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The Tip is 'Where They're Proud'
I recently saw an ad in our local newspaper for a big box home improvement store. Their newspaper ad had USA made products and American flags all over it. Several weeks later, I checked the ad again and sure enough they were still advertising their American made products. It was obvious they are proud to carry products Made in America.
Their competitors made no mention of things Made in America. I have been to this store and asked what products are made in the USA? A clerk told me they primarily carry imports. Obviously they are not proud.
I now realize you can buy many Made in the USA building supplies, including tools Made in USA and appliances Made in USA., in stores that are proud to carry brands Made in the USA.
Here is another example of a store proudly carrying products Made in the USA. I was shopping for men's shoes in a local department store when I tried on three different pairs of shoes. I couldn't decide which pair I wanted so I went out on a limb and asked the clerk, "Are these shoes imports?" The salesman said "yes they are" so I asked, "Do you have any Made in America shoes like these?". To my surprise he said, with GREAT PRIDE, "yes sir, we have a whole line of Made In USA shoes".
He brought me the same color and style with the Made in USA label. These Made in America shoes were less expensive, came with a better warranty, and were more comfortable.
Looking for companies that are PROUD is simple and can have a great impact on our country. I encourage you to try this some time- just ask. You will love it when you realize you are making a difference that all of us will benefit from. With your help America will be ours again and that is a good thing.
Buying Tip Continued - Read more on Made in America Products by Black Jewel
In the mid 1960s a small company popped up in Southern Illinois. It was a popcorn company selling 2 pound bags of popcorn to local stores and supermarkets. These kernels weren't the typical yellow kernels that you normally see-they were black. The black kernels popped snow white with very few hulls left after popping and were delicious! Very soon this company was harvesting popcorn in the fall and selling out by Christmas. They soon realized it was time to get things popping, and Black Jewell Popcorn was born.
Over the years, Black Jewell has grown from a small company with a local presence to selling black and crimson kernels all over the country. The company may have changed in size, but their standards have not. Black Jewell is still a family owned company that cares about and stands behind their product.
So what makes Black Jewell popcorn so much better? Black Jewell refuses to settle for anything but the best. All of the corn is carefully inspected to ensure only the cleanest, highest quality kernels make it into the plant. The kernels are then sent through a pre-cleaning process to filter out any unwanted field corn or seeds that can affect the flavor of the popcorn. After pre cleaning, the corn is taken into the plant a batch at a time to be further cleaned and tested. When the kernels are finally clean and the moisture is just right, they are bottled, boxed, and shipped.