10 products America makes best

The oft-repeated story of the demise of US manufacturing overlooks an important point: The lowest price isn't the only factor motivating consumers.

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Jun 27, 2012 9:56PM
Jun 27, 2012 7:21PM
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I am pretty sure Victory Motorcycles, made by Polaris (an American Company) are doing very well.

Jun 28, 2012 9:58AM
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It is sad that we do not make the products that are more popular like, cell phones , flat screen TV's and computers. We would not have a 13% unemployment rate.
Jul 2, 2012 2:10PM
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I'm so sick of everything being made in China. Everything made in China breaks down and falls apart within the first few days or weeks of purchase. How many times we have to find lead, arsenic, or other harmful chemicals in things until people of the world rise up against China and say, enough is enough?!
Jun 28, 2012 12:10PM
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Yes and you notice how important all of these top quality products made by the US of A matter to the global economy and the creation of jobs.  Maybe we can all sit in our world class chairs, drinking our world class beer and play the blues on our world class guitars as the top billionares ride their world class motorcyles by our houses
Jul 2, 2012 11:08AM
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Isn't that amazing?! America should be proud to be tops in things like lighters for smokers, beer, over-priced refrigerators to put the beer in and weapons of mass destruction. I'm so proud I can hardly stand it!!

BTW, when are you morons monitoring this site going to start blocking those ridiculous singles ads?




Jul 2, 2012 2:31PM
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We can sit and complain until the cows come in, but when we start purchasing only American made products will things change.   I look at every product I purchase, food, techs, etc., and if it is not made in the USA I do not purchase it.  Go to the website "Made in the USA" and you can find numerous household items that are made in America.   Let companies know that you will no longer purchase their items unless they are made in the USA.  Eventually, it will hurt their profits/sales and help change their mindset that overseas is the only way to go.
Jul 2, 2012 2:28PM
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The wealthy have sold out America. They move their manufacturing base to other countries to pocket an extra margin of profit, they do not pass on the savings to the consumer but instead pocket it, and the end result is economic devastation.

 

They also buy our politicians in order to control our legislation, thus creating free trade (which allows them to import their ill-manufactured goods at almost no cost from places like Mexico, Canada, China, Pakistan, and other various countries).

 

Manufacturing needs to return to the USA, and free trade is only good if it benefits the USA. So far, it has not. It has caused much more harm than good.

 

We are losing our innovation edge. By teaching the Chinese how to manufacture high quality, they are not doing it better than we can do it. Here in America, we can no longer innovate because we don't make anything. The people who make and design the product are the ones who can innovate.

 

All we do is consume. We need to start producing again. We need to manufacture the things that the American people need, not just loud annoying toys like Harley Davidson motorcycles and lighters.

 

The American people need to wake up and see how the wealthy, the GOP, and others like Romney have sold out the American people.

Aug 1, 2012 10:07AM
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Hey yall forgot crooked politicans. We lead the world in that category!
Jun 28, 2012 12:31PM
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how about Fire Engines  and BBQ Grills

Jun 28, 2012 7:17AM
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what a stupid article.  Number one in making billionaires?  That is not manufacturing and it is an indicator of our decline toward third-world structure.  Zippo lighters? Give me a break.  Viking ranges?  catering to the winners in this winner-take-all society.
Jul 9, 2012 4:13PM
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Hey y'all forgot crooked politicans, I mean elected officals! My bad.
Jul 9, 2012 4:24PM
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Here is a better list, and these products are all made in my home state of Ohio, I'm sure there are other well known products made in many other states.

Dannon yogurt, Step2 toys, Smuckers jelly and jams, Duct tape, Sherwin Williams paint, Safeguard, Tide and Zest soap, Eukanuba pet food, Cub Cadet lawn mowers, Fram oil filters, Autolite spark plugs, Energizer batteries, American flags and NFL and college footballs.

Buy American!
Jul 2, 2012 2:53PM
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All the companies that sent their product lines overseas to be made should bring them back to the USA so our own people will have jobs and make quality products once again.  It may be cheaper to make overseas but you still have to ship materials and finished items back to the USA.  That costs money and fuel and just makes other countries wealthier.  It is time to bring home American companies manufacturing and sell to other countries so money is made in the USA and puts Americans back to work.   Think about it, Please.

Jul 2, 2012 1:32PM
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Think about the time when America DID make the best of everything available...

 

it was when Americans beleived in themselves and our country...very much unlike the USA bashing whiners that probably NEVER made anything with their own two hands.

 

Quality begins with pride in your work, not in your bottom line.

Jun 28, 2012 12:43AM
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So it's 40% foreign made? Wonder how the Harley faithful feels about this?

Jun 28, 2012 1:07PM
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Hardley Davidson!

  I live in Sioux Falls SD and every year we can't get around town because of the motorcycle trailers parked everywhere. You see all those Harleys at Sturgis every year and you think they were driven there. In all actuality, they were trailed there, the trailers parked all over in cities like Sioux Falls and they rode them the rest of the way to give the image they made the trip from Florida or Maine etc.

 

Harleys are all about image, not quality.  They Hardley make the grade.

Jul 2, 2012 12:43PM
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It would be nice if they listed Victory as the example for American made motorcycles. They use nearly 15% more US made parts than Harley. The also have a huge market on all sorts of us made toys from their parent company Polaris. Not that I am bashing Harley, it is just that Harley sells a greater share of foreign made clothing and accessories than they do motorcycles.
Jul 2, 2012 2:29PM
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Harley-Davidson is still a US named product and has improved in quality over the years. It is a product made in the USA. I will continue to support products made in the USA. I will continue to do my best to NOT buy products made in china or japan. I love my Harley, my friends love theirs and we will continue to buy and support an AMERICAN product.
Jun 28, 2012 5:19PM
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What a pathetic list.  We're supposed to be proud and/or impressed?  Sad state of affairs.
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