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What Is The Alliance for American Manufacturing? The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) was founded in 2007 by leading domestic manufacturers and the United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union. They have one simple mission: strengthen American manufacturing through smart public policies! They are dedicated to highlighting the importance of supporting "American Made" products and why we should "Keep it Made in America!" This organization also conducts research to reveal how American's feel about products made in America. Some highlights from their research includes: 95% of Americans have a favorable view of U.S. made products.  80% of American voters support Buy America policies...

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The Importance of Sustainable Products  In today’s society, a majority of companies and consumers are stuck in the “produce-use-dispose” cycle. This unsustainable consumption is putting a huge strain on resources and is severely impacting the environment. Not only that, but it puts consumers in a position of constant over-spending. Consumers are not only buying more products today than in the past, but they are also replacing them at a faster rate. Whether it’s the desire for new and innovative products, a frequent change in preferences, or failing products, it is clear that this is a cycle that needs to be...

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A Growing Trend If you check the tag or sticker on products while out shopping, you will notice that most say “Made in China” or maybe Taiwan, Mexico or even India. Though it is still rare, products are beginning to say “Made in America” again.  The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010,  is a nonprofit that focuses on restoring American manufacturing jobs and training suppliers on how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors. This organization’s founder and president, Harry Moser, reported that about 170,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs were announced to come back from offshore in 2017, which is up 2,800%...

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Shiloh Receives the First K9-KOT™ Shiloh was one of the Homewood Police Department's first multipurpose dogs. He was trained in tracking, narcotics detection, and apprehension of suspects. After about 7 years with the department, Shiloh retired due to showing age-related health problems. He is now enjoying retired life with Cpl. Ted Springfield, Shiloh’s third and final handler.  To thank Shiloh for his service and to help him feel as comfortable as possible, we donated a K9-KOT™! His K9-KOT™ keeps him off the hard ground, which helps relieve the pressure on his joints, but it is still low enough to the ground for him to easily climb on.  GO-KOT® and Caliber...

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Camping in the Fall and Winter Camping is most commonly thought of as a spring and summer activity, however, camping in the fall and winter is an incredible experience! Fall colors or a fresh blanket of snow really transform the landscape, and there is nothing better than cuddling up by the fire on a chilly night. Camping during the colder months does require a slight adjustment to your packing list, though!   Fall/Winter Camping Checklist Listed below is everything you will need to make sure you have a warm and safe camping trip! Appropriate Clothing Bring enough warm clothing to...

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