Are we thinking rightly when making business decisions about purchases? Back in our May 2007 editorial, we made the case that buying domestically manufactured vehicles supports our industry because local heat treaters – captive or commercial – are positively affected. Obviously, this applies to goods and services other than vehicles, but it’s a good place to start.
Where do you start if you are looking to purchase domestically manufactured vehicles? A recently released annual report from the Kogod School of Business at American University can help with this challenge, but it may contain some surprising facts (for some of us). Looking at total domestic content, the top 11 models are made by General Motors. The top tier is 87.5% domestic content, and it includes the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Cadillac CTS (Coupe) and the Corvette and Traverse from Chevrolet.