Dear Mr. Imperato,
I have written to you before, and I do not want to be an email nuisance, but I am so impressed by this rifle and your company, and I grow more impressed as I learn more about your philosophy and business practices, that I simply had to write to you again. People are quick to let you know if you are doing something wrong, or something they don’t like. My belief is that it is even more important to let a company know when they have conducted themselves and their business in such a way that it pleases me. Henry Repeating Arms Company has struck that note with me.
The fact that all of your rifles, and all of the parts of your rifles, are made in the United States, is so important to me. It seems that today more and more companies are using labor and materials from countries other than the United States. I don’t think many people realize the implications of this. It is obvious that you and your company do. So many businesses are governed by the almighty dollar, and they lose sight of why they have the freedom to be in business in the first place. I am sure that Henry Repeating Arms Company could save a little money by using foreign labor and/or materials, but you don’t resort to that because you understand the need to utilize American resources. If other companies followed in your footsteps, we would see the US economy strengthen in a huge way!
I cannot put into words the feeling I get when I hold my Henry Golden Boy 22 LR. It is a feeling of pride in America, one of freedom, security, and of having done the right thing. I hold my Henry rifle and I feel a golden glow of goodness and warmth, and it is all because of the traditional “American” philosophy of your company. I know some people would say this sound “sappy”, and it may to some folks, but I know you understand how I feel. Your pride in American makes me proud to own a Henry.