August 16, 2012 2 Comments
The blog entry is posted at Featured Company of the Week – Wesco. so as not to have copied text or duplicate entries on the internet.
Buy American and America Prospers
August 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Follow the linke to the Article/Blog on Knock Out Smart Panties With NoTrace Technology so as to keep the content unique on the internet. Thanks.
December 21, 2011 5 Comments
The Featured Site of the Week for Made In America (USA) Products is a Government Web site. Yes, the Federal Government does have and does add value to the American way through the SelectUSA website. If you are an American producer, manufacturer, service provider, or just looking for American commercial assistance please visit SelectUSA. This site describes its expansive American Coverage in several subordinate web pages as follow: Home; About SelectUSA; Industry Snapshots; Why SelectUSA; Investment Incentives; Testimonials; and Other Resources.
The Home page has three 2 inch square blocks that takeyou to the Why SelectUSA, Federal Programs and Incentives for Business, and They Chose the USA. The initial view may not sound very deep orhelpful, but get into this site and you discover thousands of categories for industry, with subcategories and organizations supporting those types of products. There is a Map of the United States that you click on your home state to discovery Incentives offered by the State or Territory, with a list of States and Territories under the map.
You could easily spend years using the information that the United States Government is offering you here. The value of this information is obvious when you see the groups of Associations, Councils, Alliances, Distributors, and other groups just associated with the Consumer Goods Industry (one of thirty plus industries).
While Made In America (USA) Products has only begun to scratch the surface of this immensely useful online resource,you may expect future articles to cover some of the more deep and open topics covered on this site. Drilling down into the offerings from this site usually leads you to links that are appropriate for your needs, and will help you, your business, and America. Very widely useful is the Craft and Hobby Association. See what gems you can dig up and post a comment to this article. If you never visit any other American website, you need to see SelectUSA.
December 8, 2011 3 Comments
The first most obvious tip is to look at product labels. Find those 3 little words “Made in USA“. Everyone forgets to do this sometimes, but if you make a conscience effort you will be able to increase your American product spend. We can discuss why, and how much later. The next action you can take if you know what you want, is research the product, find a manufacturer and look at their retail location locator, assuming they have one. Product web sites all have Contact Us buttons, use them, or call the company. If you are planning to buy their product, they ought to be able to tell you where you can find their product.
How do you research the companies you ask? I like to tell you to go to my web site at http://www.madeinamericasc.com/. On this site there is a LINK page that can take you to literally and honestly Millions of Products Made In America. The page is categorized by Products first, then Meta-Links which are Made In America Product search engines and directories (sounds like my competition). By working together, the direct and Meta-links can take you to find the company that makes the product you want.
There are over 600 Products listed on the Made In America STORE, and over 15,000 Made In America Products in a Catalog file. The research that goes into assurance that the products are in fact “Made In America” is what takes the most time. For the past year (2012), over 2700 companies that make products in the USA have been collected and are frequently posted on Twitter by @MadeInAmericaSC. That research serves as the basis for validating product manufacturing origination.
If all else fails, you can use the Contact Us form at the site shown above and request a search for your product. Be sure to describe brand, sizes, colors, companies, etc. whatever information you have about the product. If you are looking for products, such as electronics, computers, and such you are likely to run into the ocean (you know full of water, long distance). That’s OK, it is OK to buy products that are not made in America, because in some cases you have no alternative. Fair Trade is useful in our Global economy and healthy. The point – Increase your spending on Products Made In America.
The 20/20 specials by Diane Sawyer gave specific numbers, and if you search Google or Yahoo you will find that report. Basically, you have so much money to spend every month out of your budget, increase the amount out of that budget that is spent on products Made In America, and you will help to create jobs in America.
Everyone has to do their part. If hundreds of millions of Americans do this, Billions of dollars will stay in America. Those dollars mean that a factory, or small shop can keep and maybe hire people.
The quality of American products is quite good. Take the Gumball company (on my web site), or Remington, or the Archery company, or the Snowshoe company, an apparel company in Hemingway South Carolina (yes, I know run on, you get the point), these companies are making products that they stand behind (except the arrows…lol). I have personally emailed with the companies referred to here and found their management anxious for the message to sink in. The can and will keep their doors open if you buy their products.
The last point is that Made In America is not a FAD or a MOVEMENT, it is a way of life. You cannot just do this for Christmas. You have to sustain your spending in America for this economic boost to take effect. While the government, politicians, representatives are deadlocked and really doing nothing to help us, here is a solution that is in your hands! Buy Products Made In America, save and create American Jobs. Hey, like Mark Twain said ‘If I had more time, I would have written a shorter blog’. That’s the end of this rant for today.
November 16, 2011 Leave a comment
You can find me on the Web, Yahoo Answers, Twitter, Facebook, Squidoo, and on my website Made In America, which contains (if you count the directory products) millions of American Made products. I will continue to add more product direct manufacturer links, and attempt to keep my blog up to date. Check out my web site at http://www.MadeInAmericaSC.com/.