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Whenever you flip a product over and see the words “Made in the USA,” you can rest assured the item before you comes with a long list of benefits, including fair wages, environmental awareness, a high level of craftsmanship and more—especially when that product comes from Ohio’s Amish Country.

When you buy an item that’s been made in the USA, you’ve helped someone close to home have a job. Like most in the Amish community, furniture producers truly manufacture all-American products, from the use of American-made machinery to wood grown and harvested right here in Ohio.

Rather than sending products overseas for manufacturing and assembly, we choose to leverage local natural resources and take personal responsibility for sustaining our economy, our lifestyle and our culture. Manufacturers in Amish country are concerned with the environment, emissions, and the health and safety of employees. In contrast, when businesses send products overseas it can be hard to know for certain that good practices are being followed.

Many Amish-owned companies use natural gas instead of diesel, which produces far fewer emissions. As good stewards, they are known to use materials to the utmost. Some businesses even power their equipment with steam using waste wood from manufacturing as the primary fuel.

Trades are diverse with the Amish community, and when craftsmen can’t do something in house, most will seek someone locally with the same high standards to get the job done.

Even as the U.S. economy experienced a downturn in 2008 and 2009, the Amish community kept steadily working. We have managed to keep up with demand through continued diversification to meet modern style trends and by broadening our distribution both regionally and nationally.

During the manufacturing process our products may be trucked as many as six times, from the woods all the way to the finisher and retailer. Like an ecosystem of art and trade, folks naturally take care of those around them to make things work—the end result: high-quality, American-made products.

Employees are aware that they need to produce a great product at a fair price so everyone can benefit, from start to finish.

By breaking production up into specialized tasks, each shop adds value to natural resources one step at a time, as businesses work together to create the best possible products, known for the finest craftsmanship and enduring quality.

In addition to supporting the local economy, buying domestic products provides better lead times and more variety. If you buy foreign products, you may have to wait months just to get every piece in the same color. When buying locally, you can choose from all types of designs, wood species and finishes.

In Ohio’s Amish Country, businesses work together to produce high-quality products that are proudly labeled, “Made in the USA.”