Last month we featured Woman-Owned manufacturers as we highlighted Mother’s Day and the importance of supporting American Made. This month we get to honor our fathers and the hard working men of U.S. manufacturing. Below are highlighted companies that make it here.
Channellock, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including iconic, American-made CHANNELLOCK® Tongue & Groove Pliers, which can be found in quality retailers around the world. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvania-based company is now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. For more information on CHANNELLOCK® products, the company’s rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit www.channellock.com
The Fish Grip
The Official Fish Grip of Major League Fishing is Proudly Made in USA. The goal was to find a safer way to land a fish — safer for the fish AND the angler. It took 16 years and 4 different models to get “The Fish Grip” to where we have it today. And we think you’ll agree that The Fish Grip will help you land fish!
David “Mac” McLoughlin has been in the gift and tabletop industries for over 40 years. Starting as a Sales Representative for TOWLE Silversmiths, he learned early on that there is a very special position reserved in the U.S. marketplace for QUALITY. Any manufacturer can make goods cheaply, and there is always someone who wants to buy the least expensive, but quality goods will always be appreciated and demanded by those who want only the finest!
Founder & CEO Dean Wegner is a U.S. Army veteran and apparel industry expert. When Wegner graduated from Westpoint in 1993, over 50% of apparel was made in the United States. Today, it is tragically less than 3%. This statistic inspired Wegner to launch his own American custom branded apparel company that sets the standard for American-made merchandise.
“Authentically American is veteran-owned, American made, and focused on quality apparel,” said Wegner. “More important than apparel, Authentically American is focused on creating American jobs.”
“At the last Made in America Tradeshow, it was surprising to see how many of the exhibitors were wearing their branded clothing with tags saying ‘Made in China’”, said Wegner. “We encourage American manufacturers to not only consider what they’re making, but what they’re wearing while they do it!”
In February of 2019, craftsman and innovator Dan Raymond thought of a unique squaring system design for a hammer to make it more efficient and easier to use. Today, he is the founder and CEO of Boss Hammer, an American Made startup that’s quickly gaining popularity.
In 2019, Dan’s hammer prototype won the United Inventor’s Association Pitch Contest at Made in America.
“I’m so thankful that we live in a country where we’re free to chase our dreams,” said Raymond as he accepted the award.
Founder, Dan Brown, is a Chicago inventor with over 35 U.S. patents. “We believe your work should be easier, faster, and more professional; so we create tools that improve your results. You can count on the quality of our tools because they’re guaranteed forever! Someday your kids will enjoy using them too.”
The All American Auger Company – Power Planter® is a third-generation family-owned auger manufacturer that started two decades ago in rural Illinois and is still located there today. “The centennial farm where our company began making augers is a sixth-generation family-run farm. We have evolved over the past 20 years from the invention and patent of our original Power Planter auger to offer a variety of different sizes, models, and even auger accessories today. Above all, we are a family business, and we strive every day to adhere to the same level of craftsmanship and work ethic the company was first founded on more than 20 years ago.”