I'm a pretty patriotic guy. I love football. American football. I love baseballthat all-American game watched by millions every summer. I love basketballthe sport that we invented.
But for me, my love of sports is just scratching the surface of my patriotism. I love to look on the interior of my shoe and read the label that says "Made in America," despite the truth that I'm not sure that any of my shoes say that anymore. I like seeing that little red-white-and-blue-made-in-USA insignia on a product, because that tells me that some hard working Americans poured their time and effort into making that product.
Since I'm around lockers a lot with my hobby and my occupation, I want to share with you a dream of mine. Someday, I want to work out the schools, gyms, hospitals, fire stations, changing rooms, and classrooms in this country equipped with lockers that tell a narrative.
The Story of Hard Work
People work hard all over the world, not just in America. However, America is a country that was built on hard workhard working pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots. From freed slaves to farmers, the fabric of the country was formed by exertions. Only exertions will keep our country afloat. Building steel lockers is exertions. A company that places those honest jobs into the hands of honest Americans is a company whose lockers tell a narrative that is over two hundred years outdated.
The Story of Quality
Too many times, I've bought a cheap item and watched it literally disintegrate after a few uses. Whenever imaginable, I buy American-made items due to the quality that I'm confident I can get. When it involves lockers, I'm no different. Maybe this is why I'm choosy, and know a favorable locker when I see one. However, I want to work out more metal lockers with "Made in America" boldly printed on them. It tells me that there is a group of hard-working individuals in a warehouse or manufacturing shop who are pleased with what they do. It comes through in the product they make. It tells a narrative.
The Story of America
Americans can still make stuff. And we can make it pretty good. I'm not obviously opposed to buying something that's been brought over on a ship from somewhere else. But it's somehow specialand rightto know that the money I spend is going back to some hard-working American and his family. It's reassuring to appreciate that the economy we're working so hard to save is getting a bit better because I just bought "Made in America." I like to know that there are Americans who work hard and make an honest buck, because an entrepreneur was bold enough to go follow the American dream.
That's why I like lockers that tell a narrative.