Americans claim they prefer American-made goods, yet a majority are unwilling to pay the premium. And though It’s often cheaper to manufacture products abroad, a number of U.S. companies manufacture products right here at home.
It’s not often you see a “Made in the U.S.A.” sticker stamped on a product. However, there are a handful of brands that are 100% American-made, or at least assembled here — and you may not even know it. With July Fourth approaching, 24/7 Wall St. put together a list of products that are predominantly made in the United States.
A few of the products on this list are uniquely American — made specifically for American consumers. Take the football, for example. Football has been one of the most popular American pastimes for over a century, and it is far more popular here than anywhere else. Wilson makes every ball used in professional and college football at their factory in Ada, Ohio.
Another handful of companies on this list make all of their products in the U.S. — a rarity in this day and age. The iconic American whiskey brand, Jack Daniels, is one such example. Jack Daniels has proud roots in Tennessee and remains the top-selling whiskey in America. From the classic Old No. 7 to Country Cocktails, Jack Daniels products are 100% American-made.
Other companies, like New Balance, make their products predominantly outside the U.S. with the exception of a few products. Some 75% of New Balance shoes are made overseas, and the few shoe models that the company brands as “Made in the U.S.A” are only 70% domestically manufactured. New Balance gets a majority of its materials from overseas. For example, it imports outer soles from China.
Ford Motors may have American foundations in Michigan, but as of 2016, the company announced it would move much of its production abroad to countries such as Mexico and China by the end of 2018. The Mustang, however, will continue to be assembled in the United States, although some parts will still come from overseas.
To identify the most surprising products still made in America, 24/7 Wall St. surveyed a variety of sources listing companies that produce at least a portion of their inventory in the United States. All products or brands that are not predominantly manufactured or assembled in the United States were excluded.