Brands

Is Blue Buffalo Pet Food Made in the USA?

Headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, Blue Buffalo was founded in 2003 by Bill Bishop, who had one simple mission – to make natural and healthy food for dogs and cats. They make pet food of pretty much any style (wet, dry, treats) and for every life stage of dogs and cats, and have grown tremendously since starting. In 2017, they did well over $1 billion in sales. That caught the attention of the giant General Mills, who …

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Are Dickies Made in the USA?

Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing companu, more commonly known as Dickies, was founded in 1918 in Bryan, Texas by C.N. Williamson and E.E. “Colonel” Dickie. They grew steady for their first 15 years, but really started to explode when they began to supply millions of uniforms for our American armed forces in World War II. From then on, they expanded into several apparel product lines. Today they are headquartered in Forth Worth, TX and are America’s largest manufacturer of …

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Are Leatherman Tools Made in the USA?

Leatherman is a household name when it comes to multitools. They were founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman and Steve Berliner, who saw a hole in the market for an easily portable and durable multitool. That same year, the duo launched their first product – the Pocket Survival Tool (PST) and the rest is history. They are headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the same city that Gerber Gear and a bunch of other outdoor brands call …

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Are Gerber Knives Made in the USA?

Gerber is a legendary knife maker that got started in 1939 in Tigard, Oregon (near Portland), where the company is still headquartered today. Pete Gerber started the business back then making kitchen knives, but quickly pivoted to more tactical knives as the business took off. Today, they are the 2nd leading manufacturer of multi-tools (behind Leatherman) and employ over 300 Americans. In 1987 however, Gerber was bought by a Finnish company called Fiskars Brands, who still …

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Are PF Flyers Made in the USA?

Founded in 1937 by B.F. Goodrich, PF Flyers is one of the original American sneaker brands. They have been incredibly popular among kids for decades, often known for their enticing slogan of “Run Faster, Jump Higher.” For the younger generation, these shoes were made famous by the movie The Sandlot and the character Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. Today, they are owned and manufactured by New Balance, who purchased them in 2001. We already investigated New …

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Are Trek Bikes Made in the USA?

Founded in 1975 by Richard Burke and Bevil Hogg, Trek is a staple in the bicycle industry – they are the largest U.S. bicycle company. Those two started it all in Waterloo, Wisconsin, which is where the company is still headquartered today. Since then, Trek has absolutely exploded, selling nearly 1.6 million bicycles annually nowadays. They have also brought a number of brands under their roof over the years. Bike brands like Gary Fisher, LeMond …

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Spotlight Series: Orion Coolers

When we tested Orion Coolers earlier this year for our coolers made in the USA research, we were incredibly impressed by their durability – these coolers pack a punch and can take one too. After a great response from our readers about Orion Coolers, we decided to reach out to the team over there and learn more about this great American, family-run business. We got in touch with Bridgett and Damon on the Orion Coolers …

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Spotlight Series: Made In Cookware

Earlier in July, Made In Cookware reached out to us to introduce themselves. After chatting with them and looking at their website, we were quickly intrigued by this American made brand. We ordered some of their products to test ourselves and vetted their production process, and boy were we impressed. The heat control of their frying pans and the ability for their handles to stay cool during the cooking process really stood out to us …

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