Fabricating a product in the United States is rarely the easiest path to take for aspiring entrepreneurs. Parts, labor and raw materials are all typically cheaper overseas. You don't have to manage a production shop, follow safety protocols or look out for the well being of the manufacturers.
As a company that's intimately familiar with the obstacles that need to be overcome, we'd like to acknowledge some of our peers (and a role model or two) for their commitment and excellence when it comes to being American made:
Benchmade makes high-quality, high-end knives right here in the USA. If you've got more than a little loose change laying around and are looking for a knife that you can use for the rest of your life Benchmade is the place to go. Our favorite part is that they offer a lifetime warranty and sharpening.
Badass Beard Care is a veteran run company that sells exactly what you'd expect. They treat every customer like family. They also offer a free sample pack (just pay $2.50 shipping) and of course all of their products are Made in USA.
KeyBar is an innovative company that can help you organize your keys and add some extra utility to your key chain Trayvax Link. These American products are available in a variety of metals and finishes.
Want to know more? Check out our promise to grow american manufacturing or a huge list of Made in USA companies from our friends over at Made in America Co.