(July 8, 2014) Washington, D.C. — Made in USA Foundation (http://madeusafdn.org/) today announced its 2014 Made in the USA Hall of Fame Winners.
In a world of intensifying global competition, the Made in USA Hall of Fame Winners exemplify excellence in domestic manufacturing processes and products. Now in its fifth year, the Made in USA Hall of Fame Awards honors companies that are shaping the future of U.S. manufacturing.
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 for its new dynamic aluminum body.
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.Abo
- 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, Massachusetts.
J. Winery won an award for its J Pinot Grigio and sparkling wines. J Vineyards & Winery began in 1986, when Judy Jordan followed her dream of starting a winery specializing in sparkling wine. A second-generation winemaker, her parents own the Jordan Winery.
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, California were also winners.
Alex and Ani, based in Providence, Rhode Island, won the jewelry award for its innovative jewelry products.
Bailey 44, which produces women’s clothing in Los Angeles and All American Clothing Company, that was founded in 2002 in Arcanum, Ohio by Lawson Nickol won the apparel awards.
About Made in the USA Foundation:
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.” The organization raises awareness and standards around the world concerning fair wages, environmental rules, child labor and human rights. For more information visit http://madeusafdn.org or call 310-MADE-USA, or 310-820-2211.