Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th and Labor Day; it’s fair to say that summer is America’s most patriotic time of year. Thus, it’s also a critical time of year to stress the importance of American-made commercial awnings, canopies, and cabanas from Academy Inc., a leader in the design and distribution of best-in-class commercial shade products that’s 100% Made in the USA.
“At Academy Inc., we’re proud to be developing quality American products designed to the highest specifications and stress tolerances, all while employing hundreds of American workers to get the job done right,” said James Richman, Academy’s CEO. “At Academy our line of custom awnings, cabanas, canopies, umbrellas and signs in a manner of speaking, pays homage to each of those four separate holidays every day of the year.”
Making Made in American Mean Something Again
Today, “Made in America,” is a tricky expression. By some measures and increasing anecdotal evidence it feels as if practically nothing is made in America anymore. For instance, in the 1960s, the U.S. made 98 percent of its shoes. Now 90 percent of our footwear is made abroad. Even as (relatively) recently as the 1980s U.S. manufacturing created 80 percent of national consumption. Today that figure is down to 65 percent.
But while the above outlook appears grim, it’s not the whole story. As measured strictly in terms of dollar value, the value of American made products still far outstrips that of China at more than $1.6 trillion. And from aircraft and space technology, to farming equipment and automobiles (yes- automobiles), billions and billions of dollars worth of U.S. equipment is shipped overseas while the internal components of global products are peppered with the American seal.
Chances are though, when you turn a product over in your home looking for its nation of origin, it’ll likely be made in a foreign country.
“The bottom line: buying American is more than patriotic pride,” added James Richman, Academy’s CEO. “It’s what ABC News calls a vote ‘in the global trade battle.’ And every time we spend our money on foreign products, we’re voting against the United States. Spending just $3.33 extra on American goods, according to ABC, would create almost 10,000 new jobs – all for about the cost of a gallon of regular gas.”
With one patriotic holiday down and three to go, lets make Flag Day, July 4th and Labor Day count by buying American. At Academy Inc., we’ll continue doing our part. Together, lets make sure all of us live out the meaning of America’s patriotic season by reinvigorating our workforce, creating jobs and continuing the tradition of American craftsmanship.
Barbecues and days off are great. But saying ‘thank you’ to our country by purchasing goods designed, manufactured and distributed by its citizens carries far more weight.
To learn more about Academy Inc. and its innovative line of commercial shade products, please visit http://www.academyinc.com/ or contact the company at 1-800-422-9646.
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