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
Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California
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.
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.
K’NEX Brands, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Kids around the world love the inventive sets of bricks, rods, and connectors—all made here by a family business.
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.
Harley Davidson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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.
Viking Range Corp., Greenwood, Mississippi
Viking makes restaurant-quality kitchen appliances, including ovens, grills, and their signature ranges.
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.
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.
New Balance Shoes, Boston, Massachusetts
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.
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.
Gibson Guitar, Nashville, Tennessee
Defining the electric guitar market, the company has reissued this classically styled and sounding blues and jazz axe.
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