The Importance of American Manufacturing – Regina McRae

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday weekend with your families. We did not have a segment last week due to Christmas, but I am very excited about our next guest, Regina McRae. She is a self accomplished woman who has endeavored a lot to become one of New York`s finest cake artists. There is much more to this woman than just her baking skills. Regina is a genuine person who cares about American Manufacturing. And, she is just as sweet as the icing on her cakes!

Regina McRae

Regina McRae

Regina McRae is the Founder of Grandma`s Secrets, a home style bakery in New York. Regina and her baking skills have been featured in Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and The Food Network.

Q. Please tell us a little about yourself.

A. I began my business 17 years ago with $10 and 9 pies. Despite overwhelming odds, and numerous obstacles, I never stopped believing in myself or my products. I have emerged as one of NYC’s premiere cake artists, and seek to give back to the business community as much as I can.

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. We cannot look to the government to bring us out this economic slump. We have to turn to ourselves. That means keeping jobs here in the USA, shopping small, and supporting small businesses.

Q. Where did your passion for USA manufacturing begin?

A. My mother was a nurse, and was union, so I grew up with a strong faith in unions and Americans supporting each other. However, when the economy began to collapse, and I watched as more and more major corporations outsourced, and jobs became fewer and fewer, I realized each of us can do something about it. Buy American, refuse to support companies that outsource or don’t hire union, and stand up for your beliefs.

Q. How have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A. I never crossed a picket line, have stood behind American workers, sign petitions or any little thing I can do to support American workers’ causes, and encourage others to shop small. I shun mega-corporations, would rather by hand made or home made than off the rack, and am very vocal in encouraging others to follow my lead.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. We are Main Street, not Wall Street. We are not going to get bailed out. We have to shop small, and shop American.

It was a great pleasure to have interviewed Regina this week. Just checking out her website will make your mouth water! You can find her home baked goods at Thank you all for stopping in for another week on ‘The Importance of American Manufacturing.’


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If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

Yes You Can Buy American Made Clothes!

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Want to know about my new good looking and good fitting jeans?

Ok just for fun I’m thinking you said “yes.”

Big RickWe send the message to employees and patrons that as USA Made entrepreneurs “it is not all about money”. It is about standards of living, education, global security, employee’s jobs, well being of families and the future of new generations. It is also about helping our neighbor and the truly needy.”

That’s from the place I bought my jeans.

I bought them online from All American Clothing Company. Here is their Facebook page. I like buying American produced products. It’s not always easy but with the internet and some searches you can find more American made items than you probably realized.

These jeans are great and fairly priced. I was intrigued by this tag saying I could trace the jeans back to the cotton farmer. Hmm that’s cool!I did it and you can too. I just entered the number 941213680000 at this link

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And here’s what I found out.

The cotton in my jeans is from Robert’s Farm in Sumner County Kansas.

They had the cut and sew job done at Elk Brand Manufacturing facilities in Kentucky.

Then ended up being sent to me after I bought them online from All American Clothing Company in Ohio.

How great is that?!

Here’s a video about their Traceability and the cotton farmers

I’m really happy with the jeans. The Shop American Made idea isn’t new, and there’s more of it out there than you might realize.

Big Rick says “Check It Out!”

More on the cotton farm:

Robert’s farm has been in his family since 1919 when his grandfather moved to Sumner County in search of better farmland. During his career, Robert has watched farming transition from a “way of life” to a state-of-the-art business that employs the latest technology. Today, he produces his cotton in a no-tillage system, solely using rainfall and with minimal use of pesticides.

American Cotton Growers – or ACG – and its farmer-owners are focused on developing high quality denim fabrics for our customers with minimal impact on the environment. We produce an average of 37 million yards of denim annually, enough to make 26 million pairs of jeans, every yard of which is grown, spun, dyed, and woven from the cotton our members produce. This denim process is a true, homespun phenomenon – American cotton literally created from field to fabric.


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Rob Stewart of Akron, OH who answered 189!

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Thank you all for having some fun with us yesterday!

Happy Holidays.


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All American Clothing Co. Joins In With Wheel Of Fortune For American Heritage Week:

Celebrate American Heritage with America’s Game. The #1 show in syndication is all about a patriotic effort with All American Clothing Co.

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After giving away more than $250,000 in cash and prizes to viewers at home last holiday season, Wheel of Fortune has allowed the All American Clothing Co. to give away their USA Made clothing products during American Heritage Week. USA Made items not only help create jobs, but they provide a tax base that supports the communities across the United States.

From Dec. 10 through Dec. 14, a $1000 gift card from All American Clothing Co. will be up for grabs on Wheel of Fortune as part of the American Heritage Week. Every contestant will have a chance to win the giveaway if their spin lands on the AllAmericanClothing.Com game card. With this, the contestant will receive a USA Made gift card of $1000 to buy 100% USA Made products at

The Wheel of Fortune is making a difference by highlighting American Made companies during American Heritage Week. Wheel watchers who also want to make a difference in the American economy can help just by visiting the All American Clothing Co. website. Here they will find a wide selection of USA Made clothing items and accessories. The prices are surprisingly fair and the company`s USA Made  technology of ‘traceability’ allows online shoppers to see the exact farmers and workers who were involved in making a USA Made jean. This interactive feature ultimately allows shoppers to see over 11,000 jobs they are supporting with the All American Clothing Co.

About Wheel of Fortune:

Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication’s most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

About All American Clothing Co:

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All American Clothing Co. is a genuine success story of a small company in today’s economy. The company’s employees believe in “USA made matters” as they strive to foster loyalty among customers. The employees are experts in product quality and World Class service. The USA Made clothing company is conceivably a poster child for “small business success stories.” To find out more about the passion and success of All American Clothing Co. go to and read the tab “Our Story,”

The Importance of American Manufacturing – Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

By: Logan Beam

In this section, I will be interviewing American citizens about the importance of American Manufacturing. The truth is, we are all citizens before we are businessmen, celebrities, athletes, servicemen, or politicians. This segment is a place where all types of American citizens can come together to share ideas, insights, and offer ways to benefit our economy. Notice I said our economy. There are many ways Americans can come together and support a great cause. I hope this is one of them.

This week`s guest is Senator Sherrod Brown (OH).

Senator Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

Q. Please tell us a little about yourself.

A. I’m the senior U.S. Senator representing my home state of Ohio. I grew up in Mansfield but now live in Avon with my wife, Connie. We have three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.

Q. Why is American Manufacturing important to you?

A. Manufacturing is critical to our nation’s middle class and to creating good-paying jobs that help us out-compete and out-innovate the rest of the world. Unlike wealth created by the click of a computer mouse, wealth created by expanded production in manufacturing requires an expanded workforce. Manufacturing jobs pay 20 percent more on average than service jobs. And it is no secret that Ohio’s manufacturing jobs have strong multiplier effects — supporting jobs in other sectors of our economy. Manufacturing also accounts for 70 percent of our research and development, more than 90 percent of patents issued, more than 90 percent of Ohio’s exports, and is critical to our national security and our energy security.

Q. Where did your passion for USA manufacturing begin?

A. Growing up in Mansfield, so many families were able to buy new cars, take family vacations, and send their children to college—all because of that paycheck they earned working in manufacturing. Our country’s middle class was built on the success of manufacturing and I’m working to ensure that the next generation of manufacturing jobs is able to support Ohio’s families.

Q. How have you expressed that passion throughout your life?

A. Throughout my time in office, I’ve been committed to putting American manufacturing — and Ohio workers — first. As a nation, we have been without a focused strategy on maintaining a strong manufacturing base and growing this sector. To address this deficiency, I have been calling for a National Manufacturing Strategy to propel the public and private sectors towards a renewed focus on manufacturing job growth. That’s why I worked with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to introduce the National Manufacturing Strategy Act, legislation aimed at bolstering the competitiveness of the American manufacturing industry. By requiring the development of a national manufacturing strategy, the bill would boost traditional and high-tech manufacturing, spur American job growth, and strengthen the middle class.

I have also been working with my colleagues to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act, which ends tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and cuts taxes for businesses to bring jobs back to the United States. Companies bringing jobs home would still be able to claim the current moving expense deduction when bringing jobs home, and would also receive a tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost associated with bringing jobs and business activity back to the United States.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. I often think about the words of a Mississippi civil rights leader who said, “Don’t tell me what you believe. Show me what you do and I’ll tell you what you believe.”

I am very humbled to have had Senator Brown on our segment this week. I would like to thank him for taking the time to share his thoughts on The Importance of American Manufacturing. I hope you all enjoyed this segment and that you too, will share The Importance of American Manufacturing with someone you know.

Have an All American Day!

Join us next week for another segment of “The Importance of American Manufacturing”

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on the Importance of American Manufacturing, please send inquiries to Logan Beam at [email protected]

USA Made. Just Get It.

Should I say more?

I should talk about how buying USA Made benefits the economy. I should tell you that if every American spent just $50 on USA Made items a year, it would generate over $15.7 billion. This number alone would create thousands of American jobs. Also, I should probably tell you that one of those jobs created or saved could be your own.

But I won`t. We should all ‘just get it’ by now.

Just Get It

USA Made. Just Get It.


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