Are any good products still made in America?
Conventional wisdom says U.S. companies have shuttered their factories and moved manufacturing abroad for cheap labor. During the recession, 2 million manufacturing jobs vanished. Here’s the story you don’t hear: The United States is still the world’s largest manufacturing economy, producing $1.6 trillion of goods each year, or 21 percent of global production. That’s nearly as much as Japan (13 percent) and China (12 percent) combined.
In addition to U.S.-based industrial giants such as Boeing, Intel and United Technologies, which build some products here, thousands of smaller companies are churning out best-in-class products around the country. In honor of the Fourth of July, we’re celebrating 10 American companies that still make signature consumer products with American ingenuity — and leaving foreign-made competitors in the dust.
To read the full, original article click on this link: Made in USA: 10 Great Products Still Made Here (Slide 1 of 10) - CBS MoneyWatch.com
Author: Bob Trebilcock