The namesake item was manufactured completely of metal when the Radio Flyer Wagon was created in Chicago for the first time. Once plastic was used, the wagons were produced outside of the US. The production process was mostly moved to China in 2004 because they could make the plastic bits required to finish the cherry-red wagon, even if the firm still produces certain products domestically.
Little Tykes Cozy Coupe
The “Cozy Coupes”-brand Little Tykes, which was established in 1969 by Thomas Murdough Jr., is currently produced in Hudson, Ohio. Despite this, China is where the individual parts are produced. However, the business is pleased to showcase only US-made goods on its website.
Since 1933, Pennsylvania has produced the American-made Zippo Lighter as well. During World War II, when its exterior was praised for its “steely” strength, the brand truly began to flourish. For those who are unaware, Zippo pays prisoners to construct the lighters while they are incarcerated.
The KitchenAid corporation is well known for creating its colorful standing mixers, which are a staple in every kitchen. A small number of parts are manufactured in China, while the majority are shipped by factories in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio.
Gibson Brands (Guitar)
Internationally renowned for producing guitars and other instruments, Gibson Brands was once known as the Gibson Guitar Corporation. The company was established in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is best recognized for its Les Paul brand. Gibson builds all of its guitars at one of two Tennessee factories, one in Bozeman, Montana, or both.