10 things still made in america - small appliance manufacturers
BOSTON (MainStreet)--From Apple (AAPL)
From ipad to juice, many of our current purchases depend on parts, labor, or goods shipped from overseas.
Even products that are considered "American" brands, such as Levis and Wrangler jeans, are now produced south of the border or overseas, all of which
America's praise for capitalism-
The Irish workforce is building all the red hotels and green houses for Hasbro (HAS).
Last month, Booz & Co, a global management consultancy, conducted a study.
The University of Michigan's Tauber Institute of Global Operations says the future of the United StatesS.
Manufacturing is now being decided. "Today, U. S.
"Manufacturers offer about 75% of the products Americans consume," the study said . ".
"But if business and government leaders take the right action, the figure could soar to 95% in a few years.
On the contrary, if the industry is still being ignored, production could fall by half, less than 40% of the U. S. demand.
"This report is based on a department --by-
Industry analysis in the United StatesS.
A survey of 200 manufacturing executives and experts was conducted.
In these suggestions: when government officials debate these and other suggestions, consumers can solve the problem by buying American goods. made goods.
Here are the 10 pieces that you can still buy that fit into this category: motorcycles are one of the many pride of HarleyDavidson (HOG)
Car owners believe that motorcycles are designed and manufactured in the United States. S.
In 1901, William Harley, a young man living in Milwaukee, proposed the concept of combining small engines with bicycle frames.
After trial and error, Harley worked with his friends Arthur and Walter Davidson to develop a prototype that later evolved into a modern motorcycle.
In 1906, Harley and Davidson opened the factory in Wisconsin, which acts as Harley so far.
Today is the headquarters of Davidson company.
While peddling AmericaS.
For decades, the company has been fighting for the import market.
In 1952, the company failed to successfully lobby for a 40% tax on imported motorcycles, but in 1980, the company's complaints about Japanese imports led President Reagan to impose five taxes.
Annual tariff plan.
1983 it is planned to increase tariffs by 4.
All the way 4% to 49.
4% imported from Japan, engine more than 700 CCs, down year by yearby-
Year, fell to 4. 4%.
In 1987, Harley declared himself profitable and competitive again.
Davidson took a surprising step in advocating a one-year suspension of the tariff schedule.
Motorcycle enthusiasts often argue whether Harley
Davidson is worthy of "Made in America"S. A.
"The difference is that all kinds of parts are imported from Japan, Germany, Italy and even Australia.
Also made in the United StatesS.
Victory motorbikes, based in Spirit Lake, Iowa, since 1998.
Polaris is the most famous snowmobile manufacturer in Minnesota.
Polaris also owns the United States. S. -
Indian motorcycle brand.
Sports equipment Sports sports embody American culture just like baseball, and fans should be happy to note that the classic baseball bat of the hand of the ball ---
About 60% of Major League Baseball players use-
It was made in the United States. S. The 120-
The Annual History of bats begins at 17-year-
Old man named John.
His father owns a woodworking shop in the city of Wisconsin, Kentucky. , in the 1880s. Legend has it --
As stated in the official history of the company ---
It was in 1884 that Hillridge took part in a game run by the Louis Eclipse, when his star player was in a serious downturn and his bat was
The young man offered to carve a new bat for the player. after a three-
The next day word of mouth spread throughout the team and orders for bats began to come in at a brisk pace.
Hillridge's father, despite his initial opposition, agreed to include bat production in his traditional stair railing and butter mixing industry.
On 1894, the name of Louisville slu was registered in the United States. S.
In early 1900, it pioneered a sports marketing concept to use his name on the bat by paying Hall of Fame batter Horace Wagner.
Fans are also doing their part for the United States. S. economy.
Since 1941, Wilson football has used the ball in every NFL game (
All Super Bowls included)
Is the top manufacturer of the consumer market.
Wilson also produced the official football of the NCAA.
Wilson's official football, known as the Duke, refers to the nickname of Wellington Mara, the late New York Giants.
In 1955, Wilson opened the Wilson football factory in Ada, Ohio, described by the company as "the only dedicated football factory in the world ".
"The factory produces 4,000 soccer balls a day, employs 120 people, and the production is done by hand.
According to the company, the NFL is the only big sports league that makes balls in the United States.
The cowhide comes from cattle raising in Iowa, Kansas and NEAs, and the young skinny cow likes it better than the fat cow because its leather is more stretch-resistant.
Some less serious sports equipment-
It was invented by a man in the 1950 s. time semi-
Professional baseball player, he created a ball and sold one ball one by one to help the children throw the curve ball.
Today, the family business maintains a long tradition that every wifle ball is made from Shelton, constate.
Many kitchen utensils are still in use in the United States. S.
Since 1941, in a factory in Greenville, Ohio that employs nearly 700 people, KitchenAid mixers have been manufactured.
The mixer itself is decades earlier than that factory.
The product was launched in 1919 and expanded significantly in 1955 through various color options.
There is a unique profile that is actually a trademark-
There are 40 colors.
Based on the popularity of its signature mixer, the company later expanded to a variety of kitchen equipment, including dishwashers, cookers, stoves, refrigerators and even wine cellars, most of which were made in the United States, there are many more (but not all)
Of the products sold by the parent company Whirlpool (WHR).
According to the company, Whirlpool employs more American employees. S.
There are more workers than any other electrical appliance manufacturer, "the US is still the company's largest market in terms of revenue, manufacturing presence and number of employees ---
More than 20,000 workers nationwide.
Viking products, a range of ovens, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, cookware and small household appliances are also made in the United States.
The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered not only in Miss Greenwood. ;
It also has four manufacturing plants, a distribution center, a cooking school and its own restaurants.
Also built in the United States. S.
Is it a refrigeration unit and freezer made by Sub? Zero.
GE, last October (GE)
The United States says it will invest $0. 432 billion to support the United StatesS. -
Manufacturing refrigeration products in the design and manufacturing center of Louisville;
Bloomington of Ind; Decatur, Ala. ;
And the Selmer of Tenn.
According to the company, by 2014, as many as 500 jobs could be added through expansion.
In the United States, GE also produces water heaters, washing machines, clothes dryers and dishwashers.
The guitar didn't scream and rock like an electric guitar.
Founded in 1896 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Gibson Guitar Company.
The first electric guitar was created in the 1936 s.
Gibson, known for its iconic Les Paul edition and used by rock stars such as Jimmy Page and Paul McCartney, is the first choice for many musicians.
The original Kalamazoo plant, which was closed in 1984, moved to Nashville with 500 employees crafting up to 2,500 Les Pauls, flight Vs, explorers, SGs and Firebirds each week.
Other models and customization
Guitar is also produced at the Tennessee factory.
Crayons and toysCrayola crayons are in Inventor Edwin Bini and C.
Harold Smith created a dust-free chalk for them at 1900 World Expo to win the gold medal instead of teachers.
Although the company founded by Crayola does have overseas production facilities, the domestic crayons are still produced in Easton, Pa.
Since its opening in 1969, the factory has produced more than 1 billion crayons.
Besides crayons, there are some Americans.
Make items for children who are not pieced together in Chinese factories.
Silly Putty was invented in the United States. S.
Still made in Easton.
Also made in Pennsylvania.
It sounds like the small town of hollydsburg, which is slyky.
Its name is true, and the Vermont Teddy Bear does stitch together furry friends in Burlington, Vt.
The piano is considered by many musicians to be the best in the world and has been handmade in New York since 1853.
The company's history dates back to 1836, when German Cabinet member Heinrich Engelhard steinweig built his first piano in the kitchen.
In just 10 years, he will remanufacture 482 pianos.
Steinway and his family immigrated to the United States in 1850. S.
In 1853, he and his family started Steinway & Sons in an attic in Manhattan, Warwick Street.
The company has been in the city since then.
By 2000, Steinway sold 550,000 pianos.
Except for its America. S. -
The company produces grand pianos, which have cheaper Boston and Essex-branded pianos produced overseas.
The great recession and high unemployment have even affected the message on the cards.
In 2009, Hallmark launched a series of greeting cards designed to show sympathy and support to those who are unemployed. A grumpy-
A card like this says, "I heard about your job ".
Is there a place where I can cut a ball on the head of a previous employer?
Just curious. . .
The other is less humorous: "Losing your job doesn't define you.
What did you do to it?
When you face the future, your strength will come from you, a determined and passionate person. . .
I already know you.
"Given the audience, Holmark stressed that all the cards were made in the United States. S. The $4.
1 billion companies sell products in 100 countries and more than 40,000 stores in the United States. S.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Hallmark has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Missouri, Kansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.
Its subsidiaries include the Crayola mentioned earlier.
The rest of the world could be high-
Technology products, but Americans can stick to their guns all the time.
Located in Massachusetts, there are additional facilities in Maine and Tennessee, Smith and Weisen (SWHC)
It is the largest pistol manufacturer in the United States. S.
Founder Horace Smith and Daniel B.
Weisen enters the gun market by manufacturing leverage
The mobile pistol sold by their volcano repeat Weapons Company
In 1856, after financial difficulties caused them to lose ownership of the company, they attacked alone with a new cartridge. based model.
The timing of the company proved lucky.
It turns out that civil war is good for business.
1867 of revolvers are sold International and their image is supported by legendary lawyers Wyatt UPP and the United StatesS. Army.
Recently, its Magnum is known as the weapon of choice shot by Clint Eastwood --first-ask-questions-
Then Dirty Harry.
In the process of role change, the United States unexpectedly succeeded in exporting chopsticks. S.
Chopsticks have been sold to China.
Georgian chopsticks, based in the United States of Georgia. Is the only U. S. -
The manufacturer of ancient wooden appliances.
Due to the shortage of wood and trees used in chopsticks, many of Georgia's 2 million sets of native poplar and sweet gum trees are shipped overseas every day.
In response to recent success, the company plans to increase its production capacity to 10 million pairs per day next year.
Even with this growth, demand may be much larger if the shortage of wood in China continues.
Every year, Chinese manufacturers produce 63 billion chopsticks a year.
Japan, another potential market, uses about 23 billion.
Given the global market, it is difficult to identify specific "nationality" on most cars ".
Almost every car on the road is a multinational dog consisting of parts and labor. Every year, cars.
Com released its "us-
The manufacturing index is a vehicle made in the United States. S.
At least 75% domestic parts.
The rankings released last summer include: Toyota (TM)Camry (
80% domestic parts assembled in Kentucky and Indy indiana); Honda (HMC)Accord (
80% parts, assembled in Ohio and Alabama); Chevrolet (GM)Malibu (
75% parts, assembled in Kansas); Ford (F)Explorer (
85% parts, assembled in Chicago); Honda Odyssey (
75% parts, assembled in Alabama); Toyota Sienna (
75% parts, assembled in Indiana); Jeep Wrangler (78% for two-
Door, 79% open-
Door assembled in Ohio);
Chevrolet Traverse (
75% parts, assembled in Michigan); Toyota Tundra (
80% parts, assembled in Texas);
And GMC Arcadia (
Assembled in Lansing, Michigan.
Use 75% pieces of domestic parts).
The United States also made highend Tesla (TSLA)
$110,000 sports car
Plus sports scars from Palo Alto, California, company.
This electric sports car was assembled in Menlo Park, California, though.
, Using body imported from the United StatesK.
Its upcoming S-Series sedan will be made entirely in the US and will cost more than $57,000S. --
This is a good thing because Tesla is a low
Interest, $0. 465 billion loan from the United StatesS.
The Department of Energy helps the development of automobiles. --
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