Since the 1990s, many American factories have relocated to countries where labor costs less. However, the Reshoring Initiative says over 300 companies have moved their production back to the U.S. since 2019, creating around 240,000 more jobs. “Made in the USA” products are slowly making their way back into the market.
Here are reasons supporting American-made products are important according to your local window replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane.
Choosing American-made products can add jobs in the country. According to a 2015 Economic Policy Institute report, between 1998 to 2013, the U.S. lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs. The more income local businesses get, the more money will be placed into manufacturing locally-made products. Higher demand for American-made products means more people are needed to produce them.
Better for the Environment
Foreign products create a larger carbon footprint. They have to be shipped across the ocean to get to America, which burns more fossil fuel and emits greenhouse gasses. A lot of factories that manufacture products for the U.S. produce massive amounts of toxic chemicals that affect the air, water and soil worldwide.
One of your leading window contractors, Renewal by Andersen offers some of the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly window and door options. Our unique Fibrex® material contains 40 percent wood fiber by weight and 60 percent proprietary polymer. The wood used to produce our windows is recycled and combined with a liquefied polymer. Fibrex is twice as strong and more durable than vinyl but has less of an environmental impact.
Superior quality and excellent craftsmanship come to mind when you hear the term “Made in the USA.” You can’t be sure about the quality and longevity of the products that are produced overseas. Compared to foreign products, American goods have a lower cost per use and last significantly longer.
By supporting local businesses like Renewal by Andersen of Spokane, you also support your country. Choose us for high-quality window and door replacement services. Call us at (509) 202-4090 or fill in our online form for a free estimate. We cater to homeowners in Spokane, WA, and the surrounding areas.