Made in USA
- – Are all of the products listed on your website made in USA?
- Every item on our website listed as “Made in USA” has been verified with the manufacturer as being made in USA.
- – What is the difference between “Made in USA” and “Assembled in USA?”
- For a product to be labeled “Made in USA,” the Federal Trade Commission requires that “all or virtually all” of the product must be made in the United States. “All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. A product labeled “Assembled in USA” is a product that includes foreign components but its principal assembly takes place in the U.S. and the assembly is substantial. For the “assembly” claim to be valid, the product’s last “substantial transformation” also should have occurred in the U.S. Simply being “assembled” with a screw driver does not meet the “Assembled in USA” claim.
- – Since you promote “Made in USA” products, why do you sell “Assembled in USA” and foreign made products?
- Our highest priority will always be to promote genuine “Made in USA” products over all other products, regardless of price or profit. Unfortunately, we live in a day where many manufacturing processes and products have moved out of the United States. When this happens, we feel like we have three options. The first option is to not carry that type of product at all. The second option is to search for products which are at least assembled in the USA. While we much rather have a “Made in USA” product, this option at least supports American workers and manufacturing, although on a more limited basis. The third option is for us to find a foreign made product of high enough quality which we feel comfortable promoting. This is our least preferred option and we only do on a very limited basis and when we cannot find a USA made or assembled option.