The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption at U.S. flag manufacturers over the past four months. The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) held a meeting to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. flag industry.
While the demand for U.S. flags has remained strong, many FMAA members were put on their state’s non-essential list, requiring them to close manufacturing operations. As they reopen, manufacturers and suppliers are now working hard to rebuild their inventory. FMAA members ask for their customers’ patience as they strive to sew and ship all orders as quickly as possible.
United States law requires every flag to be labeled with its “country of origin.” Those designated as “Made in USA” may be true to their name, but only those bearing an FMAA Certification Seal are guaranteed authentic. Look for the FMAA Certification Seal to ensure it is truly an American made flag.
Important Note: FMAA members are enforcing CDC guidelines in their plants and have systems in place. State governors have recognized that members are acting responsibly and have allowed closed plants to reopen.
Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States. For more information on FMAA, visit www.fmaa-usa.com