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2017-07-18 16:00:46
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Made in America Week

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The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier featured a locally-owned body armor firm that was invited, and the Asheville Citizen Times reported that “Cheerwine, born in the South, to be raised in the White House.”

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highlighted Tervis Tumbler Co., the hardy drinkware manufactured out of North Venice, that was chosen as Florida’s made in America product. “It’s an honor to represent the 700 employees who design, decorate and build Tervis drinkware with American hands and values,” said Rogan Donelly, the company’s president.

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featured the Utah based company, Colonial Flag, and his owner Paul Swenson, as they covered the White House Made in America Showcase. "This has been a great present for our business as far as generally giving hope," said Swenson about his visit to the White House and the exposure he has received. "A lot of what we see, if nothing else, the intent of this president is to give hope for small business."

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wrote about the President’s experience with Sikorsky Helicopters, a Lockheed Martin Company, during Monday’s White House ‘Made in America’ showcase. The Connecticut-based company touted the 7,000 men and women it employs in Connecticut alone, and shared that its plan to upgrade the Presidential Marine One fleet will also include work at facilities in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and Oswego, New York.

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“I brought Narragansett Beer back 12 years ago because I believed then, and even more strongly now, that local and independent business matters,” said the president and CEO Mark Hellendrung of Narragansett, who represented Rhode Island, in a statement issued by

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The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, a Fairbanks company, represented Alaska at the White House during the showcase. quoted the company owner, “This effort was high on the president’s agenda and just to be a part of the event, and be there with everyone from the other states felt like a grassroots experience. I’ve been there from the ground up and everyone else has too…it’s difficult to predict what the showcase will do for the Great Alaskan Bowl Company in terms of business and exposure, but it will be positive.”

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In the presence of a Somerset County crab pot manufacturer brought residents and local business owners pride, and for some “a sign of hope.” “It’s nice to see something positive in Crisfield,” an eastern-shore Maryland town that has struggled since the 2008 financial crisis and was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Baseball bats from Baton Rouge-based Marucci Sports were among the items that drew the President's attention, wrote from Louisiana. Followed by President Trump's quote "We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, American goods, and American grit."

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mentioned how President Donald Trump donned a Stetson, the iconic Western hat made in Texas, during the event. Dustin Noblitt, of Stetson hats, told the reporter "We have a hat here especially for him, it's the El Presidente, it's the General Edition and we had it scripted in the sweatband, Donald J. Trump, Make America Great Again 45th President. We have the seal as well,"

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writes that representatives from Camden-based Campbell Soup Company presented an offering of tomato soup and grilled cheese, among other American made products. Campbell executives “applauded the administration's regulatory reductions,” and backed the President’s call to reform the corporate tax rate and renegotiate NAFTA.

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From the Ohio Valley region, and Homer Laughlin China Company of West Virginia. As an employer of more than 600 people, Homer Laughlin’s ‘made in America’ commitment means income and jobs for the people of Newell, Chester, and East Liverpool. For Bully Tools, local vendors credit the company’s ‘made in America’ craftsmanship for having superior products on the market.

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a Gannett newspaper from Tennessee, reported that President Trump shared the stage with Gibson guitars at the White House event on Monday saying: this administration is “working to remove government regulations and trade barriers so that business so can prosper”

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Nevada has more than a few trademarks to boast about, but one in particular found its sweet spot in the “Made in America” product showcase at the White House. highlights that Reno-based Kimmie Candies, makers of ChocoRocks and Kimmie Candy Salted Pretzel Balls, was originally manufacturing outside of the U.S. and returned to Nevada to hire American. To its credit, Kimmie Candy proudly walks the “made in America” walk.

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Broomcorn Johnny’s, a craft broom manufacturer from Harrison County, Indiana, was among local representatives from all 50 states at the White House’s ‘Made in America’ event Monday, reports The President doffed a Stetson hat made in Texas, practiced his stroke with a golf putter made by the Ping company of Arizona, and swung a baseball bat made by Marucci Sports of Louisiana before formally declaring this week "Made in America Week."

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