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Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
December 15, 2009

Many times my 'Buy American Mention of the Week' articles feature products from smaller companies that are based online and aren't available in stores. And many times, this is the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient way to find and buy American-made products.

But this definitely doesn't mean I mind featuring larger companies that make all of their products in the USA and have the luxury of their products being made available in literally hundreds of stores across America!

One such company is a Jamark Laboratories, Inc. whose Surgeon's Secret Skin formula is made available in many different varieties of health care products. Jamark Labs ( has over 10,000 square feet of factory space in Grand Rapids, Michigan where their American workers make skin care and bath & beauty products, first aid & personal care products, and remedies for eczema, psoriasis, and diabetes.

After you browse Jamark Labs' products at, they can be ordered online, or you can browse the availability of their products in brick-and-mortar stores by state by using their "store locator" link. In fact, Jamark Labs' products have been featured on QVC since 1997, and president and founder Jim Kaiser has been a regular guest on the popular shopping channel for over a decade. How's that for the success of a family-owned and operated business committed to keeping American workers employed in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country?

Jamark Labs keeps your skin care needs covered by offering beeswax moisturizers, creams and lotions, lip balms, aloe vera lotions, manicure/pedicure formulas, as well as fragrances, soothing face conditioners and daily refreshing spray for men.

Bath & beauty needs are covered with Jamark Labs' Surgeon's Secret Skin shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, natural soaps, facial scrubs and cleansers, moisture gel, moisture mist, and aloe mint toner.

Jamark Labs also offers time-tested natural first aid formulas like their bee pollen canker aid, natural Blue Stop arthritis formula, and Porter's Liniment Salve products to provide temporary relief of discomfort due to minor burns, sunburns, chapped skin, non-poisonous insect bites, and minor itching. Help yourself stay healthy and steer clear of bacteria and viruses with Surgeon's Skin Secret hand sanitizer.

Jamark President Jim Kaiser has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and he understands the needs of today's value-conscious consumer. Jim is committed to bringing their current and future customers low cost healthcare formulas that actually work.

With sales of over 2,000,000 jars and sticks of Surgeon's Skin Secret revitalizing moisturizer since July, 1997, Jim has routinely been able to reach over 90 million American homes through the QVC television network, which can now be viewed in Canada and the UK. With these over-the-border and overseas exports, Jamark Labs is actually helping to reduce our burgeoning trade deficit by exporting American-made products from their factory in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The original item, Surgeon's Skin Secret, was developed by a plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the early 1950s. This plastic surgeon was only using this formula in his practice. It was Jim and co-founder Mark Oberlin's goal to bring this wonderful time-tested formula to the public.

Their formulas are certainly time tested, but they are never tested on animals, so you can be sure no honorable principles are compromised in the development or testing of their many American-made products.

The over 10,000 square foot Grand Rapids facility not only allows Jamark Labs the needed space to produce their popular and well-marketed American products. It also allows the freedom to expand their ever-growing product lineup. That tells me two very important things: Jamark Labs is not only committed to high-quality, low-cost health care products (and do we ever need that I today's troubled economy), but they're also committed to keeping their production in the great manufacturing state of Michigan.

Since they rose from a mere 400 square foot office space in their humble beginnings in 1996, we can only hope this all American company will continue to expand production and therefore domestic employment. I hope you'll visit the Jamark Laboratories, Inc. website at and consider aiding that expansion by patronizing any of their fine American products.

Roger Simmermaker is the author of How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism. He also writes "Buy American Mention of the Week" articles for his website and is a member of the Machinists Union and National Writers Union. Roger has been a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, has been quoted in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and US News & World Report among many other publications, and is now a weekly contributor to WorldNetDaily.


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