... a great American Made Hero Company.
Anthony Maglica, the founder of Mag Instrument, visits the factory floor in Ontario, Calif., nearly every morning.
He is dedicated to manufacturing the company’s flashlights in the U.S. Maglica says people tell him all the time he could
make more money if he stopped insisting on making Maglites in the U.S. And he knows they’re right. He just doesn’t care.
Mr. Maglica feels responsible for every one of his employees
— how they’re going to pay their mortgages and how they’re
going to pay for their kids to go to college. And it that caring about hie fellow citizens that seems to be what drives
him. Even though he is nearly 80 years old, he refuses to talk about retirement.
As a living example of a generation that understood true individual and corporate responsibility to his loyal employees, we
proudly applaud and welcome Mr. Maglica and all the employees at his Mag Instrument company as new members of
Maglica was born into the Great Depression in New York. But he spent his formative years living in Croatia surviving hunger
and worse as World War II tore through Europe. When he returned to America and set out to start his own company, he says,
he had just $125. He has built a multimillion-dollar business, with more than 700 employees and customers all over the
Lynn Perry, head of customer service for Mag Instrument, says a lot of people are surprised the flashlights are
domestically produced. “They’re amazed that we’re right here,” Perry says. “People think that this product is coming from
China. And you tell them, ‘No, this is it, we’re made in the U.S.A. We’re still here.’ “
We welcome Mr. Anthony Maglica as a new member of
Patriotism, Jobs Primary Motivations for 'Buying American'
Six in 10 say they would pay more to buy U.S. made products!
PRINCETON, NJ -- Forty-five percent of Americans say they recently made a special effort to buy products made in the United States. When asked why,
these shoppers mainly cited patriotic or altruistic goals related to the national economy, including creating and keeping jobs in the U.S., rather than
product-specific considerations such as quality, safety, or cost.
for survey results.
"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!
Boston's Faneuil Hall
American Made Heroes
planned their rebel actions at Faneuil Hall!
Buy American! An idea from USA's founders directed at the present!
*** Sam Adams, fierce voice!
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