Let's talk a little bit about Maytag real quick... We're all familiar with the Maytag brand, but I, for one, didn't know that some of their products are at least partially made in the USA. Good for them.
I was a bit un-impressed with their website and the lack of "Made in USA" pride, so I sent the the following to their "contact us" page:
I received some information regarding some of your products... The news I received was excellent, but after visiting your website, I was a little troubled by your lack of confirmation.
A friend of mine recently purchased some of your products and was pleased to see that they were manufactured in the USA.
Great, but after visiting your website, I didn't see any pride indicating your ability to remain patriotic to the USA.
Would you consider adding a link so that a number of American patriots can easily find the products that support their neighbors and omit the "other stuff?"
Thank you for your time.
Could I encourage you to send them a message to do the same. I sent a similar e-mail to Port-a-Cool evaporative coolers and received a positive response within hours.
I've said it over and over in the book... Companies won't change until they know that YOU want them to change.
Now, for your knowledge... Here's the products that were mentioned to me via Facebook:
Maytag MFF2558VEM Refrigerator - Unfortunately, this model is being discontinued...
Maytag MDB8959SBS Dishwasher - Unfortunately, this model is being discontinued as well...
Maytag CWG3100AAS Wall Oven - You can still find this one.
As a bonus, I did a quick "Made in USA" search on the Maytag site and here is what I found
In the mid-1950s Forest City, Iowa, was looking at a bleak future. The farm economy was down and young people were leaving this rural area. Forward-looking members of the community set about bringing industry to town.
Now why would people want industry in their town... Simple question, simple answer, right... By putting Americans to work, they can save their town. The same applies to your country. By putting Americans to work, we can save our nation. This is where you come in...
PUT AMERICANS TO WORK BY BUYING AMERICAN PRODUCTS.
The picture shows a Winnebago U27RBDS (2014 model).
This was also sent to me by a wonderful friend with pride in the American-made products they supported. This Winnebago was manufactured in Indiana, USA. Inside the trailer were more pleasant surprises... From my friend, "The Domestic refrigerator inside the trailer was also manufactured in the USA - Model DM2652LBFX. The USA Flag sticker is inside the refrigerator, and there is also a sticker with the model number and other information that notes this model was manufactured in the USA."
Think of all the American-workers that have jobs because of this great company. To Winnebago and Maytag, please continue to support America by manufacturing American-made products. I, and many others, support you. Even if I can't afford to buy a Winnebago, I will stand by you providing all the free advertising I can!
From my understanding, Mr. Howard of Howard Naturals wanted to partner up with WalMart. Unfortunately, WalMart was only interested in the Howard products if they could go out of the USA to produce the Howard Natural products. Mr. Howard said, "NO," and the many products are still produced right here the good 'ol USA!
(I've sent an e-mail to verify this story... I will update if there are any "un-truths")