America is known as the land of the free and home of the brave. As Americans, we are lucky to be able to pursue our dreams, and that’s exactly what Arnold (Arnie) Werner, founder of Sharn Enterprises, Inc. did.
An Army sergeant serving in Germany and France in the 1940s, Arnie saw first hand the opportunities offered in America compared to other countries. Shaped by his experiences while overseas as well as his own independent spirit, Arnie started Sharn Enterprises, Inc. out of his garage in 1974.
During this time, the U.S. was still a manufacturing leader. Arnie felt that American quality, labor, and value were still the best in the world. Years later as America began slowly to change to a service economy, he resisted the temptation to import his products, favoring American workers, American materials, and their inherent quality.
While importing goods has become more of the norm since then, Sharn’s current management still holds true to the values championed by Arnie years ago, and Sharn continues as “a proud American manufacturer.”
We find it important to let our customers know our legacy and that all of our materials are Made-in-America and that we build them in house. Our customers keep coming back because they know that they are receiving a one of a kind, American product. Here are more reasons why “American Made” matters:
Job Creation & Support of Small Businesses
American people spending American dollars on American products equals American jobs. It’s a win-win for all parties involved. If every American spent an extra $3.33 on American-made products, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs. If every builder used just 5 % more American-made products, it would create 220,000 jobs! By using US made products, you are helping to secure future business within America.
Human Rights & Fair Wages
Many exporting countries do not have the strict regulations for working conditions like the United States. By keeping our dollars in the US, we are not supporting the sometimes terrible working conditions that may occur in other places. When you choose American made, you contribute to the payment of “an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work.”
Furthermore, many countries do not have minimum wage restrictions, or the minimum wage is outrageously low. You can be confident that American consumer protection laws and safety standards are upheld in order to protect you and your family, whereas in foreign countries there are child laborers and the product may not be built up to code.
We are one of the few countries with regulated wages, which will also help to preserve our economy and create jobs for those living in the U S of A!
US Manufacturing = More Jobs!
Each manufacturing job creates an additional 5-8 jobs. Manufacturing also supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. More than 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.
US manufacturing processes are typically cleaner for the environment than in other countries. Many products that are produced and sold in other countries are made using dangerous chemicals that pollute our environment and are also made with hazardous chemicals. When you purchase American products, you know that you’re helping to keep the world a little cleaner for not only your children but for your own safety as well.
Many people look to overseas in order to buy cheaper products, but often lower pricing equals lower quality. Furthermore, a US made product can be received faster and more efficiently than importing. More than 80% of people said they pay attention to whether a product is labeled “Made in the USA,” and 76% said they would be more likely to buy something with that designation.
All in all, when you buy American, you keep American dollars on US soil, leading to a more thriving economy. Sharn not only supports the American made promise, we follow through with it.
“A Proud American Manufacturer”
For more information on our products and services, visit http://www.sharndisplays.com!