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.

Companies from all over the United States lent items for our Made in America showcase, including Viking Range Corp., which provided an oven and stove, andHarden furniture in upstate New York.

PHOTO: 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 American-sourced materials.
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PHOTO: 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 American-sourced materials.

 

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An American Flag blows in the wind in this Jan. 23, 
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 
American-sourced materials.
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 The ABC "World News" interactive map filled up with submissions from companies 
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 
materials.

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.