Little Miss Mason Jar Cookbook by Randi Shiver

Little Miss Mason Jar Cookbook by Randi Shiver:

Randi Shiver is the author behind American Made cookbook, Little Miss Mason Jar. She is a wife, mother of two busy boys and a kindergarten teacher.  In an effort to help ease dinner time drama that comes with working full time and wanting home cooked meals, she started making mason jar meals to cut down on the kitchen chaos during the work week.

Cooking for the week ahead and storing delicious dinner and lunches in cute and convenient mason jars was the solution to making life less stressful and ensuring the family was fed.  Once Little Miss Mason Jar got the hang of preparing main dishes in mason jars, her mason jar madness took over and many other recipes emerged from her kitchen.  Her book; Little Miss Mason Jar – Mason Jar Meals and More (which is Made in the USA) has over 75 recipes and ideas for cooking with mason jars.

American Made Cookbook Little Miss Mason Jar

American Made Cookbook Little Miss Mason Jar

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Be sure to check out Little Miss Mason Jar Cookbook by Randi Shiver.

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Sustry Party {as featured on Shark Tank}

Sustry Party is based in Brooklyn, NY and creates disposable tableware that is compostable yet colorful, highly functional, party-ready, and responsibly made in partnership with non-profit factories who employ and empower the visually impaired community.

They were recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and while they may not have earned an investor they definitely earned our respect! Keep it up Sustry Party!

 

Sustry Party | Made in USA

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Free Calculator for Made in USA Content

Free Calculator for Made in USA Content

You may have heard about this before but it is worth repeating.

The Federal Trade Commission rules requires that your content
to be truthful and substantiated.  The data you enter should
adhere to the same criteria.

Made in USA Content can help.  You can use their free calculator to calculate the amount of US content for each of your products. Simply, click the CALCULATE button after entering your manufacturing data.

Here is an explanation of their fields:

Product Identifier

This is optional.  Enter the model number for the product you are evaluating or any other ID of your choosing.

Material Costs

Domestic Origin  – the total material costs that originate in the US .  This total should include the cost for all raw material, component parts, assemblies, outsourced processing and all other material costs that meet the Domestic Criteria.

To meet the Domestic Criteria all material including but not limited to, raw material, component parts and assemblies that are being used to manufacture a product must be produced using US labor and US produced materials.

Foreign Origin - the total material costs that originate outside the US .  This total should include the cost for all raw material, component parts, assemblies, outsourced processing and all other material costs that meet the Foreign Criteria.

To meet the Foreign Criteria some material including but not limited to, raw material, component parts and assemblies that are being used to manufacture a product were produced using some foreign labor and/or some foreign produced materials.

Uncertain Origin - the total material costs that either; you are uncertain about the country of origin or the origin sometimes varies.  An example of the latter case would be a fastener that is used in the manufacturing process. Sometimes that fastener is provided by a foreign supplier and sometimes it is provided by supplier that meets the domestic criteria. This total should include the cost for all raw material, component parts, assemblies, outsourced processing and all other costs that that there is uncertainty about the country of origin. (THESE UNCERTAIN ORIGIN COSTS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED ELSEWHERE)

Direct Labor Costs

Domestic Origin - the total direct labor costs that originate in the US.  This total should include the cost for all manufacturing labor including but not limited to, assembly labor, processing labor and all other direct labor costs.

Foreign Origin -  the total direct labor costs that originate outside the US.  This total should include the cost for all manufacturing labor including but not limited to, assembly labor, processing labor, and all other direct labor costs.

Uncertain Origin - the total labor costs that either; you are uncertain about the country of origin or the origin sometimes varies. An example of the latter case would be a process that is used in the manufacturing process. Sometimes that process is preformed by foreign workers and other times it is performed by US workers. This total should include the cost for all component part, assembly, outsourced processing and all other labor that that there is uncertainty about the country of origin. (THESE UNCERTAIN ORIGIN COSTS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED ELSEWHERE)

Be sure to check out their website for additional beneficial information.

Made in America Amish Beach Wagon

Made in America Amish Beach Wagon: Wagon Train Ventures, LLC is a “Mom-run” family business owned by Rosemary and Michael Imrick, parents of six children through birth and adoption.  They carry toys Made in the USA if at all possible, with a focus on tricycles and the quality wagons made by Amish craftsmen.

You will find country of origin noted in the description of items we sell.  Be sure to check our their Made in America Amish Beach Wagon.

 

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Fruit of the Loom to close Jamestown plant, lay off all 600 workers

JAMESTOWN — Clothing company Fruit of the Loom announced Thursday that it will permanently close its plant in Jamestown and lay off all 600 employees by the end of the year.

The Jamestown plant is the last Fruit of the Loom plant in a state where the company had once been a manufacturing titan second only to General Electric.

State Rep. Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, confirmed the plant manager called him Thursday afternoon with the news.

“Terrible sad day for people in Russell County,” Hoover said. There was no warning of the plant closing, he said.

Layoffs will begin in June.

The company, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway but headquartered in Bowling Green, said the move is “part of the company’s ongoing efforts to align its global supply chain” and will allow the company to better use its existing investments to provide products cheaper and faster.

The company said it is moving the plant’s textile operations to Honduras to save money.

The company plans to close the plant in phases from June 8 through Dec. 31.

“This decision is in no way a reflection on the dedication and efforts of the employees in our Jamestown facility, but is a result of a competitive global business environment,” Tony Pelaski, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a news release.

“It is very devastating,” Hoover said. “Some of the worst news we could possibly hear as a community, not just the 600 jobs but the effect it has on city government, the county government, the school system and local business.”

Hoover said the city of Jamestown gets more than $200,000 a year from occupational tax from plant employees.

He said Fruit of the Loom pays the city $1.6 million a year for the wastewater treatment plant, which was upgraded a few years ago at the request of Fruit of the Loom. “I don’t know how they make the bond payment once Fruit of the Loom leaves,” Hoover said.

State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory said in a statement: “The Fruit of the Loom closure in Jamestown is devastating news not just for Russell County but for the entire region. My prayers are with the families who are impacted by the loss of 600 jobs.”

Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson said he first heard of the pending layoffs on Thursday afternoon. He said that not only was Fruit of the Loom a big employer for Russell County, but for surrounding counties in the Lake Cumberland region as well.

“We have about 2,000 manufacturing jobs in Russell County, and this is going to be about a third of them,” he said. “It’s going to be devastating to our local economy. Everybody’s going to be involved. We in the county will lose revenues. … We’ve got a lot of local banks where people who work there have house payments and car payments. It’s going to affect everybody in our county and in counties around us.”

Lisa Gosser, president of the Russell County chamber of commerce and an employee of the Lake Cumberland development district, said that Fruit of the Loom is the county’s biggest employer, so its loss is harsh on the community.

“We’re doing everything we can to be proactive,” she said, pointing to several automotive-related plants that are now operating in the county.

Fruit of the Loom, which has a history dating to 1851, opened its first Kentucky plant in Frankfort in 1932 with about 100 employees. Other plants followed in 1941 in Bowling Green and in 1947 in Campbellsville. The Frankfort operation was moved to a new, larger building in 1965, and the Jamestown plant opened in 1981, designed to be expanded.

The Frankfort plant, which closed in 2000, employed 280 workers.

The Jamestown plant reached peak employment of 3,247 in 1990.

In 1998, the company closed its 812-worker plant in Campbellsville, devastating the economy of the south-central Kentucky town; the company offered jobs at the Jamestown factory to 100 of the laid-off workers in Campbellsville.

At one time, Fruit of the Loom had more than 11,000 manufacturing and corporate employees at its plants in Jamestown, Frankfort, Campbellsville, Franklin, Greensburg, Princeton and Bowling Green and at its Bowling Green corporate headquarters.

Kentucky once had a major apparel-manufacturing sector before jobs withered away as companies moved production to places with cheaper labor.

Fruit of the Loom’s Jamestown plant lasted longer than most in part because of a pipeline to send salt-laden, treated waste from the factory’s bleaching and dyeing operations into nearby Lake Cumberland.

The pipeline caused protest and years of litigation, pitting concerns that the waste would damage the lake and the tourism industry against fears that what was then the area’s largest employer would close or cut back without it.

The pipeline finally won state approval in 1993.

With the plant closing, only the corporate headquarters and a distribution center, also in Bowling Green, are left in Kentucky, according to company spokesman John Shivel. Both “shall remain,” Shivel said.

The 1987 Kentucky Directory of Manufacturers listed Fruit of the Loom as the second-largest manufacturing employer in Kentucky, behind General Electric.

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Umbrella Man Has It Made In the Shade

By ABC News

By Bryan Hacken and Mark Ellwood

In a world of manufacturing where machines are taking over, and it seems like everything has been outsourced, one man refuses to give in. His name is Barnett Brickner.

Brickner has been spent over 40 years behind a nondescript building in Brooklyn, N.Y., focused on a single mission. To be the country’s leading umbrella man.

Brickner’s grandfather, Morris Brickner, immigrated to New York from Poland in the early 20th century became the first umbrella man in the family. Morris is the founding member of Embee Sunshade.

“When my father and uncle got into the business they wanted to expand the business and they wanted to make the larger beach-garden umbrellas. They wanted to have a real factory where they can actually produce everything themselves. So, they moved into this building where we are sitting right now right now in January of 1940.”

Though Brickner was the boss’s son, he wasn’t afforded any special treatment. “I started off at the bottom rung of the ladder. From sweeping up to putting bell caps at the top of the umbrellas. The menial jobs.” But it was those tasks that gave him the skills to become what he is today.

In his four decades as America’s umbrella man, Brickner has put every other manufacturer in the shade. He’s even supplied Hollywood staples like Woody Allen and Oprah Winfrey with the best of the best. You might ask, why? Well, that’s easy. It’s the quality.

“We don’t skimp on the quality. When other companies have reduced the raw thickness of the aluminum tubing, we kept it the same. Other people change the wire thickness, we kept it the same. We don’t skimp over here. The same quality that was 30, 40 years ago we still have now.”

Although Barnett isn’t a well-known athlete, celebrity or world-renowned doctor, he’s at the top of his industry and loving life.

Source: ABC World News

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