Monthly Archives: October 2011

Libman, an American company that sparkles


Libman is a venerable firm producing virtually every product you need to keep your house sparkling clean.  And every product Libman manufactures is produced in the U.S., at its plant in Arcola, in the Great State of Illinois William Libman … Continue reading

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Flat Man


I read yet another op-ed piece by Thomas Friedman in the Seattle Times this morning.  In it Friedman repeats the idea that has been the subject of several of his books, that national boundaries are increasingly irrelevant to corporations.  He clearly … Continue reading

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Be warned, this post is kind of edgy


Most of us probably think German when we think about buying good cutlery for the kitchen; Wusthof and Henckels come to mind. But there is no need to look past our own shores for quality knives. A standout American firm … Continue reading

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Finally, something to watch on Tuesday nights


The Travel Channel premieres a new series “Made in America” featuring hamburger guru George Motz this coming Tuesday, October 4th at 8 p.m.  Mr. Motz will travel to La-Z-Boy’s plant in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to offer his assistance to the La-Z-Boy … Continue reading

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Apple couldn’t make the iPhone in the U.S., right?


Apple iPhones are wildly popular.  The iPhone is designed in this country, but is manufactured in China with components produced in a myriad of other countries such as the Republic of Korea, Japan,Germany, and the US. The components are then shipped to Foxconn, … Continue reading

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