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(Still) Made in the USA

Published: July 26, 2010

It may be hard to believe in an era of economic disarray and rampant overseas outsourcing, but in fact, the U.S. is the world’s leading manufacturer, producing goods valued in excess of $1.5 trillion. While it’s true that other countries like China and Japan may dominate the world stage in producing lots of everyday items—clothes, toys, personal electronics—the “Made in the USA” label still proudly applies to a significant array of goods. For more American made products, visit stillmadeinusa.com

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Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California

Intel Processor

Intel Core i7 Processor

A world leader in computer chip technology, the company recently unveiled plans to invest $7 billion in U.S.-based manufacturing facilities for its next generation of computer processors.

intel.com

Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois

Known the world over, the familiar yellow construction equipment manufacturer exports $16 billion worth of its earth-moving vehicles, from U.S.-based assembly plants.

cat.com

K’NEX Brands, Hatfield, Pennsylvania

K'NEX brand building blocks

K'NEX

Kids around the world love the inventive sets of bricks, rods, and connectors—all made here by a family business.

knex.com

Louisville Slugger, Louisville, Kentucky

For more than 120 years, the company has been making baseball history, as well as a line of bats that are the exact same as those used by Major League Baseball players.

slugger.com

Harley Davidson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Harley Davidson motorcycle

Harley Davidson motorcycle

With roots that date back to 1901 and the first motorcycles, a Harley has a distinctly American-made sound as it rolls down the road.

harley-davidson.com

Viking Range Corp., Greenwood, Mississippi

Viking makes restaurant-quality kitchen appliances, including ovens, grills, and their signature ranges.

vikingrange.com

Jacob Bromwell, Michigan City, Indiana

Boasting that it’s the oldest 100 percent American-manufactured company, Bromwell started business in 1819 and sells kitchen utensils and houseware products, including their popular long-handled popcorn popper.

jacobbromwell.com

Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Shelburne, Vermont

This maker of cuddly stuffed bears is justifiably proud of its product. Each bear (like the one above) is handmade in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

vermontteddybear.com

New Balance Shoes, Boston, Massachusetts

New Balance running shoes

New Balance shoes

The only athletic shoemaker whose products are still made in America, New Balance offers a wide range of high-performance footwear for men, women, and children.

newbalance.com

Hershey’s, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Since its founding in 1894, the biggest name in milk-chocolate treats has been America-based, with most of its chocolate factories in Pennsylvania, near Hershey’s headquarters.

hersheys.com

Gibson Guitar, 
Nashville, Tennessee

Defining the electric guitar market, the company has reissued this classically styled and sounding blues and jazz axe.

gibson.com

What are your favorite American-made products? E-mail us at editor@saturdayeveningpost.com or write to American Made,

The Saturday Evening Post,

1100 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

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  • Jeff

    There seems to be violent disagreement over just how American Harley is any more… almost all the components are now made overseas, and 100% of their clothing (which actually generates the majority of profit) is made in China. They still charge made-in-America prices, of course.

  • Rita Knowles

    Yard Birds by Richard Kolb
    6228 Strawberry Ln. Louisville 40214
    http://www.yardbirds.info

    colorful birds made from garden/house tools