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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!

 
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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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 [email protected]

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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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 [email protected]

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

 
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The Round Up

How was your month?

This month we watched the documentary Made In The USA: The 30 Day Journey once again. Have you seen it?

The challenges that Josh Miller overcomes to support made in USA products is gripping. It is not easy, but Miller shows it can be done. (As Mike Huckabee said, “I would like to think that there`s a desire to see it, number one because we have seen what happens when we outsource so much of the manufacturing to places like China.”) We really appreciate Josh Miller & his crew putting a film together that educates each & every one of us on the importance of American manufacturing.

Also, thank you all for your fun comments this month—please keep them coming! We enjoy reading all of them.

January Standouts:

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

It got cold

This tweet made us laugh.

Our 16th style of jean is coming soon. It will address the entire nation, including Gettysburg. Honestly, we hope to knock your top hats off with this jean...

President Obama talks U.S. manufacturing in State Of Union Address

It got cold again

John Ratzenberger`s American Made? Cheers to that!

New wind/waterproof jackets introduced.

We LOVE this song.

Have you been in a club? New members were added to ours.

All American Rewards Doubled This Month.

It stayed cold.

Super Bowl XLVII: Broncos or Seahawks?

Thank you all for your support throughout the first month of 2014. We can certainly tell that many of you have a resolution to buy American Made this year. Thank you for supporting USA workers & please continue to spread the word! We wish you the best.

Boomer

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Searching for Made in America This Christmas

Boomer Beam, Director of Marketing & Communications at the All American Clothing Co., has released his 'Made in America: 10 Affordable Christmas Gifts for 2013'. This year`s list features Christmas gifts costing as low as $2.00, including a candle for mom, toys for the kids, and gifts for all.

The National Retail Federation recently reported that Americans spent an average of $752 per consumer in 2012 during Holiday shopping season. In addition to this, ABC World News reports that if each American just spent $64 on USA Made items during the Holidays, it would create over 200,000 new jobs right here in America.

With this being said, if all Americans spent all their $752 on Christmas gifts that are made in America it would generate a total of 2.35 million new jobs in the U.S.

Want to buy American, but cannot find affordable gifts made in USA this Christmas? Check out Beam`s ‘Made In America: 10 Affordable Christmas Gifts for 2013.’

1. All American Clothing Co.: A printed USA made tee shirt starts at just – $12.99
2. BarbasolThis American Classic is a needed stocking stuffer for the men for under – $2.00
3. Channellock: For over 125 years, Channellock has made tools in the USA. Gift Packs under – $30.00.
4. Dreaming Tree Wines: A bottle of wine made by musician Dave Matthews starts at – $15.00.
5. Jelly Belly: This American classic makes a great stocking stuffer for under – $20.00
6. KNEX: Some of the classic toys can be found for under – $10
7. Tervis Tumbler: Some options can be found for just – $4.00.
8. The Honest Kitchen: Find USA Made cat & dog treats for under – $10.00
9. Yankee Candle Co: America`s favorite candles. Find the small jars for – $10.99.
10. Wrapped: Wrap all those gifts in the styles of Wrapped wrapping paper starting at – $7.00.

Beam believes that one of the best gifts someone can give to themselves this year is to think about the impact of spending so they can offer more than just a gift.

“Giving a gift that is made in America will not only make you feel the excitement to give a gift to family & friends. It may also make you feel proud because you are ultimately giving the gift of job support to the person who made it.”

Beam also insists that choosing American made for the holidays is ultimately a choice of the consumer.

“It comes down to choice of the consumer. I`m not trying to tell folks that made in America is the only option, or how they should spend their dollars. I`m simply saying that there is a made in America option and letting people know where it exists. It`s ultimately a choice of theirs.”

Boomer Beam is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the All American Clothing Co, A 100% USA made blue jean manufacturer & clothing retailer. A graduate of Wittenberg University, Boomer is passionate about making a difference in the creation of U.S. jobs with American made products. He has been featured in Inc. Magazine, SIRIUS XM Patriot, CBS Moneywatch, The Boston Globe, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Fox Business, and more.

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Fall is here, The Clothes Are Changing!

Ah! Our favorite time of the year is now underway. The temperature is starting to cool, football season is underway, and the clothes are definitely changing.

That being said, we are excited to introduce some new ladies long sleeve USA made tees along with some of our favorite men`s styles just in time for fall!

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Fine Jersey L/S made in USA tee.

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Men`s long sleeve USA made tee with pocket

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Fine Jersey L/S USA made ladies tee.

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Men`s XDRI Performance Camo: Long sleeve tee made in USA

Made in USA: Behind the label

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Josh Miller of ‘Made in the USA: the 30 Day Journey’

From Top Line

After a manufacturing plant closed down in his hometown of Ravenswood, W.Va., resulting in 650 people losing their jobs, Josh Miller began to wonder what was really made in America anymore.

He decided to set out on a 30-day road trip across the United States in search of answers for how to revive American manufacturing – all the while trying to survive on only goods and products stamped with “Made in USA.”

“I really thought that I could take this opportunity to give the Made in America movement and these folks a voice,” said Miller, who documented his trip in a film, “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.”

Miller told Top Line that the Made in America movement isn’t so much about trying to get people to buy only American-made products that might be more expensive than foreign-made ones, but it’s about finding solutions to lower the prices of American-made products.

“I think there are a lot of policies that we can push to help allow our businesses here in America to help reduce costs and lower the prices,” Miller said. “We need to put policies in place that allow us to out compete the world, and that’s what this film was about.”

Watch the video and read more  here> http://goo.gl/0xHy3

5 Ways YOU Can Get Involved with the All American Clothing Co.

The All American Clothing Co. loves to hear from our made in America supporters. It is a goal of ours to maintain a good connection and relationship with you. The more we can connect together, the more we can support and create American jobs.  Here are 5 ways we can do just that…

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1. Subscribe to the All American Newsletter

The All American Clothing Co. sends out exclusive discounts, giveaways, and news events in the All American Newsletter (located right hand side on home page). Perhaps you will love the many exclusive offers we put together for our made in America supporters. Subscribe for all things All American today!

2. Follow All American Clothing Co. on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, but don’t stop there! We love to connect with our fans. Please send us a photo, tell us about the last item you ordered, or just comment on something we posted. Chances are, we will respond to whatever you say!

3. Give a Product Review

This is one of the most important ways you can get involved with the All American Clothing Co. We are one of the few companies who allow our fans to rate the product and help us make adjustments to the design and pattern of our USA made clothing items. This allows you to make suggestions for the next production line of USA made clothing. The best part is that we really do listen!

4. Follow us on Twitter

Twitter is another social media platform. We also love to hear from our fans on this medium. If you are on twitter please give us a follow and let`s connect!

5. Pin with All American Clothing Co.

Check out our Pinterest board and start pinning the many All American Clothing Co. photos that are available. The more we pin American made items, the more jobs we can create!

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We hope to hear from you in the many places we can connect with our made in America supporters. You can also send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to tell us how your clothing items are holding up. Thank you for your support!

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