10 Iconic Products Still Made In America
As the American media outlet that suggested just such a thing this year, we feel inclined to tell you that it's not exactly true.
No, Converse Chuck Taylors, Levi's Jeans, American Girl dolls and even Craftsman tools aren't strictly "Made In The U.S.A." anymore, despite 61% of Americans telling AdWeek and Harris they'd pay more for American-made products. Yes, the University of Michigan says American manufacturers make only 75% of the items America consumes and may make less if manufacturing continues to be neglected. That doesn't mean there aren't still great items being produced on our shores each day under brand names Americans have loved for generations.
In fact, the U.S. is even encroaching on the turf of some of its biggest rivals. We took a look around the market and found 10 items that are still proudly Made in the U.S.A.:
Louisville Slugger bats
So what if the Rawlings balls being thrown by major league pitchers are now made in Costa Rica? The lumber crushing them the bleachers, parking lots and the Arizona Diamondbacks' outfield swimming pool is still pure Kentucky.
The company supplies bats to 60% of the majors, hands out the Silver Slugger award to the best offensive players in the American and National leagues and has its own museum in Louisville.