06/07/2004 - Release at Will
New York, NY—Maple Landmark of Middlebury, Vermont, was one of three toy manufacturers highlighted on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, on February 18, 2004. His special segment "Made In America" investigates the impact of world markets, free trade, and globalization of the workforce on American manufacturing and businesses.
Maple Landmark was chosen because out of the 1,200 exhibitors they represent only a small handful of American toy companies that still do all their production domestically. "It's hard to compete with imported mass market products sold in retail chains like Wal-mart," said Mike Rainville, owner and President. Rainville went on to tell CNN correspondent Kitty Pilgrim, "I think it also provides us an opportunity to try to set ourselves apart and be something different."
Like other domestic manufacturers, Maple Landmark products can go from the concept stage to the retail floor in a matter of weeks as opposed to months or years when dealing with overseas production.
To learn more about Maple Landmark and their products please visit their website at www.maplelandmark.com.
Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
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