There was a time, not too long ago, when most everything we bought was made in factories within the U.S. Our manufacturing industry was strong. It employed our families, our friends, and our neighbors and produced just about everything we needed. Then in the 1970s U.S. manufacturing began to change as overseas manufacturing became a cheaper option.
It has taken a while but the importance of buying products made in the U.S. is news again. People are starting to realize that a strong manufacturing industry is vital to a strong nation. Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy and returns more money to the economy than it spends while employing thousands of people in steady, well paying jobs.
December is the ideal time to become aware of our own spending power. As consumers we can aid the manufacturing renaissance by making a conscience effort to buy goods made in the U.S. In 1985, President Reagan proclaimed that December is Made in America Month. The proclamation reads, “I invite the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to recognize and celebrate the excellence of American products.” What better way is there to celebrate American products then by purchasing American products?
At Gateway Manufacturing, we have always believed in the American dream. We understand the value of American workmanship. In products such as our wooden gates, each and every part is made and manufactured in the USA. We source all components from companies that are also committed to manufacturing in the U.S.
The economic importance of supporting our nation’s manufacturing industry is great. Becoming aware of how one person can keep the industry moving forward is easy as news of the Made in America movement spreads.
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