We have been hearing over the years that we should be buying American made products rather than those made in other countries. So why all the hubbub regarding this issue? It’s not just simply about nationalism, but there are real reasons that benefit everyone in the U.S.A. These reasons include economical and ecological.
The most obvious part of buying American made products relates to how it affects our economy. This means people in America are making these products. This means more jobs are created. The jobs don’t just pertain to the direct employees of the manufactures, but to the companies they hire for various other services they need. In turn, these increased jobs better our country’s economy. How does this happen? Our economy increases because American jobs means more money is circulated within the states by these employees. These economical reasons benefits the nation, but the ecological reasons have global benefits.
Pollution becomes a larger issue when products are made in other countries. These products have to get to the States one way or another, and all options use a lot of fuel which equals a lot of emission. As well, factories in some countries don’t have the same regulations that those in the U.S. need to adhere to. Some U.S. countries have been exploring renewable energy options. Being conscious of the carbon footprint we are making in the world helps us make better decisions for our future generations.
How To Buy American Made
It can be quite complicated to make sure that the products you are buying are American made. You may think that it is as simple as going to your local home improvement or appliance store and just picking one that says that it’s made in the U.S. right on the label. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. With so many products on the market, not every one can be verified as such.
One way to look for if it is American made it to find the “country of origin” label on the packaging. This is a sure way of knowing if the product was imported to the States. As well, there are a few websites that can help you know which companies and which products are, in fact, American made. These websites are: Made in the USA, Americans Working, and USA Love List. They can help make the decision process a little easier when choosing your new appliances, cabinets, furniture, and anything else you need for a home remodel.
If you are looking into remodeling any part of your home, Shakespeare Home Improvement Co. is a full service contractor. We can help you create the perfect space, no matter the room. We offer many American made products. Some of the products we offer are from companies such as Starmark Cabinetry and Great Lakes Window.