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Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
June 27, 2005

What would you do if you worked in manufacturing and watched your co-workers lose their jobs as a result of corporate downsizing? Would it frustrate you to notice that there was no corresponding downsizing in consumer purchasing? More and more Americans today recognize that their country seems to be getting the short end of the stick when they visit their local retail outlets and find all too often that American-made products just aren't available.

Paul Staunch, owner of the website decided to turn his frustration of these realities into a passion for offering a wide range of American products in one place. He rightly realized that more patriotic consumers would purchase made-in-USA products if they could find them more easily. And with today's Internet giving us greater access to American-made products that oftentimes can't be found in retail stores anyway, it's actually easier to Buy American than most might think.

Why pay a price mark-up for the privilege of buying retail when you can buy American-made pants direct from the pant supplier or American-made shirts direct from the shirt supplier? And you won't have to spend over $2 per gallon of gas driving around town looking for what you may not find anyway.

If you used to buy American-made khakis from the Quantum Cotton Company (which seems to have gone out of business), I recommend Walter Thomas men's pants from instead. If it's other clothing for men, women or kids, bags and luggage or toys and games, sells only items that are made in the USA so you won't have to worry about the origin of any of their products.

Owner Paul Staunch brings a rare understanding to his business that should help it expand into future-planned additional areas like home and garden, sporting goods and tools. At, they understand that oftentimes there is little difference in price between the products they offer and imported products offered by foreign producers.

Next time you hear about a U.S. factory about to close and move overseas, check the price tag of that product currently made by the domestic factory, and then check it again once that product begins to be sourced offshore. You might be surprised that there is little if any price difference. challenges anyone to compare their prices to other well-known brands of similar quality. also understands that when a price difference does exist, many times it is because of the difference in production volume. The more one produces, the lower the cost of producing. Since most of the companies bucking the trend of the ever-increasing import flood from overseas are small or medium-sized businesses, these patriotic businesses compete against larger manufacturers overseas that can produce more at a lower cost.

What does all this mean? It means that buying American-made products from places like can make it easier to buy American in the future by making domestic manufacturers more price-competitive against larger offshore rivals. It also means that the reason we have trouble buying American now is that we haven't been buying American as much as we should have in the past. And we often don't because we aren't aware, and awareness is the key.

So now that you've been made aware of a place to go where everything is made in USA, help American manufacturing expand and make it possible to buy American so that there will always be American left to buy. Visit and support our workers and manufacturers to keep America working.


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