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7 manufacturers bringing American-made to the Thanksgiving table

Posted by IndustryNet on Friday, November 16, 2018

100000302liberty_tabletop.pngWith Thanksgiving approaching, we should take a few minutes to be thankful for our friends and neighbors who are seeing their businesses flourish. There are several reasons for this resurgence in domestic production, but one of the biggest is the practice of "reshoring."


We have all heard of offshoring, or the practice of moving manufacturing overseas to reduce production costs. While this positively affected profit margins and product pricing, there were several unintended consequences of this move.

(Photo: Sherrill Mfg., courtesy of Made in America Movement)

In recent years, the reverse practice has begun to take hold and re-energize our economy. This return to domestic production is known as reshoring and it is picking up momentum as more companies and consumers embrace building and buying American.

Here are some companies that not only fully embrace reshoring but happen to make products that are very popular around Thanksgiving.

Brooklyn Copper Cookware, Ltd

Thanksgiving dinners take a while to cook, so you'll want to get started early. Brooklyn Copper Cookware, Ltd handcrafts the pots and pans that will heat your feast with remarkable efficiency. Utilizing only pure copper, tin and iron, the cookware produced by this Brooklyn, New York-based company heats up and cools off rapidly, giving the chef supreme control over the cooking process.

They don't utilize any harmful or toxic materials as tin is a natural non-stick surface and their manufacturing process is focused on maintaining a very low environmental impact.

Regal Ware, Inc.

Perhaps you prefer to cook with stainless steel and aluminum rather than copper. In that case, consider the cookware produced by Regal Ware, Inc. For over a century, the family owned Regal Ware, Inc. has been domestically producing metal cookware from their West Bend, WI plant.


(Photo: Regal Ware, Inc.'s sprawling manufacturing facility in West Bend, WI

Their tri-ply construction wraps two layers of stainless steel around an aluminum core to deliver very high conductivity and consistent, even heating. With dedicated green programs that have enabled them to recycle over a million pounds of materials and eliminate 126,000 tons of CO2 annually, their products have been used by over 50 million people.

A1 Tablecloth Company

Before you set the table, you'll need to lay down a beautiful tablecloth. Look no further than A1 Tablecloth Company. For nearly three decades, A1 Tablecloth has been producing high-quality table linens for the special event community.

As the first company in the United States to both rent and sell table linens, they are capable of handling custom orders of any size. Manufacturing all of their products in their 50,000 sq ft facility in South Hackensack, NJ, A1 Tablecloth doesn't just create table linens, but also seat covers, drapes, napkins, skirts and cushion covers.

Tyler Candle Company, LLC

The table so far looks good, but it's missing something. How about some seasonal candles from Tyler Candle Company, LLC? With scents as creative as Birthday Cake, Paparazzi and Glamorous Holiday, this company doesn't limit themselves to just candles.

Scented laundry detergent, diffuser reeds, hand wash and spray fragrances are all mixed and produced locally in Tyler, TX. They also make fragrance warmers that allow the blending of different scents for a user-customized olfactory experience.

Sherrill Mfg.100000302liberty_tabletop

Before dinner can be served, you'll need dinnerware and flatware. The only flatware company left in the United States, Sherrill, Mfg., Inc can fill that requirement.

Originally a contract manufacturer for Onieda Limited, Sherrill Mfg. began to think about their future when many of their contracts were sent overseas to reduce cost.

The decision to launch their own brand unfortunately coincided with the financial crisis of 2008.

(Photo: Sherrill Mfg., Courtesy of Made In America Movement)

After years of hard work and reorganizing, Sherrill Mfg. emerged as the only flatware company in America. Their brand, Liberty Tabletop is committed to delivering only the best plates, saucers, cups, knives, forks and spoons to their customers.

Libbey, Inc.

Guests might get thirsty, so why not pour beverages into the fine stemware from Libbey, Inc. In operation for 200 years, Libbey, Inc. has been an industry innovator in production and materials.

They were the first to develop machine blown glass tumblers, automated light bulb production, one-piece press and blow stemware (patented process), the marbelique process and computer simulation for hot glass forming processes.

These innovations have helped to position this Toledo, OH-based corporation as the number one glass tableware company in America and number two worldwide, with annual sales exceeding a billion individual pieces.

Bates Turkey Farms, Inc.

Of course, Thanksgiving is not complete without a turkey. For the best in birds, call Bates Turkey Farms, Inc. in Fort Deposit, AL. Starting with the simple gift of nine turkey eggs from an aunt to her nephew, four generations of the Bates family have run this free-range farm.

The popularity of their turkeys has led to the opening of Bates House Of Turkey Restaurant in 1970. They will ship anywhere in the United States, so you can enjoy their turkey, ham, dressings, sausage, pecan pie and Tupelo honey.

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