In this world of international commerce, and with the balance of imports vs. exports seeming to favor foreign nations more every day, it sometimes feels there just aren’t any American products around anymore.
Nothing could be further from the truth. There are hundreds of American-made products in stores, many of which you can support your country by using every day. Here’s a list of some quality American-made products you can make sure to use whenever possible.
1. Wonder Bread White Bread
What’s more American than Wonder Bread? This sandwich staple has been appearing in kids’ lunchboxes for over 85 years and is still going strong, selling over 125 million loaves of white bread every year.
2. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Motorcycle-riding isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a biker, you can make sure the bike you ride every day is a Harley, made in the heart of the Midwest since 1903.
3. Gibson Guitars
American rock ‘n’ roll demands an American guitar. This classic guitar was first manufactured in Nashville in the early 1900s, long before the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll, but it has since become the chosen ax of blues and rock greats like George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and B.B. King.
4. Crayola Crayons
These colorful crayons are still a staple of any child’s toy chest. It’s hard to imagine coloring with anything other than Crayolas. Fortunately, you don’t have to. As always, you have a range of colors to choose from — over 100 these days — so it’s easy to use one every day!
5. Ford Trucks
There’s nothing like a good, sturdy truck, and Ford still makes some of the best. The F-Series remains the best-selling truck line in history with tens of millions sold.
6. Pyrex Cookware
One of the most American names in kitchen cookware is one of the oldest and most popular. Corning, Inc.’s brand of clear, low thermal-expansion cooking glassware has been around since 1908 and is still going strong.
7. Louisville Sluggers/Wilson Footballs
You probably don’t use sports equipment every day, but if you did, you could definitely do it with American products. The iconic “Louisville Slugger” baseball bat isn’t going anywhere, and neither is “The Duke,” the famous NFL football from Wilson, in use since 1941.
8. Kitchen Aid Mixers
The Kitchen Aid mixer has been a staple in American kitchens since the fifties, and it has been around nearly 100 years before that. Its parent company, Whirlpool, claims to employ more U.S. workers than any other appliance manufacturer.
9. Steinway Pianos
When most people think pianos, there’s only one name — Steinway. Although born in Germany, Steinway pianos have been carefully handcrafted in New York for over 150 years.
10. Hallmark Cards
You probably won’t buy a Hallmark card every day, but you could if you wanted to. This first name in greeting cards is worth over four billion dollars and sells in over 100 countries. But every card is made right here in the U.S.A.