Buying American Products Helps the Economy,

     the Environment and the Consumer


            PEARL RIVER, N.Y., June 21, 2013 – From Benjamin Franklin’s kite, to Steve Jobs’ iPad, the United States is the Mother Country of Invention.  The telephone, light bulb, automobile and airplane were born in the USA and all enabled greater freedom, independence and economic progress. Indeed, America itself is an invention, created when the Founding Fathers sought “to begin the world anew.”
The Fourth of July celebrates American ingenuity and independence, and in the midst of barbecues, beach parties, marching bands and dazzling fireworks, Americans might take the patriotic sprit to the next level and ask what we can do to keep our country economically strong and our flag flying high.
“Buying American products is one of the strongest statements of support we can make for our country,” says Jim Mathews, Vice President of Marketing at Hunter Douglas, whose custom window fashions are designed, developed and custom-crafted in the United States. “There are a host of benefits to buying American products for the consumer, the environment and the economy.”


Show good taste as well as good sense when furnishing with products boasting American design and craftsmanship. In the seaside room above, the windows are dressed in soft, sheer

Hunter Douglas Silhouette® shadings that beautifully filter the light; the doors are in Luminette® sheers, a similar product that is oriented vertically.



Why Buy American?

Jobs – Estimates vary, but there is no doubt that jobs beget new jobs.  One new manufacturing position can generate from five to eight additional jobs and the stats are higher in the automotive field. The income produced goes back to the community in the form of goods and services purchased and taxes paid.  It also helps lower our trade deficit.

 American standards – Products designed and manufactured here are marked with a special brand of excellence and efficiency.  Noted for their design innovation as well as their enduring quality and backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, Hunter Douglas window fashions are exported to consumer markets in 38 countries on six continents, with demand rapidly growing and expanding. Among them, highly energy efficient Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades, the only shades without add-on insulation systems to qualify for federal energy tax credits, and soft, sheer Silhouette® window shadings.

Service you can count on – Products produced locally come with the superior service and support American consumers have come to expect. Hunter Douglas provides a dedicated Colorado-based Customer Information Center with satellite customer service offices across the U.S. in place to assist consumers and its retail customers and help ensure their satisfaction.

Giving back – American companies are well-positioned to give back to their communities.
Hunter Douglas is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in North America.

Environmental awareness – American companies are consistently renewing efforts to promote environmentally responsible manufacturing.  Also, their goods require less transportation than imported ones, which cuts back on carbon emissions.

This Independence Day, celebrate American innovation and excellence – and the freedoms that enable us to once again, “begin the world anew.”