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At a party this past weekend, a bunch of us somehow started talking about the most "American" company... We were a few beers in, so the parameters were very gray at best... American based, overseas presence acceptable, but that's about it. Who do think kind of empitomizes the good ol USA of business.?

Companies discussed (again, a little hazy...), Ford/Chevy, Budweiser, Harley Davidson, Disney, Starbucks, Amazon... (I personally didn't like Starbucks & Amazon because they're too "new").

What do you think?

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You forgot WalMart. HUGE company, based in the US, sells cheap crap to sketchy overweight poorly dressed people. What is more American than that?
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Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have faithfully served this countries interests for many years. I would also add Colt to the list as well as GE, John Deer, Coca Cola, Pepsi, DuPont and JP Morgan Chase.
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Originally Posted by Strike1 View Post
At a party this past weekend, a bunch of us somehow started talking about the most "American" company... We were a few beers in, so the parameters were very gray at best... American based, overseas presence acceptable, but that's about it. Who do think kind of empitomizes the good ol USA of business.?

Companies discussed (again, a little hazy...), Ford/Chevy, Budweiser, Harley Davidson, Disney, Starbucks, Amazon... (I personally didn't like Starbucks & Amazon because they're too "new").

What do you think?
isn't Bud owned by InBev a Belgium company?

what's the old saying? Baseball, mom and apple pie? How about MLB?
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Ahh yes, Walmart came up. Funny, I don't remember Coca Cola even though one guy was drinking Jack & Coke! (Jack Daniels could be in the category "also mentioned").

Apple was also mentioned.
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Originally Posted by 2LBI View Post
isn't Bud owned by InBev a Belgium company?

what's the old saying? Baseball, mom and apple pie? How about MLB?
I brought up MLB, but we decided the NFL was more "American"... again, not sure why, other than to say this part came up later in the night.
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Originally Posted by dev View Post
You forgot WalMart. HUGE company, based in the US, sells cheap crap to sketchy overweight poorly dressed people. What is more American than that?
Feeds them too!
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Cat makes lots of shit in japan
Bud isn’t USA owned

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farmers. They make their goods from US soil, sell in US, also foreign, and take subsidies from US. A complete cycle.
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The National Flag Company in Cincinnati- making quality U.S. Flags for 150 years. Tough to top that one...
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Yuengling beer sounds funny but oldest American brewer
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McDonalds and KFC they are everywhere. Rumor has it there will be one on the moon soon.
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Sears, Western Auto, McDonalds, and of course Harley Davidson - all American icons.
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GE..?????? That's about THE biggest anti-American company you could have named! If the thread where about POS company's it could then be included. Count JP Morgan Chase in that arena as well. Another piece of crap company.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
GE..?????? That's about THE biggest anti-American company you could have named! If the thread where about POS company's it could then be included. Count JP Morgan Chase in that arena as well. Another piece of crap company.
Well, they are in a downfall right now but they are a huge defence contractor and were founded by Thomas Edison. They have contributed a lot to American progress over the years, they just should have stayed out of the financial and insurance business. Bad move on Jack's part.
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Sears, Western Auto, McDonalds, and of course Harley Davidson - all American icons.
Harley’s? Assembled in the US but that’s it.

Lots of these companies are having everything made in other countries, then assembled in the US. I worked for a company (very popular here) who sourced 90% of the goods outside the US. They had a huge made in the USA sticker on it. Now that sticker is gone why? The lower and middle priced items are being made in China. I tell people this and, Guys will argue, “but I’ve been in the factory”. You were in the factory, but they just package, test and make small production runs.

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