Made in America House

Home builders create jobs by using “Made in America” components
CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 23, 2012.


Inspired by a Montana builder featured in the national media, a Virginia builder has taken on the challenge of constructing a home from American made products – from the nails to the shingles to the furniture and decor.
“It’s our way of trying to keep this movement alive and create jobs,” said builder T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes. “A lot of people think it can’t be done. We’re proving it can.”

It is sponsored by New Jersey-based GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America with 3,300 employees in 26 plants across the country. “As an American-owned company offering American-made products, GAF fully supports the creation of more jobs through the use of American-made materials,” said Paul Bromfield, Sr. Vice President of Marketing.

Jones is constructing the home for TBA’s Homearama showcase of homes, where thousands of visitors will tour it between June 16 and July 1. It is believed to be only the second all-American home in the country and the first in the Eastern United States, as well as the first to be featured in a showcase of homes.

“Now that we know more about products available from American-based manufacturers,we can all do our part to create jobs,” said TBA President Sam Cohen. “After all, homebuilding is one job that can’t be shipped overseas.”

TBA members, U.S. Congressman Randy Forbes and Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff will have the opportunity to sign a banner pledging to buy at least 5 percent more American-made products, to be displayed during Homearama for visitors to sign.


SOURCE Tidewater Builders Association

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