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Made in America / Washington

Published by Steve Campion. Category: Business & Industry

Here’s a quick list derived from the “Made in America” series by ABC World News.  This year Diane Sawyer and her team encouraged viewers to buy American.  Stores are awash in imported goods.  If construction workers increased their use of American manufactured tools and supplies, ABC said, and if shoppers bought a few more American-made Christmas gifts*, then U.S. businesses and manufacturers would be able to create hundreds of thousands — or even millions — of new jobs.

ABC World News compiled a list of U.S. manufacturers to help shoppers find American-made goods.  You’ll find the long (and still-growing) list on its site.  We like the “buy American” concept and admire a “buy local” idea, too.  With that in mind we’d like to tout the ABC list and share the Washington portion of it here.

[BTW: The Washington list includes Glassybaby, a Seattle company whose founder Lee Rhodes was just named Entrepreneur of 2011!]

NOTE: There are certainly other manufacturers in the state; WA-List published an even longer list of Washington companies in July (that included businesses in the agriculture, retail and service sectors), but that list was necessarily incomplete, too.

WASHINGTON MANUFACTURERS IN ABC WORLD NEWS’ MADE IN AMERICA SERIES

Manufacturer Products Location
BKIND3  furniture Redmond
Bridjit Curb Ramps  flooring Kent
Cascade Designs  sports gear Seattle
Feathered Friends  sports gear Seattle
Filson Clothing  clothing Seattle
Glassybaby home decor Seattle
Holy Lamb Organics  textiles Oakville
Manhasset Specialty Co.  musical equipment Yakima
Manpans Cookware  kitchen products Spokane
North Star Glove Co. clothing Tacoma
NuBe Green  handbags Seattle
Olympic Uniforms clothing Seattle
Onesole-Footwear  footwear Seattle
Paradise Fibers  textiles Spokane
Strasser Woodenworks  cabinets Woodinville
Stryker Golf  sports gear Ford
Tom Bihn Luggage and Bags  handbags Seattle
Travis Industries  miscellaneous Mukilteo
Zentock Clothing  clothing Seattle

SOURCE: ABC World News

*I would add that a one-time effort would not be enough, but a sustained habit of buying American-made household goods throughout the year might do it.

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