WENATCHEE, WA – On Monday, July 15, 2019, CMI Orchards will participate in the third annual Made in America Product Showcase at the White House.
“We are excited to once again host businesses from all 50 states at the White House to highlight and celebrate the Trump Administration’s commitment to American-made products,” a White House official said. “In today’s booming economy, we are proud to tout businesses that create jobs and support our local communities.”
Businesses from each of the 50 states have been invited to display their products made and produced in the United States. CMI Orchards plans to showcase American-made apples and cherries in their American Dream® label during the event.
“We created the American Dream® label to show solidarity and support for our troops, veterans and patriots of our great nation,” said Bob Mast, President of CMI Orchards. “What a fantastic opportunity for our company, and for Washington State, to showcase fresh products that are so important to our state’s economy and to the thousands of farming families this industry represents—and especially to do so in a label that honors the thousands of troops who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”
Mast explained that CMI’s American Dream® program includes a component that gives back to military and veteran causes deemed most important to their retail accounts. “We work with our customers to give a portion of proceeds to causes that matter to their region and customer base,” he said. “From fundraising events that support homeless veterans to supporting those wounded in battle, we have found that this program resonates with everyone in a patriotic way and makes everyone feel good about supporting it.”
“We are extremely honored and humbled by this opportunity and what it represents. Our company is proudly American Made. Between our orchards, warehouses, sales teams and marketing operations, more than 4,000 people are employed at CMI Orchards,” Mast said. “In Washington State, more than 37,249 farms power a strong agricultural economy led by the apple industry, which accounts for 70 percent of the total U.S. apple production. 140,000 people are employed in agriculture within the state’s $49 billion industry.”
According to the company’s website, CMI Orchards grows apples, pears, cherries and apricots, including organic fruit, in Washington State. With eight warehouse locations, CMI delivers fruit to all 50 states and exports to more than 60 countries worldwide. CMI’s American Dream® program is available for any variety of apples and cherries the company grows.