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Made in USA: Why Is It Vital?

February 1, 2014

How Made in USA = Jobs in America

You’ll find us writing a lot about furniture made in the USA here. The importance and value it means to our community and our brand. American made is carried in our namesake and for good reason. Not only are we a 100% Made in USA furniture provider, we also keep track of made in USA news. And hold pride for being a generational family business in America, promoting our working here in America too. Unfortunately we’re somewhat of a novelty these days because of that. Producing made in the USA furniture and still living by our family creed. It’s a far different time from when our founder Cliff Pierce founded our company.

So when we came across the ‘Made in USA’ film by Josh Miller (watch trailer below), we became re-inspired for the work we do as American furniture manufacturers.

Made in USA FilmThe film is called Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey. Be sure to visit the film website here and order a copy. is also a great resource for “fighting the good fight” and raising the awareness of how made in USA means more jobs and more security here at home. Not only in our future economically, but socially with a deeper commitment to each other as a community.

Read these points below from’s page WHY BUY AMERICAN:

Why Buy American?
Your Patriotic spending does a lot more than you think. When you buy American-made products, you are making this country better than ever in so many ways. We are in control of our country’s future each time we make a purchase. So, be mindful of your purchase decisions and choose wisely.

The Job Creation Equation
American people spending American dollars on American products equals American jobs. These jobs are the foundation of a thriving economy.
If every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made products, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs. And, if every builder used just 5 percent more U.S.-made products, it would create 220,000 jobs.

Recycling Dollars
When you buy U.S.-made products, the proceeds remain in the U.S. economy. The money you spend then pays the workers that directly or indirectly created the product you purchased. When workers spend their money on U.S.-made products, the dollars continue to be recycled. Every American worker also pay taxes on wages earned in America.

Keeping America Beautiful
American manufacturers abide by strict regulations to protect the environment. These regulations do not exist in most of the top countries manufacturing and importing their goods into the U.S. causing massive pollution and environmental abuse.

Importing countries shipping their materials overseas to the U.S. is an added toll on petroleum usage and increases unnecessary emissions in our atmosphere.

Human Rights
Importing countries have little or non-existent regulations or standards for working conditions. By keeping our dollars in the U.S., we are not supporting these horrible working conditions (long hours, exploitation of children, extremely low wages, etc.).

By choosing to buy U.S.-made products you are supporting democracy.

U.S. Manufacturing = More Jobs
Each manufacturing job creates an additional 5 – 8 jobs.

Manchester Wood designs and produces quality, affordable, eco-friendly solid wood furniture in the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack foothills of New York.

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  • Reply Jay Maciejowski February 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Just want to commend you for keeping your manufacturing facility in this country. I spent my career in the forest industry and have watched dozens of sawmills, veneer plants, smaller square stock mills and larger pulp and paper companies close their doors due to their inability to compete with China and other foreign manufacturers. I buy American whenever I can and press my children to do the same.

  • Reply Charmarie Blaisdell February 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

    We have been looking and measuring, measuring and looking at your beautiful coffee tables for 2 months. We love the round and oval natural cherry coffee tables but they are just a bit too large for our space.(We have retired; we have “downsized”) Is there any chance the round table could be 30 inches in diameter? Or the Oval table not quite so long?

    • Reply Manchester Wood February 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Charmarie, we can do the round coffee table for you at 30 inches. Email and we’ll take care of your order right away. Many thanks!

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