I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
A year or so ago I was in the market for a new vehicle.
I searched the internet, newspaper ads, and showrooms - finally settling in on a list of features that I really wanted.
It had taken a lot of time. I carefully selected my dream car. It would be an SUV, hybrid, with extreme seating comfort. My aging, bony behind demanded it. Overpowered engines took second place.
Eventually I chose a Japanese import. I road tested it and found that the car exactly fit my needs.
It has been a wonderful pleasure to drive. An SUV with 26 mpg, comfortable and somewhat stylish was it - what more could be fairer?
That was, until yesterday.
I was unloading my groceries at Sentry when a lady passed by and said " You have a really nice car there."
I thanked her for her judgment and was quite happy until she went into a rant - questioning me about why I didn't buy "American"!
We bantered for a few moments. She told me that we should always buy products made at home.
I countered that none of the American stuff had the quality that I wanted.
After a few moments of similar discussion, I think that she was understanding. I had made the right choice.
Believe me, in my business, I always try to buy and use US made products. Nevertheless, quality counts. I take pride of offering the absolute highest quality products to my customers.
So, if you can't find it at home, there's a whole 'nother world out there, Quality counts!