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Say the Words that Everyone Wants to Hear…

Made in the USA– It’s not a cliché; it’s a lifestyle for those of us who believe in quality workmanship and a dedication to the tradition of American pride. It is the industry that built America and the American dream.

The manufacturing sector took a hit in the 1970s when overseas opportunities presented companies with lower costs. As many industries closed up U.S. production facilities, the manufacturing sector was forced to eliminate jobs that had sustained our capable workforce. The winds have changed and the economic outlook is looking up for American manufacturing.

To continue to grow U.S. manufacturing, consumers must understand how important it is to support products that carry the Made in the USA label. One organization, American Made Matters®, has a mission to “educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American dream.” The National Association of Manufacturers wants you to think about these facts:

  • Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.
  • Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.

By buying American made products, each dollar spent invests $1.35 in the economy and if each family spent just $64 of their holiday budget on products made in the U.S., 200,000 jobs could be created. How could spending a few dollars make such an impact? What people don’t realize is that manufacturing supports a long list of other industries including other manufacturers.

So, if one manufacturer is doing well and expands production, the machine makers and parts manufacturers see an increase in business also. More business for one leads to more business (and jobs) for many.

Here at Riten Industries we fully understand the importance of a strong U.S. manufacturing sector. In business since 1933, and a family-owned company since the 1960s, we once considered outsourcing. Realizing that our quality standards could not be met, we committed to continue to produce the high quality products our customers expect from us in the U.S. Our family is the small town of Ohio and our exceptionally skilled workforce. Riten is homegrown in the heartland, now and forever.

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