Made in the USA: It’s a phrase Americans have always uttered with pride.
When it appears on a product, this mark indicates that most or all of the merchandise was American-made, but for many consumers, it means much more. The “Made in the USA” stamp symbolizes the hard work, tenacity and ingenuity of someone they know who works in a plant.
From TV commercials to political campaigns, the expression is used to evoke pride not just in our country, but in the American workforce as a whole— our ideas, our inventions and, most of all, our work ethic.
The irony? Though plenty of products are still made in the U.S., fewer people work in factories. Manufacturing accounts for a much lower percentage of jobs today than it did in 1972 when it was the nation’s largest industry sector. READ THE FULL ARTICLE…