Show your appreciation and give thanks!

Small business is defined to be those businesses with less than 100 employees.  Did you know that 98% of all firms in America have less than 100 employees. We all should give thanks to small business for continuing to make things in the USA. They employ our husbands, wifes, children, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, men, and women. To show your appreciation and give thanks is easy – buy more American made products!

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“Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the  price that you will pay on the outside and they are made  in the U.S.A.

Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO’s have pushed  for trade to China and Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work. Did you know that there is no electric coffee maker made in the US and that the only kitchen appliances made in the US is Viking? This information came from a report by Diane Sawyer. Hopefully this has changed or will soon!!

I DIDN’T KNOW HALLMARK CARDS WERE MADE IN CHINA! That is also why I don’t buy cards at Hallmark anymore, they are made in China and are more expensive! I buy
them at Dollar Tree – 50 cents each and made in U.S.A.

I have been looking at blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen Aid is made in the US .. Top of my list already. Yesterday I was in Wal-Mart looking for a Wastebasket. I
found some made in China for $6.99. I didn’t want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some for
$2.50 made in the US They are just as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some  made in the US – what a concept! – and they were $3.00 cheaper.

We are being Brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not So. One Light Bulb at A Time.. I was in Lowe’s the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was In Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA …

Start looking, people. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do effects someone else – most often, their Job.

My Grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed that it is Now Marked “made in Mexico”. I don’t buy it anymore. My Favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ……  Now I have switched to Crest.

You have to read the Labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer Sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value.” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was the GE was made in MEXICO and the
Everyday Value brand was made in – you guessed it – the USA at a company in Cleveland , Ohio.

It’s way past time to start finding and buying products you use every day that are made right here.

So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets. Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand cost Less, And was made in the USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost half the Price.

MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS to start reading the labels. When you shop for everyday things and see what you  can find that is made in the USA. The job you save may  be your own or your neighbor’s!

Stop buying from overseas companies – you’re sending Let’s get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA. “

One Year Made in USA License

The FTC Made In USA labeling standard is vague and confusing. Made in America Secrets has studied this issue extensively. Their two research reports Validating The Marketing Campaign and  Labeling Knowledge and Reliance Upon provide details about the Made in USA labeling problems caused by the FTC standard. Their Marketing Plan presents a comprehensive integrated solution for the FTC standard. One component of the solution is a Certified Mark for Made in USA products.

Visit Made In USA Content website, which provides a solution for making Made In USA labeling claims. This solution enables Made In USA manufacturers to claim US content with heightened confidence of compliance with the FTC standard. Making the Made In USA claim allows the manufacturer to successfully market their products to a large and growing group of US consumers. Their research identifies the consumers that are interested in buying Made In USA goods and the conclusions of our research show how to gain maximum benefit from the use of their Certified Mark.

Also, their license provides a calculation methodology and a corresponding standardized Certification Mark that clearly communicate the amount of US content in US manufactured products. The calculation and Certification Mark communicate the total amount of US labor and US material costs expressed as a percentage of the total labor and material costs of the product. Additionally, the calculation and mark are transparent enough to for making both unqualified and qualified claims.

At $240 per year the license is inexpensive, considering the licensee can use it on an unlimited number of products.

Quality is more important than price!

According to research done by Made in America Research, LLC, there is a huge interest in purchasing Made in USA goods and Quality is more important than price.

From a demographically representative sample of the US, 67% of the respondents, which is equivalent to approximately 153,000,000 consuming Americans, are either very interested or extremely interested, in purchasing Made in USA products.  If we include those that are somewhat interested in purchasing Made in USA products the size of the group increases by 81,000,000 to approximately 214,000,000 of the total consumer base of 233,000,000.     

This interest is greatest among females, Midwesterners, and whites – additionally the Southern and Northeast Regions have a heightened interest.

These statistics are consistent with the Packaging World report that says shoppers 35 years and older are the most likely to be influenced by products label Made in USA.

 This interest is lowest among the age group 18-34 years old and those with incomes less than $50K per year

This survey says 55% of all US consumers say Quality is the most important consideration when making a decision to purchase a product.  The price of the product is second followed by safety.

When choosing between a Made in China product and a Made in USA product quality is top on the consumers decision tree.  Quality is followed by price and then country of origin.  The survey found quality at the top and that is consistent with what others, like the DNS News have found.

Fox River Mills : An American Made Company

Since its beginning in the Fox River Valley of Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1900, Fox River Mills, Inc. (now based in Osage, Iowa) has been committed to producing quality knitted socks and handwear. Fox River was founded on the principle of offering a superior product with great service at a fair price. Today, Fox River Mills is one of the leading outdoor, athletic, and lifestyle sock manufacturers in the world.

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Additional American Made products in the American Apparel & Clothing category: Made in the USA Stretch SocksToters JeansPainted TeesStretch TightsVestsWomens RobesSolid Color SocksMedical Dresses & ShirtsVest ExtendersSnap Shirts,Waist CinchersHybrid V-NecksOuterwear – Coats/JacketsEco Friendly JacketsFashionable HeadbandsMountain Stretch JacketsJackets3/4 Sleeve Tops1/2 Sleeve TopsLeather Wind ScarfsMotorcycle Jeans.

Gat Creek: American Made Furniture

Gat Creek builds furniture specifically for you. They don’t import or don’t run an assembly line. Each piece is hand-made from solid Appalachian Cherry and personally signed by the person who builds it.  Gat Creek makes all types of furniture: dining, kitchen, and bedroom. We are particularly fond of their American Made bar stools.

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More Made in America products in the American Furniture & Home Decor category: Made in the USA Bar Stools / BarstoolsDoor SwagsNapkin HoldersArm ChairsCasual / Transitional RugsCandlesBunk Bed Under Bed ChestsAnti-Microbial ShadesKitchen IslandsFlag Pole OrnamentsChildren’s FurnitureThermometers ChandeliersSteel Blackboards,ArmoiresLaundry BasketsDream CatchersVotivesNative American PotteryFaux Wood BlindsCurios. All from great Made in the USA manufacturers. We link the consumer to thousands of American Made products in over fifty categories.

Wanted: New Limo to Carry the President, Must Be Made-in-USA

The U.S. Secret Service has begun the process of ordering up a new presidential limousine — but it will be a lot more complicated than simply checking out what’s available in Washington showrooms.

And while the White House has been pressing automakers to expand their “green” offerings with new hybrids, plug-ins, battery-cars and even hydrogen-fueled vehicles, it’s almost certain that the next presidential limo will stick to tried-and-true gasoline power when it rolls up to the White House in time for the next Commender-in-Chief’s inauguration in January 2017.

It will replace President Obama’s set of wheels — a behemoth estimated to weigh as much as 15,000 pounds and known as Cadillac One or The Beast. But it will carry over or enhance many of the critical features found on the car currently parked in the White House garage, with an emphasis on safety, security and constant communications.

The Department of Homeland Security kicked off the process of seeking a replacement this month with the announcement it plans to award a contract for the next presidential limo by Aug. 29. And for those who worry about government spending, the call for bids emphasized that it wants a proposal “based on (the) best value to the government.”

 

Click HERE to read the rest of this NBC New’s article.

Gateway Shoes

Gateway Shoes is an American shoe manufacturer based in Missouri. They proudly feature shoes “Made in the USA” at factory direct prices.  Gateway Shoes carries a full line of footwear including Made in America boy’s shoes.

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Additional American Made products in the Shoes category: Made in the USA Boys Shoes, Mens Flip FlopsChildrens BootsOxford Shoes,Safety BootsHiking BootsTriple Sole MoccasinsChukka ShoesDeck ShoesLaw Enforcement BootsRelated AccessoriesMens Blucher ShoesWomens FootwearCustom ShoesTurkey Hunting BootsClimbing BootsHeels ,English BootsExotic ShoesSafety Toe BootsOrganist Shoes

The Spray Box

The Spray Box is an innovative, patent pending design. Since its conception many other uses for The Spray Box have been discovered, making it a “Must Have” accessory for anybody that works or plays outdoors.

This Tallahassee, FL based company takes great pride in building quality products for their customers. Using only the highest quality sub-components, their products are built to last and Made in America.

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For more information visit http://www.thespraybox.com/about/