ART’S WORLD –  Made in the U.S.A.

ART’S WORLD –  Made in the U.S.A.

There was a time when that was THE catch phrase because just about everything was made here. But over the past fifty years or so that has changed. Just look at all those container ships sitting in the Pacific waiting to unload hundreds of millions of products destined for stores all across the country and your home. While so much of what we buy and use comes from China and other foreign countries, there are still many who have never left or outsourced their production to other countries. I found a list of 75 plus companies that are still completely and totally all U.S.A.

Here are just a few of them and I will bet that you have some of these products in your own home. I know that we sure do.

Weber Grills – This company has been going since 1952 and  still makes all of their product from their factory in Palantine, Illinois.

Wilson Footballs – They have been the official supplier of footballs to the NFL for years. They are handmade in their factory in Ada, Ohio.

Kitchenaid Mixers – This company has been producing mixers of various kinds for over 100 years from their flagship plant in Greenville, Ohio.

Vizio Televisions – Founded in 2002 they are based in Irvine, California and are completely US made. They also do computers and laptops.

Airstream Trailers – This company has been around since the 1920’s and first introduced their famous trailers in the 30’s. Today they are still totally manufactured at their plant in Jackson Center, Ohio.

Crayola Crayons –  This company y started back in 1903 in Easton, Pennsylvania and has become The name in coloring tools for children of all ages.  The Crayola products are still made in total at their plant in Easton, PA.

Stetson Hats –  This company was begun right after the end of the Civil War and today is the only maker of western hats that are all American made. The Stetson plant is not in Texas, but in Philadelphia.

Zippo Lighters – This company began in 1933 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Today the Zippo brand and their many other variations are still manufactured at the same Bradford plant.

Igloo Coolers – probably the most well known ice chest/cooler there is. It began in 1947 and today is still totally made at their factory in Katy Waller County, Texas.

Cutco Knives – Founded in 1949 they are the largest manufacturer of kitchen knives and other kitchen utensils. It is all totally American made in their factory in Olean, New York.

Martin Guitars – One of thew most famous names in guitars Martin has been around since the 1800’s. Every martin guitar is completely USA made from their factory located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania,

Those are just a few of the great products that are still made in the good ole U.S.A. and there are many more. So the next time you are out and about remember there are still plenty of great products, for the home, for leisure, for business and travel that are totally American made. For the complete list of products that we got this from go to: you will be in for a few surprises.

Art Koch, National Features & DVD Editor, NightMoves Magazine and AAN


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