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Five “American” Products That Aren’t as American as You Think

american flag1 Five American Products That Arent as American as You Think

As you might have heard, Yuengling is now the largest American-owned and operated brewery in the country . . . because Budweiser and MillerCoors are both owned by foreign companies.

But it doesn’t stop there.

#1.)  Rawlings Baseballs.  They’ve been the official ball of the major leagues since 1977, but they’ve never actually been made in the U.S.

Rawlings was founded in St. Louis in 1887, but moved their baseball manufacturing plant to Puerto Rico in 1969.

#2.)  Levi’s.  Their headquarters are still in San Francisco.  But the majority of their jeans are now made in Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, Turkmenistan, and the Philippines.

#3.)  ‘American Girl’ Dolls.  First they were made in Germany.  Then Mattel bought the line in 1998, and since then they’ve been made in China . . . which makes the $100 price tag even crazier.

#4.)  Craftsman Tools.  Saying they’re “made in America” is still technically right . . . because a lot of them ARE.  But Craftsman tools definitely aren’t as American as they USED to be.

Once upon a time, ALL Craftsman tools were made in America.  But now some of their hand tools . . . and all of their power tools . . . are made in China.

#5.)  The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.  They’re both made by General Motors, and some of them ARE made . . . or assembled . . . in the U.S.  But almost as many are made in Mexico.

Cars.com even took them both off its list of the top ten American-made vehicles.  At least 75% of the work has to be done here in order to qualify for the list.  And for Silverados and Sierras, the number is now around 60%.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Barry Marks says:

    What makes you think that Puerto Rico is not American.

    1. Maria Knight says:

      Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. As I understand it, the article was talking about things made in the United States, as in “the states.” – Tom and Maria

      1. Barry Marks says:

        They are still American citizens and can hardly be considered a foreigh country to which a manufactring facility has been moved.

        I think whoever wrote the article owes them an apology.

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