Interest in his website increased, he said, when ABC News began its "Made In America" series and compiled a list of websites of companies manufacturing products with local workers.
"Mine was the first website on ABC News," Reasbeck said. "It has been fun to do this. And I don't charge companies to list their products on our website.
"Every time they do a program on 'Made in America,' I get a few more companies go to my website."
When local company owners contact him, Reasbeck said he routinely asked them what their thoughts about America are.
"Their views have been so diverse and so powerful that we created a little movie theater on our site. For the most part, they are not political, but patriotic.
"These businesses are our neighbors. They are people who need our support. We need to get past the idea of buying 'the cheapest thing out there.'
"We need to get back to the spirit of Henry Ford."
Reasbeck said he was attracted to political efforts in West Virginia to promote American-made products.
Earlier this year, the West Virginia Legislature passed the West Virginia Buy American Act. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed it in March.
The new legislation created the "Buy American Task Force" to review the new law's detailed provisions and requirements, before they can take effect. Task force members will report to the Legislature early next year.
"If we take your tax money, we want to buy products made in America,"said Delegate Larry Barker, D-Boone, a sponsor of the legislation.
Reasbeck talked about how much our economy has changed over the last half century.
"We have lost the appliance and electronic industries. We developed those industries. We should not have lost them.
"Back in 1955, the Fortune 500's top companies included: General Motors, U.S. Steel, Bethlehem Steel, food companies like Kraft and major appliance companies.
"Today the top 20 Fortune 500 companies are mostly banks and companies like Verizon. The top company is Walmart, which doesn't produce anything and imports almost everything from China."
Any businesses interested in being added to the USAonly list can contact it through its website or by calling 702-604-0005.
Reasbeck said his website is limited to promoting manufactured products, not services.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.