4th of July is upon us and in celebration of America’s independence we take a look at some of America’s top products that are still made in the United States.
While many of the countries trinkets are made in China, manufactured in the Mexico and developed in other countries some of our top brands are still made in the good old US of A.
So what can we buy that is U.S. made? One of the best known products are Louisville Slugger baseball bats. As the name suggests the company’s products are produced in Kentucky and considering that baseball is America’s national pasttime it makes sense that the company is still located in the US.
Also manufactured in the United States are Gibson Guitars. The music company chose to close down its Kalamazoo in 1984 but moved operations to the music friendly city of Nashville, Tennessee.
Perhaps the most classic American made consumer product still made in the USA is the Slinky which has been made in Pennsylvania since it debuted way back in 1945.
In my home state of Illinois Weber Grills still makes the charcoal grills the company has been famous for over the decades. While Weber moved its gas models overseas its charcoal business is still based out of Palatine, Illinois.
If you have a leaky faucet or want to replace your homes fixtures you can buy American made faucets through Kohler Fixtures, a company whose name derives from its Kohler, Wisconsin location.
My personal favorite is Indian Motorcycles which began developing motorcycle in 1897, then began to fail after World War II and eventually witnessed a resurgence in the ’60s, ’70s, ’90′s and most recently in 2006 when it started building bikes in North Carolina.
Is there anything more iconic than Airstream trailers? The company which was founded in the 1920′s built the sleek trailer in Founder Wally Byam’s Los Angeles backyard. Eventually the company moved to an actual production facility in Jackson Center, Ohio where it still develops its unique looking trailers with new modern tech-based amenities.
The 4th of July is meant to be a celebration of America and without our independence many of the company’s listed above may not exist today. So remember the next time you need a baseball bat, a new grill or a kitchen faucet that you still buy American made choices and in many cases they are the same price or cheaper than foreign made products.
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