Made in U.S. theme of Wal-Mart's event

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 2:35 a.m.

KC Walker (left), with the Electus film production company in California, talks with Joseph Ertl, president of Dyersville Die Cast of Iowa at Wal-Mart’s supplier event Tuesday in Bentonville.

Wal-Mart conducted its first-ever "open call" event for suppliers Tuesday, giving about 500 product-makers and inventors a chance to get their American-made products on the retailer's shelves and online.

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