Brands

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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Are Xtratuf Boots Made in the USA?

Xtratuf has been a staple of the work boot community since the 1950s. These boots were originally made by Norcross Safety Products out of Rock Island, Illinois. Made out of neoprene, Xtratuf boots quickly became a hit with commercial fisherman and other people who work on slick surfaces like boat docks. In May 2008, Honeywell Safety Products acquired Norcross and the brand. Xtratuf continues to do well, now producing both rubber work boots and more casual …

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Spotlight Series: Jackson Wayne

We discovered Jackson Wayne when we were searching for the best leather bags made in the USA. After testing out a few of their bags, we knew that we had stumbled upon something special. This level of quality, craftsmanship, and customer service all in one package is hard to find at a fair price, but Jackson Wayne seems to have found the secret recipe. We had to find out more. So, we reached out to …

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Are Red Wing Boots Made in the USA?

Red Wing Shoes has been around for a long time – they were founded by Charles Beckman in 1905! Headquartered in Red Wing, Minnesota, they ramped up operations quickly after inception, producing more than 200,000 pairs of boots per year by 1915, primarily for American soldiers fighting in World War I (they were also the primary boot manufacturer for World War II). Red Wing is well known for their heavy leather work boots, but has …

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Are Wrangler Jeans Made in the USA?

Wrangler is an institution when it comes to jeans and denim products, specifically for work and western wear. They are owned by VF Corporation (merging with them in 1986), which is the parent company that also owns popular brands like JanSport, The North Face, Lee, and others. Wrangler was founded by C.C. Hudson in Greensboro, North Carolina (and is still headquartered there) and started to produce denim overalls in 1904. The company actually didn’t start …

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Are Justin Boots Made in the USA?

Justin Boots is a quintessential brand in the western wear industry, making cowboy boots and equestrian boots since 1879 when it was founded in Gainesville, Texas. Today, the company is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a huge corporate holding company made famous by Warren Buffet. Under the Justin Boots brand are several other boot makers, including brands like Tony Lama Boots, Nocona Boots, Chippewa Boots, and others. With such strong roots in American history and culture, …

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