Daniel Robison

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12:01am

Wed June 22, 2011
Business

'Made In America' Store Capitalizes On Patriotism

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 4:33 am

Customers are eager to shop the store's 3,000 American-made products.
Daniel Robison for NPR

Dozens of tour buses have added the tiny town of Elma, N.Y., as a stop this year. On their way to scenic sites like Niagara Falls, these tourists are squeezing in a visit to the Made in America store.

Shop owner Mark Andol climbs aboard a bus and tells the riders that shopping here is a patriotic act.

"When you walk through them doors, I guarantee when you're shopping — the homework's been done — it's 100 percent made-in-America products. Made in this country by American workers, and the money stays in our economy. So, enjoy yourself," he says.

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