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American Made Goods
From time to time, American consumers have spent substantial amounts of money on foreign goods and felt they were better made and longer lasting than American products. On the other hand, some Americans have decided at times to protest foreign goods and services they feel weaken the American workforce and economy.
In several decades of the 20th century, American consumers often sported bumper stickers and T-shirts with Buy American emblazoned on them. Some of these folks were extremely upset about Japanese cars sold in this country, including Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, German vehicles, and others. In the 2010s, the nation underwent a new current of Made In America sympathy.
Ohio Is Onshoring
In the State of Ohio, businesses are following the example of the Dresden operation of Longaberger Basket company. Dealing in pottery and other items alongside baskets, the company had outsourced pottery and ceramic gift items to overseas Asian countries like China. However, in 2013, Longaberger brought those jobs back to Ohio and in 2015, all of their gifts are Made in America and Made in Ohio.
Automobile parts are another manufactured item that is bringing jobs back to Ohio. This is resulting in an increase in related jobs that include sales of auto parts. The increase in revenues has been ongoing since 2011 and I have been helping job candidates prepare resumes for these jobs at an increased rate.
What Is Onshoring?
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Domestic or Imported Goods?
While US consumers purchase a mix of goods produced elsewhere and in America, many prefer domestic goods when considering certain items, and some will purchase only American made products.
American products can be discovered online and this Hub will present an overview with a link to FTC definitions of "Made in America" and a directory of several places in which to find such products.
Many of these items can also be purchased online.
The United States produces a large amount of food grapes and wine grapes from cost to coast, including in California and around Lake Erie.
American Produced Gasoline
- Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
- Energy Information Administration
Costs of a gallon of gasoline explained by the US DOE, including domestic vs. foreign oils. Charts and graphs are very clear.
- Where to Find Bakken Oil Jobs in the New Town Oil Boom
Oil was discovered in the Bakken Oil Field in 1951, but an American Oil Boom and its increasing jobs hit here at New Town area in 2009 and kept growing. New Town, North Dakota projects 500 new oil wells by 2015.
John Ratzenberger's Made In America
American Manufacturing Highlights
- TV's "Made in America" with John Ratzenberger
Archives ad stories, plus video. John is also collecting funds through crowdsourcing to bring back his TV show that features American manufacturing companies.
Made in America - Official Standards
Complying with the "Made In the USA" Standard - This page is from the Federal Trade Commission and makes an interesting read explaining exactly what the rules are for calling a product "Made in America."
Some American Made products are not 100% produced in America, while other items are simply made elsewhere in pieces and assembled in the USA.
General Resources for "Made in America" Products and Services
- Toys Made In America
- USA Made Products & Services - large directory arranged by alphabetical search.
- U.S. Made Toys
- U.S. Stuff Home - Made in USA, Assembled in USA, other - not a highly professional looking site, but with some good information.
Amish And Agriculture
OTHER - Foodstuffs, Wool, Leather Goods, and more
High Quality, Amish Quilts
- Best Handcrafted Amish Quilts and Other Products for Holidays
The Made In America movement has revived to bring more jobs back to America and a positive result has been increased attention to our growing Amish communities. These groups produce high quality items of many types in several US States and you can fi
540ci Blown Pro Magnum BBC Dyno Pull - American Made
American Maid - Beyond the Call of Duty
American Maid Cleaning Service at websites like www.myamericanmaid.com/ and www.american-maid.net/ rose coast to coast in different versions and different name variations around the USA. The name was catchy and people liked it.Many large cities have their own version of American Maid or Maid In America.
Today, the company is still a respected cleaning service that also sells gift certificates and runs monthly special deals in cleaning services. Their cleaners offer extra services with their usual room-by-room cleaning and these include doing laundry, washing rugs, doing the dishes, and a few other requests. Other cleaning services in my large city won't do those things. However, some of the larger American Maid branches even offer handyman services.
The American Maid in Olympia Washington also handles cleaning for motor homes. The one in Moncks Corner, South Carolina also gladly washes windows. Check your own city for additional services like these.
This has all happened after the cartoon character AMERICAN MAID appeared in 1994 on the Disney cartoon show The Tick.
Bladwin Pianos - American Made
Don't Forget Native American Goods
Native American Products
Thousands of Native American Nations, bands, pueblos, communities, and other indigenous groupings have produced American Made goods from all natural products found in North America for millennia.
These goods have long been available at roadside stands near reservations, in museum gift shops, in resort hotels, and in local tourist shops. However, the Internet has produced a new avenue of commerce and many items are sold online.
Mde In America By Native North Americans
- Blackfeet Indian Writing Company, Inc. - since 1971
- P.O. Box 729; Browning, Montana 59417 USA
Other Native American Products:
- A Gallery of Nations - Native American jewelry, accessories, pottery
- Native American Art Sales
- Big East Native Drums
- Blackfeet Native American Beadwork
- "Cherokee Baskets by Peggy Brennan", Native North American - 13821 North Everest Ave.; Edmond, OK 73013. Phone 405-478-7835.
- Diane's Native American Quilts
- Dream Catchers of the seventh fire - Authentic, all are handcrafted by Native American artisans. Dream catchers and their stories were popularized in the 1970s, but not all manufacturers and craftspeople who make them are Indigenous Peoples. This company is one that is authentic.
- Native Timber Log Furniture
- Navajo Silversmith
- Preferred Edge Carving Knives And Supplies
- The Pacific Northwest Shop Native American Products
- Turtle Island Publishing
The American Indian Trading Company
This company is owned and operated by Native American Nations in Calistoga, California in its main downtown business district. The address is:
1407 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
The American Indian Trading Company organization uses the talents of artisans and artists locally from around the Greater San Francisco Area and from across the country as well. One of their specialties is the T-shirt pictured below.
Applications for seasonal employment are taken on the site as well.
© 2008 Patty Inglish
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