Why Is Shopping
"Made In The USA" Products
Important info to inspire you to shop for local, American-made goods.
At Esh Hardware and Farm Supply, we believe in shopping and supporting local. We’re proud to be located in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and even prouder to sell American-made products whenever we can. “Made in the USA” products can be limited in our industry, but we are committed to finding and offering them as often as possible.
As a store, there are a lot of reasons we love to fill our shelves with “made in the USA” items. It’s well-known that they boost the local economy, but there are many other reasons to purchase American-made goods as well.
Believe it or not, shopping American-made can produce positive effects to our environment:
Reduced Carbon Emissions – Quite simply, the shorter distance a product must travel to reach a customer, the less carbon emissions it produces, and the better it is for the environment.
Cleaner Air – Factories in the United States are required to comply with the Clean Air Act, whereas factories outside of the U.S. are not. Scientists and legislators have worked together to create high standards for US-based factories, ensuring that they are emitting minimal amounts of pollution during manufacturing. This means that as local manufacturers create products, they are doing so in a way that is more mindful to the local air quality.
Reduced Water Pollution – According to GreenMatters, items produced in non–developed countries may be cheaper to purchase, but in the long run, this comes at a higher ecological cost, due to the lack of environmental regulations. Toxic runoff is frequently a biproduct of factories outside of the U.S., seeping into water systems and polluting them. In the U.S., federal regulations help prevent toxic runoff and other types of pollution.
HUMAN RIGHTS BENEFITS
USA-made products benefit people in numerous ways. Most importantly, they help ensure that all employees are working in safe conditions every day.
Workplace Safety Laws – When you purchase products that are made in the U.S.A., you can have the peace–of–mind to know that they came from factories with workplace safety laws in place, designed to make sure that employees are treated fairly and kept in safe working conditions.
FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Although it can cost more to run factories locally, you can know that paying a bit extra for American-made things means that factory workers are paid better salaries, too.
Provides jobs for American workers – Local manufacturers provide local jobs for many people, bringing money back into the local economy and helping community members live better quality lives.
Helps to reduce the National Deficit– When more money is brought into the American economy, it can help to reduce our overall deficit / national debt.
Better quality of goods for your money – There’s nothing quite like American–made when it comes to quality that you can count on, which is how we know that we can stand behind the products we sell at Esh Hardware.
What can you buy at Esh Hardware that is American-Made?
Some popular “Made in the U.S.A.” brands we offer are:
- Groffdale Machine (scooters and croquet sets)
- Beuta (landscape edging tools)
- Weaver Leather craft
- Occidental Leather (nail pouches)
- Beiler’s MFG (halters and lead ropes)
- Juru (dog gut health supplements)
- Lapp Wagons
- Forest Hill MFG
- Lambright Aluminum
- Meadow Creek BBQ (seasonings)
- Cracker Boy (seasonings)
When you head out for hardware (or anything from animal feed, grills, tools, paint and household goods), consider stopping in to Esh Hardware to buy American-made products.
By shopping for things that are made in the U.S.A., you can leave with more peace-of-mind, knowing that you’ve done something great for your country – and to help preserve our way of life for future generations.