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Judge Pulling Team Off To Good Start

Our friends at Judge Pulling Team are off to a great start in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League! Currently, they are tied for 3rd place in points after 2 events. One of which included their first Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions tour win since 2012.

"The Judge Pulling Team went to work in the off-season to better understand their tractor and how to get the power to the ground," said team member Darrick Barga. "Going through our own data and talking with other individuals involved in the sport of truck and tractor pulling, we put together a plan. It starts with the setup. Having clean cut tires for each run, preventive maintenance, air pressure in tires, spotting the sled, and track conditions. We have control over most of the variables but one the most important, the track, we don't. We have to use it the way it is. When we go to the track, it is imperative that the tractor is ready to preform at its best."

As the season progresses, the Judge Pulling Team will look to stay near the top of the standings.

"So far, we like the results we are getting from the changes we have made. We have put some good runs on track to get our 1st Lucas Oil PPL Champions Tour win since 2012. And 2 - Top 3 finishes out of 4 events. We will continue to work hard to keep The iON Judge Next Generation on top and in the points race. It won't be easy as there are a lot of tough competitors in the modified class," Barga noted.

All American Clothing Co. is proud to see the Barga Boys and their Judge Pulling Team doing good (and looking good in USA made) as they chase a championship this season. Keep up the good work guys!

Here is an unofficial look at points race in the E3 Spark Plug Super Modified Tractor class:

1) Steve Bunnage Motorsports​ Takes a Lickin' - 184
2) Sullivan Pulling​ Kentuckian - 178
3) The ION Camera​ Judge - 168
3) Dirtslinger Pulling Team​ - 168
5) Down & Dirty - 166
6) MAVTV - 164
7) Green Streak Unlimited - 160
8} Green Streak Pulling Team​ - 150
9) Shel-Shocked - 144
9) 75th Addition - 144
11) Keeps on Tickin' - 74

Catch the Judge Pulling Team on MAV TV or in person at a Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League event!

Men`s Health

Men`s Health Month – 5 Tips To Help Get You Started

Together, our employees and friends at All American Clothing Co. are celebrating men`s health month in June! The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness to a healthy lifestyle. It is also an important time to seek medical advice and check-ups with your health care provider.

This month, we will be sharing some choices and tips that will help improve overall health. We hope you will be joining us for the ride!

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Men`s Health Month - 5 Tips To Help Get You Started

1 – Get Enough Sleep
Our number one advice is to get sleep! You cannot stay energized to make healthy decisions throughout the day without sleep. Try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep if you can!

2 – Find a Workout You Love To Do
Make it easier on yourself. Do something you enjoy so that you will not feel that working out is a chore. If you like to play a sport like basketball or tennis, get together with friends to play the game. Are you an avid outdoors man who loves to hike? Get out there in the wilderness and enjoy it!

3 – 30 Minutes A Day
Every day, set aside at least 30 minutes to do some type of physical activity. You may have a set schedule on weight room days, or days you decide to run a few miles. Adding to this with an active lifestyle that takes place EVERYDAY will help your healthy lifestyle. On your ‘off days’ try playing backyard games with the family, going on walks, or riding bikes. There are some forms of errands you can do like mowing the grass or going grocery shopping that can help as well.

4 – Get Social
Share all the healthy decisions you are making with family, friends, and even colleagues at work! Start a fitness group on social media where you can be held accountable. Friends can be the best motivators.

5 – Distract Yourself
Like to watch TV? Set your treadmill in front of it. Love the great outdoors? Try running on trails in a nearby nature preserve or park. Enjoy music? Listen to an ipod while you run or work out. The more your can distract yourself, the longer you`ll work out without even feeling like it!

Please stay tuned throughout the month of June as we will continue to share some fun ideas to keep up with your health and wellness!

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Making It In America: KettlePizza

We are proud to be 'Making it in America' today with our friends Al Contarino and George Peters, who both co-founded KettlePizza, which gives you the opportunity to turn your grill into a wood fired pizza oven!

Please tell us a about yourself.

Al Contarino and I are inventors. Our passion is to create and develop products that can make people's lives fun, safer or easier.

Why is 'Making it in America’ significant at KettlePizza?

Right from the beginning when Al had the idea for the KettlePizza we knew it could be Made in America. We wanted to help put more people to work, here at home, rather than send jobs overseas. We knew it may be hard but so what, hark work, commitment and passion for doing things the right way will always win out in the end.

What challenges has Kettle Pizza overcome throughout history in order to continue Making it in America?

When you develop a product that no one has seen or used before, finding suppliers that can do custom work was difficult. We overcame that problem because as we grew, more and more people would send us information about companies in the US that we could source materials. Quality materials, that American companies and people are known to produce can never be taken for granted.

How have you personally expressed a passion for American manufacturing?

The strength of our country has always been developing new ideas into viable high quality products the rest of the world wants to own. Anyone can make JUNK, we don't make junk in America, Al and I will never make junk at KettlePizza. FYI, I bought a belt at All American Clothing Co. that is so well made that besides holding up my pants, it could be used to tow a car!

There are many places one could enjoy KettlePizza. What is your favorite?

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Wear And Share!

Share a photo of yourself wearing made in USA clothing items to be featured on our website! You can do so through social media or emailing us at [email protected] Thanks for your support!

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That Moment When

You`re an employee at All American Clothing Co. and you are waiting in the line outside the men`s restroom during a Blake Shelton concert. Suddenly, you realize the guy in front of you is wearing All American Jeans.

What would you do?

So there I was…

Waiting in line to use the men`s restroom. I reached in my pocket to check the time on my phone. Looking down on my phone, I noticed the guy in front of me was wearing All American Jeans.

I said to myself, “Self, what should you do?"

As a representative of the company, I felt responsible to thank the man in front of me for supporting USA workers. As a human being, I felt like I should leave him alone. A restroom is no place to compliment a man on his jeans after all.

The situation required further investigation...

I made a decision based on 4 key factors:

1.) We we`re standing outside the restroom - If we were inside, things may get weird.
2.) I was twice his body size - In case he took offense to what I was about to say, I felt comfortable enough to protect myself.
3.) He had a cold beverage - Perhaps this would make him sociable.
4.) Both of us were wearing All American Jeans - At the end of the day, it`s rare to see someone wearing USA made jeans as only 2% of clothing sold in America is actually made in America.

Time was not on my side. The line got closer to the restroom. If I chose to thank him for wearing our jeans, I`d have to act soon.

The Verdict:

Me: “Hey there, nice pants!”
Guy: (Turns around, looks puzzled) “Huh? What`s that?”
Me: “Nice pants man. Jeans made in America from All American Clothing Co. I work there! Thanks for supporting USA workers with us.”
Guy: “You work there?! I love All American Jeans man. My brother got me hooked on them. We like the tracebility feature.”
Me: “Awesome. Thanks again. Sorry if I creeped you out, but I had to say something. I do marketing work there & felt like I should thank you.”
Guy: “No problem. I`m glad you said something. It`s a small world sometimes! You got a card?”
Me: “Sure do. Here you go. Nice running into you. Enjoy the rest of the show & thank your brother for his support next time you see him.”
Guy: “Thanks. Will do!”

What would you have done in this situation? Did Boomer handle it the way you would?

Do you have a fun story about someone you met wearing All American Jeans?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Where Are Our Made in USA Supporters At?

Here`s a list of our top 10 made in America visitors by state!

1. California – 9.60%
2. New York – 7.53%
3. Ohio – 6.62%
4. Illinois – 5.86%
5. Pennsylvania – 5.53%
6. Texas – 5.29%
7. Michigan – 4.91%
8. Florida – 4.37%
9. New Jersey – 2.94%
10. Washington – 2.76%

Did your state make the cut? Let us know with a comment below!

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THE BIBLE – A Sneak Peek With Amanda Watkins

“The Bible” tells the story of America’s working man and woman. I’m a huge advocate of American made products and believe this song really celebrates and humanizes what it means to support American workers. I hope you all enjoy this “All American Exclusive” song and can’t wait to share the rest of the album with you! ~Amanda

THE BIBLE

I am a farmer’s daughter

I spend my days in the fields I know

Hard hands just like my father

The sweat of the brow

Taught me how to grow

Every day we're steady like a train

That's heavy from the freight

Night rolls in

When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival

With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun

You ain't seen hard til it gets harder

We're living off the land

Of the workin’ man

Til the floods come

These days the wind blows stronger

And all my mama does is weep

And I work for two now

Cause all my daddy does is sleep

Every day we're steady like a train

That's heavy from the freight

Night rolls in

When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival

With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun

You ain't seen hard til it gets harder

We're living off the land

Of the workin man

Til the floods come

The day came when I bartered

Off my land

To another man

And I moved into a city

To live out the dreams

That my father planned

We pray for rain just for survival

With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun

You ain't seen hard til it gets harder

We're living off the land

Now my children know it’s the price we've paid just to carry his name.

~Amanda Watkins

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It Says Made In USA, But Is It Really?

You want to support made in USA items, so you spend money during those shopping trips on items that feature the ‘made in USA’ label. It feels great. You know that if all Americans spent just $66 on USA made items it would generate over 200,000 new jobs. You believe that you are making a difference by doing your part!

But then one day you learn that you have been deceived by manufacturers who are printing false ‘made in USA’ labels on their product.

How would you feel if this happened to you?

A recent CBS report announced that the United States government is now finding that companies are now making false claims and they are cracking down on them. Specifically with certifiers that issue "Made in USA" seals. One is even allowing partners to use the seal without checking that their products were in fact made in USA.

As the made in USA discussion gains momentum, it is important to know if the product you are purchasing is in fact 100% made in the USA. Manufacturers, certifiers, and consumers must all take proper actions to ensure they have a trustworthy shopping experience.

As a manufacturer, this is exactly why All American Clothing Co. offers traceability technology. Each made in USA jean comes with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' that includes a traceability number. Enter the number on our website and we will show you the USA workers who were involved in making your jean. We will even show you the farmers and mill who produced the cotton! From farm to closet, traceability supports over 12,000 American workers in our supply chain as it showcases how your jeans are made. This way All American Clothing Co. can offer an added proof that our product is as American as apple pie.

Watch ABC World News trace All American Jeans back to the workers who make them.

The American garment industry has lost -85% of it`s labor force since the early 1990s. In addition, just 2% of the clothing purchased in the United States in fact American made. The All American Clothing Co. hopes that their efforts with traceability technology can change the course of the American garment industry as the company continues to grow and support American workers.

About All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co. is a genuine success story of a growing 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. To find out more about the passion and success of All American Clothing Co. please read Our Story.

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All American Life: Amanda Watkins

Amanda Watkins joins us on All American Life this week. Here`s what she had to say about recording her upcoming country music album.

I can't believe I'm here.

I'm standing in the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN. The same RCA Studio B where music icons such as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, the Everly Borthers and two of my all time favorites, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, recorded their own albums. There are so many emotions running through my head and I can't help but feel like I'm spinning.

I brought my American Flag today to hang from the top of the balcony where Elvis used to make his band stand and watch him do Karate down on the main floor. Yes... that's true.

The flag is from my great uncle’s funeral. He served our Country in WWII.

I've decided to wear only American made clothing today. My All American Clothing Company jeans are fitting right in with the sentiment of my record. It's an American Made record.

All the instruments we are using today were made in the USA - my Gibson L200 guitar, Chris Powell’s Rogers drums and Brian Allen's Lakeland bass. It feels good to reflect on the hard work that has brought me to this day - the years put in, the sweat and many tears lets me know that I've earned this moment.

Nothing feels better than experiencing something that you feel like you've earned. Things like that last a lifetime. Like when something is hand made, from the heart, and the best quality workmanship and materials are put into it. Those things last forever. That's why I love everything American made and that's why I'm using as many American made instruments and gear as possible.

I’m building an American made record. It’s not made from plastic, but from what is unbreakable. It may take time to make and I will run into obstacles, but one thing rings clear throughout my journey, anything worth having is worth fighting for. And I have enough fight in me to last a lifetime.

 

So here I am. I’m thankful for the incredible support and love from my family and friends and thankful for all the hardships bared.

We are cutting a song today called “The Bible” and wanted to share the lyrics with you all.

Hope you enjoy!

Amanda

THE BIBLE

I am a farmer’s daughter
I spend my days in the fields I know
Hard hands just like my father
The sweat of the brow
Taught me how to grow

Every day we're steady like a train
That's heavy from the freight
Night rolls in
When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Of the workin’ man
Til the floods come

These days the wind blows stronger
And all my mama does is weep
And I work for two now
Cause all my daddy does is sleep

Every day we're steady like a train
That's heavy from the freight
Night rolls in
When the fields they cry we kneel to the sky

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Of the workin man
Til the floods come

The day came when I bartered
Off my land
To another man
And I moved into a city
To live out the dreams
That my father planned

We pray for rain just for survival
With the will of a bullet and a Bible as a gun
You ain't seen hard til it gets harder
We're living off the land
Now my children know it’s the price we've paid just to carry his name

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NEW! Hours: All American Showroom

We are proud to call the village of Arcanum, OH our home. Arcanum is where our headquarters & All American Showroom is located.

It is also where we began in 2002 after Lawson Nickol decided to resign as sales manager for a previous USA made blue jeans manufacturer when it`s production was outsourced to Mexico. Here, along with his son BJ & family - a USA made jean manufacturer & clothing retailer of their own began - the All American Clothing Co.

All American Showroom Address:

1 Pop Rite Rd. Arcanum, OH 45304.

NEW! Showroom Hours.

Mondays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Est.
Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Est.
Fridays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Est.

*NOTE: We are also open by appointment. To set up a time, please call our customer service department at 888-937.8009.

Thank you!