Things no longer made in America – Made in America had a real ring to it when I was a kid growing up in USA. All American was a celebrated thing for many proud brands but things have changed in the chase for profit and survival in the globalized world.
Things no longer made in America
So what iconic brands are no longer Made in the USA? The Daily Beast published a few and here is the list below:
Etch-A-Sketch – The popular toy stopped USA production in 2000 and is now made in China.
Radio Flyer Wagons – This icon moved to Chinese factories in 2004.
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Levis – Since 2003 the classic jeans company has been producing it’s jeans in Latin America, Haiti and Asia.
Stanley and Craftsman tools – Although some still sport Made in USA it seems much of them are made elsewhere and there have been some court issues related to the claims for both brands.
Rawlings baseballs – Since 1990 they have been being made in Costa Rica from imported American materials.
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Cannondale bicycles – Once known for hand-made USA frames they are now made in China since the 2006 buyout by Dorei.
NBA Uniforms – Adidas are cutting short a conract with American manufacturers and shipping uniform production out to Thailand.
Brach’s Candy – Since 2001 these sweet treats have come from Mexico.
Converse Chuck Taylors – When Nike purchased Converse in 2003 they moved production of possibly USA’s most hip sneaker overseas.
Fender Stratocaster – You can still get these USA made at a price but the standard models come from Ensenada, Mexico.
IBM PCs – Once pioneers in the PC market IBM sold it’s PC arm to Lenovo who now makes and sells the brand under that name from it’s Asian factories.
What other brands have packed up and left?
Info source: The Daily Beast.