From Amarillo to Washington, D.C.
The second annual Made in America event is not only representing the Lone Star State but the High Plains as well.
On the corner of SW 8th and Georgia sits a modest-looking cowboy boot store.
“Well I know that everything I have seen so far on the internet, and what they’ve brought over and shown us is really good quality work,” said Jesse Papa, who works next to Beck Cowboy Boots. “It’s pretty pricey, but you’re getting like I said, the quality of it, is hands-down probably the best. “
This week, Beck Cowboy Boots has some more bragging rights to add to their name.
“It’s just awesome to be here making Made in America products, so it’s really cool,” said co-owner Jeremy Pool.
The premise of the event is to celebrate the Trump Administration’s economic policies while showcasing products from each of the 50 states.
“People love it, it’s handmade in the USA, you can’t get better quality, so it’s definitely a selling point,” said Pool.
High quality, combined with the fact that this and the other 49 companies, use only a negligible amount of foreign content, got the local company the honor.
Other criteria needed: all products have to be assembled or processed in the U.S.
“We make everything by hand in Amarillo,” said Pool. “We employ about 12 people. We’re doing what we can,” said Pool.
Employees said Pool will be in D.C. the next few days.
Papa said it is a pretty big opportunity and honor for Beck Cowboy Boots to represent what he calls “a little big town” on a higher level, like that in D.C.
Last year, President Trump signed a proclamation declaring July 17 as Made in America Day.
He also made July 16 through July 22, as Made in America week.