Monthly Archives: September 2014

Keep America Working

As we talked about in our last blog, we are spending some time to strongly encouraging our fellow Americans to buy American-made products. Yes, Backyard Buddy is a proud American company that makes its lifts in the US, using American steel and American-made components, but that’s not why we started this campaign.

When you buy American-made products, you not only keep your money right here in the United States, you also provide jobs for your neighbors, your family, and all of your countrymen. The past two generations have seen staggering numbers of jobs go overseas, starting with the manufacturing sector, and now moving into the service and even the professional sector. These jobs once put food on the tables right here in the USA, but now are paying pitiful wages to foreign workers who often have no health, safety, or legal protections. And once these jobs go away, they very seldom come back.

The end result is a stagnant American economy, household incomes that buy less than they did 50 years ago, and giant big-box stores where you will be hard-pressed to find any product  that didn’t cross an ocean to get there, and even harder-pressed to find a quality product that will last.

Politicians have been paying lip service to American jobs for so long that we suspect they talk about them in their sleep. But for all the good they’ve done, they may as well continue sleep talking. They are not the ones with the power to turn this around.

You are.

The only way to get the US economy back on track and provide good middle-class jobs is for each of us to demand and buy American-made products. As long as companies can keep selling us cheaply-made foreign junk that boosts their profits, they will. But even today, the customer is always right, and if every one of us buys as many American-made products as we can, and demands American-made products where we can’t find them, suddenly there will be American workers making quality American products again.

We know how this sounds, but we mean it: You can save America. Speak with your dollars when you buy American-made products. Talk to your family and friends about the importance of buying American. Post our latest video on buying American to your social media accounts, email it to your friends, and show it to your family and co-workers on your phone or your computer. But please, spread the word, and Be American, Buy American.

Be American: Buy American

Here at Backyard Buddy, we make no secret that we’re proud to be an American company full of American men and women working hard to make a great American product. 

We go out of our way to source American components, even when it’s more difficult, because we want to put our money where our mouth is and make sure that all of our products are completely American. Our lifts are, frankly, better because they’re American. They’re stronger, better made, better finished, and safer than the lifts made by our foreign competitors.

But our American-made lifts are also part of something bigger. It’s time for all of us to wake up and realize that we will never fix the US economy and make our nation great again until we bring back American industry, and the only way we’re going to do that is if we all buy American-made products.

To make sure we get this message across, we’ve created a new video about the importance of buying American called “Be American: Buy American.” You can watch it on the video section of our page, or link to it directly on YouTube: We’re hoping that this video will get sent around via email, through Facebook and Twitter posts, or even by just playing it on your phone or your laptop for a friend. It’s got nothing to do with us selling anything. We just want our fellow Americans to stop spending their hard-earned money on foreign-made junk and support good jobs in their communities.

So please, even if aren’t going to buy one of our lifts, pass this video around to all of your friends and help be part of the solution to so many of the challenges facing America right now. Be American: Buy American.