Manjula sent me this article she found on the Made In USA website.  We have an active campaign to raise awareness about where your furnitue comes from and why it's important to buy furniture and other goods that are Made in America.  Thought you might be interested to read this:

John Smith started the day early,
having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am.
While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking,
he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG),
and put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), 
designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and 
tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). 
After cooking his breakfast in his new
electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA), 
he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO),
to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) 
to the radio (MADE IN INDIA),
he got in his car (MADE IN JAPAN),
filled it with GAS (from SAUDIA ARABIA)
to continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day 
checking his Computer (made in MALAYSIA), 
John decided to relax for a while. 
He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), 
poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE)
and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),
and then wondered why he can't find
a good paying job in AMERICA.

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