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Made in America Fire Truck Tour Comes to Charlottesville

Posted: Updated: Jan 12, 2013 05:42 PM EST

A fire truck with a patriotic message is traveling cross-country after stops in Charlottesville and Albemarle County Saturday.

The Made in America Fire Truck Tour stopped at the University of Virginia and the Wal-Mart store on Route 29.

The truck's drivers are encouraging people they meet along the way to buy local, and hoping the message will spread to the retailers.

"I had a company that really relied on a healthy middle class for my business and as the unemployment rate grew, it really hurt my business and the result was that I had to lay off people and slow my business down and eventually we had to close my business," said Aaron Lorell, a fire truck driver.

The team wants stores to have sections for American-made goods, like the organic sections at grocery stores.

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