We’ve expanded The Marketplace and are pleased to introduce some of our newest American-Made shop owners.
It’s not easy to manufacture a product in America, but that’s exactly what these exceptional innovators are doing, against all odds. We invite you to learn their struggles, celebrate their triumphs and share in their dreams.
After 10 years of inventing, designing and manufacturing products for other companies, Ryan decided to bring his own idea of a safe gun-storage system to life. He came up with a product that allows people to exercise their right to bear arms while providing a safe way for parents to store a gun, even with small children. Realizing it would be cheaper to outsource, Ryan felt The GunBox would be best if produced in America by Americans.
Jensen’s Sunrise Bedding
As business owners, Sheri and Jay Jensen have experienced many ups and downs together as a family. When the Teton Dam broke and destroyed all their possessions, the Jensens had to rebuild their lives from scratch. Relying on faith and intuition, they developed an American-made bedding business that’s as comfortable as it is successful.
Watson’s Hat Shop
Graduating from college in the middle of the recession, Eric Watson found himself struggling to find a job even though he had two degrees. He turned to craftsmanship and taught himself how to make and restore old-style felt hats. Everything from the beaver fur felt to the ribbon and hatbands are handmade in the USA.
Antique Trunks & Chests
As a trucker out of a job, Matt Douthit turned to the oilfields of Oklahoma for work. When things didn’t go as planned, Matt fell back on his work ethic, love of history and his own two hands to start a business, crafting beautiful, American-made heirloom trunks. Matt handcrafts each of his extremely sturdy trunks with exceptional attention to detail from start to finish.
Working in Long Island’s non-profit sector, Jeffrey Reynolds had always been passionate about working to enhance his community. In the wake of the 9/11 tragedies, Jeffrey decided to respond to the shortage of flags in his community by launching a business to supply affordable, high quality flags. Every flag he sells is made strictly in America.
Cathedral Wood Shop
From painting houses and hanging wallpaper to building picture frames and refinishing furniture, Charles Roeper has worked with his hands all his life. Now, he’s using his skills to craft hardwood frames for beautiful parchment prints of America’s founding documents. Everything is made in America.
Stone County Ironworks
For over three decades, the Baker family has been serving their customers with iron products, hand-forged with tools dating back 150 years. With more than a thousand products and hundreds of thousands of product variations, everything they make is 100 percent American-made. It’s no wonder their business has become known as “America’s Blacksmith Shop.”
Lee Hershberger wanted to create cost effective way for people to keep their loved ones and property safe. He came up with the perfect solution, keeping valuables hidden in plain sight. With a wide variety of other furniture products as well, Lee is committed to providing as many American-made goods as possible.
Learn more by visiting the “Made in America” section of The Marketplace by TheBlaze.