This Column Was 100% Made in America

A Hyundai ad that ran during Super Bowl coverage showed workers from the company's plant in Montgomery, Ala.

A Hyundai ad that ran during Super Bowl coverage showed workers from the company's plant in Montgomery, Ala.

By   Published: February 15, 2012

BLUE-COLLAR workers in fields like manufacturing — particularly when they make products on American soil — are again becoming a favorite subject for white-collar workers on Madison Avenue.

The trend was born of the economic worries that followed the financial crisis in 2008. Recently, it is gaining steam — appropriate, since the ads often use blasts of steam to signal something is being built — with proposals in Washington to offer incentives to encourage the location or relocation of factories in the United States.

“We continue to see very heavy emotional response to anything that would leverage against the bad economy,” said Robert Passikoff, president at Brand Keys, a brand and customer-loyalty consulting company in New York. Read more of this post

Made in USA: 30 Day Journey

"We're willing to DIE for our country, but are we willing to BUY for it?"

"We're willing to DIE for our country, but are we willing to BUY for it?"

Josh Miller of ‘Made in USA: 30 Day Journey‘ is asking us one simple question.

“We’re willing to DIE for our country, but are we willing to BUY for it?”

Josh and his film crew will set out on a journey in which he will live off USA made products for 30 days. During his travels, he will speak and interview business-owners, homeowners, politicians, economists and American consumers to find out, among other things, what ‘Made in America’ means to them.  We will help Josh and his crew verify the made in USA claim with the help and support of Made in USA Certified.

Their goal is to raise $5,000 for the film during this campaign.  A $10 donation will get your name in the rolling credits of the film under “Minutemen”.  How cool will that be!

We believe Josh and his crew are a part of the Made In America Movement.  This film will help gain more exposure for this Movement.  This is why we are asking for your support.

Diane Sawyer & David Muir of World News with Diane Sawyer made everyone across the nation aware of this Movement last year with their ‘Made in America’ segments on ABC News, asking you all if you are “IN”.  Now we are asking you, are you in?

Let’s help Josh Miller on his journey.  Go to the link below. Donate your $10 (or more!) and let them know you are a proud supporter of the Made in America Movement.  Your support and donations really do matter!

Made in USA: 30 day Journey donation page I’M IN!

We Can Make It in America Challenge Sponsored by Alliance Rubber Company and Made in USA Certified

Alliance Rubber Band QR Code

Scan the code and take our American Made Products Pledge to be entered to win a free trip to Washington D.C. or enter at

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. & BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alliance Rubber Company and Made in USA Certified have teamed up for an exciting new Patriotic Promotion called the “We Can Make It in America” Challenge. Both companies are thrilled to sponsor a promotion that will give consumers even more incentive to Buy American and promote the growing Made in USA Movement which has been highly promoted by the Made in America series on ABC World News Tonight.

Consumers who have a camera equipped smart phones with internet access can scan the image of the QR code on the product to open the promotional web page where they can submit contact information and register. Participants pledge to help create a million American jobs by spending one dollar a day on American made products. One lucky winner will receive airline and hotel accommodations for four to Washington D.C. for the 4th of July celebration and a visit to the Smithsonian.

The “We Can Make It in America” Challenge, which is open to individuals 18 years or older, ends May 31, 2012. Consumers may purchase Alliance products in select stores or online to scan the QR code to enter, or visit to submit online. In addition to the grand prize package, 20 first prize winners will receive a free gift pack of Alliance’s one-of-a-kind organizational products.

Alliance Rubber Company, founded in 1923 in Hot Springs, Arkansas is a woman-owned business and is the only rubber band manufacturers to be certified with the Made in USA Certified seal. The Made in USA Certified Seals show that a company bearing these trust marks has gone through a rigorous supply chain audit to verify compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. Consumers know that when they see this seal, the “The Made in USA” claim has been verified, tested and true.

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