The 3rd annual “Made in America” Showcase event, hosted by President Trump, took place on the White House Lawn on Monday, displaying American-made products from all 50 states.
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“Were here today to celebrate and support the most incredible products in the world, and this is just a very representative sampling because we're making more product here than we ever have” President Trump stated.
“We have a miracle. We’re up 600,000 manufacturing jobs since the election. It’s been an extraordinary resurgence of American manufacturing” he said. “We’ve added more than six million jobs since I was elected, including one million jobs in manufacturing, engineering, and construction.”
Last year was the biggest increase in manufacturing jobs in over 20 years and today American manufacturers are contributing $250 billion to the U.S. economy.
“We’re heeding the wisdom of our founding fathers by restoring our economic independence and reawakening our industrial might,” Trump said, along with "standing up for the American worker like our country has never stood up for the worker before.”
“We’re vibrant, we have the hottest economy anywhere on earth right now," he said.
Here is a list of some of the American-made companies that President Trump pointed out at the Showcase:
1. Redline Steel, LLC- a customized decor manufacturing company that is veteran owned and operated out of Huntsville, Alabama.
2. Kino Sandals, Inc.- a hand-made sandal company based out of Key West, Florida that uses natural leather and rubber to make its products.
3. Janus Motorcycles- a small business based out of Goshen, Indiana that hand-manufactures motorcycles and ships them directly to its customers.
4. Cobalt Boats- a manufacturer of recreational boats founded in Neodesha, Kansas that prioritizes performance and luxury.
5. McIlhenny Company- a family-owned and operated company based out of Avery Island, Louisiana that produces tabasco products.
6. THAAD, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense- an anti-ballistic missile defense system based out of Bethesda, Maryland and manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
7. Snake Bite Co.- a U.S. based company out of St. Louis, Missouri that produces bottle openers out of stainless steel and leather that are 100% handcrafted and assembled in America.
8. Benjamin Moore & Co.- a paint company that produces the highest quality paints and finishes in the industry based out of Montvale, New Jersey.
9. Airstream, Inc.- an RV company based out of Jackson Center, Ohio that handcrafts each travel trailer, specializing in performance, safety, and comfort.
10. Willamette Valley Vineyards- one of Oregon's leading wineries that practice environmentally sustainable farming and uses green practices in growing and vinifying their wine grapes.
11. Litespeed Bicycles- a bicycle manufacturer based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee that uses titanium to create strong and durable, yet light and agile bicycles.
12. Jackson Hole Hat Co.- a hat company based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming that produces handmade hats with materials from the U.S.
Trump also mentioned that while some companies, like Johnson Woolen Mills from Vermont, have been around for a while, others like Snake Bite Co. from Missouri are just getting started.
“While those here today create many different goods, you’re also devoted to one of the greatest missions on earth, making the best products from the best materials, with the best workers anywhere in the world” Trump stated.
The owners of these companies are “terrific talents, terrific craftsmen, terrific business people,” and the products made by these companies are some of the best in the world he noted.