I received an e-mail recently from a wonderful client, Abby Robey, the marketing manager of Xuron Corp., Saco, Maine which read, “Steve – Thought I’d share this with you… Abby.”
What she shared was the following e-mail received from another manufacturer. It read:
“Good Morning Abby,
I came across an article about Xuron Tools in the New Equipment Digest Today. I would like to know if you folks have a catalog? I am very interested in buying and supporting American Manufacturing.
Please let me know if a catalog is available and provide a list of distributors in the Massachusetts and New England area.
I would appreciate hearing from you at your earliest convenience.”
I’ve withheld the person’s name and contact information because it was the message that is important. The fact that this fellow manufacturer is supporting “Made in the U.S.A.” with more than lip service is what matters. Congratulations to them and all others who take this approach. This is a terrific example of private enterprise doing the right thing.
Having supported smaller American manufacturers with my work for over 35 years and having served the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Small Business Advisor, I was thrilled that Abby shared the above e-mail with me. I truly hope there is more of this taking place in America… Support “Made in the U.S.A. with more than lip service!