Let’s get serious about buying American made products, if you haven’t already taken the pledge, please take the time to do it now. I’ve taken the pledge to buy as many products made in our homeland as I can, and you can too. Buying America Back pledge
Yesterday I blogged about 7 items that you can buy to get you started. Here are more items for you to consider when buying American made items. The products listed today are either available online or in stores. I’ve listed the company’s website in all cases, not all companies sell their products on their website, but are available on other websites.
Anchor Hocking – Founded in 1905, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of glass products including beverageware, candle containers, servingware, ovenware, storageware, lighting components and other glass products sold under various brand names or as customized solutions for private label lines. Anchor Hocking is the second largest supplier of glassware in the United States. Its glassware products cross all price points through the retail, specialty (business-to-business), and hospitality channels.
Hartstone Pottery – The Original Hartstone Pottery, Inc., will endeavor to produce hand decorated stoneware products of the highest quality and value for use in the kitchen, tabletop, oven, and as giftware accessories. Their goal is to share the story of their handmade products and the artistic expressions of their craftspeople with Ohio natives and friends old and new around the country. Hartstone’s passion is our product, and they take great pride in offering a variety of items, all handmade in the United States.
Libman – For over 110 years, the Libman family has made quality their utmost priority. William Libman started The Libman Company in 1896 with one mission; to make the finest, most durable wire-wound corn brooms. William’s sons, grandsons and great grandchildren have since expanded that mission to include the finest mops, brooms, brushes and cleaning tools.
Lodge Mfg. – Nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains is the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee(population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first foundry. Originally named The Blacklock Foundry after Joseph Lodge’s friend and minister, the company gained success until May of 1910 when it burned down. Just three months later and a few blocks south, the company was reborn as Lodge Manufacturing Company.
Longaberger – They are America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets, and so much more. Longaberger draws inspiration from the tens of thousands of Home Consultants who sell Longaberger, the people from all walks of life who love their collections of home décor, and their dedicated and creative employees. “At Longaberger, we are committed to giving you the opportunity to enhance your lifestyle and your home life with the design, quality and the beauty of the things you love to inspire passionate living.”
Tervis – Let’s take a little trip back in time. It’s 1946. Detroit. Engineers Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis hit on something big: they harness the natural insulating powers of air to create a permanently sealed, double-walled tumbler. Finally a way to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Not to mention, it is virtually indestructible. This outstanding innovation changed the drink ware industry forever. Talk about a game changer.