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Flag Manufacturers Association Of America Announces “Certified Made in the USA ”

 MT. LAUREL , NJ , March 8, 2005 –How would you feel if the American flag you so proudly display was made in another country? Kind of defeats the purpose of being a true symbol of patriotism, doesn't it? The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is pleased to announce the introduction of its “Certified Made in the USA ” certification program.

“Certified Made in the USA ” certifies that your flag has been made in the USA of materials that are domestic in origin and that all processes in every step of its manufacture were completed in USA facilities with USA labor.

US law requires every flag be labeled with its “country of origin.” Only the FMAA “Certified Made in the USA ” Certification label assures the standards and continued compliance as monitored by a professional association and its domestic members.

Manufacturing and related industry partners that specialize in providing quality American made flags and flag products have shown overwhelming support for the new program. In fact, there are four leading flag manufacturers that already support “Certified Made in the USA ” through FMAA: Annin & Co. of Roseland, NJ; C.F. Flag of Huntsville , AL ; National Flag & Display Company of New York , NY ; and Valley Forge Flag of Womelsdorf, PA.

“Certified Made in the USA ” places FMAA certified members in an exclusive group of companies within the industry and across the country,” expressed Sandy Van Lieu, FMAA Chairman. “In reality, our Flag has always been there for all of us and this campaign is a way for us to give back and establishes a foundation we can build on.”

What you can do…
Always demand the FMAA “Certified Made in the USA ” Certification on every flag you buy. The manufacturer and associate members of the FMAA encourage you to share this information with family, friends, business associates, and government entities you are involved with.

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, representing the leading United States flag manufacturers dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States.

For more information on the Flag Manufacturers Association of America or the “Certified Made in the USA” program, please contact the headquarters office: 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; Phone: 856-439-0500 or fax: 856-439-0525.

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