American Manufacturing: Why Does it Matter?

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Consumers may notice that a product is "Made in the USA" but not quite understand just how significant the impact of American manufacturing is on the world. Where and how your products are manufactured has a large effect on the economy, environment, and product safety. In this article, we will explore the importance of American Manufacturing on a national and international scale.
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When you support businesses that manufacture their products on American shores, that support has a much farther reach than you may think. Consumers that purchase American made products are not only directly supporting that business and its employees, they are also supporting the companies that provide that manufacturer with goods, services, and other means of production. WeatherTech is a prime example as we build, buy, and hire American supporting the national economy by sourcing equipment, materials and business services within the United States.
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How a product is manufactured can have an impact on the environment both locally and globally. At WeatherTech, our devotion to sustaining a healthy environment starts with our commitment to responsible manufacturing and engineering practices. We are proactive in controlling waste and recycling unused raw materials from the manufacturing of our tooling and products. This includes aluminum, steel, rubber, TPO, TPE, paper and cardboard.
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Product Safety 
American manufacturing is especially important when it comes to product safety. When products are manufactured in the US, organizations must adhere to a set of strict material guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure consumers that the products they purchase are safe and do not contain harmful chemicals like lead, phthalates, and PFC's. At WeatherTech, our Pet Feeding Systems feature USA-made, stainless steel bowls that are certified by the NSF. Since these bowls are certified by the NSF and manufactured here in America, we can guarantee that they are free from lead, mercury, cadmium, radiation and other toxins. We can also guarantee that the heavy-duty mat and stand are made using only the highest quality, FDA approved, non-toxic plastics.
For more information on WeatherTech and our commitment to American manufacturing, visit our Behind the Tech page.