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American Made Matters Day: A Call-to-Action for Consumers
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Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the
importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 2nd annual
American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event
is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to
encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming holiday
season to show their support for US manufacturing.
economy can only thrive and grow when we prioritize buying American,” said
Pennsylvania State Representative Mindy Fee. “I’m grateful that American Made
Matters encourages consumers to prioritize buying American-made products when
making their holiday purchases. Let’s keep American businesses strong, and just
remember that American made does matter.”
19th has been declared American Made Matters Day not just because of
the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, but also on local
communities, the U.S. economy, product safety, the environment, and the future
celebrate American Made Matters Day, events will be held in twenty-one
locations throughout the United States. These events will show the new American
Made Matters video, provide information to consumers, and give consumers the
ability to buy U.S.-made products. Some locations will offer food and music.
Many members will be offering online sales and specials, as well.
President and Founder of American Made Matters, says, “Buying American made
products creates jobs, stronger communities, independence and security for our
country, an improved national economy, safer products, and a more environmentally
friendly planet. Each of us can make a difference every time we make a
purchase. American Made Matters Day was created as a call to action to use our
individual purchasing power on November 19 and during the holiday shopping
season to make a difference for our future.”
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that every $1 spent on American-made
goods invests an additional $1.32 in the U.S. economy. If Americans dedicated
just a small portion of their holiday shopping budget to buying American-made
goods, it could have a very positive impact on our economy. In fact, according
to ABCNews, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made
goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.
Russell, CEO of Bodacious Cases, says, “Living in America and being a business
owner allows me the freedom to manufacturer all of my products here in America
because of those like my father, who is a double purple heart Vietnam War
Veteran. I feel I owe it to him and to all those who served, protected,
and fought for our freedom and lost their lives. Making my products in America
is a way to thank them. In other countries, I would never have the freedom to
be the inventor, owner, and CEO of a company. As a country, all of us small
businesses have to stick together, so we can make a bodacious difference and keep
and create more jobs here for the future generations.”
Made Matters®: American Made Matters® was launched on
July 4, 2009 by the Bollman Hat Company, America’s oldest hat manufacturer. It
is the only organization committed to promoting American-made goods that is run
solely by manufacturers. It has over 300 member companies located in 45 states
of the 50 US states. For more information, visit http://www.americanmadematters.com, or like them on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMadeMatters.
Manufacturing Day 2014 has been an impressive success: over 1600 events, all 50 US states participated, more than 35 local and state governing bodies adopted a Manufacturing day, week or month, culminating with President Barack Obama proclaming October 3rd, 2014 National Manufacturing Day:
FMA, all the co-producers, sponsors and participants deserve our congratulations for their dedication to US manufacturing, their support for STEAM education at all levels, including vocational, and for opening their doors to the young generation to encourage them to pursue a career in manufacturing.
I visited an innovative, additive manufacturing company in Indianapolis, 3D Parts Manufacturing LLC, a success story in local manufacturing revival. Kim Brand, company president and co-founder, showed the MfgDay visitors their 3D printers, the range of products and materials they offer, their work in support of STEAM education in Indianaplois high-schools. He and the whole staff were very generous in hosting us.
Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting is proud to be one of the over 875 businesses supporting the Climate Declaration, a project of Ceres. Please join us in calling for national action on climate change.