American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 4th annual American Made Matters Day on 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 2016 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. Each year, Pennsylvania has passed a resolution declaring November 19th as American Made Matters Day.
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 American Made Matters Day, events will be held in 17 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. American Made Matters members, including Todd Shelton, hats.com, The Buffalo Wool Company, Beercan Boards, Orox Leather Company and more, will be offering online sales and specials which will be available on the American Made Matters blog. Bollman Hat Company will again conduct tours in their historic Adamstown, PA factory, the oldest hat factory in America. Some members, including Bollman Hat Company, will be celebrating on Friday, November 18, as November 19 is a Saturday and facilities are closed.
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 $64 on American made goods during the holiday shopping season, it would generate 200,000 new 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 385 member companies located in 46 U.S states, and The Rodon Group is proud to be a founding member. You can find them online at www.americanmadematters.com and on Facebook.