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Dr. Stephen E. Hershey and members of his staff show off their pride in using products made in the U.S.A. in their Waterford, Michigan orthodontics practice.

Buying American goods is a straight-forward process.  Simply look where the items you are considering buying are produced, and buy American-made versions of those goods whenever possible.  It’s that easy.  But can we apply the principle of buying American when purchasing services?  

Absolutely.  In fact, some of the most important times to think about buying American are when you are considering the purchase of services.  Most people buy goods on a regular basis – like weekly, or even daily.  We purchase services far less frequently, but when we do, we tend to spend more money all at one time.  And whenever we spend a lot of money at once, it is an opportunity to have a big impact on American job creation by buying American.  Here are a couple examples of services that can be purchased from businesses that buy American. 

Let’s say you are getting braces for your child.  You might consider finding an orthodontist that buys American, like Stephen E. Hershey Dentistry located in Waterford, Michigan.  This business has gone to great lengths to use American-made products in their orthodontic practice.  Kudos to Dr. Hershey and his staff for their commitment to using products made in the U.S.A. whenever possible. 

Let’s say you are having an addition put on your home.  You might consider hiring a contractor that buys American, like Southern Crafted Homes located in the Tampa, Florida area.  They were featured recently on FOX 13 in Tampa for their commitment to buying American and creating jobs in the U.S.A. 

Southern Crafted Homes, the group that built the home seen here, uses products that are made in the U.S.A., and often made locally, to build their homes.

“Growing up, I was always taught to buy American,” said Jim Deitch, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Crafted Homes.  “Buying American means we keep the money in our economy. Buying American supports American companies.  It goes to our core values and we feel strongly about that.”

Deitch has written letters to executives of large companies to congratulate them for buying American.  He says it’s a patriotic way to do business.  He also says buying American is good for the consumer.  Many businesses in his industry chose to buy cheap imported drywall, which consumers experienced major problems with when chemicals in the drywall began smelling like rotten eggs and causing numerous health concerns for those living in homes that contain the defective drywall.  Deitch’s company uses high-quality American-made drywall.

Supporting a contractor that buys local and/or buys American – like Stephen E. Hershey Dentistry and Southern Crafted Homes does – is a great way to apply the principle of buying American when purchasing services.  It creates American jobs at a time that we need them the most, and in some cases, it acts as safeguard against cost-cutting measures, like the use of harmful imported drywall.

It might take a little extra homework to find vendors that buy American, but it is worth the time to do it.

Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.

Randy

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