Made in America Stores by General Welding & Fabricating
Have you heard of the Made in America Stores?
Did you know the Made in America Stores were created out of General Welding & Fabricating, Inc.?
Made in America Stores carry 100% American Made products with a bold mission to “To Create and Save Jobs in the United States of America by Increasing American Manufacturing for Our Children’s Future.”
In 2007, Mark cut the ribbon on a 48,000 sq.ft. addition to the original Elma location. Little did he know that the very accounts that prompted the expansion would be lost to overseas competition, currency manipulation, and the Great Recession.
Two multi-million dollar accounts dropped off in the same weekend, forcing Mark to lay off half of his workforce. One of his clients claimed that he could get similar products cheaper from Florida. But it was a lie. These poor quality parts were actually manufactured in China, shipped to a port in Florida and ended up in American warehouses in New York State and beyond.
Mark Andol would not go down without a fight. On April 3, 2010, he opened the Made in America Store in the vacant showroom of a closed auto dealership. Focusing on a mission to save and create American jobs, especially in manufacturing, Mark adopted by a new motto, “For Country, For Soldier, For American Worker and For Our Children’s Future”.
Mark turned one of the most painful experiences in life into a beacon of hope for America. The store remains the only brick & mortar general merchandise store in the U.S. to sell 100% American Made Products down to the packaging at its flagship location, and three other locations in Western New York.