DELRAY BEACH, Fla. | (BUSINESS WIRE)–Julie and Adam Reiser, husband and wife team, have not only a solid marriage and partnership but a brood of six active boys ranging in age from 4 to 15 years. That alone could make a great story, or at least a sequel to the movie, “His, Mine, and Ours”. As if raising six active boys wasn’t enough to keep them busy – they have, together, built a thriving and successful business: Made in USA Certified, Inc., a third party, independent trusted and recognizable certification service that assures the products that make the claim of Made in USA and Product of USA are verifiably made and produced in the United States. (www.usa-c.com)
Adam Reiser was born on the East Coast in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey – 20 miles outside the bright lights and bustle of New York City. As a young boy growing up in a small working class town, Adam watched our Nation change over the course of the 1970’s, as Japanese car manufacturers altered the US Auto Industry forever. Adam saw his friends’ parents lose their jobs when the Ford Motor Plant closed its doors in Mahwah, NJ, and at an early age learned how a global economy can impact our country’s prosperity. As a young man, Adam was educated and trained in the US Navy.
Julie Dennison Reiser was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on Ellsworth Air Force Base near the end of the Vietnam War. She is also a descendent of a US Patriot who fought for this country’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. Julie was raised in the Midwest in an affluent suburb of St. Louis, Missouri and spent much of her childhood at her family’s beloved 90-acre farm in rural Rolla, Missouri. As a young girl in the 1980’s and 1990’s she saw her parents and their friends prosper while in stark contrast witnessed many American farmers quietly struggling to stay afloat.
Adam and Julie come from distinct American backgrounds and different regions of this vast, beautiful, country, but they both share a deep love for the USA and the freedoms we all enjoy. Combining their passions and talents—Made in USA Magazine was born in 2004. Made in USA Magazine, was a print and on-line magazine that told the inspirational stories, struggles and triumphs of the American manufacturer.
As globalization took hold of the Nation with NAFTA / CAFTA and China, many US manufacturers were forced to succumb to pricing pressures due to cheap labor, currency manipulation and lax environmental laws abroad. US companies had to either outsource to compete or close their doors. Many families and even entire towns were decimated by the massive outsourcing of these American jobs. In the worst situations, American families were left destitute and unable to pay for basic necessities. The writing was on the wall: if US manufacturers shipped everything overseas, what jobs were left for our own people – how would the US Economy survive?
Concurrently, mainstream news reported on the dangers of products the US routinely imports from other countries—dog food, dry wall, toys, vitamins, milk, and lead paint. Consumers have been terrified by devastating stories of children, animals, and adults that were harmed or killed by unsafe products imported from foreign countries and sold to the unsuspecting US consumer.
This duality created a “perfect storm” bringing American awareness to an all time high while the US experiences the worst recession since the Great Depression, leaving a scorched landscape that will weigh on the labor market and the broader economy for years to come. The dollar is falling, unemployment is at 25 year highs, and not expected to fall until 2011, and scarcity of job creation continues as companies consolidate in order to survive. Simultaneously, the US housing market is in ruins and the US deficit has hit an unprecedented $1.4 Trillion. Adam and Julie look at this situation, however, not as a bleak prediction of our country’s destitution, but a call to action. They believe that this gives Americans an opportunity to turn things around, to help one other, to rebuild our beloved country and to make this Nation great again, together, as Americans.
The Reiser’s vision for keeping consumers safe and companies honest grew out of their experience with the Magazine. Out of an interest in promoting American jobs, as well as safety of the American consumer, Adam and Julie realized that anyone can make the claim “Made in USA.” The question is: how is the consumer assured the product did not come over on a shipper tank from overseas?
The answer is: Made in USA Certified, Inc. (www.usa-c.com), an independent third party assurance and certification company, verifies that products are indeed made here in the USA and any such claim made by the manufacturing company is true and verifiable.
Made in USA-CertifiedTM is the leader in independent third party assurance verification. Our seal of certification assures the consumer that the Made in USA or Product of USA claim is true– keeping you and your family safe, giving consumers peace of mind and helping to support and promote products and services Made in USA.
Trust but Certify!™