American Made, Or Not Made At All
Anthony Imperato joined Ryan Fowler on The Game last week to talk about his company Henry Repeating Arms. Imperato let the listeners know how his company has been dealing with the coronavirus and how his philosophy could lead the country through this difficult time. You can listen to the full interview on Soundcloud or the Tide 100.9 Youtube page.
Imperato began the company in 1996 out of Brooklyn, New York. He took the name from Benjamin Tyler Henry, the inventor who patented the first repeating rifle. His original motto for the company was "Made in America and Priced Right" but he chose to alter it into "Made in America or Not Made At All".
Henry Repeating Arms has over 150 types of weapons in its inventory, Fowler asked Imperato if it was a challenge for the company to get all the quality components in America.
"America's got all the quality products we need, we have just let industries disappear overseas, and of course critical ones, like you know medicine and personal protection equipment and there are other situations as well. But we buy components from 22 different states around the United States, material and components. Of course we do many many parts all on our own at our plant in Wisconsin and our plant in New Jersey," said Imperato.
Imperato employees close to 500 employees in his plants to produce his weapons. Imperato told Fowler that his company gets its American walnut for its weapons out of the Midwest in the United States, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.
If you're interested in finding out more about Henry Repeating arms you can visit their website to shop and support the company. Fowler asked Imperato about the need for Americans going forward to buy American made products and his opinion on if the consumers will be more conscientious going forward about purchasing home-grown products.
Imperato said he believes that in the future he believes the country will start to move towards making its own products and that creating more American commerce by buying local.
Imperato named the Frontier .22 Magnum model as his favorite Henry Repeating firearm. He also named the Henry Golden Boy and the Henry Big Boy as some of his personal favorites.
The Henry Repeating factory in Wisconsin is still open but the location in New Jersey was closed for a period of time and is reopening in a limited capacity this week.