Rocketbook Everlast Notebook
The Everlast notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services.
VacuMaid GV30 Wall Mounted Garage Vacuum
This wall-mounted vacuum cleaner is extremely powerful and has a variety of cleaning applications, both residential & commercial: Garages, Vehicles, Auto Detail Shop, Workshops, Utility rooms, Basements.
Can You Still Buy Clothes Made In America?
Is the American clothing industry dead or can you still by clothing made in the USA? Fortunately, you can buy American made clothing right here …
American Made Gardening Tools
Summer is the time to be outside in the garden. You can get some vitamin D and be patriotic at the same time. Here is a list of American made gardening tools to help you get your garden looking its best. Read more …
Which Insinkerator Garbage Disposal To Get?
An InSinkErator garbage disposal helps make kitchen cleanup fast so you get back to doing the things you love. But which one is best for you? Read more here …..
List Of The Best Kids Toys Made In USA
Americans have high standards for toy manufacturers based in America. They have to pass rigorous health inspections, and prove there is no lead content in their toys. This not only makes the toys safer, but creates a better, higher quality product. Read more …
Grado Headphones Review
The Grado family makes exquisite headphones by hand in their Brooklyn facility. Each iteration of their products represents a significant step forward in sonic reproduction. Read more …
Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones
The iSINE 10 sounds and looks like no others, an innovative design without a care for the same old status quo of balanced armature or dynamic driver designs. The Fluxor Magnets and large 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms deliver precise control and fast response times without distortion so music always sounds alive. Read more …
The Best Speed Queen Washers and Dryers
Built like no other with a warranty to match, Speed Queen® top load washers are durably constructed using premium materials for long-lasting, reliable performance and superior wash results. If you want your laundry done right, you want a Speed Queen. Read more …
GE Clothes Washers Made in America
Behind every GE appliance is the work of thousands of dedicated Americans. From refrigerators to dishwashers, GE appliances are designed, engineered and hand-assembled with passion and care by thousands of employees in five U.S. locations. Read more …
Top Rated Kitchen Appliances Made in America
This may come as a surprise but not all kitchen appliances are made overseas. There are many kitchen appliances made in America that are competitively priced and are of a very high quality. Read more …
Jiffy J 2000 Garment Steamer
The Jiffy Steamer J-2000 quickly and efficiently removes wrinkles from most fabrics and is perfect for home or light commercial use. Steam is the gentler alternative to….. Read more …
Vitamix 5300 Blender Series
The Vitamix Blender 5300 offers power and convenience, with a 2.2 HP motor and a low-profile, 64-ounce container that fits easily under most cabinets. The powerful 2.2 HP motor propels blades through tough ingredients to create the highest-quality blends. Explore all the amazing things you can make in every Vitamix blender. Read more …
Without a doubt, MagLite Flashlights are the industry standard for high-tech lighting systems. In 1979, MagLite’s patented design transformed the portable lighting industry, which previously consisted of a lot of feebly designed junk-pieces that users tossed after a few uses. Today, Mag Instruments, Inc. continues to be at the spearhead of technological innovation and all of their flashlights come with an array of cutting-edge features including: forged aluminum alloy casing, anodized finished for anti-corrosion, water and shock resistance, spare lamps integrated in the tailcaps, high-grade rubber seals, adjustable spot-to-flood beams, and more! Read more …
Vitamix Blender 7500 Series
The Vitamix Blender 7500 Series has increased power from the new, quieter running motor and the redesigned, lower-profile container make it an outstanding upgrade to the Vitamix lineup. If you’re serious about preparing food and want only the best for you and your family, this blender is worth the cost. Read more …
Professional 600 Series Kitchenaid Mixer
The KitchenAid® Professional 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures. It also offers the capacity to make up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch and 10 speeds to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily. For even more versatility, use the power hub to turn your stand mixer into a culinary center with over 10 optional hub powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
5 qt Artisan Kitchenaid Mixer Review
The Artisan Series is KitchenAid’s most popular tilt-head stand mixer, and we think it’s the best option for the majority of home bakers. The 5-qt. stainless steel mixing bowl can handle enough dough for nine batches of cookies, and the 325W motor should be more than sufficient for frequent use.
Champion 2000 Household Juicer Review
The Champion Juicer 2000 is an excellent choice for those who wish to juice mainly vegetables and fruit. The Champion falls somewhere in the middle of the centrifugal and twin gear models in both convenience and juice quality.
Classic Blendtec Blender
Power and versatility in blending doesn’t have to come at a premium. The Blendtec Total Blender makes the smoothest of smoothies using the toughest ingredients like ice and frozen fruit. Whether you’re making smoothies or countless other delicious, healthy recipes, the Total Blenders delivers everything you’d ever want in a blender without breaking the bank. [...]
Champion 2000 Commercial Juicer Review
Today we are talking about the top rated juicer machine the Champion G5-PG-710 Commercial Juicer (now called Champion 2000 Commercial Juicer) – a heavy duty commercial grade masticating juice extractor. The combination of a 650-watt one-third horsepower GE motor with tempered stainless steel cutting blades results in a powerful juicer that definitely gets the job done. It can easily juice your favorite fruit and veg, and it is highly versatile and can make nut butters, salsa, pureed foods, and delicious sorbets. Another great feature is the parts of this juicer are made entirely of stainless steel and high-grade polymers, making it extremely sturdy and BPA free. It is also reasonably heavy, weighing in at 24 lbs. This is a machine made for serious juicers who intend to use it frequently or for those of you who are planning to setup your own juice bar. Another great feature of this top rated juicer machine is the added winding capacity, which increases its starting torque and this in turn allows the motor to run at a cooler temperature. PROS This model comes in two colors, either black or white Commercial grade juicer that can be used for business purposes without voiding the warranty BPA […]
Top Selling Boys Pants and Shorts Made in USA
Here are some of the best selling boys shorts and boys pants made in USA. Boys will look stylish in these high quality pants and shorts made in USA and know you are helping your fellow Americans keep their jobs.
Top Selling Women’s Tops Made in USA
Here are some of the best selling women’s tops made in USA. Look stylish in these high quality women’s tops made in USA and know you are helping your fellow Americans keep their jobs.
A Good Year for Manufacturing
We’re five months into 2017 and it seems like American manufacturing is having a fantastic year. According to CNN Money, the growth in the industry over the last eight months has reached a 54.8% on the ISM Manufacturing index, an indicator of industry health with scores exceeding 50% indicating growth. This figure puts industry health well above last year’s declination and seems to indicate that manufacturers are feeling good about the increased need of industry products. It’s no wonder they’re feeling positive. This year we’ve added 50,000 new jobs in the manufacturing industry and that number is expected to rise as we go into the latter part of 2017. Figuring out why the increase is jobs is simple: demand. Automation may allow manufacturers to use fewer workers to do certain tasks but the increased need for other manufacturing employees performing different tasks is growing at a steady rate. This means that encouraging our youth to engage in manufacturing via schooling is not the dead end that many had purported it to be in years previous. It’s important not to get too excited over this year’s gains just yet. April did see a slight dip in the ISM Manufacturing index in […]
The New Face of American Manufacturing
“American manufacturing is dying.” We’ve heard that line a million times in the media, in articles, in speeches, and in the social media posts of experts, laymen, and politicians alike. The perception in younger American minds is that manufacturing in America is a series of dirty and a dead-end jobs and that, more than trade deals and political spotlighting, is killing American manufacturing. Changing that perception is going to be an uphill battle, mainly due to other industries benefiting greatly from the continued decline of the manufacturing industry. However, getting the word out on the modern face of American manufacturing will enable the rebirth of American industry in a very profound way. To do this, introducing them to the modern manufacturers is the best place to start. For example, dirt and callouses aren’t a part of the 3D printing industry but the 3D printing industry is a growing field of American manufacturing. When they aren’t printing off fun puzzles for their kids to try, Mark Hammond and his brother, Gordon, of New York state, manufacture highly complex machine parts using industrial 3D printing technology. It’s a new burgeoning manufacturing process that allows them to produce more products in less time […]
Top Five US Manufacturing Industries
We love lists! Here are the top five of the US manufacturing industries per capita in the United States. Getting involved in them is a snap and we’ve included the degrees, certificates, and know-how you’ll need to seek employment in these booming industries! Petroleum: Natural gas, gasoline, oil, and a plethora of other petroleum manufactured items make up the bulk of this industry’s products. Jobs include work as a field technician, engineers, technology & safety management, customer service experts, and more. Salary ranges are from $50,000 to $150,000 annually, depending on which subfield you go into. If you’re interested in this field, degree options include BS in Petroleum Services, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Production Technology, and Business with a focus in Manufacturing. Steel: Steel is one of the biggest products the US exports each year. Almost all other industries use steel and steel products in some aspect of their industry, whether it’s construction, shipbuilding, or shelving for DIYers at your local Big Box store. Jobs include work as steel millers, metallurgical engineers, mechanical engineers, computer programmers, and production specialists. Salary ranges are from $30,00 to $100,000 annually, depending on which subfield you go into. If you’re interested in this […]
The Statistics Game
We’ve already touched on the idea that having more focused education in technical vocations and tailored degrees for manufacturing are the ways to save American jobs in the American manufacturing industry. Per the many employers of US manufacturing industries who say that finding American workers who are qualified for the positions is next to impossible, it’s hard to figure out why people are not going into the manufacturing industry at the same rate of their predecessors. Part of the reason for this wide gap between the need in manufacturing and the steady supply of qualified graduates is the effective marketing campaign that has been pushing vocational studies and bachelor degrees that lead to manufacturing professions into a less desirable category for degree-seeking individuals. Statistics to support the supposition that manufacturing professional degrees are needed are relatively hard to find since higher education, a multi-billion dollar industry in and off itself, has every incentive not to conduct or encourage any sort of polling process to find out how higher education stacks up to most vocational fields. They do, however, have many interesting infographics and graphs on how people with the broad term “bachelor’s degree” stacked up against people with “some college […]
What’s Up With “Made In America?”
Many political debates have revolved around whether products sold in the United States should be manufactured in the United States and whether or not imported products from other countries harm the US economy. Both history and current economic models show that in-country manufacturing creates jobs, boosts local economies, and enhances the lives of millions of Americans. So, what’s the debate really about? In recent years, the United States trade arrangements and tax laws have come under scrutiny as the proposed alteration of many of the tax laws and trade arrangements could result in a shift from the way the current domestic production and imported production is carried out. Lobbying efforts and consumer interest has been the driving force behind this shift toward positive association with American manufacturing. Businesses who host the majority of their manufacturing processes overseas have in turn panicked over the implications of increased manufacturing costs since it is almost impossible to pay the same rate to both skilled and unskilled US workers. Protecting their interests becomes largely about convincing the politicians to push through laws that serve those interests. One of those proposed changes has to do with informing consumers of their products origins. Specifically, lobbying efforts […]
American Workers: An Endangered Breed
American manufacturers in today’s economy are faced with the struggle to find workers skilled enough to complete the tasks needed to operate efficiently. Currently, one in ten openings for manufacturing positions requiring skilled workers will remain unfilled. This is because of a shortage in talent and a shortage of people with the qualifications to do the job. It is anticipated that between the years 2015 and 2025 there will be 3.5 million manufacturing positions that will need to be filled in the United States. The significance of this number could mean a lot of job potential for unemployed Americans and Americans coming of age during those years. The problem that American manufacturers currently face is the fact that of those 3.5 million manufacturing positions, it is estimated that 2 million of those jobs will be unfilled simply because the manufacturing company won’t be able to find qualified workers with the necessary skills in today’s technology-run industry. There is a large gap between the demand for qualified workers and people pursuing careers in American manufacturing processes. Unfortunately, ensuring that education and proper training is available to prospective workers is only a small part of the problem. There is an on-going stigma […]
The Decline & Rebirth of American Quality Manufacturing
With American quality manufacturing jobs moving overseas, the loss of industry has cost many Americans their livelihood and resulted in a sharp economic decline. The effects of that decline have been felt in recent times as American quality manufacturing has once again come into the lime light as Americans have begun to ask, “Where has American-made gone?” From 1998 to 2013, America lost 5.7 million factory and manufacturing jobs to overseas facilities and the outsourcing of materials, products, and goods needed for the manufacturing industry. Many supporters for keeping manufacturing overseas have stated that bringing the manufacturing jobs and process back to America would be a waste of time since robots and automation have replaced many of the jobs that were lost in the 1990’s. Their argument is valid and they do bring up a good point of how much the manufacturing industry has changed due to technology, but there are still positive aspects to bringing manufacturing companies back to America. In recent years, people have demanded more and more for products and goods made in America in an attempt to bring the manufacturing companies back to American soil. These demands are slowly being answered as more and more manufacturing […]
Trade imbalance with China has cost 131,000 jobs in N.C. since 2001
The loss of North Carolina jobs tied to the American trade imbalance with China may have peaked about a decade ago. However, the ripple effect continues to be felt in the state, particularly in the high-tech sector, according to a national study released last week. The Economic Policy Institute, a left-learning nonprofit research group, reported that North Carolina has lost 131,100 jobs, primarily in manufacturing, since 2001 because of trade policies deemed more favorable to China than the United States. About 95,100 of the job losses occurred between 2001 and 2008, primarily in furniture and textiles. For 2015-16, North Carolina has lost 10,500 jobs from the trade imbalance, the Washington-based institute determined. Mark Vitner, a senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities, said the disruption “unleashed by opening up trade with China was severely underestimated.” “We have been living with the impact in rural parts of North Carolina and Virginia for the past two decades. … Vast numbers of folks remain underemployed,” Vitner said. The report comes as President Donald Trump is considering raising tariffs on Chinese imports, a potential response that opponents worry could provoke a trade war. “The United States has a massive trade deficit with China,” said Robert […]
EPI: U.S.-China trade deficit cost 3.4 million jobs
A recent Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report found that the nation lost 3.4 million jobs, mostly in manufacturing, between 2001 and 2015, as a result of a growing trade deficit with China that’s more than quadrupled since the country entered the World Trade Organization in 2001. Increasing from $102.3 billion in 2001 to $483.2 billion in 2015, the surging deficit has led to job losses in every state across the country, including Tennessee, which lost 69,500 jobs in that time, according to the report. A news release sent Tuesday from Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, pointed out that the manufacturing sector, one of Tennessee’s largest industries, has especially suffered from the deficit, with a total loss of 2.6 million jobs. “The bottom line is that our trade deficit with China costs jobs,” Paul said in the release. “A resurgence in American manufacturing is only possible if our trade relationship with Beijing changes dramatically.” Because the EPI largely attributes the growing deficit to China’s technological piracy, protectionist policies and currency manipulation, Paul explained that U.S. must go beyond mere lip service to establish new trade terms with stronger enforcements. “This report leaves no doubt that China’s trade […]
Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal
U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China’s influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States out of the 12-nation TPP. Trump, who wants to boost U.S. manufacturing, said he would seek one-on-one trade deals with countries that would allow the United States to quickly terminate them in 30 days “if somebody misbehaves.” “We’re going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that have taken everybody out of our country and taken companies out of our country,” the Republican president said as he met with union leaders in the White House’s Roosevelt Room. The TPP accord, backed heavily by U.S. business, was negotiated by former Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration but never approved by Congress. It had been the main economic pillar of the Obama administration’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region to counter China. Trump has sparked worries in Japan and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific with his opposition to the TPP and his campaign demands for U.S. allies to pay more for […]