Many times my “Buy American” articles feature products from smaller companies that are based online and aren’t able to present a large bricks-and-mortar store presence. And many times, this is the easiest, cheapest and most convenient way to find and buy American-made products.

But this definitely doesn’t mean I mind featuring larger companies that make all of their products in the USA and have the luxury of offering their products in literally hundreds of stores across America!

One such company is Jamark Laboratories, Inc., whose Surgeon’s Skin Secret formula is made available in many different varieties of health-care products. Jamark Labs has over 10,000 square feet of factory space in Grand Rapids, Mich., where American workers make skin-care and bath and beauty products, first-aid and personal-care products, and remedies for eczema, psoriasis, and diabetes.

After you browse Jamark Labs products, they can be ordered online or you can browse the availability of their products in a large number of stores the website lists by state. You can find them by using the “store locator” link.

In fact, Jamark Labs’ products have been featured on QVC since 1997, and president and founder Jim Kaiser has been a regular guest on the popular shopping channel for over a decade. How’s that for the success of a family-owned and -operated business committed to keeping American workers employed in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country?

Jamark Labs keeps your skin-care needs covered by offering beeswax moisturizers, creams and lotions, lip balms, aloe vera lotions and manicure/pedicure formulas, as well as fragrances, soothing face conditioners and daily refreshing spray for men.

Bath and beauty needs are covered with Jamark Labs Surgeon’s Skin Secret shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, natural soaps, facial scrubs and cleansers, moisture gel, moisture mist, and aloe mint toner.

Jamark Labs also offers time-tested natural first-aid formulas like bee-pollen canker aid, natural Blue Stop arthritis formula, and Porter’s Liniment Salve products to provide temporary relief of discomfort due to minor burns, sunburns, chapped skin, nonpoisonous insect bites, and minor itching. Help yourself stay healthy and steer clear of bacteria and viruses with Surgeon’s Skin Secret hand sanitizer.

Jamark President Jim Kaiser has over 30 years of experience in the health-care and pharmaceutical industries, and he understands the needs of today’s value-conscious consumer. Jim is committed to bringing current and future customers low-cost health-care formulas that actually work.

With sales of more than 2,000,000 jars and sticks of Surgeon’s Skin Secret revitalizing moisturizer since July 1997, Jim routinely has been able to reach more than 90 million American homes through the QVC television network, which can now be viewed in Canada and the U.K. With these over-the-border and overseas exports, Jamark Labs actually is helping to reduce our burgeoning trade deficit by exporting American-made products from the factory in Grand Rapids.

The original item, Surgeon’s Skin Secret, was developed by a plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids during the early 1950s. This plastic surgeon was only using this formula in his practice. It was Jim and co-founder Mark Oberlin’s goal to bring this wonderful time-tested formula to the public.

Their formulas certainly are time-tested, but they are never tested on animals, so you can be sure no honorable principles are compromised in the development of the many American-made products.

The Grand Rapids facility not only allows Jamark Labs the needed space to produce its popular American products, it also allows the freedom to expand its ever-growing product lineup. That tells me two very important things: not only is Jamark Labs committed to high-quality, low-cost health-care products (and do we ever need that in today’s troubled economy), but officials also are committed to keeping their production in the great manufacturing state of Michigan.

Since they rose from a mere 400-square-foot office space in their humble beginnings in 1996, we can only hope this all-American company will continue to expand production and therefore domestic employment. I hope you’ll visit the Jamark Laboratories, Inc., website, and consider aiding that expansion by patronizing any of their fine American products.

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