How it all began…
Bob and his wife Sharon live with their four children and four grandsons in a small hamlet in upstate New York. To finance the cane business they mortgaged their home. Thankfully he has the support of his wife, who like Bob, has faith that the business will continue to grow. Bob is a proud Vietnam era veteran who served from 1964 to 1968 in the United States Navy. After completing five years of college Bob became a teacher and retired in 2005 after thirty-three years.
“America has always been a country of entrepreneurs, builders, and creators. As we work to restore our economy, it is important to stand behind the American companies that make good products, maximize U.S. employment, and earn the loyalty of their workers and the communities of which they’re a part.”
– President Bill Clinton
Being a small business person has opened Bob’s eyes to a simple truth. American small businesses struggle to keep their head above water. To keep from losing their investment, entrepreneurs have to keep working hard. They have to believe in their product and stay encouraged by thinking positive. Bob does have what it takes and he is determined to make his business grow. It is his dream. It is disheartening to see other Americans buying products that have been produced in countries other than the USA. In many cases these products are inexpensive but they are also inferior in quality and fail within a short period of time. Each of us has to understand and care enough about one another and our communities to buy products that are made in the USA. The benefits will come back to us in ways we never imagined. Thank you for supporting this business, our troops, and for buying American.