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Features and such, Week in Review »

[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,554 views]
Week in Review: June 23-29

First off, a happy Fourth of July holiday to everyone. It’s seems fairly obvious from the drop in site traffic that people are spending time with family and friends rather than slogging around on the Internet. That’s a good thing, ultimately. Speaking of the Fourth of July, make sure to stop by on the holiday as we’ll observe the holiday by posting a special old time radio show or two.
If you missed a few articles over the past few days, you’re in the right place to catch up on everything …

Features and such, Made in America »

[27 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 2,621 views]
American Made Matters running July 4th promotion

In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, American Made Matters is running a promotion as part of its ongoing effort to put goods made in the United States in the spotlight.
What is American Made Matters? We wrote about that group back in 2011, but we’re more than happy to provide a brief synopsis about the organization, why it was formed and what its members hope to achieve. That group came into being on July 4, 2009 by Don Rongione, president and chief executive officer of Bollman Hat Co. …

Business, Features and such, Made in America, News »

[29 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,191 views]
Spreading the word — American Made Matters

Remember those “look for the Union label” commercials back in the 1970s and early 1980s?
The group responsible for those ads was the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) as an attempt to bring attention to a phenomenon that was a clear threat to the loss of jobs in that industry — cheap labor available in the third world. So, let’s see if this sounds familiar to anyone — companies were talking about expensive labor, protecting their bottom lines, cutting costs in orders to compete, etc. We all know what happened …