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The Resurgence of American Manufacturing

From the mills of colonial New England, to the steel plants of the Midwest, manufacturing has long been a key component of the American economy. Unfortunately, the general trend since the middle of the twentieth century has been downward. After taking a particularly stiff drubbing during the so-called Great Recession, American manufacturing has finally started to show signs of improvement over the past couple of years.

What’s remarkable about Manchester Wood is that we started making solid wooden furniture during the mid 70’s, just as American manufacturing was entering its long slide and jobs were starting to be shipped to places like Mexico or Taiwan and later China. Despite the general trend of outsourcing, we remained committed to American made furniture.

The Hanover Media and Gaming Stand

The Hanover Media and Gaming Stand

One recent encouraging sign for the U.S. economy is a growing for enthusiasm American made products. A recent study indicated that more than of 80% of Americans are willing to spend additional money on an American product instead of paying less for a comparable foreign product. This is great news for us: instead of cheap, foreign, particle board coffee tables, solid wood American furniture is coming back into vogue. Furthermore, as people start to tire of their foreign-made furniture deteriorating and breaking due to poor workmanship or materials, they are realizing the sense in spending a bit more money on durable, quality furniture made in the U.S.A.

If you are interested in U.S.A. made furniture, check out our solid wood TV stands. These stands are designed to enhance your home entertainment setup while still preserving the traditional charm of solid wood furniture.

Not only is our furniture 100% made in the U.S.A., it is also green. All of our lumber comes from certified sustainable North American forests, so you can be sure that you are supporting the American economy without jeopardizing the environment.

 

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  • Monica Roland May 1, 2013, 7:43 am

    This is a stunning, elegant piece of furniture.

  • Scott May 1, 2013, 9:54 am

    Not only are USA made products trying to make a come back, there is anew sense of pride and quality emerging. I have been looking for quality American products whenever I buy items but people seem to put the stamp on it and charge more with little quality. I have been finding a change in that like I stated earlier. When I make my first purchase here I hope to find that change is going strong.

  • Carla May 1, 2013, 10:29 am

    I am making a conscious effort to support Made in the USA. I am very pleased with the Missions bookshelves I have purchased, and have just ordered the cup stand. The quality and beauty of the products was exceptional.

  • Gerry Lapke May 2, 2013, 9:12 am

    I will buy American products when they are available, like the hinge top end table I bought from you. Great product with a beautiful style. I am looking forward to additional purchases.

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