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Gathering of Heroes Awards event at Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA ... aka The Cradle of Liberty


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Frank Fredella, CEO of Sterlingwear of Boston

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American Made Heroes meet at the factory to learn and discuss shared issues.     Click on photos to enlarge.       AmericanMadeHeroes.com!     
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"Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers. Every nation ... ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials of a national supply. They comprise the means of subsistence, habitation, clothing and defense ... The expediency of encouraging manufactures in the United States, which was not long since deemed very questionable, appears at this time to be pretty generally admitted." .... Alexander Hamilton ... an American Made Hero.



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March 17th, 2012, brave citizens assembled here once again calling for US independence.
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Firebrand Samuel Adams rallied the citizens of Boston to the cause of independence from Great Britain in this hallowed Hall, and George Washington toasted the nation there on its first birthday. Through the years, Faneuil Hall has played host to many impassioned speakers, from Oliver Wendall Holmes and Susan B. Anthony to Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney always living up to its nickname, "The Cradle of Liberty."

In 1742, Boston’s wealthiest merchant, Peter Faneuil, as a gift to the city, built Faneuil Hall. The edifice was home to merchants, fishermen, and meat and produce sellers, and provided a platform for the country's most famous orators. It is where colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of "no taxation without representation."

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"I fled Hungary as a young man in 1956 to come to the U.S. Growing up in the Soviet bloc, I witnessed first-hand the perils of both government overreach and a stratified population."

"In America! Unemployment is corrosive. If what I'm suggesting sounds protectionist, so be it." ... "(Tom) Friedman is wrong. Startups are a wonderful thing, but they cannot by themselves increase tech employment."

Andy Grove, Intel Corporation‘s CEO or Chairman from 1987 until 2005.


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"To a large extent our government has not yet realized that the self-interests of our corporations, especially our large global corporations, can diverge from the interests of our country. We need to find ways to fundamentally "change the motivations of corporations to align with those of our country."

Ralph Gomory, Former Senior Vice President of Science and Technology at IBM -- President Emeritus of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. -- Recipient of the National Medal of Science. -- Former Professor at Princeton University. - Member of the National Academy of Science. -- Member of the National Academy of Enginerring. -- Member of the American Philosophical Society.


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"It is high time to confront the fact that China is not evolving into a democratic society with a market economy, and it easily could morph into a fascist menace with global reach."

"Failing to act contributes to China's success and supports its agenda. To do otherwise is appeasement, and history has taught us the harsh wages of such a policy."

Dr. Peter Morici, Economist and Professor at The Univ of Maryland School of Business, Former chief economist for the US International Trade Commission. (Click for ITC info)


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"President Obama deserves credit for identifying offshoring as a problem – in sharp contrast to his predecessor, who was advised by economists who insisted that the practice was indistinguishable from free trade, and created the same benefits."... "But until he scraps the trade policies that ignited the engine of outsourcing in the first place, the President will be selling the nation a bill of goods that don’t even come close to half measures." - Feb. 2012

Alan Tonelson,
Research Fellow at the U.S. Business & Industry Educational Foundation


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"What happens is every time we talk about job creation the off-shore interests, the multi-national corporations and their trading partners themselves through their press capabilities and their lobbying capabilities will label those of us who choose to bring these issues forward as protectionists ... yet they never talk about the absence of reciprocity."

Leo Hindery, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation


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The U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission is a small, fast-paced, nonpartisan, legislative branch Commission responsible for monitoring, investigating and submitting an annual report to the Congress on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

Patrick Mulloy,
10 year member of The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission


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"It’s not too late for the United States and allies to contain and roll back Chinese innovation mercantilism. But action will be resisted not only by Beijing but also by Washington. Many in the U.S. foreign policy establishment refuse to recognize the real nature of the threat, preferring to see themselves first as members of a global community of elites, rather than as American patriots. As such, they will offer a number of rationalizations for the status quo." - February 2012

Robert D. Atkinson,
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


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"Only timely U.S. government intervention on trade with China will forestall the demise of U.S. manufacturing. This is not protectionism, but wise competitive policy in a global environment where market failures stave off the benefits from free trade."

"President Obama must realize that inaction too constitutes action, and with respect to trade with China, would be an irreversible, strategic mistake."

Dr. Usha Haley, Chaired Professor of International Business, Massey Univ, New Zealand, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)


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"My testimony derives from over 15 years of research on the business environments in China. In my testimony I will show that the Communist Party of China (CPC), through the Chinese government, thoroughly dominates China’s economy, and seeks to continue dominating it through maintaining and enhancing control of its major State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)."
-- Testimony given to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Dr. George T. Haley, Professor of Marketing at University of New Haven, Director of the Center for International Industry Competitiveness


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"My recent book 'Death by China' explores the very real menace to the USA that lies behind the false smiles of Communist China. China's communist regime has completely failed to live up to its promises of political reform and international co-operation" --

Peter Navarro, Business Professor , University of California at Irvine.


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"The U.S. government has little comprehension of the effects of China’s industrial policies on American industry and for American workers.." -- "The Chinese regime’s incursions into 'strategic industries' are not systematically being followed. Little is being done to defend the U.S. companies that must compete with entirely unfair Chinese trading.” --"There is no strategy in place to counter China’s “displacement of American industries." -- Richard McCormack, 2011

Richard McCormack,
Editor and Publisher of Manufacturing and Technology News


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"Asia didn't always have these supply chains. They were initially all in the United States. Asia got them because its governments and corporations worked hand in glove to get them. There is no reason why the United States government can't work hand in glove with corporations to get at least some of them back. It's not rocket science. Just imitate what the Asians ( and Germans) do. "

Clyde Prestowitz,
President, Economic Strategy Institute


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"First, we must balance our trade deficit by making trade fair. Some of our trading partners, China for example, have become our trading enemies by devaluing their currency, basically giving us their unemployment problem in return for buying our debt. Putting pressure on China to end their currency manipulation and illegal trade practices will immediately lead to more U.S.-based manufacturing -- jobs we desperately need back."

Dylan Ratigan, Host, The Dylan Ratigan Show

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"It is now time for the President and the Congress to turn to international trade. That should be the next big push. The area has been neglected on Capital Hill since 1994."

"As President Obama prepares his State of the Union message, focusing on jobs, he should squarely face up to the problem of U. S. companies moving manufacturing jobs to China. All of the friendly handshakes with President Hu have not changed that."

Gilbert Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Washington DC, President of the Committee to Support U. S. Trade Laws




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"China has the fastest growing economy in the world. But the American free enterprise system, which allows anyone with a better mouse-trap to compete, is what will ensure that the United States remains the world’s greatest superpower of innovation." -- Elon Musk, 2011

Elon Musk, President & CEO. of Tesla Motors and SpaceX


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"Manufacturing's influence on the health of the American economy cannot be understated. If we are to retain our status as a world power, we must focus on the creation of sustainable manufacturing jobs that will support a strong middle-class." -- Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore, President & Founder of Nanette Lepore Company


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Allen Edmonds is well on the way to becoming a global brand. We’ve had significant sales in Europe for a generation, and our recent agreement with a Chinese partner to open Allen Edmonds stores in China – bringing our “Made in USA” products there in a reversal of decades-long trends – has the potential to double our sales and our international awareness over the next several years.".

Paul D. Grangaard, President & CEO., Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation


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“Allegiance is a big part of that, and by golly we are going to build in America no matter what,” he said. “We are going to work our brains out to make sure that we are able to do that and stay competitive. It's just extremely important to us. This is our product. It’s made by us right here in the Mississippi Delta and we plan on keeping it that way. That's just how we feel about that.”

Fred Carl, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Viking Range Corporation


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In 1998, Dan Ariens took on the task of defining those values that create the Ariens culture. He selected five Company Core Values: Be Honest, Be Fair, Keep Our Commitments, Respect the Individual and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity. These are the values that inspired Henry Ariens and his sons in the early years and will continue to define the Ariens culture in the future. .

Dan Ariens, President of Ariens Company, of Brillion, Wisconsin.


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“At the low point, maybe 2003 or 2004, we had pretty much defaulted on our loans to the bank,” Cabot says. “We’d be in meetings with the loan officers that would end with them backing out of the conference room saying, ‘Please, no more surprises.’ They expected us to declare Chapter 11 minutes after we drove out of the parking lot.”

Ric Cabot, President Darn Tough Vermont   Marc Cabot, Founder


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United Streetcar, LLC is a company established to serve the transit market through support from Oregon Iron Works, Inc. This company will focus on building streetcars and supplying them to cities across North America intending to build new streetcar lines or expand their fleet of streetcars on existing tracks. .

Chandra Brown, President & CEO., United Streetcar of Clackamas, Oregon


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Scott’s Liquid Gold has always been committed to sourcing materials and manufacturing American Made products. In these challenging economic times, that commitment is even more important. We fully realize that the Scott’s Liquid Gold products we make here in the USA supports our 65 American families and puts food on their tables every day.

Mark Goldstein, President and CEO of Scott's Liquid Gold


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“As a manufacturer of high-end residential metal roofing, our primary customer base is in the United States. It always has been and always will be. It would be preposterous for us, when our primary customer base is in the USA, to not also be supporting the USA by manufacturing our products in the United States from US-made components. To so anything else would simply not be right."

Todd Miller, President, Classic Metal Roofing Systems Inc.


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"I just wanted to send you a quick note of gratitude for recognizing Sterlingwear of Boston on your web site. Obviously, we are very proud of our workforce and the products we produce right here in East Boston. I hope your readers like what they see with our product offering and that they spread the word that ‘Made in America’ is something that is alive and well."

Jack Foster, Director of Marketing and Sales, Sterlingwear of Boston


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Many large brands decide to make gross margin their most important objective, but the result of their collective focus on margin has been a significant decline in the economic base of many American industries in many different cities. I find it particularly disingenuous when major companies that have built their empires on an "All-American" brand perception now produce their entire lines in China."

Amy Matto, President and owner of Amy Matto Company


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Harden Furniture has been a cornerstone in the Central New York economy, today employing 400 local craftspeople. Headed by CEO Greg Harden, the company currently services the United States and Canada, but is expanding into international markets. Exporting American Made products reduces America's job killing trade deficits.

Greg Harden, President, Harden Furniture Company Inc.


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I’m originally from the small town of Fort Payne, AL, which is formerly known as the sock capital of the world. Funny but true. Until about 10 years ago, a very large percentage of socks you could purchase in these United State of America were made in our quaint little town. Unfortunately, outsourcing has greatly taken away from Fort Payne’s textile tradition.

Gina Locklear, President, zkano Sock Comnpany of Fort Payne, AL


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Faneuil Hall - Painting of debate about protective tariffs!
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2012 debate also about using protective tariffs in support of USA manufacturers and USA jobs against competitors using their tariffs & other illegal practices against us.
Webster Replying to Hayne, Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. Painted in 1830, George P.A. Healy's painting depicts the famous debate between Damiel Webster and Robert Hayne over protective tariffs.

Webster's "Second Reply to Hayne" is regarded by many as one of the finest ever delivered in Congress.



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After the Faneuil Hall event we gathered for a reception & dinner at Boston's famous Durgin Park in Quincy Market!

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March 18th, 2012
we marched representing all USA manufacturers in Boston's St. Pat's Parade!
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American Made Heroes invites all to follow us marching in a series of photos as we marched along .... click photos!!



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    John Adams                Abigail Adams            David McCullough
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The Adams, time to remember these examples of leadership in USA history
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Click on photos to left for hear the David McCullough presentstion about John & Abigail Adams.
- I suggest fast forwarding 10 minutes to where Mr. McCullough steps to the podium and begins speaking.

I strongly recommend listening to one of America's greatest author/historians David McCollough speak about John and Abigail Adams. Mr. McCullough gives a detailed look into the life of the second president of the United States through diary entries and letters John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail. He concludes that John Adams is one of the most influential and most misunderstood of our Founding Fathers. Abigail is his strength.

All three are recognized and applauded as American Made Heroes.

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Above photos we taken in December 2011 during my visit to The Adams' House which is a short 20 minutes from Faneuil Hall. I hope you listen to historian David McCullough speak of their life in Quincy, their deep love of each other, their family, and their deep love of their newly formed country. Also included are photos taken that same day at the "Church of Presidents" a mile or so away. It is called the Church of the Presidents because two American presidents and first ladies, John & Abigail Adams and John Quincy & Louisa Catherine Adams, attended the church with all four now interred beneath the church in a family crypt. The pew in which they sat is marked with a plaque and ribbon on the side.Only one other church in the United States contains a presidential tomb, namely the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C..



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