Norton’s U.S.A. Makes it Easy to Shop Online for American-Made Products

September 1, 2010

BARRINGTON, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Norton’s U.S.A., a general store featuring an eclectic assortment of all American-made products, has launched their new online store (www.nortonsusa.com).

“People want to support American workers by purchasing American-made products, but those products are often difficult to find,” said Deborah Leydig, founder. Three years ago Leydig transformed a 1920s barn into a delightful general store that sells products made exclusively in the United States.

“The website will make it easy for people all across the country to shop for quality American-made products,” said Leydig. Norton’s U.S.A. and www.nortonsusa.com feature some of the oldest brand names in America such as Holgate Toys, (wooden toys) founded in 1789; Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, founded in 1896; Anchor Hocking Glassware, (founded in 1905); and Nordic Ware, founded in 1946. In addition, Norton’s U.S.A. also sells many eco-friendly products made in the U.S.

Leydig’s realization that most U.S. manufacturers had outsourced production came in 2003, while researching and rehearsing for the role of Barbara Ehrenreich in “Nickel and Dimed — On (Not) Getting By in America” at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. So she started making a list of products. Finally in June 2007, after six months of renovations, Leydig’s “list” became a store devoted to American-made products.

“We pride ourselves on customer service,” added Leydig. Friendly clerks help you find what you are looking for. Neighborhood kids come for ice cream and candy and linger to play with the toys. The online store offers the same excellent customer service, with 13 shipping options and acceptance of all major credit cards.

“Unemployment is at record levels, and it’s hard to believe you can make a difference,” said Leydig. “But when you shop at Norton’s U.S.A., you do help keep America working!”

Norton’s U.S.A. is a unique general store offering an eclectic assortment of household items, food, clothing and accessories, all made in the United States. Shop at www.nortonsusa.com or 400 Lageschulte St. in Barrington, Ill. Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p. m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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