In the last few decades, American manufacturing hasn’t been as prominent as it once was. Many years ago, nearly everything we purchased was made right here in the USA, but a desire to save money has led many companies to choose to manufacture their products overseas.
Fortunately, some businesses have been making their products in the United States since they were founded, and many of them are furniture makers. Not only do these companies provide high-quality pieces for any budget, but they have a strong sense of patriotism and are committed to continuing to manufacture furniture right here in the Land of the Free.
Why Choose American-Made Furniture
Bowden & Carr believes that American-made furniture is some of the best there is, which is why we make a conscious effort to carry brands that are 100% made and manufactured in the U.S. After all, furniture made on American shores has a lot of great benefits that furniture made overseas doesn’t, like:
- Unparalleled quality. We vet every manufacturer we work with to ensure they are using high-quality materials that are sourced right here in the USA. Excellent materials mean that every piece that American furniture manufacturers build is solid, sturdy, and designed to last. It also means you’re getting the absolute most bang for your buck.
- Easy replacement and repair. When you purchase from a furniture manufacturer in the United States, you can rest easy knowing that if there are any issues, you can easily have your piece repaired or replaced quickly and without having to ship it outside of the country.
- A commitment to protecting the environment. We research the companies we work with to ensure that each one is committed to building and manufacturing furniture in a way that is responsible, sustainable, and eco-friendly. On top of this, by purchasing from within the U.S., you are also cutting down on the emissions that are produced when furniture has to be shipped overseas.
- Supporting our economy. When you choose to purchase from an American furniture company, you’re helping to stimulate the local economy. You’re also supporting manufacturers who employ hundreds of your fellow Americans. Plus, when these companies see an increase in sales, they often have to create more jobs to keep up with demand.
American Furniture Brands We Work With
At Bowden & Carr, we work with some of the best American furniture makers we could find. We hope you check their products out on our online inventory and choose to support one of these wonderful companies!
Since 1989, Canal Dover has been building furniture out of their factory in Holmes County, Ohio. Started by a farmer and cabinet maker, Canal Dover creates strong, durable furniture using a mixture of high-tech machinery and talented craftsmen. Each piece they create is finished with a hand-wiped stain and a state-of-the-art catalyzed conversion varnish, to create a timeless and classic look.
When it comes to American-made furniture, few pieces are more prestigious than those built by the Amish. Y&T Woodcraft uses design principles and furniture-making techniques that have been passed down through countless generations. Their goal is to build the highest quality furniture possible, a mission that they succeed at every day. Each piece is made using sustainably sourced American hardwoods, such as cherry, maple, and oak, to create long-lasting furniture that’s also eco-friendly.
Founded by the Mitchell family in 1989, the team at McKinley Leather is made up of craftsmen with over 75 years of combined experience. From their factory in Claremont, North Carolina, McKinley Leather specializes in premium bench-made, hand-upholstered furniture. Not only do they provide a variety of seating options in their soft, supple leather, but they also offer a full line of high-performance fabrics.
A true American legacy, La-Z-Boy was born in 1928 in Monroe, Michigan. Committed to supporting American ingenuity and pride, La-Z-Boy employs thousands of people across the entire country. Not only do they develop the most comfortable and convenient furniture there is, but La-Z-Boy is also dedicated to decreasing their environmental footprint by using sustainable furniture-making practices.
If you’d like to support any of these truly iconic American-made furniture manufacturers, all you have to do is stop by the showroom at Bowden & Carr. We look forward to seeing you and remember, if you have any questions for our furniture consultants, please feel free to give us a call at 252-447-3648!