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“Columbus, Ohio (July 27, 2012) – The Longaberger Company, maker of hand-crafted baskets and an icon of American craftsmanship for nearly 40 years, announced today that it has begun the process of transitioning its full line to U.S.-made products.”
“CEO and President Tami Longaberger made the announcement at the company’s annual national sales convention in Columbus today. ‘We’re coming home. I’ve directed our team to begin the process of making us a completely American-made company again,’ declared Ms. Longaberger in her keynote speech before more than 3,000 members of the independent sales field from around the country who gathered for the three-day event. (cont.)
Wait a minute! I am getting mixed messages here.
Today on the Ed Schultz show I heard that the new BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains are going to a Japanese company. One person representing a domestic train manufacturer contacted Ed about shipping our work out of the country. As it stands the trains will be assembled here but the majority of the money won’t stay here.
here is an article written last month on this story (hence, the mixed messages).
“San Francisco’s New Bart Trains to be Made in the USA” I find that this title is a bit misleading. It makes you assume these trains, which represent 3.2 BILLION dollars, are being made by a company here in America.
This is a shame! Shame on BART and shame on the lobbyists who helped our jobs go overseas! We do have a train manufacturer here in the United States, but if this keeps up we won’t in the future.
Contact BART and tell them that you are unhappy with their decision.
ROCKLIN, Calif., March 8, 2012 — PRNewswire
“California manufacturer Gutterglove, Inc., will bring its gutter guard manufacturing from China back to California by the end of second quarter 2012 and will finally be able to say its products are “Made In The USA”. This will infuse millions of dollars back into the Golden State to create new jobs, and hopefully set an example that other manufacturers can follow.”
To read the rest of the article:
Website: GUTTERGLOVE GUTTER GUARD