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Scotchman: Certified in "American Made"

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Sep 27, 2016 7:13:57 AM

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At Scotchman, we are proud to be a “Made in America” factory that employs 80 people with a network of more than 500 distributors nationwide.

Scotchman: Made in America

We recently became a member of a non-profit organization called “American Made Matters®,” which is dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American made products. 

For nearly 50 years we've been manufacturing metal fabrication tools such as hydraulic ironworkers and circular cold saws right here in the U.S.A., in the small western South Dakota town of Philip. As a leader in the industry, we know it’s important to keep as many jobs in the United States as possible.

A Natural Fit

That’s why the “American Made Matters®” movement was a natural fit for Scotchman. We’re proud to offer a “Made in America” ironworker machine for sale to customers in the U.S. and beyond.

American made matters

“We believe American manufacturing is vital to the U.S. economy,” said Scotchman President Jerry Kroetch. “As a major manufacturer of metal fabrication tools in this country, we feel like we can further help the American Made Matters movement by promoting the cause at trade shows and when we interact and sell products to our customers.”

The American Made Matters (AMM) logo can be found on tens of thousands of products that comply with the organization’s standards, which require that at least 50% of the cost (labor, materials, overhead) is incurred in the U.S. and that the final assembly or transformation takes place here in America.

Scotchman: One of 350 Member Companies

The organization is made up of more than 350 member companies in 45 states and growing, with members representing various industries from apparel and toys to steel fabrication and cleaning supplies. Sponsors include American made retailers, patriotic organizations, and service providers who support the cause.

“We believe that by working together, American manufacturers, eCommerce websites and retail shops can better convey the message that American made truly matters!” says the AMM website.

Trillions for the U.S. Economy

American manufacturers, including Scotchman Industries, contribute trillions of dollars to the U.S. economy.

For every $1 spent in American manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the U.S. economy.

We are proud to produce metal working tools that are Made in America, and to further the “American Made Matters” movement. When you see a Scotchman ironworker machine for sale, you know you'll be supporting American manufacturing. 

Check out Scotchman Products

Buying an ironworker or cold saw from Scotchman is an investment in our economy that helps decrease unemployment rates. We could probably save money by manufacturing our products overseas, but we’d rather keep it local and do it here in Philip.

Want to check out products we make right here in the U.S.? Click below to browse our full selection of metal fabrication tools.


Topics: Scotchman History, Ironworker, ironworkers

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