What does the phrase ‘Made in the USA’ mean to you?
With Presidents week wrapped up and honorably ending with Washington’s official Birthday, it is always good to take a moment to think about our country, what it stands for, and reflect on being an American.
One of the things that makes President’s day a bit commercialized, but helps our economy, is shopping and all of the sales. During my store visits I look at the tag, and quite often I see “Made in Vietnam,” “Made in Bahrain,” “Made in Taiwan,” “Made in China.” Although my geography is pretty good, I sometimes have no idea where these countries are. When I find a product that bears the words “Made in the USA,” I feel proud.
To further illustrate my point, there are many companies that still make products in the USA. Handi-Ramp, which is located 30 miles north of Chicago, is an example of some of the fine products made in the USA. ‘Made in the USA’ at Handi-Ramp means manufacturing and building of quality ramps with highly competitive pricing and fast shipping, to name just a few things. The aluminum and steel used to make our aluminum ramps and steel ramps are purchased locally. Our most popular product, Handi-Treads, is also manufactured here.
What else does ‘Made in the USA’ mean to Handi-Ramp?
It means more jobs for Americans in the manufacturing sector. More jobs here in the USA means – in the long run – lower shipping costs, lower energy costs, and in turn lower product costs.
Handi-Ramp products are ‘locally grown.’ Much like buying and eating locally grown food, buying these products reinvests into our country. As foreign countries develop and grow, like China, the price of U.S. made products become more competitive. Many US exports have risen. One example is that U.S. exports to Mexico have risen in the last year.
When buying a USA made product, consider the quality, ease of shipping and pricing when making your next purchase. For locally USA made material handling, safety and accessibility products visit the Handi-Ramp website or call 1-800-876-7267 (RAMP).