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Made in USA Brand Salutes: WeatherTech For Their “You Can’t Do That” Super Bowl Ad

February 2nd, 2014 Comments Off

Made in USA Brand salutes WeatherTech brand, an automotive floor mat manufacturer, for their Super Bowl commercial.

The commercial titled, “You Can’t Do That,” does not focus on WeatherTech products, but on the importance of manufacturing in the United States. The commercial showcases the importance of manufacturing domestically despite obstacles.

“We salute David MacNeil, WeatherTech CEO and Founder, for putting a spotlight on Made in USA manufacturing.” -Marcie Gabor, President, Made in USA Brand

For more information see: rubbernews.com and AdAge Update.

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A Surge in Consumer Preference for Made in USA

November 21st, 2013 Comments Off

Tom Bonine A Surge in Consumer Preference for Made in USAA surge in consumer preference for made-in-USA products is more and more apparent these days. With everything from electronics to apparel, consumers are progressively looking for American-made products even if these goods cost slightly more than ones manufactured overseas.

The same can’t be said, however, for the steel industry. With the overwhelming need for bridge repair, 70,000 nationwide to be exact, the need for steel is high but we are buying overseas. The new $6.3 billion Bay Bridge in California is being constructed with steel from China because it is cheaper, and a variety of companies and municipalities across the country are following suit. Many Americans are in an uproar regarding this issue because this one project alone created thousands of jobs in China, while our steel workers remain out of work.

While patriotism may be one of the factors behind the preference for US steel, there are several other reasons to buy American.

Quality
One of the reasons for this surge in consumer preference for made-in-USA goods is quality. Products manufactured here are perceived to be of higher quality than goods produced elsewhere. According to a recent study by Industry Week, 85% of Americans and 82% of Chinese citizens believe that products made in America are high-quality items.

The US steel we buy all undergoes a series of certifications, testing, and corrosion control to ensure the product they ship will stand the test of time. American products must undergo a more thorough examination process before being put on the market, and steel is certainly one of the most deeply examined industrial products.

Pride and Patriotism
The recent downturn in the economy has resulted in many people rethinking how their spending affects the job market. Many consumers who previously purchased goods made in China simply because they were less expensive have begun to wonder if their actions contributed to a loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States. This has led to increased patriotic spirit and a desire to help their country. In the same Industry Week poll, 80% of those responding said that buying domestic goods is a way to display patriotism.

Government Initiatives
The National Export Initiative was launched in 2010, with the primary goal of doubling the number of U.S. exports to other countries by 2014. Several government agencies are working together to accomplish this task including the Commerce Department, Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thus far, the program appears to be successful. The Commerce Department reports that exports during the first quarter of 2013 totaled over $555 billion, the highest quarterly total on record.
Due to the alarming rate at which steel is being bought overseas, a “Buy America” campaign for steel is gaining steam around the country. For example, The Department of Transportation has committed to a “Buy America” cause that ensures that all transportation infrastructure projects will be built with American-made products.

Enhanced Skills Needed
Manufacturers are more willing to “reshore” factories than ever before thanks to ever-evolving technology. Because the machines that produce goods are more complicated than before, unskilled workers are often not qualified to operate them. For many companies, that means bringing their manufacturing operations back to the United States simply because there is an abundance of qualified American workers who can operate their highly technical equipment.
Among the largest manufacturers that require skilled labor are those whose processes involve metal pouring and casting, welding, or computer-controlled machines and tools. These manufacturing jobs are primarily associated with producing automobile engines, wind turbines, agricultural equipment, and mining operations. Manufacturing jobs in technology, transportation, and aerospace are experiencing slow but steady growth as well.

What the Future Holds
While the cost for Chinese steel remains cheap, Californian taxpayers have had to foot the bill for the faulty steel girders in 2012 as well as other issues during construction. These problems have resulted in cost overruns and delays that could have been avoided, had California officials not chosen the lowest bidder and went with a reliable and domestic steel provider.
And although “Buy America” is still a rising cause in the steel industry, the overall admiration of products featuring the phrase “Made in the USA” will certainly remain a worldwide trend.

About the author:
Tom Bonine is president of National Metal Fabricators. The Chicago area firm, established in 1944, offers custom metal fabrication, angle rings, welding, and bar milling services.

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Featured Member: The Homer Laughlin Company, Manufacturers of the Iconic American Brand Fiesta® Dinnerware

November 11th, 2013 Comments Off

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Renowned American brand Fiesta® dinnerware by The Homer Laughlin China Company


The Homer Laughlin China Company (HLC Inc.), founded in 1871, is the largest remaining domestic tableware manufacturer in the United States. HLC Inc. is proud to lead the way in both product sales volume and in creating American manufacturing jobs.

Elizabeth McIlvain

Elizabeth McIlvain, President, The Homer Laughlin China Company

“The founders of this company agreed that we would be an American company producing an American-made product while providing jobs and giving support to the communities in which we live. That promise is as alive in me as it was my great-grandfather,” said Elizabeth McIlvain, President, The Homer Laughlin China Company.

Homer Laughlin products, including the renowned and iconic American brand Fiesta® dinnerware, have retained their momentum through longstanding tradition and continual innovation. “I think collectors know that they can continue to look forward to new colors and products from Fiesta. It is as exciting for us as it is for them,” promised McIlvain of the dazzling dinnerware collection started in 1936.

HLC Inc. is proud to lead the way in ceramic tableware manufacturing and American manufacturing job creation. Homer Laughlin China, Kenilworth/RAK, and Hall China comprise the HLC Inc. family of companies, and its diverse range of lead-free dinnerware meets every conceivable need from today’s discerning home chefs all the way to restaurateurs. Setting the tone—not just the table—is at the heart of the HLC commitment to its customers.

For more information, please contact The Homer Laughlin China Co., 672 Fiesta Drive, Newell, WV 26050. Phone: (800) 452-4462. Fax: (304) 387-0593. Web: www.hlchina.com. Email: hlc@hlchina.com.

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Made in USA Brand Member Directory to Launch on Veterans Day 2013

November 11th, 2013 Comments Off

The Made in USA Brand Member Directory


Columbus, OH November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013 marks the launch of the Made in USA Brand Member Directory. Since its website launch on Labor Day 2009, Made in USA Brand has chosen patriotic dates to mark its milestones. Made in USA Brand’s vision is to create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize, at a glance, reliable, quality goods made or grown in the United States.

In 2013, the Association of Glass and Pottery Manufacturers (AGPM) was pleased to offer Made in USA Brand a grant to create an online directory of their members. This new directory of current, registered U.S. manufacturers will be available on the MadeInUSAbrand.com website. Future plans for the website include the ability for members to locate and coordinate American-made products for their business.

Robert Gonze, Project Chairman of AGPM, approached the president of Made in USA Brand, Marcie Gabor, to learn how AGPM could help Made in USA Brand accomplish its important mission: To connect manufacturers and consumers to American-made products whenever and wherever possible.

“The AGPM is a non-profit association of glass and pottery manufacturers located in the U.S.” said Gonze. “Our fund is always looking for great projects to help American manufacturers, not just in our respective industry, but any American manufacturing industry. And this project fit our mission perfectly.”

Past AGPM projects include internships, scholarships, high school ceramic and glass pre-packaged experiments, and industry awareness videos.

About the Association of Glass and Pottery Manufacturers: http://agpm.org/ The AGPM is an association founded in 1923 to promote the glass and pottery industries in the United States through public exhibitions and education. Current members of the AGPM include: Blenko Glass Co., Inc., Milton, WV; Burley Clay Products, Inc., Roseville, Ohio; CMS USA, Inc., East Liverpool, OH; Custom Deco, Inc., Toledo, Ohio; Fenton Glass Art Co., Williamstown, WV; Glassautomatic/Rolf Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA; The Hall China Co., East Liverpool, Ohio; The Homer Laughlin China Co., Inc., Newell, WV; Lenox, Inc., Bristol, PA; McCoy Limited, Roseville, PA; Susquehanna Glass Co., Columbia, PA; and Youghiogheny Glass Co., Connellsville, PA.

About the Made in USA Brand Certification Mark: https://www.madeintheusabrand.com The Certification Mark is available to be downloaded by U.S. businesses that meet the accreditation standards based on the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations for complying with made in USA origin claims found at https://www.madeintheusabrand.com/form/.

Among those registered to use the distinctive red, white and blue Made In USA Brand Certification Mark are: Adams Manufacturing, Burley Clay Products, Inc., The Hall China Co., The Henry Ford, The Homer Laughlin China Co., Leviton, Maxpower Precision Parts, Waterstone Faucets, and The Wooster Brush Company.

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LEVITON TO HAVE PARTNERSHIP PRESENCE ON MAX GRESHAM’S NO. 8 CHEVROLET AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

October 23rd, 2013 Comments Off
Made in USA logo and Leviton Logo on NASCAR race truck

The Made in USA Brand and Leviton branded Chevrolet Silverado No. 8.

Partnership will Include an Associate Paint Scheme at the WinStar World Casino 350 with the Made in USA Brand

Denver, N.C. (October 23, 2013)—It was announced today that Max Gresham’s No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will sport a different look in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. Instead of the normal red, white, and blue scheme, the truck will be dressed in a special green and blue paint scheme that announces the partnership with Leviton in association with the Made in USA Brand (MIUSA).

Gresham will kick off the partnership by competing in the WinStar World Casino 350 at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 8 Chevrolet on November 1 with a new paint scheme art directed by Marcie Gabor for Gresham and Leviton’s maiden voyage with NASCAR.

The design features a lightning bolt that starts at the nose of the truck and jolts along the passenger and driver sides of the Chevrolet. The lightning bolt stretches from the inside corner of each headlight sticker and continue to the wheel well on both sides. The one lightning bolt will hug the sides of the Made in USA Brand and Leviton branded Chevrolet Silverado in white dividing the blue and green.

“We like how the bolts are representative of Leviton being in the electrical business and Leviton’s energy behind the revival of manufacturing in the United States,” president of Made in USA Brand, Gabor said.

Adorning the hood and truck bed of Gresham’s ride will be the familiar Made in USA Brand Certification Mark logo.

For more than 100 years, Leviton has supported the American workforce and made every effort to manufacture products in the United States. When completing a home electrical job, about half of Leviton’s switches, wallplates and standard and tamper resistant receptacles (both traditional and Decora®) found in a home improvement store’s electrical department are Made in the USA. Consumers can feel good about supporting American manufacturing and the American worker when they see the Made in USA Brand Certification Mark logo anywhere Leviton products are sold.

Gresham, 20, has driven in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2011 with 34 career starts. The Milner, Ga., native has earned one top-five finish, as well as four top-10 finishes this season with Sharp-Gallaher Racing. He was the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion earning two victories, four pole positions, nine top-five finishes and 11 top-10s in 12 starts.

Made in USA Brand will continue to serve as the primary sponsor for Gresham and No. 8 Sharp-Gallaher Racing team at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15.

For more information about Leviton solutions, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

The Certification Mark is available to be downloaded by US businesses that meet the accreditation standards based on the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations for complying with made in USA origin claims found at https://www.madeintheusabrand.com/form/.

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The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

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Labor Day Marks 4th Anniversary of Made in USA Brand

September 2nd, 2013 Comments Off

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Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Photo: DanielStainer.com


Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It is also the 4th anniversary of MadeInTheUSAbrand.com and the Made in USA Brand Certification Mark logo initiative.

Labor Day honors the contributions and achievements of American workers. Every day Made In USA Brand pays tribute to those workers by offering a Certification Mark logo that celebrates the “fruits of labor” of American companies, workers and farmers.

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The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

Since its launch on Labor Day 2009, the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo has gained widespread acceptance as the number of registered companies to use the mark to identify their American made products and services approaches 1000.

The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

The Certification Mark is available to be downloaded by US businesses that meet the accreditation standards based on the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations for complying with made in USA origin claims found at https://www.madeintheusabrand.com/form/.

Among those registered to use the distinctive red, white and blue Made In USA Brand Certification Mark are: Adams Manufacturing, Ball Corporation, Harris Wood, The Henry Ford, Jacob Bromwell, Maxpower Precision Parts, Franklin International, and The Wooster Brush Company.

Photo taken by Daniel Stainer at Adams Manufacturing, Portersville, PA

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Why Consumers Pay More for Merchandise Made in the USA

August 28th, 2013 Comments Off

Tom Bonine Why Consumers Pay More for Merchandise Made in USA“Buy American!” may sound like an advertising slogan that American manufacturers created to push their products. However, there are many reasons why consumers pay more for merchandise made in the USA that have nothing to do with advertising. A wide range of products, from toys to clothing, is made in the United States, and here are just a few reasons why consumers are willing to pay more for this merchandise.

• Jobs and the economy. The bottom line is that when you buy American, you are either creating or saving American jobs. When production facilities move overseas, so do the jobs. Once these jobs go abroad, it is very unlikely that they will come back. Jobs are the foundation of an economy, and purchasing products that are made in a country has a direct impact on its economy. More manufacturing jobs lowers the unemployment rate and increases the tax base to pay for benefits, such as Social Security. New jobs created in one industry can also lead to new jobs in other businesses. For example, every new auto manufacturing job supports nine additional jobs, from parts manufacturers to restaurant employees.

• Labor standards. Working conditions in some countries are not safe. Some do not have minimum age restrictions and allow young children to work long hours for very little money. The United States has strict labor laws that ensure safe working environments and child labor laws to keep young children out of factories.

• Manufacturing processes. The manufacturing processes in the U.S. are considerably more environmentally friendly than the processes in many foreign countries. It is not uncommon to find foreign products that were made using processes that dangerously pollute the air, soil, and water. The U.S. has a strong commitment to protecting the environment for future generations.

• Fair wages. Many foreign countries do not have minimum wage requirements or have wages that are too low. American workers are guaranteed fair pay for honest work.

• Independence. The decrease in manufacturing in the U.S. has made this country more dependent on outside sources, putting this country at a strategic disadvantage. Purchasing American-made items heightens independence for America.

• Trade deficit. The substantial trade deficit in the U.S. has contributed to increased borrowing from foreign countries at levels that cannot be sustained. Individual citizens may not have felt the effect of this yet, but they will if the debt continues to grow and affects the overall economy. In 2009, for example, the national trade deficit in the U.S. was a factor in the reduction in economic growth from four percent to three percent. Buying items made in the U.S. is one way to reduce this country’s large trade deficit, as well as support the American economy.

• Safety standards. Many foreign countries have extremely low product safety standards. For example, millions of toys are exported to the U.S. every year that contain dangerous levels of lead. When you buy American-made products, you are guaranteed to have items that meet U.S. consumer safety standards and protection laws.

• Political conflict. A number of popular items are produced in countries that do not have favorable relations with the United States. Choosing products made in America frees the U.S. from having to access materials and supplies from these countries.

• Conservation. When the U.S. purchases products made overseas, they must be shipped a considerable distance, typically over either the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans. Shipping these distances uses huge amounts of fuel and releases unnecessary emissions into the environment.

Buying American-made products on a regular basis creates a domino effect. When people purchase American-made items, money stays in the country. This money, in turn, contributes to wages for the people who are indirectly and directly responsible for the creation of these products. And when these people spend their hard-earned money on more American-made products and services, the cycle continues. The more frequently people buy American, the more this stimulates the economy and creates new jobs. Additionally, American workers pay taxes on wages earned in the United States; these monies then fuel programs and services that benefits.

About the author:
Tom Bonine is president of National Metal Fabricators.  www.nmfrings.com  The Chicago area firm, established in 1944, offers custom stainless steel fabrication, angle rings, welding, and bar milling services.

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Max Gresham Heads North of the Border for a New Challenge with the Made in USA Brand Team

August 27th, 2013 Comments Off

Made in USA Brand NASCAR driver Max GreshamSharp-Gallaher Racing Ready to Tackle Canadian Road Course

Denver, N.C. (August 26, 2013)-Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be a unique road-racing experience for Max Gresham and everyone else on the No. 8 Made in USA Brand (MIUSA) race team. Along with most of the field in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), very few teams can claim significant experience on road courses.

Gresham will be able to put a new notch on his belt this weekend, which will mark his first race appearance on a road course in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Gresham has prepared for this weekend recently by holding a test session at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C.

The trip to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will mark the first time since 2000 the truck series has been on a road course. None of the drivers in that race at Watkins Glen International are entered in Sunday’s event, though series regular and veteran Ron Hornaday, Jr. has 14 starts on road courses with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“Making both left and right turns is something most of us have little real experience on,” Gresham said. “You definitely need to develop a rhythm on the course. Eventually, you fall back on your experiences driving on the freeway, but at really fast speeds. It’s a different way to race, but none of us are doing anything that’s unnatural.”

With the series headed to Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, for the Chevrolet Silverado 250, Gresham, who has previous road-course experience from his time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East could use this Sunday as an opportunity to capitalize on that resume. In one start at Lime Rock Park, Gresham started 11th and finished third in the 2010 edition of the 66-lap event. He has also turned laps around the infield road course at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in an INEX U.S. Legends International car.

This summer has been milestone after milestone for the 20-year-old driver and Sharp-Gallaher Racing. First, the truck series raced on Tony Stewart’s half-mile dirt track on July 24. Now the series moves north of the border to face the challenges of track promoter Ron Fellows’ 2.459-mile, 10-turn course located 50 miles from Toronto.

“We learned a lot during our test at Kershaw and when I attended the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is Las Vegas,” the Milner, Georgia native said. “But everyone else is in the same boat. We faced challenges at the dirt track and we came home with a top-10 finish. I know we can do the same with this challenge and I’m confident for a good run.”

Sunday’s race, which starts at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1, continues a NASCAR tradition in Canada.

To help everyone get up to speed for the Sunday event, NASCAR scheduled four practice sessions – two each on Friday and Saturday – before pole qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

“Believe me, if I can handle traffic in Atlanta during rush hour, I can adjust to road-course racing,” Gresham joked.

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About  Sharp-Gallaher Racing

Established in 2013, Sharp-Gallaher Racing (www.SGRracing.com) was formed with the partnership between team owner Eddie Sharp Jr.  (Eddie Sharp Racing) and businessman Bill Gallaher. SGR is a championship-winning organization, claiming the 2009 ARCA Racing Series Championship title with driver Justin Lofton. In 2010, SGR began the transition into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, moving to full-time competition in 2011 and expanding as a multi-truck team in 2012. SGR earned its first victory in the team’s 36th Camping World Truck Series event. The 2013 lineup includes Max Gresham (No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado) and Justin Lofton (No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado) in the Camping World Truck Series, and Will Gallaher (No. 8 Chevrolet Impala) in the UARA Stars Series. Additionally, SGR continues to build its driver development program fielding various drivers in the ARCA Racing Series, the UARA STARS Series and other late model events across the southeast.

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The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

About Made In USA Brand

The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark is the only certification mark logo registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for labeling and identifying goods either made or grown in the United States.

The number of Made In USA Brand accredited companies has grown to over 900 in just over a year.

Companies interested in securing the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark to label their products and marketing materials are encouraged to log on to www.MadeInUSABrand.com.

Race fans interested in pledging along with Max Gresham to look for and purchase made in USA manufactured goods can take the pledge for FREE at www.PledgeForUSA.com.

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Max Gresham Set for Thunder Valley Debut

August 21st, 2013 Comments Off
Max Gresham and the Made in USA Brand Chevy Silverado

NASCAR driver Max Gresham and the No. 8 Made In USA Brand Chevrolet Silverado are racing for awareness of Made in USA manufacturing and products.

Driver of the No. 8 Made in USA Brand Chevrolet Ready for the Beating and Banging

Denver, N.C. (August 19, 2013)-Drivers are not supposed to have favorites, but Max Gresham admits that even though he has never driven a lap at the Bristol Motor Speedway, he considers the popular half-mile short track one of his.

Gresham doesn’t know what to expect when he drives his No. 8 Made in USA Brand (MIUSA) Chevrolet through the 28-degree-banked corners, but he considers Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 one of his most-anticipated events in his first full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck (NCWTS) Series.

“The last time I was at Bristol Motor Speedway, I bought a ticket,” Gresham said. “Now I’m going back as a driver. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to race at Bristol. I’ve wanted this for a long time.”

Gresham said Wednesday night’s race (8 p.m., FOX Sports 1) should highlight the strengths of his Sharp-Gallaher Racing team. His Made in USA Brand Chevrolet has plenty of speed and the 20-year-old driver loves short-track racing.

Bristol Motor Speedway has often been called Thunder Valley, The Bullring, and The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Following this Wednesday’s qualifying at the track, Max Gresham hopes to put the last nickname to the test.

Gresham qualified fourth last Saturday at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his career-best effort in qualifying.

Since Bristol features fast speeds on a small racetrack, Gresham knows the race promises a lot of bent sheet metal and hot tempers. Most trucks will finish with tire marks and dents. Some will inevitably finish in the garage area or on the end of a wrecker’s hook.

“You definitely have to be aggressive. I think the fans like to see drivers beating and banging on each other and good bumper-to-bumper racing,” Gresham said. “You know you have to use your bumper every once in a while to move somebody out of the way, but you have to do it in a way where it doesn’t make them unhappy. That’s not easy to do.”

Especially on your first race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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About  Sharp-Gallaher Racing

Established in 2013, Sharp-Gallaher Racing (www.SGRracing.com) was formed with the partnership between team owner Eddie Sharp Jr.  (Eddie Sharp Racing) and businessman Bill Gallaher. SGR is a championship-winning organization, claiming the 2009 ARCA Racing Series Championship title with driver Justin Lofton. In 2010, SGR began the transition into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, moving to full-time competition in 2011 and expanding as a multi-truck team in 2012. SGR earned its first victory in the team’s 36th Camping World Truck Series event. The 2013 lineup includes Max Gresham (No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado) and Justin Lofton (No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado) in the Camping World Truck Series, and Will Gallaher (No. 8 Chevrolet Impala) in the UARA Stars Series. Additionally, SGR continues to build its driver development program fielding various drivers in the ARCA Racing Series, the UARA STARS Series and other late model events across the southeast.

Made in USA certification mark

The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark logo helps create a marketplace where buyers and sellers recognize at a glance reliable, quality products made or grown in the United States.

About Made In USA Brand

The Made In USA Brand Certification Mark is the only certification mark logo registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for labeling and identifying goods either made or grown in the United States.

The number of Made In USA Brand accredited companies has grown to over 900 in just over a year.

Companies interested in securing the Made In USA Brand Certification Mark to label their products and marketing materials are encouraged to log on to www.MadeInUSABrand.com.

Race fans interested in pledging along with Max Gresham to look for and purchase made in USA manufactured goods can take the pledge for FREE at www.PledgeForUSA.com.

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NY NOW: Cash-In on the Cachet of “Made in the U.S.A”

August 17th, 2013 Comments Off

 

NY NOW Made in USA logoSeminar: Cash-In on the Cachet of “Made in the U.S.A”
12:00 Noon – 1:30PM, Javits Center, 1A02-03
There’s a growing appetite for American-made goods. Whether hand-crafted or commercially-produced, the “Made in the U.S.A.” label increasingly conveys both prestige and patriotic appeal. Join Jill Homiak, of USA Love List and a panel of American-made sourcing and selling specialists for an exploration of authentication and certification, as well as marketing and brand positioning that will allow you to capitalize on this growing consumer preference. Participants include Marcie Gabor of Made in USA Brand, Melissa McGrath of Navy Blue Home and Gifts, and Heather Lawless of American Craft Week.
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 onsite

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