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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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Celebrate your local makers!


The folks pictured above work at Seattle’s best bike shop, R&E Cycles.  Dan Towle has owned Rodriguez Bicycles (R+E Cycles) since 1993.  Dan and his crew have been making amazing bikes on the “Ave” in Seattle for decades.  I thought of Dan … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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Fire when ready Gridley!


My dad used to always use the phrase “Fire when ready Gridley” when ever we were about to begin a task.  I finally found out its origin the other day.  At the beginning of the Battle of Manila in the … Continue reading

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A bit of this, a bit of that


This is not a post about American made kitchen utensils.  Though if you want kitchen utensils made by members of our extended American family you should visit the Jacob Bromwell website.  Rather it’s a post with some links to some great … Continue reading

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What children fear more than anything else.


The memory of them still haunts me. I would be in the middle of my summer vacation.  The vacation seemed like it could go on forever. And then “it” would arrive. The dreaded Back to School circular. Upon its arrival, my … Continue reading

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All together now!


Reviving our consumer goods manufacturing sector is going to be a group effort. I am trying to play my part. You are playing your part. And now, MSNBC is playing their part. Over the last few weeks, MSNBC is really … Continue reading

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Way to go MSNBC!


More and more media outlets are featuring Made in the USA stories. The most recent entrant into this field is MSNBC. Over the last few weeks I have seeing lots of Made in the USA stories on the MSNBC blog.  … Continue reading

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The road not taken


I came across a very thoughtful post by Stacey Wagner at the Manufacturing Innovation Blog.  In it, Ms. Wagner discusses the difficulty a lot of small manufacturers are having finding qualified members of our extended American family able to work … Continue reading

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Fellow Travelers


It is always nice to discover like-minded people. For the past nine months, I have been blogging about how we can create jobs in this country by purchasing consumer goods made by members of our extended American family.  I am … Continue reading

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