July 16, 2014 2 min read
Made in the USA Foundation announced its 2014 Made in the USA Hall of Fame Winners.
In a world of intensifying global competition, the Hall of Fame Winners exemplify excellence in domestic manufacturing. Now in its fifth year, the Made in USA Hall of Fame Awards honors companies that are shaping the future of U.S. manufacturing.
Alex and Ani, based in Providence, R.I., won the jewelry award for its innovative jewelry products.
Bailey 44, which produces women's clothing in Los Angeles, and All American Clothing Company, Arcanum, Ohio won the apparel awards.
General Motors won two awards for best luxury cars, Cadillac (CTS, ATS and ELR) and best sports car, Chevy Corvette. Ford won the truck award for the F-150.
Other Detroit winners include: Weathertech Car Mats, Shinola Watches and Element Television, the only U.S. manufacturer of flat-screen televisions.
Walmart won an award for 'Coming Back to America' for its $250 billion program to source American-made goods.
Boston Consulting Group won an award for its reports promoting Made in the USA manufacturing.
Six established companies who stayed in the USA even though their competition fled the country were honored with awards and they include:
PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim.
BUNN was founded in 1957 and developed the first paper coffee filter for commercial use.
Seventh Generation was founded in 1988 by Jeffrey Hollender and makes environmental conscious cleaning products.
Libman was founded as a broom manufacturer in 1896.
Peterboro has been making baskets in New Hampshire for 160 years, since 1854.
The Alden Shoe Company was founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden in Middleborough, Mass.
J. Winery won an award for its J Pinot Grigio and sparkling wines.
Hubbarton Forge, a Vermont-based designer and manufacturer of hand-forged products, won the award for lighting fixtures.
Rocky Mountain Hardware, which manufactures bronze hardware and plumbing fixtures in Idaho, as well as Heath Ceramics, which manufactures hand-thrown pottery and ceramic tile in Sausalito, Calif., were also winners.
The Made in the USA Foundation, a non-profit organization was formed in 1989 and was created to promote domestically and internationally products that are "Made in USA.