Adrian Smith, United States Representative for Nebraska’s third Congressional District, was in Fairbury to visit McBattas Packaging and Printing in Fairbury Friday, March 13 in support of the American-made movement.
The McBattas plant is one of only eight factories in the United States that produces American flags. McBattas, located in northern Fairbury, provides world-wide printing, packaging, screen printing and embroidery services.
Congressman Smith toured the McBattas campus with owner, Fred Arnold and MSA business development manager, Peggy Galloway. The group discussed the impact of over-seas competition, employment shortage and injurious unemployment incentives.
“This administration has done nothing to emphasize the dignity of work,” Congressman Smith said.
The United States imported $4.0 million worth of American flags in 2014 — of that, $3.9 million were imported from China.