While in London in 1988, David MacNeil noticed that the floor mats in his rented E-class Mercedes Benz not only fit perfectly, but they were molded so they went up around the edges, preventing water and mud from touching the floor. This made MacNeil wonder why every floor mat was not designed this way.
The following year, MacNeil founded WeatherTech. While he originally imported mats from the UK, he planned on moving everything to the USA as soon as possible; production, materials, marketing, everything.
MacNeil is zealous about America and using American workers. “If my neighbor doesn’t have a job because of outsourcing, then one day I won’t have a job either.” MacNeil is fond of repeating. “Experts” continually told him that you couldn’t build a manufacturing plant in the US or that American workers “cost too much,” MacNeil says he simply didn’t listen to the experts.
MacNeil was a supporter of Donald Trump, but it is unknown where that stands now since, in 2018, he stated that he wanted Congress and the president to legalize DACA immigrants. One of his employees was (at that time) a DACA member and he doesn’t understand why DACA members aren’t made citizens.
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