Look at the tag in your shirt. Flip over your TV controller. Peek inside the lip of your shoe. Chances are you won’t see “Made in America.”
While many products are now made overseas, there are still plenty of high-quality items made in America. You probably come across them in your daily life, without even realizing it! This summer, keep an eye out for these 11 beloved products made in America and show your support for the red, white, and blue.
11 American Made Products
1. Airstream Trailers
The Airstream trailer is an iconic American road trip vehicle. It’s still made at the company’s manufacturing plant in Jackson Center, Ohio with the help of nearly 500 employees. Airstream is now the oldest luxury trailer in the business.
If you’re considering buying an Airstream or other RV this summer, make sure you buy RV insurance, too. While we don’t offer RV insurance at Direct Auto, we’re happy to connect you with providers that do. Just give us a call.
2. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Seems like everyone wants a motorcycle at some point in life (just make sure you get motorcycle insurance to go along with it!). An icon of American toughness and adventurous spirit, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle is still made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s been that way since 1903.
Pro-Tip! Show off your American spirit by displaying the American flag on your motorcycle or vehicle.
3. Crayola Crayons
No art supply collection is complete without a box of Crayola crayons. The company’s flagship factory is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola makes nearly thirteen million crayons every day!
4. Hershey Chocolate
Hershey, Pennsylvania is a mecca for chocolate-lovers everywhere. Since Milton Hershey set up shop and started selling chocolate in 1894, the Hershey chocolate factory and town now attract millions of visitors each year. Does anyone else have a hankering for backyard s’mores?!
5. Weber Grills
Fire up the grill and invite the neighborhood over for a backyard BBQ! You can take pride in the fact that your Weber grill is made right here in America, in Palatine, Illinois, to be exact.
6. Jeep Cherokees
Speaking of Illinois…it’s where one of America’s most rugged SUVs is made. The Jeep Cherokee ranks as the most American car on the market, according to Cars.com, and it’s made in Belvidere, Illinois.
7. Gibson Guitars
Go to any concert this summer and chances are good you’ll see a Gibson. Musicians from Pete Townsend to Slash have rocked out on the iconic American guitar. Gibson has factories in both Montana and Tennessee.
8. KitchenAid Mixers
For more than 100 years now, KitchenAid mixers have gone from their American factory to Americans’ kitchens. The company is based in Greenville, Ohio.
9. Gillette Razor Blades
Since Gillette’s founding in 1905, Gillette razor blades have been produced in one of America’s oldest cities—Boston, Massachusetts. Football fans may be interested to know that Gillette sponsors the New England Patriots stadium, located in Boston.
10. Zippo Lighters
Zippo lighters are made in Bradford, Pennsylvania. They have been since 1933, when Zippo founder George G. Blaisdell decided to create a new type of lighter that could be lit using one hand and wouldn’t blow out in the wind.
Millions of American military personnel carried Zippo lighters into battle with them during World War II, when Zippo stopped producing lighters for consumers and chose to focus solely on supporting the U.S. military. Today, the Zippo lighter is “ingrained in American culture and is a global icon of durability and reliability,” notes Zippo’s website.
11. Wiffle Balls
The best way to end a Fourth of July celebration is with a game of Wiffle ball! Every Wiffle ball in America comes from Shelton, Connecticut. The lightweight plastic ball was invented in the 1950s by a semi-pro baseball player.
Direct Auto Insurance
Direct Insurance Company was founded on April 10, 1991, by William Adair, right here in the United States. Mr. Adair’s vision was to create a premier, non-standard automobile insurance company that served its customers better than any other insurer. Direct Auto is headquartered in Nashville, TN.
Now getting close to 30 years old, Direct Auto has expanded its footprint to include more than 400 locations across the country—and counting! Stop by today and learn why people from Ohio to Florida choose Direct Auto for great car insurance and service.
See any of your favorite companies on this list? Are you looking to buy American made products? Let us know in a comment below!