Avoid the slow boat from China with domestic options

It is no secret that imported holiday gifts may not arrive to make it under the Christmas tree this year. Even if you ordered American-made, there is still no guarantee with the recent domestic supply chain issues.

The American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates a shortage of nearly 80,000 truck drivers alone this year – a figure that could rise to 160,000 in the next 10 years.

The Wall Street Journal featured the 150-year-old Fiesta Tableware Co (formerly Homer Laughlin China Co.) on November 27, 2021, and detailed how the American-owned company needs more workers to keep up with the “Fiestaware is cool again” high demand.

Even with the advantage of being a U.S.-based manufacturer, staffing shortages and obtaining enough corrugated cardboard for shipping are problem areas.

Fortunately for Fiesta, retailers that typically rely on imports have to diversify with American-made options, which has helped Fiesta Tableware increase sales. Online sales alone have increased over 100% in the last year and a half.

If you are looking for ways to look your best this holiday season and beyond, then check out American-owned, American-made White Dress Shirts at www.whitedressshirts.com.

I just received my order of two shirts (one white, one blue) and the fit and feel are fantastic. The exact size I bought at a Men’s Wearhouse years ago fits much better from White Dress Shirts. And the feeling you get knowing that you are wearing quality American-made products makes it even better.

Don’t waste your time at Men’s Wearhouse. I’m sure that company stopped carrying American-made shirts shortly after I bought mine, and it took quite a long time to locate them.

White Dress Shirts has quite a few styles on clearance right now, so you can get an even better price than expected. But I doubt you can get similar quality at a better price. The only way to get a better price is to import one cheaper, but then you’ll just be stuck with a cheap import.

There doesn’t appear to be any supply-chain issues with White Dress Shirts. My order arrived in less than a week. Very impressive.

Made in America Store founder Mark Andol has ensured his company has stayed at least one step ahead of the supply-chain issue. Mark made sure he front-ended many items (including toys and games) months ago, so it’s doubtful you’ll come up empty-handed when you shop in-store or online at the nation’s largest retailer of 100% U.S.-made products.

At the Made in America Store, 100% U.S.-made means zero imported parts and zero foreign content, including thread, plastic, steel, and packaging materials. Mark Andol only carries American-made products from American manufacturers in his store, which must have their headquarters in the United States.

You can visit the flagship store in Elma, NY, or visit online at www.madeinamericastore.com.

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