Is there any reason to buy home repair and improvement products that are made in the U.S.?
According to Consumer Reports, given a choice between U.S. and foreign made products, 78% of consumers would rather purchase the American made product.
Some home products that are made in the United States, in full or partially, include:
Klein has long made manual tools for electric work, including one favorite, the Klein Side Cutting Pliers.
Since 1957, this company has made space heaters for the home. It currently employs 106 full-time and 30 seasonal people within the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA metro areas. Cadet is known for retaining employees for the longterm duration, some having worked there since 1971.
The original solid surface countertop (since 1967) is made in Buffalo, NY.
Chain saws have been Stihl's made source of business since 1896, when Andreas Stihl, a Swiss immigrant to the U.S., founded the company. Today, Stihl's tagline, "Stihl Built in America" is a pun on the phrase "still built in America." Products are made in Virginia Beach, VA.
Viking/Wolf makes ranges and ovens for kitchens.
Starmark kitchen and bathroom cabinets are "proudly" made in America, as the company states. Based in Sioux Falls, SD, Starmark's local employees are the ones who answer the customer support phone lines.
Master Lock is an old, established company that makes door locks and keyless entry locks.
Maker of high-end refrigerators.
Briggs & Stratton
Engines for mowers, pressure washers, tractors, etc.
Makers of the classic Channellock pliers.
Makers of paintbrushes, rollers, and other paint-related equipment, including one favorite, the Purdy Paintbrush Comb.
Manufacturer of wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners.
The Swan Corporation has been making solid surface countertops in Centralia, IL since 1987.
Reclaimed Wood From the U.S.
Practically by definition, U.S.-based reclaimed wood companies source and mill their products from/in the U.S. The wood comes from states like Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and are milled nearby.