Made In The U.S.A.

All the best steel temporary fence posts come from America.

In Adventures on May 3, 2009 at 12:57 am

Just when you’re feeling a little down about the prospects of, and reasoning for, buying American-made stuff, you are sent a press release that reminds you that the goal is a good one.

Thanks, reader Tom, for bringing this to my attention.

American Posts is a Toledo based maker of those metal temporary fence stake thingies that you can’t quite picture but if you saw one you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. When the company was formed four years ago, it was one of four American makers of those metal temporary fence stake thingies. Today, they’re the only one.

So they’ve launched an initiative to promote the virtues of buying American.

Oddly, the opponent is not China–although that nation is the source of competition. The real enemy is American insensitivity to the foreign origin of everyday products, and quality. Too few distributors and consumers understand the consequences of fewer and fewer American manufacturers of everyday goods, having become desensitized by the flood of products marked Made in China. Buying items produced in America has a ripple effect that benefits manufacturers, employees, and local communities alike. Buying American is the practical economic stimulus program.

Welcome to the futile fight, my Toledoan brothers.

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