USAMadePromotionalAdvertising.com Launches American-Made Promotional Product Search
A new website enables users to search for promotional products made exclusively in the United States. Stephen Ropfogel, MAS, promotional product account executive for HALO Branded Solutions, has launched www.USAmadepromotionaladvertising.com to make it easier to find American-made items.
According to a recent HBO documentary "Shmatta," only 5 percent of all clothing is currently made in the United States, compared to 95 percent in 1965. "The time has come to bring business back into the United States," Ropfogel stated. "By purchasing promotional products that are made in the USA, you are helping employ Americans, keeping the doors of American businesses open and promoting real economic growth."
As Diane Sawyer of ABC News stated on "Made in America," "If every American spent just an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs in this country." Ropfogel explained that not only does buying American stimulate the economy, it also ensures better quality and value.
All products on the site are verified by the manufacturers as made in America. "If there's a company ... and they have some products that are American-made and some that are not, they would indicate which ones are made in America and only those would show up," Ropfogel said.
In addition to American-made items, businesses and individuals will also be able to search for union-made products. "Union workers are treated well and compensated fairly for their work. The same cannot be said for overseas workers," added Ropfogel. "American-made products create and keep American jobs, and maintain a strong economy for everyone."
Ropfogel, who first started in the promotional products industry in 1989, created the site in response to customer demand. "It was comments from my customers wanting made-in-the-USA products and union-made products" that inspired him, he said.
For more information, visit www.usamadepromotionaladvertising.com.