The Benefits of Buying American-Made Items

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Pinsource is proud to carry a wide variety of products that are made right here in the United States. While many people might not care whether their products are domestic or imported, there are plenty of people who choose to specifically purchase items made in America.

There are a variety of benefits that come with buying American-made items, but the two biggest are these:

 

  • You’re supporting American jobs. The economy is still attempting to make a comeback from the big economic downturn of 2008 and 2009. Every time you do business with a company located in America, you’re supporting American business and jobs that people here desperately need.
  • You’re supporting good wages. The reason that many businesses choose to outsource a majority of their work is that international locations charge much less money than American companies. The down side of that is that international companies that do these big jobs often don’t pay their employees livable wages. The more companies outsource their work, the more that these international locations feel like they can get away with such poor wages.

 

The first benefit is especially important. There are many people who have fallen on rough times over the past several years in the United States. Between the growing trend of outsourcing work and the amount of manufacturing jobs being lost to machines in the United States, every single job that can be supported in the manufacturing industry is precious. While it’s certainly understandable that people are interested in saving money on their purchases, you also have to consider the effect of those savings on our nation’s economy.

One estimate says that the United States has lost about 32% of its manufacturing jobs just since the year 2000. That’s a staggering figure, and it just goes to emphasize how important it can be to buy American and keep jobs in the United States.

Pinsource is proud to be an international company, and provides high-quality items to many people all across the globe. But our American customers will appreciate knowing that if they choose, they can buy items made right here in the United States and support their nation’s economy.