East Liverpool was once the heart of artisan ceramic manufacturing and the pottery capital of the world. This town is now crippled by double-digit unemployment and is an indicator of a much different, struggling America. But hope springs eternal. The American Mug & Stein factory is responsible for handcrafting the Indivisible Ceramics Mug and other products for Starbucks.
These orders, in addition to a new loan received in part thanks to the Create Jobs for USA program, are helping the factory grow and hire new workers.