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Made In The USA

September 8, 2013

Made in USA

As a handywoman I am always reading various magazines on new products and trends in building and construction. Recently I was surprised to read in my Green Builder magazine about how rare it is to find a green building material made in America.

Green Builder magazine sent out an invitation to over 2,000 companies encouraging them to share information about their American-made green products, receiving only a few dozen submissions. The conclusion is that U.S. made green products are a rare and special breed, even though they are making use of the triple advantage of creating domestic jobs, reducing the impact of overseas shipping and making use of locally sourced raw materials.

Because I found this so interesting and because I do have a few customers who ask me about USA made products I decided to share with you a list of the companies and what they offer. Some of these names you may already know but you might also be happily surprised to know you have been buying an American made product. I personally do not mind foreign products or some non-green products but when my customer asks – I deliver on their requests. Happy shopping.

1SolTech Reflection Series – 80 Cell (solar panels)

Anderson Windows and Doors 400 Series (windows and doors)

Bazzeo Marron Glace Cabinets (kitchen cabinets)

Boral Cultured Stone Southern Ledgestone (stone veneer)

Boral TruExterior Beadboard (beadboard trim)

California Faucets Aliso 8” Widespread Lavatory Faucet (bathroom faucet)

Cambria Bellingham (countertops, walls, tub/shower surrounds, fireplaces)

CanCoverIt from EcoCycle Solutions (insulation for can lights)

Channellock 440 Straight-Jaw Pliers (12” pliers)

Crossville Manoir Collection (porcelain tile collection)

Earthwise Double-Hung Replacement Windows (windows/patio doors)

EcoDomo Recycled Leather Tiles Echelon Collection (recycled leather tiles and sheets for walls/floors)

Fireclay Tile Crush Recycled Glass Tile (interior/exterior floor & submerged surfaces)

GAF Roofing – Timberline Cool Series Energy-Saving Architectural Shingles (roofing shingles)

HAI by Leviton RC-1000 and RC 2000 Omnistat2 Thermostats (HVAC thermostats)

Hansgrohe Croma 100 C100 Green (3 jet handshower)

Mansfield Plumbing EcoQuantum High Efficiency Toilet (toilet)

Maze Stormguard “P.T.L.” Nails (pressure-treated lumber nails)

Owens Corning EcoTouch Insulation (batt insulation)

Pella Architect Series Wood Windows (wood windows)

Pine Hall Brick RainPave and StormPave Permeable Pavers (pavers)

Sloan Solis Solar Powered Flushometer (automatic flush for toilets)

SMA America Sunny Boy Inverters (automatic grid voltage detection)

Taco Variable-Speed Solar X-Pump Block (heat exchanger)

Toto Eco Guinevere HET (1-piece toilet)

Uponor Reclaimed Water AquaPEX tubing (reclaimed water tubing)

Polycor Vetrazzo Recycled Cobalt Skyy Countertops (countertops)

VT Industries Architectural Wood Doors Artistry Collection (flush wood veneer doors)

Wellborn Cabinet Milan Oak (cabinetry)

Whirlpool 4.3 cu. Ft. Duet Steam Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense Ultra (washing machine)

Xero Flor America Green Roof (green roof)

To women holding hammers,

Jo Ellen Soesbee, the ToolBox TomGirl

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