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Forum topic by Huw posted 07-22-2015 03:18 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Huw

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07-22-2015 03:18 PM

I’m a first time poster but a friend of mine is a frequent poster and said lot of people here would be interested in the project I am working on.

I think the demise of manufacturing / outsourcing of manufacturing has lead to significant reduction in quality of products as well as longevity.

Wondering what other people think about this?

-- Manufacturing in North America survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zp3PVnmbcyrxK98NL7alJywKrrMPdlMv8nFk-tVGFEU/viewform?usp=send_form


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#1 posted 07-22-2015 03:35 PM

Use caution people, this may be a phishing scam to get you to open a malicious app.

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#2 posted 07-22-2015 03:51 PM

I’m a real person just looking to get peoples opinions.

There are no apps involved, and the link in my signature is to an actual google docs website…


Use caution people, this may be a phishing scam to get you to open a malicious app.

- nkawtg


-- Manufacturing in North America survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zp3PVnmbcyrxK98NL7alJywKrrMPdlMv8nFk-tVGFEU/viewform?usp=send_form

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#3 posted 07-22-2015 04:22 PM

Is it a big document? Couldn’t you copy and paste the text?

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#4 posted 07-22-2015 04:31 PM

Its a survey, I’ll can post the questions if it helps.

I think it’s important to bring back manufacturing but it’s pointless if I’m the only one. Looking for other peoples opinion and the survey is a convenient way to compile those responses.

Do you wish there were more products manufactured in North America?
What most interests you about buying North American?
Which North American countries have you bought from intentionally?
What kinds of products would you like made in North America?
Have you paid more money for North American made in the past?
Why did you pay more for the North American made product?
How have you tried to find North American made previously?
Can we contact you to discuss your preferences?
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about buying North American made?

-- Manufacturing in North America survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zp3PVnmbcyrxK98NL7alJywKrrMPdlMv8nFk-tVGFEU/viewform?usp=send_form

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nkawtg

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 04:52 PM

Thanks Huw, I think most of us are concerned about America’s loss of manufacturing and manufacturing jobs.
Without major reforms to our corporate tax code and trade agreements, I don’t know how it will ever come back.

Do you wish there were more products manufactured in North America? YES
What most interests you about buying North American? Jobs
Which North American countries have you bought from intentionally? US
What kinds of products would you like made in North America? Anything
Have you paid more money for North American made in the past? Yes
Why did you pay more for the North American made product? Jobs

As manufacturing in this country moves overseas, the quality of products made here has declined. Quality standards are lowered to compete with overseas products. It’s a policy that cannot stand. As quality declines, sales also decline. Eventually they close.

It took generations for this to happen, it’ll take generations to fix it.

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#6 posted 07-22-2015 08:22 PM

Thanks for responding.

It seems every day another product is being sent off shore. Even seemingly American companies are making most of the products on the other side of the world.

Do you find it hard to find American made when you want to buy American made?

-- Manufacturing in North America survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zp3PVnmbcyrxK98NL7alJywKrrMPdlMv8nFk-tVGFEU/viewform?usp=send_form

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 01:56 AM

Now if only the opinions and desires of Americans longing for the jobs of yesterday mattered to the government that helped allow the conglomerates to close shop here and move overseas. Anyone remember the wacko/prophet that asked the question, “Do you hear that giant sucking sound?”

Anyone ever heard of and or read anything from Alvin Toffler?

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#8 posted 07-26-2015 05:58 PM

Making products in the U.S.A. and competing with overseas businesses, involves many different hands-on steps. Besides manufacturing, there is also supply of raw materials from mining to processing to transportation. The finished product then has to be shipped to a distributor and on to the retailer’s shelves. Many steps are involved in the chain that results in the cost to the consumer. If certain steps can be removed from the chain, it becomes difficult for competitors to compete; direct to the consumer is one way of reducing costs. We would all like to buy everything made in America, but are unwilling to pay the price. Trade deals kill the U.S. economy. They help the overseas manufacturers economy, but at the same time ruins ours. Trade deals were promoted with the promise of creating jobs at home, but at the expense of opening the flood gates to low priced foreign goods. This further eroded our economy, resulting in job loss. I don’t know what the answer is. Actually I do, but our government in it’s infinite wisdom will not permit it. I speak of isolationism; providing for our own and not for the rest of the world.

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#9 posted 07-26-2015 08:19 PM

Isolationism would never work in today’s global economy. Do you desire to be like N Korea?

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