One local business owner got to tell President Trump about his Made in Central New York products

Co-founders of Sherrill Manufacturing met with President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSYR-TV) - The co-founders of Sherrill Manufacturing, which makes the only flatware anywhere in the United States, met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to showcase their product for the President’s “Made In America Week.”

On Inauguration Day, co-owners of Sherrill Manufacturing Greg Owens and Matt Roberts sent their flatware to the White House in hopes of making Liberty Tabletop the exclusive flatware of the White House.

At the round table event, with Liberty Tabletop flatware displayed front and center, Owens told the President that they use American steel melted and made right in the United States.

President Trump said “good job” on their American-made products, and was shocked to learn that they were the only American-made flatware company in the country.

Also at the round table meeting was local Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, who has been a long supporter of Sherrill Manufacturing and called for a bill calling for the government and military to use only American-made flatware.

Tenney attempted to add her proposal, the SPOONSS Act, into the National Defense Authorization Act, but it did not pass and was not packaged into that legislation.

Democrat Chuck Schumer has been pushing for the same goal as Tenney, a Republican— urging the President to buy American and buy Liberty Tabletop for the White House.

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