Picking tires is more than just the tread

by Roger Simmermaker -- You can't bolster American independence by fostering foreign dependency. But that's exactly what you would be doing if you were to buy Cooper brand tires next time the more…

Finally, real details on which cars made in U.S.

by Roger Simmermaker -- We finally have an American-ness auto index that rightfully blows the Cars.com American-made index out of the water! The deeply flawed and misleading Cars.com index found the Toyota more…

Connecting patriotic businesses and consumers

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you're like most Americans who want to help foster growth in our economy by supporting American companies and products with their consumer purchases, your focus is on more…

Here's skinny on American-made sunglasses

by Roger Simmermaker -- Summer is here, and that means lots of time outdoors and thinking about all the things you'll need when you’re exposed to the bright, summer sun. If you're more…

Old Country Store, old-fashioned values

by Roger Simmermaker -- Whenever you walk into a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant, the first thing you'll run into is their "Made in USA" display of all American-made products. And more…

Stopping the American cash drain

by Roger Simmermaker -- I always get a puzzled look when I ask people (usually when giving a speech) how many like to buy American-made products whenever possible, and then follow up more…

Re-thinking re-shoring

by Roger Simmermaker -- Everyone has heard of outsourcing and offshoring, but not everyone realizes the negative economic consequences to the nation that result from the closing of domestic manufacturing plants and more…

Food, drink that doesn't arrive from overseas

by Roger Simmermaker -- There's a lot of talk these days about how America should not be dependent on foreign oil, but what about independence from imported beverages? Isn't that just as more…

Getting apparel from that important 3%

by Roger Simmermaker -- It''s an unfortunate fact that around 97 percent of all the apparel purchased in America comes from outside the country, but you can buy American apparel and accessories more…