Conservative businessman Donald J. Trump has been criticizing American businesses for shipping jobs overseas, while not selling American-made products.
By importing cheap goods from China or foreign countries, corporations are putting their profits over the interest of American workers, who are suffering in President Barack Obama’s economy.
One target of Trump has been his hotel competitors, who import towels and other merchandise from Mexico, Japan, China, and elsewhere.
The criticism has been so serious, that Marriott Hotels just made an incredible announcement! From now on, all their towels will be made in America, by American workers!
Trump isn’t even in the White House, and he’s already having a major impact on America’s economy…
From now on, all towels made for Marriott International’s nearly 3,000 hotels in the USA will be made in the USA.
Marriott announced on Thursday that it will have only “Made in the USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom.
The Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant has partnered with Standard Textile, which has factories in Thomaston, Ga., and Union, S.C., to produce the towels and bath mats with 100% cotton fiber grown in the USA. Standard Textile says the partnership will produce 150 jobs.
Previously, Marriott’s terry cloths were made in Jordan.
“If you can bring 150 jobs back to the USA and we can put on all our towels and bath mats ‘Made in the USA,’ I think that gives a certain amount of pride to all of our associates and management,” Bill Marriott, chairman of the Board of Marriott, said during his flight to tour both plants on Thursday.
All its brands from the Courtyard Marriott to the Ritz-Carlton will participate in the new program.
Via USA Today
Each year, Marriott expects to produce 2.6 million bath towels and 4.9 million hand towels. That is more than 5 and a half million pounds of textiles… or 4,300 miles worth!
John Adams, Marriott’s senior VP of global operations, opined, “The fact that these items can be made in the USA like they were 20 years or so ago I think makes more sense today than ever because the customer is very much more attuned into looking at an item to see if this is made far, far away.”
Marriott Hotels should be applauded for standing with the American workers and agreeing with Donald Trump.
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