WHEELHAUS

At Wheelhaus, they believe in living large with less. Their goal is to consistently provide efficient and convenient luxury, while maintaining the highest standards of sustainable building and innovative design. With convenience and efficiency in mind, they provide a quick purchasing process. Additionally, the Rolling Cabins are easily transportable and take 2-5 days to set-up and hook up to utilities. We make it easy for you to start living in your Wheelhaus. Founder and CEO, Jamie Mackay, was raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His father worked in log cabin construction, which instilled in Jamie at a young age the value of quality construction that is built to last. Jamie’s original intention was to buy a Recreational Park Trailer. Touring multiple companies, he realized that nothing was being produced that met his high standards. With this experience as his impetus he set out to create the next generation of Recreational Park Trailers. His intention was to provide the same quality and durability as the log cabins he grew up with, while incorporating his values of green production and modern design. The finished result is Wheelhaus. The Rolling Cabins are a blend of rustic and modern. At the core, they are inspired by the durability and quality craftsmanship of log cabins. Wheelhaus blends these classic ideals with a modern focus on energy efficiency, innovative design, progressive space management, sustainable building practices and top of the line building materials. These methods help Wheelhaus to exceed the requirements for the Gold standard with the U.S. Green Building Council.

QUADSKI : MICHIGAN-MADE

The Americanization of James Bond has arrived.  The Gibbs Quadski, a personal land and water craft that can just about go anywhere. It reaches speeds of 45mph on both water and land and transitions between them in seconds. At the press of a button the Quadski’s wheels deploy when approaching land and retract after entering the water.  Previously, no commercially available amphibian has been able to exceed 10 mph on water. The difference is the breakthrough GIBBS patented technology provides unique on-water performance. Unmatched freedom on water AND land, and rapid in transition – Quadski sets a new standard in flexibility, freedom and fun for personal watercraft.

CAPITAL EYEWEAR

Capital is an independent eyeglass design and manufacturing studio. All their glasses are handmade in San Francisco, California by quality craftsmen with outstanding attention to detail. They are built on the belief that eyewear which protects and enhances your precious sight should be made to the highest standards in the most responsible way possible. Most eyeglasses are manufactured by enormous corporations mass producing all of their frames. Capital Eyewear prides themselves on the ability to create eyewear that is less of a commodity and more of an artwork while maintaing the highest level of quality. To do this, they’ve developed unique low run methods for handmade eyewear production in their private California studio. This allows them to give outstanding support to their customers while maintaining total control over style, design and the materials we use. Building your own workshop is not the easiest way to make glasses, but for them, it’s the best way. They don’t make just another pair of glasses. They make a functional work of art that represents an honest connection between you and the people who made it.

SUREFIRE

Have you wondered what is the best flashlight you can buy that will last you for years to come? Well, here is your answer. This video recounts how the SUREFIRE president and founder, Dr. John Matthews, led the way in creating the first commercially available laser sights, brutally tough weapon-mounted white lights, and the world’s first compact high-intensity flashlights—among many other tactical products. Each one built to enhance the performance and safety of those who go in harm’s way. This is their story. To see SureFire’s product line, visit HERE.

MAKING TESLA MODEL S

If founder Elon Musk is right, (I THINK HE IS) Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S is born. Watch PART 2 Below.

AMERICAN MADE MOVIE

American manufacturing employment has been on the decline for decades, unleashing a devastating effect on our local and national economies. But it’s the stories of communities and the families that comprise them that reveal the harshest costs upon the nation. As employers struggle to compete in the global economy, the debates regarding unemployment, debt ceilings and the trade deficit rages on in our nation’s capital. To many Americans, it feels like there is no one fighting for American jobs–especially the jobs in manufacturing. Fortunately, people are making a difference by doing their part in their local communities. These individual efforts combine to ultimately impact the national economy. It has been said that the greatest thing America makes is Americans. The ability of average Americans to adapt, innovate and thrive has created one of the greatest civilizations in human history. By illustrating the successes of companies that have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact of domestic manufacturing jobs on national and local economies in the face of great challenges. Whether you are an entrepreneur, student, stay-at-home mom or a senior citizen, you have the power to transform America’s future and be a part of the solution through thinking before buying and through the simple choices you make every day.

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HUCKLEBURY

Hucklebury is an American-made crowdsourcing company for men that strives to bring premium quality, better-fitting dress shirts at affordable prices. By allowing customers to choose what gets made through crowdsourcing, Hucklebury can price high quality luxury dress shirts that normally retail between $215-$550, for just $69. Quality is key for Hucklebury and ‘Made in the USA’ is an integral part of that quality. They have partnered with a 100-year old American factory that makes clothes for high-end retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and John W. Nordstrom. Each shirt is made from the finest 100% Egyptian cotton, collars that do not collapse, San Francisco sourced labels, and organic mother of pearl buttons. Further, they have removed sizing hassle for the consumer with the use of Styku’s FIT technology for sizing and fit recommendations. As only American Made goods can usually offer, these premium shirts come backed with a 365-day guarantee unheard of in this category. There is nothing to lose for the consumer, so go support them now on Kickstarter.

CANTABILE PIANO ARTS

In Yonkers, NY, an extensive collection of piano cases, keys, pedals, bridges and strings reside in the Cantabile Piano Arts warehouse. Each part is waiting in queue to be utilized by a passionate team who work to repair, refinish and reconstruct vintage pianos. We spoke with Ivan Brunner, a piano-tuner who works on each instrument in its final stages—giving each piano its very own unique “voice.” Through Brunner’s intricate and precise artistry, CH had the opportunity to see the complexities at work beneath a piano’s lid.

KA-BAR KNIVES

On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines. As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that “Kabar” became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Today, the original USMC Fighting and Utility Knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal knife option. It is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, outdoor sportsmen and, of course, knife collectors who know that this knife deserves a place in their collection.

 

UPSTATE STOCK

Striving for 100% American Made  UPSTATE STOCK was born out of simple fact that American manufacturing of the highest quality is still out there, the same manufacturing from decades ago that is both at a standard that very few countries can match, but also affordable. At Upstate Stock they are to attempting bring these goods in to a market that they have never had access to in the past. The manufacturer they’ve partnered with, located in upstate New York, has been making knit accessories since 1946, and has made items for both for the military and NYPD. It is their goal to bring these amazing products to the contemporary market, giving the factory a new avenue for sales, and our customers access to quality USA made goods. Go support them on kickstarter here.