VIENNA - Robert DeMartini, like most Americans, has always known the importance of making and buying domestic products.
The Chief Executive Officer of New Balance, a rare athletic shoe maker still manufacturing sneakers in the United States, is just one of many American manufacturers featured in "American Made Movie," a documentary film by Life is My Movie Entertainment that explores the decline of America's manufacturing work force.
Makers of the film, which touches on the decline and slow resurgence of manufacturing in the Youngstown-Warren area, took their show on the road, stopping at local manufacturing plants in Vienna and Boardman today as part of a 32-city-in-32-days tour.
"The key to success is to have an available workforce that is well-trained and continuing to change with the times," film director Vincent Vittorio said during his visit Monday morning to Starr Manufacturing in Vienna. "The Valley is fortunate to have progressive leadership."
The tour also stopped at Summer Garden Food manufacturing facility in Boardman.
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