Trump economy helps family gardening business grow

Little Burros is made in America, touted by White House

Anyone who gardens knows how many tools you need to keep everything thriving.

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Robert Thorsen was tired of going back and forth, getting different tools, so he built a prototype tool holder out of cardboard and duct tape.

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"He brought it to his five kids, and we all thought it was a genius idea," Mollie Thorsen, his daughter and co-founder of Little Burros, told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. "So, we did our research, and we got some engineers, and we went into production here."

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And so Little Burros was born, and the family business has since been recognized at the White House, attending many Made in America events at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

"It's a great honor to be chosen to represent the state of Virginia, and we met Mike Pence," Robert Thorsen said during an interview on "Mornings With Maria." "We met a number of the cabinet secretaries and introduced him to our product, and they were excited that we were making it in America."

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Mollie Thorsen said those events really opened some doors for them.

"We're on Walmart.com, and we're going to be in Sam's Clubs in 2020," Mollie Thorsen said. "And they have a phenomenal platform for Made in America products."

The Thorsens credit not only Trump's push for products to be made domestically but also his economic policies.

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"A good economy is good for everyone," Mollie Thorsen said. "We're so happy to be able to benefit from that, and as an American-made company, any growth in the home-improvement section is going to help us."

Robert Thorsen called it "the best economy in my lifetime."

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"I'm in my 60s, so this is the time if you're going to introduce a new project, this is the time to do it," he said, adding that it's a "good time to be in manufacturing in America."

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