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There America's border virtual agents Wear uniforms made in.
Mexico know the six million dollar uniform contract given to VF image where the companies based in the US but uses manufacturing sites in Mexico.
Should have -- me here what do you think so.
Kerry Heller is the vice president sales -- USA closing clothing and joins us right now this morning Carrie.
How does this bother you.
I absolutely this -- -- us you know all hearsay clothing.
Is a company -- been in business since 1970 making.
American made clothing uniforms.
Across the country and this is a job that we certainly pentagon now people say well we would keep manufacturing here.
If it was affordable people who -- to pay a lot of money for the government looking to save money go to Mexico make them cheaper than bring him back here.
Helps everybody what's your response.
In -- this is something that we hear all the time and although it does cost a little bit more to manufacture in the United States.
You know it.
In and -- you can save money as well you look at shipping charges.
When you talk about a slow boat from China and it really is a slow vote.
You have much more control here in America that your finger on the pulse of the manufacturers you can work on the distribution.
And ultimately the customers happier in the -- productivity -- -- America.
While keeping families working here that's most important and I also think one thing -- from a security perspective if you're making new Border Patrol uniforms and -- ago.
Is there -- fear that they gonna get the wrong hands.
You know this is something that was discussed five years ago and the same argument was raised.
And it's a legitimate argument I mean you're on the border there you're you -- you're risking your life every day is American workers.
And they got to put a uniform mom says made in Mexico while the walk in the Mexican border.
You know these guys are fighting for our country.
And to be honest that is about it -- months right if you believe you -- were you -- on the bidding process.
We -- not we were not and -- the bidding process and you know I would this contract was not gonna go to an American made.
You know they had they have this contract.
-- a company.
I just said and -- put it not that that puts Mexico carry our thanks so much USA clothing made in the US would that be nice scenario.
It's not the scenario though with the Border Patrol Karrie thank you thank you for joining us this morning.
Thank you so much all right coming up.
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