I’m a second generation American born in Brooklyn New York. Since I can remember, My father would always tell me what it was like for him being raised by immigrants from Germany. He being the first generation born in this country for our family. He would tell me about the stories of his parents and how they worked hard to read and write English and to become Americans themselves. Yes they still kept their German traditions, but they wanted to be part of the melting pot that was America. Of course it wasn’t easy for my Grandmother who had a very hard accent. While my father was young there was this conflict going on known as W.W.II. It wasn’t a good thing having German parents and growing up in Brooklyn during W.W.II. My father as well as his parents were proud to be living in the United States. So much so, my grandparents became American citizens.
American pride still runs deep with many Americans. I myself hold this country in high regards so much that I will stand at attention wherever I might be if I hear the National Anthem. I will never let the country’s flag touch the ground. I fly the flag in my yard everyday and lower it to half-mast during remembrance days. I’ve always own an American made car and try to buy “Made In The USA” products when it possible.
Unfortunately, our federal government has made it difficult to continue to find items that are still made in this country. JAG Wholesale does what it can to supply American made products, but more and more it’s getting harder. Two companies that I get merchandise from are American based companies, but because of the regulations that are imposed on themfrom the government, they’ve move the manufacturing part of the company overseas. Duck USA and STAG USA are the two companies that moved the manufacturing to China and Pakistan respectfully. If it wasn’t for my knowledge of the product that I received from them for years before moving overseas, I would have probably not done business with them because of them being considered (by many) a foreign company. The powers-that-be in the companies made it a point to still deliver the same good quality that they have for years. Keeping an eye on the products has help them continue to bring great knives while keeping the price reasonable for the American consumer.
Over the years I’ve stay involved in inspecting all merchandise delivered to JAG, helping to maintain the quality my customers have come to expect. Many of the product that JAG stocks are now made overseas and for that reason I feel compelled to check out everything.
I am still as patriotic as most Americans, but I have come to terms with the way our government has changed the way America creates jobs. The manufacturing industry has nearly stop in this country and we are at the point of exporting more in than we import out to other countries. I will continue to assure our customers that the product we offer to them are good product at a fair price.
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