Michigan company showcases American-made products at the White House

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Businesses from all 50 states showed off their American-made products at the White House Monday. It was the Trump administration’s third annual “Made in America” showcase. The President and Vice President were there to take a look at the home-grown goods. Washington Correspondent Alana Austin interviews the company from Michigan about their special recognition.

Michigan Mittens owners, Connie Hahne and Lisa Angelilli, speak with Washington Correspondent Alana Austin at the White House 'Made in America' summit. (Source: GrayDC)

The Michigan Mittens were singled out by the White House at the Made in America summit. The business owners inside say they’re just proud and excited to be here.

“I feel just humbled and this is just larger than life, and we are very excited,” said Connie Hahne, owner.

From Michigan, to the White House, local business owners Connie Hahne and Lisa Angelilli showed off their hand-made winter products.

“We’re just very honored to have been chosen - of all the businesses in Michigan, our little teeny tiny business, but we are the mitten state and so I feel like it’s really appropriate that we were chosen,” said Hahne.

Back in 2007, they began crafting these mittens with a map of the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on one mitten, and the Lower Peninsula shown on the other. They say supporting American workers is the thread that keep the nation together.

“We want to keep developing our American-made products our suppliers, and it is a challenge to find our suppliers, and we’re just hoping to keep true and grow our business,” said Lisa Angelilli, owner.

The President and Vice President stopped by many of these displays, speaking with the guests from around the country to highlight shared values.

“While those here today create many different goods, you’re also devoted to one of the greatest missions on earth – making the best products, from the best materials, with the best workers – anywhere in the world,” said President Donald Trump.

And the ladies say they hope to see policy-makers continue supporting small businesses in Michigan, and beyond.

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