logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Bruceox1962, Kelly Z, Arca Decks, arrowproject, Ashley Jessica
56565 Registered Users
Forum Stats
56565 Members
417 Forums
111444 Topics
786007 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Beetlemess 229
Nancy Roussy 172
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 137
loongdragon 133
Rosie 66 127
James Andrew 99
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 88
Jilly 56
Susan - Meditation Editor 54
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 53
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#828215 - 07/02/13 03:21 PM Made in the USA Investing
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
My weekly circular from Walmart states that Walmart plans to spend more money buying products Made in the USA. In this circular, they showed six products that are made in the United States. That got my investing wheels turning.

Suppose you want to own a portfolio of stocks of companies that manufacture in the U.S.
Perhaps to help keep jobs available to U.S. citizens or as a sign of patriotism. So I thought the circular would be a good place to start. The products included Dawn dish detergent, Brawny paper towels, Backyard Grill lighter fluid, Kingsford charcoal, a Coleman cooler, and a Nuk patriotic cup.

The next step is to determine who the manufacturer of the products are and if they are publicly traded companies with stock to invest in. I'll continue this post the next day. In the interim, why don't you join me? Google the products and find out who makes them.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Made in the USA Investing Add Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828306 - 07/03/13 02:43 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
Okay. So I did a Google search of each of the products to see who are the manufacturers and if they are publicly traded. Some were easy to find and others required more extensive searching.

1. Brawny - Brawny is made by Georgia Pacific. Georgia Pacific used to be a publicly traded company but they were bought out by Koch Industries. Koch Industries have remained privately held. So Brawny has no stock to invest in.

2. Nuk - I could not find this in my Google search. I tried finding the cups at Walmart today and was unable to locate them. I wanted to find the manufacturer on the cup. So I'll try some more research, but for now Nuk is out for a stock investing idea.

3. Dawn - Okay, jackpot. Dawn is owned by Proctor and Gamble. Their website is pg.com. They have lots of company info and a plan where you can invest directly through the company.

4. Backyard Grill - Again, I had a lot of difficulty with this product. It may be owned by HOC Industries, but I'm not sure. If it is HOC, then it is out because the company is privately owned. More research is required to be sure.

5. Kingsford Charcoal - Good news. Kingsford is owned by The Clorox Company. Their website is thecloroxcompany.com. This is a good option for a stock investment.

6. Coleman - Coleman is owned by the Jarden Corporation. The website is jarden.com. Another good option.

So the results look like we have three options: Proctor & Gamble, The Clorox Company, and Jarden Corporation.

How did you do with your research?
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828557 - 07/05/13 02:55 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
Let me stop here a minute and explain in a little more detail how I did this research. My first step was to Google the name of the product along with words such as "manufacturer" or "maker" or "company" or "who makes".

This often presented me with a list of websites that answered the question in the short info that comes with the Google listing. Dawn is a good example of this. Oddly enough, Wikipedia often had the answer on their site along with a history of the company.

Other times, I had to try different combos of words like "company investor" to get the info. Backyard Grill was a real problem. There are lots of Backyard Grill companies or references for people wanting to grill. In fact, I didn't find the Backyard Grill I was searching for. I perused several of these reference sites but to no luck.

Once I found the company that made the product, I googled the company's name and "website" or "company stock" or "company investor". This usually returned a listing that included the main company website. Many times, it came up with a link to the section of the company website devoted to investing in the company's stock.

So that is it. It is a fairly simple search although it can be time-consuming. And sometimes frustrating. But this is a good method to use to find out who makes a product and if that company is publicly traded.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828699 - 07/07/13 08:10 AM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
I discovered that Lazyboy states that they are Made in the USA. I'll have to do some research to check this out.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828706 - 07/07/13 11:30 AM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Burt B. Offline
Chipmunk

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 1850
Hi Sandra,

Have you tried:

http:
//www.dartcontainer.com/

I used to work for the $5M Auditorium they donated to the local community college smile

-- Burt B. smile
_________________________
two cat you na versity

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828737 - 07/07/13 05:31 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
Thanks Burt. I'll check it out.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#828974 - 07/09/13 02:12 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
I checked out La-Z-Boy and Burt's suggestion of Dart Container. Unfortunately, Dart Container is a privately held company. This is disappointing because the company looked to be promising. According to their website, they manufactured their own raw materials for their products. Dart makes foam cups, etc.

La-Z-Boy is publicly traded and they do make their furniture in the USA. So I'll add them to the list of possible companies to invest in.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#829003 - 07/09/13 07:16 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Burt B. Offline
Chipmunk

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 1850
I haven't seen any investor link, so this may be private also:

http:
//www.sauder.com/

-- Burt B.
_________________________
two cat you na versity

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#829090 - 07/10/13 11:38 AM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
Burt - Thanks for the suggestion. Another great Made in the USA company.

I checked but Sauder is still privately held.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
#829505 - 07/13/13 03:39 PM Re: Made in the USA Investing [Re: Sandra - Investing]
Sandra - Investing Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 1456
Isn't it odd how you can miss something right in front of you? I had to get a new washer recently. Yesterday, I finally noticed that it had a label stating it was made in the USA. It's a Maytag.

Maytag is owned by Whirlpool. Whirlpool is a publicly-traded company.
_________________________
Sandra Baublitz, Investing Editor
Investing Website
Investing Forum

Here's the link to my ebook:
Investing $10K in 2013

Please consider signing up for the Investing Newsletter.

Top

Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Twitter Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Facebook Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to MySpace Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Made in the USA Investing Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Stumbleupon Add Re: Made in the USA Investing to Reddit
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >


Moderator:  Sandra - Investing 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Rebuilding Your Social Life
by Pam - Senior Issues
Senior Issues
4 minutes 43 seconds ago
Seniors should get to know their bankers
by Pam - Senior Issues
Senior Issues
12 minutes 41 seconds ago
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Exercise
21 minutes 7 seconds ago
Please don't throw useful things away!
by Jilly
Frugal Living
Today at 03:00 PM
Get rid of the diet mentality to lose weight!
by Patricia-Weight Loss
Weight Loss
Today at 02:57 PM
Dumpster Diving
by Jilly
Frugal Living
Today at 02:47 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 02:02 PM
2014 Eating Log
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 02:00 PM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 01:57 PM
Transforming Arms into Tools
by African Dawn
African Culture
Today at 01:43 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
3 registered (Izeigo, Mona - Astronomy, Pam - Senior Issues), 127 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.