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While Allen Edmonds has always touted its American workmanship, Grangaard said the message didn’t resonate as much as customers stopped looking for “Made in the USA” tags. But with renewed demand for U.S.-made products, the company is now being rewarded for keeping all its jobs on U.S. soil, he added.

“It took dogged determination to stay an American manufacturer during the ‘90s and the first decade of this century,” Grangaard said. “Now the pendulum is coming back.”