Past USA Icons - No longer made in the USA
It seems that as we grow and watch the world change, it is exactly that,
which happens. For years as a child, it was branded into my mind to
buy USA products if possible, and many of the things I came to love were in
fact made in America. My baseball glove was made in the USA, my tennis
shoes were made in the USA (until I started having to have Nike). My
jeans and toys were made in the USA as well.
Many efforts to contact companies regarding their policies on keeping
products made in the USA come up fruitless. It seems that many
companies that are major names in the USA, don't want to promote the fact
that their products are in fact made overseas, and not by American citizens.
September 11, 2001, the United States of America took a
hard blow, and has changed everyone's outlook on life. The financial
crisis of 2008 thru 2010 continues to burden US Citizens.
is born on September 11, 2010 to promote companies and products Made in the USA,
employing US taxpaying citizens, keeping American money in the USA.
Radio Flyer Red Wagons - Production
moved to China in 2004.
EtchaSketch - Production moved to
Levis Straus Jeans - Moved to Haiti
and Asia 2003
Barbie Doll - Fisher Price moved
from US production
Cannondale Bicycles - Production
moved to China in 2008, Schwinn and Roadmaster parts also moved to China in 2008
Adidas Pro Uniforms - Moved to
Thailand in 2009
Brachs Candy - Moved to Mexico in
Converse Tennis Shoes - Sold to
Nike, then moved in 2003 from the US
IBM Pc's - Lenova purchased and
moved to China in 2004
Stanley Tools were fined in 2006 for not meeting "Made
in the USA" criteria
Rawlings Baseballs are made in
Costa Rica since 1990, however they do use USA hides, cores and yarn.
Stratocaster Guitars are made in
Enseneda, Mexico, however you can buy the same guitar in a USA Made version for