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Monday, January 18, 2010

American Air Filter

Providing Quality Air Filtration since 1921

With cold weather gripping the US right now, it’s a good idea to change your heater’s air filter regularly to keep the unit running smoothly, to save energy and to keep dust and pollution out of your indoor air. And it’s also a good idea to buy quality filters that are made in the USA!

American Air Filter is an 85-year-old company based in Louisville, Kentucky, that offers a variety of American-made household filters at affordable prices. Even the packaging reads: Proudly Made in the USA.

If you can’t find AAF filters in your local store, be sure to ask for them. If we demand American-made products, maybe we will get them. Or, you can also order their products (with free ground shipping) at

Stay warm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The King Arthur Flour Company

Making wholesome American-made baking products since 1790.

There’s nothing like the smell of delicious treats baking in the oven. And with the holidays just around the corner, a lot of us have baking on our minds. So what’s the one key ingredient to all that baking? Flour.

While there are many types of flour on the market, all flours are not created equal. Many of the most popular flours found on your store shelf contain harmful chemicals such as bleach and bromides, and may use foreign-sourced wheat.

That is not the case with flours from The King Arthur Flour Company. The company’s flour is milled from 100 % U.S.-grown wheat. It is also unbleached and unbromated, and available in a variety of styles including organic whole wheat, unbleached cake flour, white wheat, all-purpose and bread flour. They also a sell a variety of baking mixes and ingredients as well.

Founded in Boston, MA, in 1790, King Arthur is America’s oldest flour company. Now headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, it is 100% employee-owned by its 160 employees. The company is located in a 16,600-square-foot timber-frame structure called, appropriately, Camelot.

King Arthur flours are available in every state and can usually be found at your local supermarket or specialty food stores.

In addition to its flour business, King Arthur Flour also sells baking equipment and ingredients through its catalog, on its website and at its Norwich flagship store, The Baker’s Store.

While King Arthur Flour does sell some bakeware made in Asia, they do offer a line of American-made, eco-friendly baking pans made by USA Pans of Crescent Township, PA, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial bakeware. In addition, King Arthur also sells top-of-the-line bakeware made by Doughmakers of Terra Haute, Indiana.

In 2009, the King Arthur Flour Company was named one of the best five large companies to work for in Vermont.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

NALGENE Reusable Water Bottles

A Variety of Safe, Convenient Water Bottles -- Made in the USA with No BPA!

So you've bought a reusable water bottle to keep plastic out of the landfills and help save the environment ... good for you! But have you considered your own safety?

Many plastic water bottles and even some aluminum models that have plastic liners contain BPA, a chemical that acts as estrogen and has been linked to cancer and other health issues. Aluminum also is not the best choice for drinking bottles as the metal has been linked to certain brain diseases, including Alzheimer's.

Enter NALGENE. Not only are these bottles BPA-free and aluminum-free, but they are also Made in the USA! The company sells a variety of bottles and containers for a variety of uses. You'll find bottles in all colors, shapes and sizes in hard plastic, soft plastic, and 100% surgical-grade stainless steel for outdoor activities and everyday use. And cost wise, they are just as affordable as those bottles made in Switzerland or Asia.

With all of these benefits, why would you choose any other brand?

No matter which NALGENE bottle you choose, you can be assured your bottle was made by fellow Americans in the company's Rochester, New York, manufacturing plant. Because this facility is in the US, it is subject to stringent quality assurance procedures. The ISO compliant facility is also registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Good Manufacturing Practices facility.

Don't sell yourself, your health or your country short, buy BPA-free products and make sure they are American-Made!

To find out which NALGENE bottle is best for you, visit