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Home Builders Rally to Use American Made Products, ABC News Ignites Trend

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Made in America factory workers ABCNews reportAn economist turned builder, is constructing a house made entirely from American-made products -- from the bathtub right down to the nails, screws and bolts.

In total, the cost of the house is nearly identical to one using foreign made materials. It might end up being 1 to 2 percent more expensive, but built with better materials, using nails that won't rust, for instance.

The Montana man is convinced that if every builder bought just 5 percent more American materials it would create 220,000 jobs.

And, now, thanks to an ABC News broadcast, builders are responding, rallying to buy more products, such as Moen faucets, and the word is spreading.

ABCNews.com features a Made In America web page that collects information on manufacturers in the USA, detailing products from different industries, like the furniture or fabric industry. You can also take a quiz asking which iconic brands are still made in America.

(WATCH the ABC video below and READ the list of American made products)

 

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