Tag Archives: Wisconsin

They are slightly older than me


As you know, I had the great good fortune to visit the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company in September during my Mid-West research trip for my soon to be published book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  When I … Continue reading

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No house should be without one!


I can live without a reading room. I can live without a music room. I might even, if forced, live without a tv room.  But I could never live without a bathroom in my house. And while billions of people … Continue reading

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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


When it comes to manufacturing, Wisconsin is special. Three of the firms I visited on my recent mid-west trip are located in Wisconsin. All three have been in business for over 50 years. And all three are models of how … Continue reading

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On the road again!


I haven’t been talking about the book much lately, but I am still working on getting it finished.  The lion’s share of the book discusses great products made by American firms and the stories of the members of our extended … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag!


What is it about Wisconsin?  So many wonderful firms make their products in the Badger State, a few of whom I have already featured.  Well, here is another one you will want to know about.  Yvonne Totes is a mother-daughter … Continue reading

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