The mission of American Made Matters® is to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American Dream.
American Made Matters is an organization made up of over 250 member companies and growing. Our members are manufacturers who represent various industries from apparel and toys to steel fabrication and cleaning supplies. Sponsors include American made retailers, patriotic organizations, and service providers who support our cause. We are a resource for consumers looking to find American made goods as well as a resource for our members and sponsors. American Made Matters is happy to make business to business introductions and has facilitated many collaborative efforts. We believe that by working together, American manufacturers, eCommerce websites and retail shops can better convey the message that American made truly matters!
The AMM logo can now be found on thousands of products that comply with our standards for made in America which means that at least 50% of the cost (labor, materials, and overhead) is incurred in the United States and the final assembly or transformation takes place in the U.S.
Are you an American manufacturer or retailer? Do you want to promote the importance of buying American made goods? If so, join our movement and help us change our country and our economy one purchase at a time. Join Us
American Made Matters was launched on July 4, 2009 by Don Rongione, President and CEO of Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown, PA. Rongione grew up in Philadelphia where his father, Nick, was a cutter in a coat making factory. Don’s father instilled in him the importance of American manufacturing and buying American made products. As CEO of Bollman Hats Company, Rongione experienced the tragic decline of American manufacturing first hand when loss of major customers to foreign competition forced him to lay off 100 U.S. manufacturing employees. It was this experience that led Rongione to create an organization dedicated to educating consumers on just how important American manufacturing is to our country. With the help of a handful of US manufacturers, American Made Matters was born.
"We have the ability to change our economy and to strengthen our communities one purchase at a time. American consumers have tremendous economic clout and they need to realize the importance of buying American made goods whenever possible. It only takes few seconds to look at a tag or to ask a sales person if they carry any made in USA brands. Many times you’ll be surprised that there isn’t much of a price difference, and American made goods are often better quality. We know it’s not possible to buy everything Made in USA, but by making small efforts when possible we have the ability to create jobs and better opportunities for our children and grandchildren." — Don Rongione