Happy 4th of July
Those of us at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July. What better way to celebrate American Independence than by continuing to decrease our dependence on foreign suppliers?
Whether you're looking for some last-minute supplies for your July 4th celebration, or looking ahead to future cook-outs and picnics this summer, we hope you will consider the following brands when putting together your parties!
1.) Diamond Sparklers located in Youngstown, Ohio is the sole remaining manufacturer of sparklers in the United States. The makers of this quintessential Independence Day recreation are able to produce approximately 800,000 sparkers per day during the peak manufacturing season.
2.)Primo Grills and Smokers of Tucker, Georgia have a patented oval design that gives you the ability to simultaneously use direct and indirect grilling methods. The company also has bragging rights for being the only manufacturer of ceramic grills in the U.S.
3.) Super Skewer has an array of different types of skewers that can be used for anything from barbeques to bonfires. The skewers, which are manufactured in Salem, Oregon, have a wooden handle design that eliminates the need for hot pads.
4.) Eco Party Time’s environmentally friendly party accessories will help set the patriotic mood for any 4th of July bash. This Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania based company offers red, white and blue garlands, cupcake wrappers and paper straws.
5.) Susty Party of Brooklyn has paper products that are compostable, non-toxic and renewable. Their July Party Kit, which includes dinner plates, bowls, cups, straws and cutlery, is perfect for an Independence Day gathering. (Editor's note - not all of Susty Party's products are Made in the U.S.A., but the ones that are, are very clearly marked on the website.)
6.) Peterborough Basket Co. was established in New Hampshire in 1854. The company has a great selection of Made in the USA baskets that would be great for bringing a picnic to watch 4th of July fireworks, or for a day at the beach.
7.) Beachside Lighting of Honolulu sells custom high quality tiki torches with a modern design. Their torches can be found in a few of the finest Hawaiian resort hotels.
8.) Firefly Fuel is a Sarasota, Florida-based company that manufactures fuel to keep your tiki torches lit all party long. It is available with citronella oil or eucalyptus oil to keep mosquitos away.
Post researched and written by AAM intern Jaclyn Knell. Photos taken from company websites.
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