"Buying American" + losing leads

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by americanlawn, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I thought about that after posting. I did not mean that your buy American question was political, I meant political discussions with customers or vendors are another example of things I don't like. I'm only one guy though and I do understand and appreciate your patriotic view of it.
  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    I would say if you are more concerned about your principles then keep up the "buy American".

    If you are more concerned about money then keep it to yourself and make the sales!
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,076

    MOST landscapers drive 3/4 and 1 ton rigs.... IS there an non american company that makes such a vehicle?
  4. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    The made in U.S.A. issue is as big an issue as you want to make of it. I do not see how bringing up such issues makes any sense when dealing with clients.

    When I meet with clients there are more relevant topics to discuss.
  5. aird208

    aird208 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    "Made in the USA" is an interesting subject. The truth is we live in a global economy where manufactures source parts from all around the world. Powerstroke engines are now assembled in mexico, Cummins uses parts made in Brazil, Duramax is an joint venture between gm and Isuzu. I owned a Nissan Titan prior to my F350. The year it was manufactured in Mississippi, it contained more american manufactured parts then the comparable Ram 1500.
    In My opinion as far as making "American Made" a selling point, those customers that would make their decision based on what vehicles you drive will notice on their own, not needing it pointed out to them. Thus reducing the possibility of a confrontation.

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