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Dog food made in america

Purina dog food is one of the local factories of Denver Colorado. They actually make the dog food here in America. While there are other dog food factories in other locations in America as well as outside of the United States you can still find some dog food made in America. The factory in Denver Colorado has been producing dog food made in America for over thirty years. Dog food is very important to any pet owner. A pet owner wants to make sure they are providing the best food possible. Just because dog food made in America is available doesn’t mean it is the best for your dog.

I don’t mean that you don’t want to stick with dog food made in America, but look at the label for the ingredients. You want to make sure you are feeding your dog the proper nutrition and keeping their health in mind. You can find dog food made in America from raw meats and other ingredients, sold on the Internet, but is it really safe? The only way to really know what is safe is having the food and drug administration checking the products distributed.

Recently we have had issues with manufacturers of dog food made in America. Labels may be misleading consumers or you will find that the products used in the dog food manufacturing process were actually imported. This summer we experienced a dog food recall because of Chinese food products being imported. It was also discovered the label, though it read dog food made in America, was actually untruthful. American factories who have gone overseas to build factories are still labeling products made in America. This is actually not the case.

Dog food made in America needs to be screened and researched. Even though a local factory such as the one in Denver Colorado is making the dog food you still have to be a little wary of where the products are coming from that they use in the process. You should check their history, the products label, and do a little research about what dog food you are feeding your pet. You should realize that these cases are rare, in that the products are labeled made in America when they are not. Being aware of the issues makes it easier to find the correct products. Studying the practices of manufacturers no matter who they are is very important.

Lawrence

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October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | 1 Comment

Cars made in america

Yes, we do still have cars made in America. However, you will find these factories are dwindling with the lack of demand. It has long been a joke that Ford actually means found on road dead. Of course this is not true. You will find many of the Ford cars made previously have been manufactured with endurance in mind and do survive. Today we are finding more and more demand for foreign cars in the market. This means that factories such as Ford and other cars made in America are suffering.

Ford and GMC have recently cut the jobs in their factories causing problems among the economy in America. Even with the demand for the cars made in America they are finding production costs are high. You will also learn that most cars made in America have imported parts. A car is not truly completely American. It is actually the company making the profit that is American. When deciding in cars made in America are actually made in America you have to look at two things. Do you believe made in America is the headquarters of the company and those making the profit? Or do you believe that it is the actual parts of the cars that make them made in America.

Chrysler is one of the cars made in America when you consider a lot of the work is being done in Mexican factories. The parts and the cars are being manufactured just across the USA border, still keeping the process in some part of America. You also have to realize that most cars are not going to be 100% made in America, but they do still supply jobs to Americans. We may not see as many jobs for Americans as in the past with these cars made in America, but we are still trying to take care of our own people who need jobs.

The parts that make up a car are many. You will find that a speedometer or even the brakes have several pieces to the whole. This means that the majority of parts may be made in America, but there are still going to be parts that are created outside the country. Cars made in America are not fully American any more, which may be a cause for some concern with some of Americans. On the other hand production costs have lowered making the cost of some vehicles a little less.

Lawrence

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Made in america website

Are you curious to know what is still made in America? Maybe you have a school report on American companies, but you don’t know what to choose. If you are interested in finding out what companies are still manufacturing all their products in America you can simply find a made in America website. Many individuals are proud of the fact that they sell just made in America items. You will have no trouble heading to any website for made in America products just by doing a Google search.

On my first search looking for made in America websites I found http://www.ftc.gov and http://www.cpsc.gov. Both of these websites are linked to the government allowing you to understand the regulations for made in America products and what products are still available. While they are most helpful with the regulations, you can also find other websites or search engines to help with the manufacturers in America.

One of the top search engines is the madeinusa.org website. This website tells consumers what companies are still manufacturing in the USA. They will also tell you which products are mostly manufactured in the USA. If you don’t already know this many companies outsource their manufacturing to other countries and keep the assembly factories in America. Take car companies for an example, you will find that most car companies are buying parts around the world to complete the assembly of their cars. Cars take several parts and not all companies have stayed in America for those parts. This means companies that still want to make products in America have to find the parts elsewhere or start manufacturing them at the company.

To be labeled made in America a company has to have at least 90% of the parts manufactured in America. You will find that the website http://www.madeinusa.org or even http://www.ringsurf.com will help you find the products still made in America. These made in America websites are designed to help you when you are searching for specific products or even information for a school report. You can even Google the product you are interested in and find out if it is made in America. Other made in America websites just list the businesses for the products and tell you whether most or all is made in America. They will even give you a percentage of what is being made in America. The made in America website you find can help you to find the products you are searching for.

Lawrence

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Hand tools made in america

Hand tools made in America can be very important to those who are very patriotic. Most often we are just looking for equipment and tools that will do the job, however there are some individuals who want the companies they have used for years to remain the same, and stay in the USA. If you are looking for hand tools made in America you will want to look for Armstrong, Meetinghouse, or Milwaukee tool manufacturers.

Hand tools are important for any construction job. We don’t want the tools to break down after one use. This is why we typically stick with the traditions we have had in the past. You will find that most contractors have their favorite hand tool manufacturers and while they may purchase a tool made by someone else, they do tend to stay with their favorite companies for most purchases. Some will even regret the purchases based on the performance of the tools.

Hand tools can include most everything from ratchets, hammers, power tools, saws, alls, and many other tools. If you are looking for hand tools made in America by a reputable company you will be happy to know Milwaukee has been in business for more than eighty years. They are still manufacturing tools here in the USA. You may find that some parts are imported, but for the most part all aspects of the hand tools are also made in America. Milwaukee has one of the best reputations for having great prices and quality products. If you are looking for hand tools made in America you probably want to check them out. They also have distribution centers in Germany, although the products are made in America.

You will find that the Meetinghouse Company also manufacturers and hand makes their hand tools. They have also been in business for four generations using the feedback of consumers to keep making the best quality hand tools they can provide. They don’t compromise on the cost of material to make a more cost effective piece of equipment. Instead they are only going to use the best items to create the tools that are available. You will find that Armstrong also makes hand tools in America. They are usually a company that creates ratchets and other similar tools. You will still find that all manufacturing processes are done in America. While it can seem difficult to find hand tools made in America, it is still possible.

Lawrence

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | 3 Comments

Bed made in america

Are you looking for a new bed? We all have to give up the old mattress and frame once in a while depending on the style of bed we’ve had before. As children grow older they tend to expand the size of their bed and want to have something different than the child bed you originally bought for them. You may even want an exclusive bed made in America, but how will you really find that? Most of the mattresses are not going to be made in America. In fact I found it difficult to find whether Serta is actually an American based company or just someone who sells one of the leading mattress brands in America. When searching for a bed made in America you will need to check the labels. A mattress is just part of a bed.

When I think of a bed made in America I actually think of the many different frames you can have for a bed. There are furniture outlet stores that sell beds made in America. These frames are often fashioned together by the Amish community offering handcrafted and original work. You will find the pricing for this type of bed made in America is a little higher than an imported bed, but you are getting a product that was handcrafted. These products are not made by machines, but by old fashioned tools, and care.

You can also find a bed made in America from Murphy beds. They have a website linking directly to their factory in America. You will be able to order any style of bed frame and mattress you want. They have been open for more than twenty years producing beds made in America. Most of these beds are going to be the wall fold out beds, but they also sell other types of frames.

You will find a bed made in America can be found online or in most stores. While you are still going to be looking at some products made in other countries such as China, you can just look at the labels to find what you want. Antique stores are also going to have a bed made in America, or at least the frame. A bed made in America can be created with iron, brass, wood, and other metal products. The last place I would recommend for finding a bed made in America is the World Market. They have products from around the world as well as America that have been handcrafted.

Lawrence

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Made exclusively in america

Are you curious to know what made exclusively in America actually means? Often times we are not sure what is actually made in America and what has been created in American factories in other countries. America has been exporting their work and factories for several years now, on the premise that we are helping other economies and creating a global economy. There is still much debate on these subjects, but for now we are more interested in what is made exclusively in America. Simply doing a search on the Internet will net you several sites that offer made in America products. In other words these individuals have sought out manufacturers who only produce products made exclusively in America. They then sell them online to the consumers who are looking for those products.

In most retail stores you will find that individuals are buying stuff from other countries, such as Mexico, China, and Indonesia. Consumers also seek items made in Britain or France depending on what the products are. Since we are always interested in a good bargain or finding something made of quality it is no wonder that many individuals are seeking products made from all over the world and not just America.

There is of course a downside to those looking for made exclusively in America products. It can make finding them a little harder. When we say “made exclusively in America” we are talking about from the very first step to the last step of production. The factory is located in America, with American citizens working at the factories, and the profits remain in America. Let’s look at jeans. Jeans require cotton, so those made exclusively in America are going to be using American grown cotton that was spun in an American factory and shipped to the jean factory. These manufacturers are not going to import the major material for the production. They are also going to use rivets and zippers manufactured by American factories.

This is going to be the same for any example of made exclusively in America. These products are going to be close to 100% made in America. The other side to the made exclusively in America is that the products are not available by any other manufacturer or country. In other word the products produced can only be found in America, made by America. America has a few products that are exclusive to production in the USA, although not many, other countries do seek these products.
Lawrence

October 26, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment