Are There Any Quality Products Still Manufactured In The US?
In recent years most U.S. companies have pulled their shutters and moved their production plants abroad where labor is much cheaper. During the recession, 2 million factory jobs have disappeared. Here’s what you did not know: From a global point of view, the United States of America hold the position of largest producer, with $ 1.6 billion in goods each year produced, or 21% of the world’s total production. Japan (13%) and China (12%) together manage to slightly exceed the U.S. production.
In addition to U.S. industrial giants such as Boeing, Intel and United Technologies which that still have production sites in America, thousands of smaller companies carry out some of the best in their class across the country. Below, the source publication (Curierul National) presents 10 American companies that produce products with ingeniously leaving foreign competition speechless.
If Americans summer cooking with gas (or coal), chances to make the steaks on a barbecue Weber is almost a certainty. The company attributes its success to the fact that the design of its iconic charcoal kettle grill-has not changed since 1952, when it was created. Food on a barbecue seems to cook better. The rest of its line is also high quality. Consumer Reports gives the first Weber grill in top position. Although Weber grills produce some of the cheapest and China representative remain popular models made in Illinois.
Tesla Motors Roadsters electric car
What is green, goes from 0-60 in less than four seconds and can eat at lunch a Prius car? The Tesla Roadsters electric sports car. Costing over $ 100,000 (even after tax cuts), this is not a car to “play” with.
Tesla meets American love for expensive toys and at the same time respects the environment. The Chevy Volt car’s battery provides only a distance of 40 miles and 100 miles for Nissan Leaf, while drivers of a Tesla can travel for over 200 miles without having to recharge this electric beauty.
Herman Miller chairs
During the Internet boom, desk chair Herman Miller’s Aeron, was a true American icon. Aeron chair was not only ergonomic and adjustable, but has managed to differentiate itself from its competitors through a futuristic design. Since then, the company continued to dominate the market by combining smart design and functionality. In fact, more than 50 Herman Miller chairs are on display at the Museum of Modern Design in New York.
L.L. Bean hunting boots
L.L. Bean Co. sells everything from kayaks to GPS systems, but the hunting boots (which start at a price of $ 104) are in the top of brand boots. These boots hold the supremacy because they keep the feet dry and warm and are tough enough to withstand for decades. Another reason for the success of these boots is that Bean offers a 100% warranty. If a buyer is dissatisfied or the boots have any defect, the company will fully refund the money or replace the faulty pair with new ones.
Homer Laughlin China Co. Ceramics
Ceramic colorful representative of the 50s’, have become a necessity on American tables. “My grandfather came up with the idea of creating this line of ceramic in 1936, during the war,” said Joe Wells III, chief executive. “He told our designers that America needs some color to liven the evening meal,” he added. The largest company in the domestic ceramic has a great success in Hollywood, too. “Whenever one wants to introduce in frame production involving some comfort, appears in the frame,” says Wells.
In the early ’80s, Harley-Davidson has stifled the market with cheaper foreign made motorcycles. Today, Harley is the number one seller of motorcycles in the United States, producing more than 220,000 motorcycles with engines of 650 CC or bigger.
Viking Range Kitchen Products
You could buy a warehouse full of products for the price of one product Kenmore Viking Range, which runs anywhere from 4,000 up to $ 11,000. Viking has remained the top company by combining technology with style cooking and manufacturing process of its plant. “We are not manufacturers of the devices. We are a company that made products for people who love to cook. There is a difference,” said Viking founder, Fred Carl.
Allen Edmonds Shoes
98% of shoes sold in America is made overseas. Then how Allen Edmonds brand manages keep monopoly here? The company, which proclaimed themselves as the best American shoe company, sells hand-sewn men’s shoes on the domestic market since 1922.
When the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has analyzed the electrocardiogram for patients addicted to a drug rehab clinic; data were collected with a perhaps produced by the Mortara ECG. The company is considered the world leader in ECG technology. NASA is fans of mark Mortara, choosing their products to capture ECGs Astronauts on the International Space Station.
Tibor Reel is a favorite of both Presidents Bush. This reel offers a lifetime warranty and are manufactured in the United States most of the company’s headquarters. “We have people using Tibor reels nearly 35 years,” said Marianne Juracsik-Pope, Vice President and founder Tibor Juracsik daughter.11