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Florida company featured at White House 'Made in America' showcase

A tumbler made by Florida's Tervis

A tumbler made by Florida's Tervis



WASHINGTON - A Florida company that makes tumblers, water bottles and sippy cups will be featured at a White House "made in America" product showcase this afternoon.

Tervis is based in North Venice and makes "tumblers in numerous sizes, water bottles, sippy cups and wine glasses, 1000s of original and licensed designs and emblems and a full complement of accessories," according to its website. "The third generation family-owned-and-operated business, now employs more than 900 people and is celebrating 70 years of Made in the USA success."

The White House said the event, at 3 p.m., is part of President Trump's "America First" agenda and is designed to encourage manufacturing in the U.S.

"By offering each state the opportunity to showcase a Made In America product, President Trump reaffirms this administration’s commitment to further encourage manufacturing in the United States that will further stimulate the economy and create jobs," the White House said. 

Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress are expected to attend.

Trump and his family have endured criticism that their own products are manufactured abroad.

[Last modified: Monday, July 17, 2017 2:01pm]


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