I’ve been quite surprised at how diluted the term “American Made” has become. I’m talking cars with my brother and we are both noticing that many foreign companies manufacture cars in the US, while many American companies manufacture everywhere but the USA. Case in point: the Ford Fiesta? Made in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, etc. The Kia Forte? Made in Georgia. The Dodge Journey is imported from Mexico; most Hondas come from a factory in the US. One report says that 40% of cars built in North America are built by foreign companies.
I’m writing this from Metro Detroit, where UAW buildings have signs that say foreign cars will be towed. I have family members that work for American car companies – or, at least used to be. All that to say that I grew up in a union town with an allegiance that runs as deep as my DNA.
I’d like to buy American. I just don’t know exactly how.
The world is flat.