Having a 'Made in USA' Halloween

by Roger Simmermaker -- Halloween is creeping up on us, and many Americans are buying things like decorations, costumes, and candy to make it a fun holiday for kids and grownups too. more…

Cheaper imports don't always save consumers!

by Roger Simmermaker -- American-made greeting card Perhaps one of the consumer products that proves the popular refrain "free trade and cheaper imports always result in lower prices for consumers" is an more…

American-made Retail E-guide is here!

by Roger Simmermaker -- From pillows to hammers, apparel to printer cartridges, you can find whatever American-made product you want now in the just-released database, the American-made Retail E-guide. The American-made Retail more…

Chinese bad news equals American status quo

by Roger Simmermaker -- A news article in The Wall Street Journal on August 2 titled "Growth in Chinese manufacturing sector slips" got me thinking: A slip in the manufacturing sector in more…

Is America even independent any longer?

by Roger Simmermaker -- Buying American is about more than just economic patriotism; it's about traditions grounded by the Founding Fathers along with other American values like self-sufficiency, self-reliance and independence. Independence more…

Setting your U.S. choice in stone

by Roger Simmermaker -- The strength and success of American capitalism and entrepreneurship often is defined as that which is limited only by American imagination, innovation and ingenuity. Any eager American company more…

Keeping China out of your living room

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you've been shopping for furniture lately, you probably know just how difficult it is to find quality furniture made by fellow Americans these days. Just walk into more…