American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the third annual American Made Matters Day on Nov. 19. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-U.S.A. products throughout the upcoming holiday season to show their support for US manufacturing.
November 19 has been declared American Made Matters Day not just because of the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, but also on local communities, the U.S. economy, product safety, the environment, and the future of America. A resolution has been passed in Pennsylvania and Colorado declaring Nov. 19 as American Made Matters Day, and a resolution has been introduced in Alabama and New York.
To celebrate American Made Matters Day, events will be held in 30 locations throughout the United States. These events will show the two American Made Matters videos, provide information to consumers, and give consumers the ability to buy U.S.-made products. Some locations will offer food and music.
More than 40 American Made Matters members, including Todd Shelton, Carole S. Miller Handbags,, K’NEX, and Ball and Buck, will be offering online sales and specials which will be available on the American Made Matters blog.
Bollman Hat Co. will again conduct tours in its historic Adamstown factory, the oldest hat factory in America, as well as launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring the iconic Kangol 504 hat production from China to Adamstown, creating 41 new jobs in Pennsylvania.
Tacony Manufacturing, which builds Maytag Vacuums, Riccar Vacuums, and Simplicity Vacuums, will be offering an open house with factory tours, food and door prizes at their facility in St. James, Mo.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that every $1 spent on American-made goods invests an additional $1.32 in the U.S. economy. If Americans dedicated just a small portion of their holiday shopping budget to buying American-made goods, it could have a very positive impact on the economy. In fact, according to ABCNews, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.
American Made Matters® was launched on July 4, 2009 by the Bollman Hat Co. It is the only organization committed to promoting American-made goods that is run by manufacturers. It has more than 375 member companies located in 45 states. For more information, visit, or like them on Facebook at American Made Matters.