Made in America: Products made in America

DSN profiled six companies that sell on their American-made heritage as part of its "Made in America" report.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Green Toys makes a line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled, food-safe plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. The products not only help fuel the “Made in America” movement, the use of recycled materials helps distinguish the toy manufacturer by reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Toys’ customers don’t care as much about the green message as they do the “Made in America” message, noted Laurie Hyman, company co-founder and marketing executive, “because what is being made in the United States implies quality and a
safe product.”

Green Toys manufactures a line of more than 50 toys and tableware targeting primarily preschoolers out of their facility in San Francisco.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Onesole Shoes is not only produced in America, the line of interchangeable shoes was developed by a successful pharmacist — Dominique McClain Barteet.

Onesole Shoes — selected as Best Product Made in America on ABC World News — feature a flat heel or sole that can be personalized with an interchangeable flap. The product also was featured on the second season of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” when fashion guru Daymond John invested $500,000 for a 35% stake in the company Quick Change Artist.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Mode Cosmetics was co-created by sisters Cristina Samuels and Jennifer Isaac, who grew up immersed in the family cosmetics manufacturing company Zela. The company has created a strong position not only for “Made in the USA,” but also for “Made in NY” with its line of natural cosmetics.

“‘Made in America’ is increasingly on the forefront of consumer purchasing behaviors,” said Samuels. “Consumers firmly believe that American made products are of superior quality and standards.”
Earlier this year, Mode launched its Natural Skin High Performance Hydrating foundation, which is infused with chardonnay and blueberry fruit extracts to help battle fine lines and wrinkles and diminish uneven skin tone.

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — “Made in America” is a powerful marketing message beyond U.S. borders. Costco has been trading on that “Made in America” position against middle-class shoppers in Mexico with great success. According to reports, that “Made in America” label indicates better quality for shoppers south of the border.

And one of the best-selling products there is private-label baby wipes manufactured by Nice-Pak Products under Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand. Those wipes are even outselling Mexican-made wipes that cost less.

Nice-Pak produces more than 125 billion pre-moistened products in the baby, beauty wipes, personal care, hand wipes and household wipes categories.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — There isn’t much more American than a cold bottle of suds after a long, hard day at work. And as far as beers go, there isn’t much more American than Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser, which possesses a 47.7% share of all U.S. beer sales.

The company operates 12 breweries across the United States, and most recently put its American pride on display at Philadelphia’s “Budweiser Made in America” two-day music festival over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, which benefits
United Way.

Anheuser-Busch tapped into the more than 10,000 concert goers present to help determine which three beers would be included in the company’s Budweiser Brewmasters’ Project 12. Sampler 12-packs went on sale Oct. 29.

LOS ANGELES — While many manufacturers of homeopathic remedies are sourced from such countries as France and Switzerland, Hyland’s is 100% all-American. And it says so on each product.

Hyland’s has a long American heritage, originating as Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy in 1910 with George Hyland serving as the first pharmacist in a downtown Los Angeles location.

In 1995, Standard acquired Luyties Pharmacal, a St. Louis homeopathic firm tracing its lineage to 1853 when its medicines were popular on wagon trains. That purchase made Standard the only remaining American-owned homeopathic company in the United States.

In 1999, with Jay Borneman as CEO and Mark Phillips as COO, the Hyland’s name and its line of branded medicines was placed at the company’s forefront.

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