Chad Overman of Pocahontas said he would like his American Made General Store “to succeed and be profitable, but even more I would like to put products made by the American worker in front of the American buyer.” POCAHONTAS — For President Donald Trump, “Buy American” is a frequent campaign theme; for Randolph County businessman Chad Overman, it’s a business model. American Made General Store, which Overman opened last year, is located at the intersection of Pace Road and U.S. 67. The easiest way to find it is to follow the flag. Twenty-four feet tall and 40 feet long, it towers over Overman’s business — and much of east Pocahontas — a red, white and blue banner attached to a flagpole 80 feet tall. In the parking lot, there’s an image of Uncle Sam, index finger outstretched toward the shopper. “I want you to put up your cart … please,” it says. Walk through the front doors, past copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and you’ll find more than 10,000 American-made items for sale. There are Amish-grown tomatoes from Missouri and Amish-made furniture from Ohio; Copper River sockeye smoked salmon from Alaska; and bluejeans from Texas…. Read full this story
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