The following is an excerpt from ABC World News, "Made in America" Series:
"We want to create and sell products all over the world that are stamped with
three simple words: 'Made in America.' That's our goal."
Those were the words of President Obama in December and they now compose the
title of a special "World News" series "Made in
America," which focuses on U.S. manufacturing, jobs and what they mean for
the nation's economy.
More than 11 million Americans get their paychecks from working in factories,
and according to Moody's Economy.com, if every American spent an extra $3.33 on
U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs.
The "Made in America" series kicked off last month with the Usry family of Dallas -- Jon, Anna, Landon, Ellis and Amber.
"World News" asked them to take part in an experiment. They were asked to
empty their living room, kitchen and master bedroom of all imported products and
replace them with goods made in the United States. They were left with the
kitchen sink and a lone vase filled with hydrangeas.
2011 file photo in Chicago, Ill. This week, 'World News' kicks off its 'All-Star
series' of 'Made in America' after the 'World News' interactive map filled up
with submissions of companies that make their goods in the U.S. and with
that make their goods in the United States and with American-sourced materials.
We learned during calls to various business owners, though, that it's almost
impossible to create textiles from start to finish with 100 percent U.S.-made
This week, "World News" kicks off its "All-Star series" of "Made in America,"
so please keep watching and check out our list of websites devoted to U.S. companies.
Just this month (July, 2011), Mr Chain got its own mention on the ABC World News site. The site provides an interactive US map showing American manufacturers, by state. We are proud to be included in this list, along with an impressive list of American manufacturers.