The All American Man

The All American Man: Part 2

Monroe, LA (from KNOE News) - Greg Gulyas has a heart full of red, white, and blue as a made in USA supporter. Known as 'The All American Man,' he is a living example that you can find just about anything that is made in USA with a little extra effort.

And that extra effort does make a difference as KNOE News reports, that if every American spent just $64 a year on USA made items, more than 200,000 new jobs would be created.

'The All American Man' is certainly doing his part to support new jobs!

The All American Clothing Co. would like to thank 'The All American Man' for wearing our USA made jeans and clothing items in this video.

Looking great Greg!

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Click here to watch The All American Man: Part 1.

Are you a USA made supporter like Greg?

Please send your story to info@allamericanclothing.com.

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Star Spangled Sweetness.

Spring is still officially not here... but it`s getting closer & we are ready for it to warm up!

Which means we are also getting thirsty for a spring time favorite sweet tea recipe. We`re calling it - Star Spangled Sweetness!

Please enjoy making some with the guide below...

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You will need:

Supplies:

1 Giant Tea Cup (64 ounces).
1 measuring cup.
1 Old Wooden Spoon (can be new, but an old one may just stir things up a little more...)
1 wood board, 1 picnic basket, Christmas lights, a sea shell, a relax sign, and a burning candle (for decorative purposes).

Ingredients:

A smidge of baking soda.
2 cups boiling water
6 tea bags
¾ cup white sugar
6 cups cool water

What to do:

...and don`t forget to enjoy 'Star Spangled Sweetness' with some USA made clothing styles from yours truly!

 
The All American Man

The All American Man: Part 1

Monroe, LA (from KNOE News) - Greg Gulyas has a heart full of red, white, and blue as a made in USA supporter. Known as 'The All American Man,' he is a living example that you can find just about anything that is made in USA with a little extra effort.

And that extra effort does make a difference as KNOE News reports, that if every American spent just $64 a year on USA made items, more than 200,000 new jobs would be created.

'The All American Man' is certainly doing his part to support new jobs!

The All American Clothing Co. would like to thank 'The All American Man' for wearing our USA made jeans and clothing items in this video.

Looking great Greg!

All American Clothing Co.

 
All American Jeans Help Save Man`s Life

All American Jeans Help Save Man`s Life

Buddy Montgomery of Lees Summit, Mo. was traveling 70 miles per hour on his motorcycle when a car ran him off the road. He ended up in the grass median unable to get back onto the asphalt due to the asphalt having about a 5-6" drop off into the grass.

All attempts at slowing the bike were futile. When he started hitting bumps, Montgomery became airborne multiple times. He then made the tough decision to bail from the bike to avoid the crossover wires.

Buddy recently wrote to the USA made jean manufacturer,

“I came out with an injured left leg and ankle and some back issues. I am still recovering at this time. Through this all I was wearing the pair of jeans that I have included pictures of. Besides some stains (battle scars at this point) the jeans are intact and didn't tear in one place. Not bad for a spill at about 70 mph! Any other jeans I don't think would have held up and I would have ended up with much more extensive injuries. I have also included pictures of the bike after the incident to show the magnitude of damage. (That's me, in a different pair of your jeans.) Thanks for making a quality product,”

From all of us at the All American Clothing Co., we would like to thank Buddy for supporting USA jobs with our clothing items. More importantly, we are happy to hear that Buddy is safe and well. We wish you a speedy recovery and cannot wait to see you back on the bike!

Best wishes Buddy.

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Do You Have A Story For All American Life?

Please send your story to info@allamericanclothing.com.

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Making It In America

This Week On Making It In America:

I am thrilled to 'mix it up' with Tito Beveridge, Founder, Owner, Master Distiller of Tito`s Handmade Vodka.

Q. Please tell us a about yourself.

A.Tito Beveridge, founder, owner, master distiller Tito's Handmade Vodka. I started the company in 1995.

Q. Why is 'Making it in America¹ significant at Tito`s Handmade Vodka?

A. Well, lots if people think that the best days in the U S are behind us.

I don't think so. This country is filled with entrepreneurs from all over the world who are creative and innovative and with our new found energy independence and stable government, a new manufacturing age is dawning.

It's exciting to see it happen. Many people believe my vodka is the best in the world, and it's American, not French, not Russian. Who would of thunk it.

Q. How many employees do you support nowadays?

A. We are at 98 right now.

Q. What challenges has Tito`s Handmade Vodka overcome throughout history in order to continue Making it in America?

A. We have had to get the regulators on all levels on board with making craft spirits in the U S. Other countries don't have the same regulatory scrutiny that we have, yet they are afforded equal opportunity to our markets. It's a little backwards. It is kind of on par with educating foreigners in our great universities and then kicking them out when they graduate. Also, the billion dollar foreign multinational corporations have all the clout in the marketplace. Most all the brands are foreign owned. It has taken a while for the different channels to accept American products.

Q. How have you personally expressed a passion for American manufacturing?

A. I make all my vodka in Austin Texas. I get bottles and labels from the U S. When my cap supplier went and closed its doors I refused to buy from China. I eventually found an American source. The U S is a wonderful market. I'm happy to keep my dollars here to support other fellow American manufacturers.

Q. There are many drinks one could mix up with Tito`s Handmade Vodka. What is the 'Founder`s Favorite?'

A. I like a Tito's and sparkling water with a lime and an orange. It's low sugar, low sodium, hydrating and refreshing. I also like an Arnold Palmer with a shot of Tito's. Cheers!

 
 

About the segments:

‘Making it in America’ is an interview segment hosted by Boomer Beam & the All American Clothing Co. Both are proud to highlight those who are passionate about work in America are proudly displayed. Here participants can collectively share ideas, insights, and personal experiences relative to American manufacturing. Interviewees will be asked to share the ways in which they are ‘making it in America’ within their respective fields & present ways that our readers, can help make a difference supporting work in America.

Upcoming Guests:

Country Music Artist Amanda Watkins
Annin Flagmakers - Marketing Manager Dale Coots
Barbasol - VP of Sales and Marketing Jill Crumbacher
All American Clothing Co. President BJ Nickol

Past Guests

Tervis - Rogan Donelly
Tito`s Vodka - Owner Tito Beveridge
KNEX CEO Michael Araten.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
Channellock VP of Sales & Marketing Ryan DeArment.
Makers Row - founding team Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez, Scott Weiner.
Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey Producer/Filmmaker Josh Miller.
Quabaug CEO & Owner Kevin Donahue

Thank you.

Thank you to The Made in America Movement, The Darke Journal, All American Clothing Co., and to all participants for your support.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on Making it in America, please send inquiries to Boomer Beam at logan@allamericanclothing.com

About the Host:

Boomer Beam is a next generation writer, spokesman, advocate, & marketing professional with the All American Clothing Co. His career began in 2011, when he attended his mother`s 25th class reunion, who graduated from high school in 1986. She couldn’t go because she and his father had just moved. So Beam, who was studying Communication Studies at Wittenberg University at the time, went in her place.

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Happy Birthday Abe.

1809: On February 12th, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. There he grew up in a poor family. They later moved to Indiana.

1824: At age 15, Abraham was called 'Abe' by his friends for the first time. As work for hire for neighbors, he labors with plowing & planting. Throughout his life, Abe only attended school in the fall & winter of 1824, but insisted on educating himself through reading as he borrowed as many books as he could.

1834:As an adult, Lincoln moved to Illinois where he became a postmaster, surveyor, shopkeeper, and a politician. He also represented the state legislature until he eventually became an attorney.

1842: Lincoln married Mary Todd. They together raised four sons.

1850s: Abe returned to politics at a time when the nation was becoming divided due to slavery. As a leader of the Republican Party, Lincoln was regarded as politically moderate even on the subject of slavery. He advocated the limitation of slavery to the states in which slavery had already existed.

1854: Lincoln described slavery as a minor issue in a letter.

1858: During a Senate race, Lincoln warned that ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand.’ He did not win the seat to the Senate that year.

1860: Lincoln announced his candidacy for President. He reassured slaveholders that he favored abolition of slavery, but he had no intentions of ending slavery in the states where it already existed. His priority was saving the Union over freeing slaves.

Abraham Lincoln won the presidency by 400,000 popular votes and took the electoral college. His concessions to slaveholders led South Carolina & other states to remove themselves from the Union. This came soon after President Lincoln`s election.

1861: By February 1 of 1861, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas also seceded.

The Civil War had begun. As the war progressed, Lincoln moved closer to commit himself & the nation to abolish slavery.

1863: Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. The document freed slaves in the Confederate states. On November 19th, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at a ceremony dedicating the battlefield as a National Cemetery.

1865: Abraham Lincoln is re-elected as President, defeating Democrat George B. McClellan. He received 212 of 233 electoral votes & 55 percent of the popular vote. On April 9 of 1865, The Civil War ended as General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

Almost a week later on April 14th, Lincoln and his wife Mary went to see the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. Around 10:13 P.M. during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shot the President in the head. Doctors attend to the President in the theater and moved him to a house across the street. He never regained consciousness.

At 7:22 AM on April 15th, Lincoln passed away. He is laid to rest on May 4th at Oak Ridge Cemetery outside of Springfield, Illinois.

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NEW! A.A. Lincolns

Like their Presidential namesake - our 16th style of American Made jeans represents a huge step forward.
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Saving Valentine`s Day.

Did we ever tell you about the time we saved Valentine`s Day? Perhaps we did not save the day for everyone, but for one man – we may have saved his life!It was 2013, shortly after Valentine`s Day when we received the following letter from an ‘All American Secret Admirer…’

“To Whom It May Concern,

I thought it would be nice to get my wife something for Valentine`s Day this year. Since I forgot about it last year, she`d been reminding me of it. When a friend told me about All American Jeans, I knew right away this is what I`d get her.

We made plans to celebrate Valentine`s Day with a night out a week earlier because we wanted avoid the crowd. I ordered my wife`s jeans earlier that week. I couldn’t wait to give her the jeans. I knew she`d like them because she`s always bringing something home that is made in USA.

On the Saturday of our big day, I decided to offer her the gift. She opened it and was excited. It turns out she knew all about you guys. She started telling me about the tracing on the jeans. It felt like I redeemed myself from last year.

When she decided to try the jeans on, things went downhill.

“First you forget last year and now this!”

It turned out her jeans were the wrong size. My wife was upset with me… again.

I promised that I`d attempt to return the jeans the next Monday. If all went well, we could go out on Valentine`s Day weekend. When Monday came I called and spoke to a lady on the phone. I told her what happened & asked to exchange the jeans. She was kind and promised that I could return the pair for another that fits. After following her instructions, my wife received her new jeans only a few days later.This pair fit her nicely and we later enjoyed a night out at the steakhouse.

Thank you for saving Valentine`s Day, American jobs, and for saving my life!

All American Secret Admirer.”

Free returns & exchanges can save Valentine`s Day.

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Making It In America

This week on Making It In America:

Meet Rogan Donelly of Tervis. Rogan is the managing shareholder & a 3rd generation member in the family owned business.

Q. Please tell us a about yourself.

A. The Tervis legacy began when my grandfather, John C. Winslow, bought the company in the late 50s from the founders who invented insulated drinkware in 1946. When my visionary grandfather passed away, it gave my father, Norbert Donelly, the opportunity to provide leadership to the Tervis Tumbler Company. My father is still involved in the company and he named me a Member of the Board in 2008 and Managing Shareholder in 2009, but I’ve been part of this company my entire life – my grandparents’ house was a Tervis-only house. I was working on the factory floor and decorating tumblers at 9 years old! I am currently based out of our New York offices and I come to Florida often to work at the corporate headquarters.

Q. Why is making it in America (manufacturing) important to you?

A. Having a product that has been made in America since 1946 is a source of pride for us. Quality is a staple of our product. Since the beginning, we have offered a lifetime guarantee so we have always maintained extremely high standards. Manufacturing in the US allows Tervis to have control over our quality so we can provide the best insulated drinkware.

Q. In what ways have you and/or your company made it in America?

A. Consumers are actively seeking products that are manufactured in the U.S.A.; buying products made in America gives consumers a sense of pride in supporting the American economy. Consumers have fully supported this trend and have embraced Tervis as a highly desirable made in America brand. Our half a million Facebook fans are a true testament to that fact that we’ve “made it in America.” Tervis now has 28 company stores across the country, tervis.com, and the brand is sold in more than 8,000 retailer locations nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Because of our quality, we are able to partner with the top brands like the NFL, MLB, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Harley-Davidson and Hallmark, just to name a few. Due to increased popularity, we have made exponential increases in employment in the past few years. Four years ago we were less than 300. We now have more than 1000 employees on the Tervis payroll year-round.

Q. How have you and/or your company expressed a passion for manufacturing in USA throughout history?

A. Tervis is extremely proud to call itself an American-made business, hand-assembling each tumbler in our state-of-the-art facility in North Venice, Florida, as well as sourcing the mass majority of materials locally. Tervis growth positively impacts local suppliers, who have also added employees to keep up with their demand. Tervis continues creating and keeping jobs in America.

Q. What is your favorite quote? How does it affect you in your efforts to support manufacturing in the USA.

A. “No one can fight the wind, you have to bend with it. Even the trees know it.” – from Allapattah by Florida author, Patrick Smith. As it relates to business and manufacturing in America, we all have to be flexible with the changes in the economy, technology and the market. We have to be innovative in order to remain the leader in our industry.

 
 

About the segments:

‘Making it in America’ is a place where individuals who are passionate about work in America can collectively share ideas, insights, and experiences relative to American manufacturing. Participants will be asked to share the ways in which they are ‘making it in America’ within their respective fields & present ways that we too, can help make a difference with work in America.

Upcoming Guests:

Tervis - Rogan Donelly
Tito`s Vodka - Owner Tito Beverige
Country Music Artist Amanda Watkins
Annin Flagmakers - Marketing Manager Dale Coots
All American Clothing Co. President BJ Nickol

Past Guests

KNEX CEO Michael Araten.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
Channellock VP of Sales & Marketing Ryan DeArment.
Makers Row - founding team Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez, Scott Weiner.
Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey Producer/Filmmaker Josh Miller.
Quabaug CEO & Owner Kevin Donahue

Thank you.

Thank you to The Made in America Movement, The Darke Journal, All American Clothing Co., and to all participants for your support.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed on Making it in America, please send inquiries to Boomer Beam at logan@allamericanclothing.com

About the Host:

Boomer Beam is a next generation writer, spokesman, advocate, & marketing professional. His career began in 2011, when he attended his mother`s 25th class reunion, who graduated from high school in 1986. She couldn’t go because she and his father had just moved. So Beam, who was studying Communication Studies at Wittenberg University at the time, went in her place. The rest is a humble beginning... Read more