Feisty Little USA-Made Barbecue Grill Grabs “Best New Product” Award

We got a tweet from the Made in America Store saying that one of their products was recently voted “Best New Product” in the National Hardware Show’s All-American category. Congratulations!

This nifty invention is called the All American Grill and it was created at General Welding & Fabricating, another company owned by the Made in America Store’s leader, Mark Andol. It’s designed for tailgating, camping, condo-grilling; any situation where a full size grill won’t work.

That’s Mark there in the middle, showing off his award. When he says “All American Grill,” he means it. The product, Mark says, is “100% Made in America by American Workers using American Steel in an American Factory.”

Even the decorative cut-outs around the grill are All-American.

Price for the grill was set at $250, but it’s on sale right now and you can grab it for $199 at the Made in America Store through Memorial Day.

Brag-Worthy Bucket Bags: Made in USA

Yolanda Lucia makes handbags in her Florida studio, but she relies on her childhood in Colombia for her design inspirations. The intricate designs, including woven, knotted and appliquéd leather are simply gorgeous.

Patricia Smith’s son was a paratrooper who served in Iraq. She designed these military-inspired bucket bags as a way to cope with her fears for his safety.

Rebecca Ray Molly Bucket Bags
This design is inspired by the shape of an old feedbag and made in canvas and leather.

Bucket Bags from Seabags
Made from recycled sailcloth, these bags are perfect for the beach!

Rasa Drawstring Bucket Bag – made in the USA of imported leather

Lydia Bucket Bag by Rebecca Ray – Bench-made in hard leather and accented with a handmade leather tassel

Harvey’s Bucket Bag
Harvey bags are made from salvaged seat belt materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Berkeley in “Treecycle” style is on the left and the Berkeley in black is on the right.

Utility Canvas bucket totes
Features multiple pockets and the option to use a handle or detachable shoulder strap.

Buying Made-in-USA: How Committed are you REALLY?

Watching the video below will give you valuable perspective on what businesses have to go through to manufacture in the USA and the difficult choices consumers face.

It comes from the makers of the URB-E, “the world’s most compact e-vehicle,”  which was successfully crowd-funded on indie-go-go.

The result?  41 people have ordered the Made-in-USA model.  180 have ordered the import. What would you do?

More Tough Made-in-USA Work Aprons

One of our most popular posts, which came as a bit of a surprise, has been “10 Tough Made-in-USA Work Aprons.” We’ve seen a few more aprons since then that deserve a mention:

The Rockland from Butcher & Bake
The Portland from Butcher & Baker

See the full line of Butcher & Baker aprons here.

Waxed Canvas Apron from Hardmill
Waxed Canvas Shop Apron by Randi Jo Fabrications

Stanley & Sons

See our full list of aprons here.

One couple's search for a Made-in-USA lifestyle