American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 3rd annual American Made Matters Day tomorrow, 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 2015 holiday season to show their support for U.S. manufacturing.
November 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 of America. A resolution has been passed in Pennsylvania and Colorado declaring November 19th as American Made Matters Day, and a resolution has been introduced in Alabama and New York.
Don Rongione, 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. This 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.”
To celebrate, events will be held in thirty locations throughout the United States. These events will show the two American Made Matters videos, provide information to consumers, and give consumers the ability to buy U.S.-made products. Some locations will offer food and music. Over forty American Made Matters members, including Todd Shelton, Carole S. Miller Handbags, hats.com, K’NEX, and Ball and Buck, will be offering online sales and specials that will be available on the blog. Bollman Hat Company will again conduct tours in their historic Adamstown, PA factory, the oldest hat factory in America, as well as launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring the iconic Kangol 504 hat production from China to Adamstown, creating 41 new jobs in Pennsylvania.
The 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 ABC News, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.
To celebrate the day and American-made products, members of the organization are offering special pricing and promotions. You can find these shopping specials by visiting the AMM website. American Made Matters has over 375 member companies located in 45 U.S states, and The Rodon Group is proud to be a founding member. You can find them on line at www.americanmadematters.com and on Facebook.