True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website. While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.
We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.
Nothing else says American like Harley-Davidson. Here is a picture of Harley-Davidson proudly flying the American Flag at their Kansas City plant. This powertrain Operations plant is over 350 thousand square feet. The Kansas City Plant produces the Sportster®, StreetTM , V-Rod®, Dyna® and among others.
Harley-Davidson 100 Years of History
There is over 100 years of history of Harley-Davidson. In the beginning of the 1900’s William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson produce the first Harley Davidson which expand to their many models today. By 1914 the United States Postal Service was using instead of the bicycle. Eventually, the Unite States Army saw good use for Harley-Davidson. Check out their History right here from their site www.harley-davidson.com
Two boyhood friends named William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson started their business from a 10 by 15 shed. Two friends who had an vision to put a motor on a bicycle to make travel easier and quicker. See more from an article from entrepreneur.com
What sticks out for me is how many American businesses start out. Like the story about Harley-Davidson, it started in a 10 by 15 shed. Just think how many companies start out in garages, basements, sheds and even the kitchen table. I knew a business who drew an idea on a napkin at a bar. Americans just do it. We do what have to no matter where it is. We work with what we have. We start with an idea and build from there.
To me when a company fly’s that american flag they don’t forget of the men and women who gave their life to have that freedom to start an idea and build it. So we can start our own idea in a garage, basement and a shed.
Kaye Personnel Inc proudly flying an American Flag in front of one of their buildings in Cherry hill, New Jersey. Here is another American success story. Kaye Personnel started out with one person now they have a 20 person staff. According to their website, Kaye Personnel is one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. Kaye Personnel, Inc Provides jobs for over 5,000 people annually, Kaye Personnel specializes in placing individuals in industrial, financial professions and more.
Want to start a franchise? check out this article from Entrepreneur and see this the American flag Flying in front of the business in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Rayovac’s Portage, WI plant is proudly flying the American Flag. This Battery company, has a long history starting back in 1906. They manufacture batteries, flashlights, bulbs, chargers and more. The picture here in this post is their plant in Portage, WI. They are celebrating 50 years at this site. I contacted Rayovac and a representative mentioned that they have facilities in Fennimore, Portage (as shown above)and Middleton Wisconsin in which they all are proudly flying the American Flag. Proudly made in America and flying the American Flag.
Rayovac will be celebrating 110 years of American (Wisconsin) manufacturing in January 2016.
Furthermore, battery technology has come a long way. In 1906 Rayovac started selling a 6 inch battery cell to be used in telephones. Look at our smart phones today.
Look at our batteries now, look how far technology has come. Flashlight batteries start to sell in 1910. Jump ahead to 1988 they introduces a new computer clock battery for personal computers, as well as other devices
American Flag Sighting at The Ventura Meat co. What a beautiful picture this business owner posted in his website. In his post he explains why he fly’s ole glory. He explains that hard work in America can pay off, it’s accomplishment of years of planning. in America you can give it your best shot.He says ” It is a proclamation that America is still The Promised Land, but that a piece of that land is never given, and can only be earned”. But check out his website how he beautifully writes why he fly’s ole glory. Also check out his quality meat menu at The Ventura Meat Company.
Pool Store Flying American Flag. I rode by another American Flag Sighting at The pool Store. I never knew it was there. Look at these nice Colors. The American flag in front of The Pool Store building in red and white with the blue sky in back ground.
The Pool Store has three locations West Berlin and two stores in Sewell, New Jersey. Their web sites mention that they have a complete line of swimming pools which it includes pool chemicals, supplies and equipment. The Store specializes in the installation of in-ground vinyl pools, in-ground liners, safety covers, salt systems and pool equipment.
What I like is the Pool Store mentions that they have years of experience. I know this myself that it is important to get the correct answer to your swimming pool questions. There is nothing more frustrating when you are having pool problems either chemical or mechanical. You what the right answers from a professional.
American Flag At Peterson Manufacturing. Peterson manufacturing was founded in 1945. Peterson manufacturing started as a small company. Today Peterson manufacturing company is an industry front runner. Peterson Manufacturing is manufacturer of vehicle safety lights. I first notice their made in American packaging while I was shopping in a big box store. They also manufacture interior lights reflectors, wire harnesses and much much more.I like this picture of Peterson Manufacturing, home location proudly Flying the American Flag.
Recently, I try to notice the stores I shop at if the products are made in America. I lot of people say not much is made in this country and that may be true, but you would be surprise that more than you might think, products are made in America. This post and blog is not about products made in America but more about entrepreneurship and proudly flying the American flag.
Here is an entrepreneur quote. Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.