A non-profit created to support American
companies, jobs, products and prosperity.

About the Buy American Project

What is the Buy American Project?

The Buy American Project (BAP) seeks to educate both our citizens and legislators of the advantages of buying American to the nation. Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to educate American consumers and legislators through:

  1. Public relations. The BAP has extensive TV, radio, newspaper, and Internet experience and exposure, and will actively pursue a Buy American media campaign.
  2. Conferences and conventions. The first annual "Buy American Showcase" will be held in Washington, DC next year, which will feature a variety of American producers showcasing their American-made goods!
  3. Strategic support of truly American industries. Many companies operating within our borders are owned by foreign owners, entities, and investors. The BAP only supports American-owned companies operating in and creating jobs, products and prosperity in the United States.
  4. Support the expansion of the newly-formed Congressional Buy American Caucus. This new congressional caucus was organized April 15, 2010, and currently has only a handful of members. We will seek to expand the congressional membership of the Buy American caucus through the strength of our organization (this is where your membership and support comes in). Right now the national focus is on jobs, so the time to act is now!
  5. Buy American Showcase. Each member of the Congressional Buy American Caucus will be invited to come speak at the first annual Buy American Showcase in Washington, DC next year. This conference will attract a flood of media attention (politicians rarely pass up a chance to support patriotic causes before the camera) which will strengthen our national movement.

Who is leading the Buy American Project?

The BAP is lead by two directors who are at the forefront of their respective industries.

  • Roger Simmermaker - author of How Americans Can Buy American and My Company 'Tis of Thee: 50 Patriotic American Companies American Consumers Should Know About (www.howtobuyamerican.com)
  • Lawson Nickol - President - All American Clothing Company (www.AllAmericanClothing.com)

Roger Simmermaker

rogerRoger Simmermaker is the author of How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism (now in its third edition), My Company 'Tis of Thee: 50 Patriotic American Companies American Consumers Should Know About, and writes "Buy American Mention of the Week" articles for WorldNetDaily.com and his website www.howtobuyamerican.com. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and is currently employed by one of America's largest defense contractors. Roger is vice-president of his Machinists Union local has been a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, and has been quoted in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Business Week among many other publications. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Antonela.

Lawson Nickol

lawsonLawson Nickol graduated college as an economist before starting in the clothing business in the early 80s as a partial owner of a bricks and mortar retail store named Denim County. He was primarily selling USA-made Levi products. He eventually became a national sales manager for what appeared to be a strongly USA-rooted jeans manufacturer. When the company began to outsource production and labor, Lawson resigned and decided to start a small jeans manufacturing company with his son. Since then, All American Clothing Company has repeatedly grown annually in both size and lines of product.

Our company is passionate about USA Made which indicates that passion is more about people than money. Lawson says, "Yes, I am an entrepreneur, but money is not what I prioritize in my life or our business. Creating jobs is more important than the money. If it was not about people, I would have long ago moved our business out of the country where I could have doubled my income. My family, my friends, my employees and my country is worth more than a few extra dollars." And I mean it.