Today to my surprise, my Wife has begun to become "Made In America" conscience. She brought home FolkArt Acrylic paint from PlaidOnline.com, and Custard Cups from Anchor Hocking Company. It was her after all that inspired me to begin my website and promote products Made In America, so it is fitting that I observe her 'walking the walk' now. Please make comments about who influenced you, or who you influence. You may comment on this blog, subject to moderator approval for family friendly content and positive approach to approval or critique.
The Anchor Hocking Company "about us" text:
"Founded in 1905, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of glass products including beverageware, candle containers, servingware, ovenware, storageware, lighting components and other glass products sold under various brand names or as customized solutions for private label lines. Anchor Hocking is the second largest supplier of glassware in the United States. Its glassware products cross all price points through the retail, specialty (business-to-business), and hospitality channels."
The Plaidonline "About PLAID" text: "
Plaid Enterprises, Inc., is one of the world's largest, most diverse manufacturers of creative do-it-yourself products. Our product innovation and dedication to the ever-changing needs of consumers have made the Plaid family of products among the most recognized and desired brands worldwide.
In the Beginning...
In 1976, Plaid founder David Cunningham set out to "create a diversified, yet synergistic company that would provide the most complete, comprehensive programs available to market and sell craft products." Plaid Enterprises, Inc., thrives today as powerful proof that dreams can become reality.
Plaid's first product category was how-to publishing covering the hottest crafts of the era--macramé, beading, decoupage and decorative painting. The company soon expanded to manufacture the products called for in how-to books. Paint was one of the first products targeted, and production began in consultation with leading decorative artists. Today, Plaid is the industry's leading small batch paint manufacturer, producing all USA-made paint in facilities located outside of Atlanta, GA.
The company continued to evolve with the craft industry, developing products in tune with trends—stenciling, faux finishes, fashion, glass crafts—reaching out to new artists and markets, including home improvement. Plaid was also the first craft company to sell products on television via infomercials and home shopping channels.
Notable brands in Plaid's portfolio include FolkArt®, Gallery Glass®, One Stroke™, and one of the industry's best known, Mod Podge®, a favorite since 1967. In 1996, Bucilla, the nation's needlecrafts leader, was added to the Plaid fold.
Today, Plaid remains true to its roots, leading the way and setting standards for craft products, programs, marketing, inspiration and education. "
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