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PR: 1,200th Bus

PR: 1,200th Bus

Posted by Dorothy Furtney on 15th Sep 2023


“Greenville Travelers from South Carolina arriving on a Diamond Tour!”

Elma, NY. At 10 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, the Made in America Store, 1000 W. Maple Court, Elma, NY will welcome the 1,200th tour bus to visit since the original store opened on April 3, 2010.The store is in the Buffalo Niagara Region of New York State.

“We are looking forward to hosting our 1,200th tour bus -- a milestone event for our company, our community and our country,” stated Mark Andol, founder and CEO of Made in America Store and General Welding & Fabricating, its parent company. “Tour buses bring outside money into Western NY. Visitors see firsthand our great quality of life and place in Buffalo Niagara. Buffalo is, indeed, the City of Good Neighbors, and Niagara Falls attracts the world.”

Made in America Store opened in 2010 as the only brick and mortar, general merchandise store in the U.S. to carry 100% American Made Products. It remains the largest retailer of 100% American-made products, and only American-made. This retail mission aligns well with the prevailing view by Americans that we need to increase manufacturing in the U.S.

“Our mission to save and create American livelihoods is just as relevant today as it was when we first opened,” Andol continued. “A number of companies are moving in the right direction by reshoring production to America, but we haven’t crossed the finish line yet.”

The 1,200th bus group is carrying 36 passengers from South Carolina. It is one of 44 bus groups to be hosted by Made in America Store this month, with another 40-50 bus groups anticipated to arrive in October. September and October are peak months for travel to the Northeastern U.S., particularly for visitors from the Midwest and Southern States.

Andol believes that people across the United States have a strong work ethic, yet the pipeline of trained, skilled and experienced workers is not sufficient to meet the current high demand.

“NASA sent a man to the moon in 1969. Private companies are now launching the current generation of astronauts into space, in collaboration with NASA. Together, we can truly re-ignite a powerful economic engine fueled by American know-how. Our success at the Made in America Store is not rocket science. It’s just plain common sense,” Andol concluded.