Once upon a time I placed an order online through one of those sites that offer fantastic deals of the day. It seemed like a pretty simple purchase, a couple of battery powered stick on lights for places like under stairs or in a closet. When I got my order I discovered that the instructions were only in Chinese. When I was in school I studied Latin. Ok, not something that seems terrible useful but in the middle of Iowa there were not a lot of choices that seemed relevant. It’s safe of you to believe that Chinese wasn’t part of my studies.
It seems to many Americans that if more products were made in America that it would help the economy. It certainly provides manufacturing jobs. Office jobs to take care of all of the paperwork. Trucking or other shipping related jobs. And more. This is my little way to contribute to the Buy America movement.
I’ve turned the corner and try to buy American when possible. I hope my postings that talk about companies that are making products here in the USA will help you to find some good, high quality products. And what a bonus that by purchasing Made in America goods you will be also helping provide jobs for your countrymen and neighbors.
There are lots of differing thoughts as what exactly Made in America means. I’ll go into that later in another post. Please understand that I am not going to draw the strictest of all lines. Something that is completely Made in America will have had all, or almost all materials also produced in America. I’m going to take a little more relaxed view and focus on whether a product was manufactured here in America and if the company created American jobs by chosing to manufacture the items here. Check back later for some more of my thoughts along with the thoughts of others on this topic.
On some products and postings here there are sponsored advertising or links. Please understand that these sponsored opportunities will be at the same or lower rates as you could get without going through the link. There is never an obligation for you when you click on a link. It will just take you to a company or product page so you can learn more and if you would like, purchase a product. The commission I receive is only a few percentage points and is essentially payment for bringing a customer to the company. I would of course appreciate any purchase you make through one of these links but I always want you to do what is best for you.
As an example, here is a link that takes you to the Amazon home page. Amazon.com If you have every shopped at Amazon then this probably looks familiar. Amazon provides tens of thousands of jobs right here where I live in Seattle. Not only can you search for goods that are Made In America, but purchasing through Amazon also helps employ all of those people that has made them such a great business.
Please remember that these posts are not meant to share a comprehensive history of these companies or to showcase their entire product line. We hope to be able to introduce our readers to companies that they may not have heard about and point them toward the companies websites. Each company making products here in the USA will certainly do a better job describing their story and products than we could do.
Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to follow me on Twitter @buyamericanlist and keep your eyes open for those great and unique products made right here in the USA.
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