When celebrating the Independence Day, tradition and pride play a large part in how Americans celebrate the birth of our nation. Tradition and pride also play a key role in American manufacturing, even more so during tough economic times. American manufacturers take great pride in the values, design and innovation that go into the engineering and manufacturing of their products. In the heart of the Midwest, these same concepts are alive and well at Screenflex headquarters in Lake Zurich Illinois, where we design, manufacture and market our portable room dividers.
The Case for American Manufacturing
In a report on Manufacturing, Jobs and the U.S. Economy, The Alliance for American Manufacturing, reports that American manufacturers directly employ more than 11 million Americans and create 8 million additional jobs in other sectors. American families and communities depend on a strong manufacturing base to improve our quality of life. This is so true. At Screenflex we employ 30 full-time workers who assemble, sell, or market our products and this number does not include the countless people employed elsewhere who make our raw materials and distribute our dividers on the secondary market. Screenflex will soon celebrate its 25 year anniversary and many of our employees have been with Screenflex for almost two decades or more; that’s quite an accomplishment in what has become the new American economy.
Proudly American Made
The ability to design and produce a high quality American made product is a source of great pride at Screenflex. Tradition also factors into how Screenflex manufactures their portable room dividers. Our first product design was envisioned over 25 years ago, and since then Screenflex has continued to improve on that innovation and still proudly remains an American made product. Not only does Screenflex produce one of the highest quality freestanding room dividers on the market with over 36 different sizes, 6 styles and 40 different colors, we’ve responded to our customers requests, and offer a heavy-duty commercial line as well.
One of the truest expressions of American independence is the freedom to engage in private enterprise and pursue your dreams of owning your own business. The owners of Screenflex, are truly representative of the American Dream and all that is right in American manufacturing; producing a competitively priced, American made product using top high quality materials and American labor. Bravo!
The Grand Finale
How will you pursue life, liberty and happiness on Independence Day?