For those of us that live in the US, buying US made products is a win/win/win kind of scenario. 1) You’re creating and supporting jobs for fellow Americans. 2) You’re keeping more money in the US economy because when stuff is made here, people who make it are paid here, and that money is spent here 3) We know that American workers have better working conditions than many overseas. If every American spent an extra few dollars on US made products, it would create thousands of new (good) jobs. Here are 25 Companies That Produce In The US.
Alex and Ani
Alex and Ani is a jewelry and accessories company known for their bangle bracelets and flat charms. Founded in 2004 by Carolyn Rafaelian and named after her daughters, the company’s head office and manufacturing facilities are located in Rhode Island. Many of their pieces are made of recycled scrap metals or surplus jewelry from local warehouses. Their pieces are all handmade, and according to the company’s founder herself, “There’s machines that would do it automatic, but that would probably take away 15 jobs, 20 jobs…I like it this way. Everything’s being touched.”
Weber Brothers Metal Works
In 1952, George Stephan built himself a kettle grill at Weber Brothers Metal Works in Mount Prospect, Il. While the company does use some parts from other countries, 60 years later 98% of the Weber workforce is still located in the United States, and nearly all of its grills are made in Palatine, Ill.
Indian Motorcycles have been made in the United States since 1901, and during the 1910’s, they were the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Though they were originally made in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company went bankrupt in the 50’s, and they weren’t made anywhere until Polaris Industries purchased Indian Motorcycles and started making Indian products again in their factories in Minnesota and Iowa.
Duraflame makes firelogs, matches, lighters, fire sticks, and fire related products at its two manufacturing facilities in the United States, located in California and Kentucky. They are independently owned and operated and employ over 250 workers in North America.
KitchenAid Stand Mixers
KitchenAid stand mixers are made in Greenville, Ohio, and have been since 1941. They currently employ around 700 people there, who make the iconic stand mixer and also KitchenAid blenders. If you go to the company’s retail store in Greenville, you can see every color they offer in person, like a rainbow promise of future cupcakes.
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