What is 'Made in America' worth?

by Roger Simmermaker -- Do you feel the "Made in USA" label is valuable and should be protected, or is it appropriate to allow the category to be watered down or eliminated more…

Power of saying 'Made in USA'

by Roger Simmermaker -- Is there any real power in the "Made in USA" label when it comes to influencing American consumers? If you ask America's free-trade economists who make up our more…

Demand to know if it's 'Made in U.S.A.'

by Roger Simmermaker -- Through most of the 1990s and into 2001, legislation was introduced regularly into the U.S. Congress to establish a toll-free number that consumers could call to find information more…

Standing up to China

by Roger Simmermaker -- As expected (as I expected, anyway) President Obama has slapped fairly significant tariffs on Chinese tires that have been flooding the U.S. market and forcing American factories to more…

The fundamentals of socks

by Roger Simmermaker -- Alexander Hamilton once said, "Every nation ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials of a national supply. These comprise the means of subsistence, habitation, clothing more…

Saving American manufacturing

by Roger Simmermaker -- When the average American thinks about manufacturing, and it seems most rarely do, they tend to think about it as "dying." There is little doubt in today's increasingly more…

20 pages of products from U.S. workers

by Roger Simmermaker -- I received an e-mail the other day, as I often do, telling me there just aren't many products out there made in the U.S.A. anymore. But the truth more…

Saving your pet from China

by Roger Simmermaker -- When Americans talk about their families, health and safety are primary concerns and for many, pets are family, too. So it makes sense to make sure those members more…

Bill O'Reilly's lame excuse

by Roger Simmermaker -- Bill O'Reilly has done it again! In a past column, I wrote about O'Reilly’s May 22 mailbag segment where he claimed his "Bold and Fresh" shirts were made more…

Building the biggest e-guide

by Roger Simmermaker -- Have you ever walked into a Home Depot, OfficeMax, JC Penney or other major retail chain and thought, "I wish I had a list of products that are more…