Sunday, August 16, 2009

Be American, Buy American

The above title was taken from a blog called Retarded Minds. This blog has some very good information. Please go visit and read this article in particular.

I just love that title Be American, Buy American.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Balance Shoes Revisited

I got an email from a representative of New Balance Shoes and was asked to share this information with my readers. Enjoy!


Online Documentary and Awareness Campaign Launches to Highlight
Craftsmanship and Community of Domestic Manufacturing

BOSTON, June 15, 2009 – This week, New Balance, the only athletic company that still produces footwear in the United States, launches a national celebration of its domestic manufacturing workforce through an online documentary and awareness campaign.

“We made our first pair of running shoes in 1938 and have never wavered in our commitment to domestic manufacturing,” says Rob DeMartini, CEO at New Balance. “During this tough economic time, we are proud to showcase the powerful unity of our American workforce and their local community. Our associates have passion and pride in their craftsmanship, and their dedication to their work is why we are able to withstand economic challenges and remain strong. This documentary highlights Skowhegan as our first Maine factory, but tells the success story of all New Balance manufacturing facilities and associates.”

The documentary can be seen at New Balance’s website at which highlights the company’s domestic manufacturing history, facilities and footwear products. The video can also be viewed on New Balance’s Facebook and YouTube fan pages. Later this month, New Balance will invite consumers to share their feedback to win an opportunity to experience Skowhegan shoemaking first-hand. For every entry, New Balance will donate $1 to the non-profit National Center for Craftsmanship (NCC) up to $50,000. The NCC is dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and sustainability of quality craftsmanship from construction and manufacturing to art and handicrafts.

Digital Kitchen, the production company that produced the documentary, spent a week in Skowhegan, Maine filming the company’s associates at work and at home as well as the Skowhegan landscape and greater community.

New Balance highlights its commitment to American workers through a national awareness campaign this summer including print, radio and online advertising. Dedicated in-store materials as well as footwear hangtags and box stickers highlight the 993, 1063 and 769 footwear models as either Made or Assembled in America.

“Our New Balance associates have proven that high-quality athletic footwear can be produced competitively in America,” says DeMartini. “We are proud of them and how they have helped us to maintain our unique heritage of domestic manufacturing.”

New Balance has five U.S. manufacturing facilities in Boston and Lawrence, MA and Norway, Norridgewock and Skowhegan, Maine as well as one in Flimby, UK. A quarter of the company’s total athletic footwear production is currently made or assembled in the U.S. each year.

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance employs more than 4000 people around the globe, and in 2008 reported worldwide sales of $1.64 billion. For more information please visit

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Buck Knives

I just read an article on Buck Knives. Apparently they moved most of their production from China back to the USA. Yeah! I am glad to see a company come back home. Every little bit helps. Good going Buck Knives. To read the full article click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I can remember when I was a kid (and that was a long time ago) that my Dad would put Jergens lotion on his face after he shaved. I think it was in a white bottle with black writing, from what I remember. I don't know for sure but I don't think they made a lotion for the face at that time.

Nowadays there are so many lotions and creams to choose from, making it difficult to choose the best one for your skin.

Jergens being American Made makes an easy choice for me. They have a great selection. You can even get the kind that gives your skin a tint so you don't have to lay out in the sun. We all know that is bad for us now.

They also make a lotion with those tiny beads in it which makes your skin really soft.
Jergens still sells for a relatively low price compared with other lotions of the same quality.

If you would like to check them out and sign up for free coupons and samples, click here

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Letter: Be American, Buy American Cars

Click Here to read this letter to the editor from Florida. It's short but has a good message.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Good News

I found this story interesting and wanted to share it with you. Some good news.

"Buy America Victory in Ft Wayne, Indiana
AAM (Alliance for American Manufacturing)field coordinators Rachel Bennett Steury and Michael Mitchell helped push a Buy America Resolution that unanimously passed the Ft. Wayne City Council".
Read full article

Credit for this article goes to and was posted on their site by S Capozzola

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I wish I knew where I could find stats that would tell if the Buy America Back campaign is working. I am so counting on it. Maybe it has been going on for a long time and I just didn't know about it.

I know my son was buying American long before it was the popular thing to do. I am so proud of him. .It just took a crisis in the country for me to realize how important this is. I guess it is one of those things like, "Gee, I could've had a V8".

Anyway, if any one comes along some stats on the Buy America Back campaign, please let me know.