I bouht was a Speed Queen washing machine. That thing is a tank and my wife loves it. I buy American whenever I can but it's not always easy to do. Also, I sooooo want a Henry Repeating rifle!






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