A wool company from Minnesota is showing off its goods at the White House Monday.
President Donald Trump's administration invited one company from each state to the Made in America Product Showcase – an event that celebrates each state's "effort and commitment to American made products."
Faribault Woolen Mill Company was picked to rep Minnesota. It's a family-owned mill that makes blankets, throws, scarves, and accessories.
According to the website, the company was established in 1865, and it's the only mill left in America that creates finished woolens from raw wool under one roof.
Two representatives of the company – owner Paul Mooty and CEO Tom Kileen – got to go inside and look around the White House and meet the president, a Facebook post from Mooty's daughter says. They brought along Mary Boudreau, who has worked at the mill for 63 years.
Faribault Woolen Mill Company shared a couple photos on Facebook, saying it was an honor to be invited.
'Made in America' week
The White House declared this "Made in America" week.
It kicks off with the showcase Monday. Then on Wednesday, Trump plans to issue a declaration on the importance of making things in the U.S. And Saturday, he'll travel to Virginia to attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford, a new aircraft carrier.
"America is a nation that honors the work of gifted and skilled tradespeople, but for too long our government has forgotten the American workers. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from their communities and shipped overseas. Under the leadership of President Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed," the White House says.
CNBC says the Trump administration is trying to focus on issues that matter to the president's base, in the midst off all the negative press related to the Russia investigations.
But the event is drawing criticism from sources like The Washington Post, which says many of Trump's own products are made overseas.