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Beyond Cost: Why It Makes Sense To Seek Out American-Made Products

If you move beyond political rhetoric and look at actual numbers, manufacturers are actually bringing jobs back to the United States. There is a variety of reasons, but likely one of the most important is that consumers are demanding it. According to Consumer Reports, 80 percent of American shoppers say they would prefer to purchase…

Why It Pays To Hold On To At Least Some Of Your Stuff

The world’s taking a cue from best-selling author and Netflix TV show host Marie Kondo, who is definitely onto something (besides being meme-worthy) with her method to remove clutter. Thanks to Marie’s konmari method, people everywhere are decluttering their lives by asking, “Does this spark joy?” Her fans claim it not only helps them decide…

How Do You Measure The Kick-Off Of The Holiday Season?

Mariah Carey’s album “Merry Christmas” didn’t start off so great. Remember Kenny G? His holiday album promptly kicked her out of the top spot in 1994 – the year it was released. By 2009, Mariah’s collection of holiday songs wasn’t even one of the top 30 Christmas albums. This doesn’t sound like good trajectory for…

What Were You Doing In 1978?

Vinyl Art opened its doors for business in 1978. We didn’t Tweet about it or post on Facebook because…well, because the Internet had yet to be invented (that happened in 1983). Things started hopping for technology and for us not long after. We’ve witnessed entire technologies come and go. One in particular stands out. Throughout…

What The Candy Jar On Your Office Desk And Getting A Promotion Have In Common

Not enough space? Or, too much stuff? It’s one of those hypothetical questions that maybe doesn’t have an answer. One thing’s for sure: our desk and—if we have one—office can get messy fast. Have you ever walked up to your desk and thought, “I wonder what people think this says about me?” The way you…

Bigger, Faster, Closer to Your Deadline!

Many companies today either practice or are moving to what’s known as “just-in-time” inventory management—often just called JIT. It’s the process of ordering and receiving inventory only when it’s needed. There’s no surplus of stock on hand. Operating with these low inventory levels allows companies to lower inventory carrying costs as they increase efficiency and…