Nice work Dwell!


I have written about Dwell Magazine before.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, produces what I think is the best magazine focused on homes in their many shapes and forms.  I urge you to get a subscription to Dwell pronto.  As an added benefit, your Dwell subscription will allow you to peruse lots of great American made products for your domicile.  Just yesterday, I got an email from Dwell announcing the newest arrivals to the Dwell estore and most of the amazing wares on offer were constructed by members of our extended American family.  To wit.

Delinea Glass Pendant Light

This beautiful collection of hanging lights is hand crafted by Niche Modern in the Big Apple.  Available in nine colors, the Delinea Glass Pendant Light is unique.

modbox Midcentury Modern Mailbox

Modbox designed the Midcentury Modern Mailbox to complement homes built in the postwar era in the U.S., but its amazing lines and bright colors makes the Midcentury Modern Mailbox a cool choice for any house.  I expect lots of great mailboxes to be produced by Modbox over the next few years.

Vermonter Bench

Furniture is still a bulwark of American consumer manufacturing, and Dwell has always supported American furniture manufacturers.  The Vermonter Bench is made of American black walnut wood by Modern Cre8ve of Cleveland, OH.  The bench can be used to seat three people or can be used to display other American made products.

I ablvv fetpplaud Dwell for their steadfast commitment to supporting American firms whose members of our extended American family are producing beautiful, functional and well made products for our homes.  Below you will find a few other great American made products you can purchase on the Dwell website.

Fairmount Hand-Stitched Leather Mirror by Lostine

Stamen Glass Vase by Niche Modern

Astrid Maple Bed by Copeland

Tenon Dining Tables by Modernica

Way to go Michela and way to go Dwell for supporting so many great American manufacturers!

Now get shopping!

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Ponder the lowly pallet.  Assembled of pine, it performs its intended role in the shipping trade admirably.  But after a few trips across the country, it is often discarded and ends up being burned or chucked in a landfill.  But the people at Windfall Lumber have discovered a better end for old pallets.  They make the most of the pallet’s banal wood,  turning it into panels  which get installed as interior siding in lobbies, offices and coffee shops.  The pallet project is simply the most recent effort by members of our extended American family working at Windfall to redeem what some would see as “trash” into useful products for the building industry.


Windfall Lumber is located in Tumwater, just south of the Capitol of Washington State. Founded in 1997 to salvage timber downed in an epic December 1996 ice storm, Windfall Lumber has expanded its “raw materials” to include the aforementioned pallets, power poles prepped but not up to spec, salvaged wood from deconstructed buildings and my favorite, old gym floors. Most of Windfall’s materials are sourced from the Puget Sound region and milled, dried, and finished at Windfall’s Tumwater manufacturing facility.

For the first ten years of its existence, Windfall sold most of its reclaimed products for use in homes around the region.  But with the housing crash in 2008, Windfall Lumber’s president, Scott Royer, and his team recognized the need to expand the market for their products into commercial and institutional projects.  They succeeded and as a result Windfall’s reclaimed wood products can be seen at Clover Park Technical College, South Sound Bank, Vic’s Pizzeria in West Olympia and the Lucky Lunchbox in downtown Olympia.  The Lucky Lunchbox sports a Windfall countertop and wall cladding that was a local school’s gym floor before Windfall’s workers got ahold of it.

South_Sound_Bank_Engineered Panel in White 

South Sound Bank, Engineered Panel in white.

Douglas fir Stairs_CPTC project_3


Clover Park Technical College, Library stairs made from beams from previously deconstructed campus building.

Resurfaced Textile Mill Flooring_Olympia Coffee

Resurfaced Textile Mill flooring as cladding in Olympia Coffee, Wildwood Center.

With the return to health of the building industry over the last four years, Windfall has been expanding its production to supply products for colleges, apartment houses and businesses.  This has required Windfall to do quite a bit of hiring to keep up with demand for its products. Windfall’s tagline is “Every piece of wood has a story”.  The same can be said for many of its new hires.  Windfall has partnered with Labor Ready to provide people to help Windfall hit its production targets.  Many of these workers have flourished at Windfall, and have beseeched Royer to come on board full-time.

One such worker is Bam Mitchell.  Bam (short for Bambino as his father calls him) joined Windfall as an employee in early February after a short stint working through Labor Ready. He moved to the Olympia area from Brownsville, TN, a town of about 10,000 people. He tells of his bad choices at home and a need to make a clean break by moving to the Pacific Northwest to live with a cousin. Though Bam intended to start on a new path after his move, he found it “hard to do good and easier to do bad for a while.” Now 26, he has discovered the importance of surrounding yourself with people who expect good from themselves and him every day. Bam started at Windfall Lumber in the denailing department. His great work ethic, communications skills and interest in learning were quickly apparent. Now he is working in the finishing area and it is a great fit all around.  “It is great to look forward to coming to work every day and being with people who want you to do good. Every day is different; there is something to learn and room to get better. I am being given responsibility and am comfortable with it.”

Antavius Mitchell

Antavius (Bam) Mitchell

Work is redemptive.  It can provide us with the foundation for a new start in life.  Windfall Lumber’s newest employees have experienced a new start through their work of providing a new life for wood products such as abandoned pallets and power poles.  What could be better?


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Right on Target

I was greatly heartened by the news that Target will be featuring a curated line of American made products in the upcoming months.  Target’s “Collective” features products from six brands; all the products in the Collective will be produced by members of our American family.  What are the brands you ask?  Well I will tell you.

Billy Kirk

Started in 1999 by the Brothers Bray on the West Coast, since 2005 Billy Kirk’s leather and canvas products have been produced on the East Coast.   Most Billy Kirk goods are crafted in-house or by a group of Amish leather crafters in Pennsylvania.  The hand-stitched shoulder satchel seen above was modeled after a WWII Belgium Map Case the Brays found at a second-hand store.  Chris and Kirk Bray’s products are hand-made.  Check out the video they shot last year.  Here is one of their bags that is being featured on Target’s Collective line.

Owen & Fred

Owen and Fred make a bunch products on our shores, from the shaving kit bag pictured above to Lego cuff links,

wallets made with Horween leather,

and totes to haul your groceries.

Owen and Fred, like so many other new American manufacturing firms, is located in NYC.  They will be offering their “LOOKIN’ GOOD” Shaving Kit Bag in Camo in the Target Collective

Locally Grown

Locally Grown produces their hats and t-shirts in the heartland, Iowa to be specific.  Their logo is a rooster which I imagine are fairly ubiquitous in Iowa.  Locally Grown does an amazing series of state t-shirts.

My home state is represented,

as is the state of my birth.

Six Locally Grown t-shirts and two ball caps are included in the Target Collective, including this styling Rooster t-shirt.

Terrapin Stationers 

Yet another NYC firm, Terrapin Stationers have been making great paper products in the Big Apple since 1913.  I plan on ordering about a hundred of their hilarious products now that I know they exist.  My current favorites are their unique notepad,

several of their cards including ants



and my favorite.

Terrapin Stationers are going to be featuring six cards and one pad in the Target Collective.  I urge you to check out this engaging video about Terrapin.

Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch clothes are produced in California and look very hip.  They seem to be designed for slim fellas.  Taylor Stitch also crowd funds a lot of their products.  They will be featuring sweatshirts, button down shirts, Chino pants, tee shirts and jeans on the Target Collective.

Duluth Pack

I wrote about Duluth Pack a while back when I learned that the company was a finalist for the Outdoor Gear award.  Duluth Pack makes an enormous number of products here in the U.S.  Members of our extended American family working for Duluth Pack make a wide range of products including packs



and camera cases.

Seven Duluth Pack products are featured in the Target Collective, including the Duluth Pack Scout Bag.

So a tip of the cap to you Target for coming up with the Target Collective!  It will provide the opportunity for lots of Americans to get to know six great American firms and allow them to experience first hand the amazing quality and style the members of our extended American family create day in, day out.

Now get shopping at the Target Collective!




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Shout, shout and shout some more!

Sorry about the long delay in writing a post, I have been very busy getting my exciting new “Made in America” website ready to go live.  That event should occur within the next month.  But while I wait to shout about that event, I thought I would shout about some great news on the Made in America front I have discovered of late.

Way to go Mercedes!

I was glad to hear that Mercedes Benz has recently made a huge commitment to manufacture its very cool Sprinter Vans in North Charleston, South Carolina; a tricked out Sprinter turned into the ultimate urban transport vehicle is pictured above.  1300 members of our extended American family in South Carolina will soon be picking up a paycheck as a result of Mercedes commitment.  As they say in German, that is “ausgezeichnet.”  Or as Mr. Burns would say, “Excellent!”

Shinola continues to grow

I wrote about Shinola a while back.  Well, they have been selling a lot more watches as the word about the firm has grown.  The Chicago Tribune recently wrote a great piece on Shinola that explored a lot of interesting issues the firm’s success poses:  What does it mean to be “made in America?”, the role of storytelling in Shinola’s success, and just how far Americans are willing to go to support products made by members of our extended American family.

Required Reading

While I have not yet read Dan DiMicco’s bookAmerican Made, I plan to soon.  You just gotta love the subtitle, Why Making Things Will Return Us To Greatness.  From 2000 to 2013, Mr. DiMicco was the CEO of Nucor, an amazing steel company that in its 42 years in the steel business has always paid a dividend and has never laid off an employee.  Since 1975, the Nucor annual report has listed the names of every Nucor employee.  Lots of company perks such as Nucor’s Profit Sharing program and the Nucor employee stock purchase plan are not available to Nucor’s officers but only to lower-level employees. There is a Nucor plant in my hometown of Seattle.

If more “American companies” that manufacture all their products abroad and then import them into America for sale started acting like Nucor, we could put legions of Americans back to work.  And that my friends, would be a very pleasant state of affairs.


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American made suits for you and me!


Made in the USA Suit Jacket - Club Monaco Suit Jackets - Club Monaco

In the past I have written about my two favorite firms making men’s suits in the U.S.: Hart Schaffner Marx and Joseph Abboud.  Well I recently found about another source of suits made by members of our extended American family.  Club Monaco is producing some very stylish suit jackets and pants.  I suggest you stop on by their website if you are in the need of some very snazzy threads.

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A tip of the cap to Ebbets Field Flannels!

San Francisco Seals 1940 Ballcap

I’ve written before about the amazing firm making vintage sports caps and apparel in Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels.  Well, right now Jerry Cohen has a great deal going on his vintage baseball caps.  His “Ballcap Mystery Grab Bag” special gets you three vintage caps, albeit of Jerry’s choosing, for only $60!  Such a deal!

Ballcap Mystery Grab Bag

And while you are at it, now is a perfect time to stock up on Jerry’s Vintage Baseball Sweatshirts before Spring Training rolls around.  Normally $69, they are on sale for a measly $35 while they last.  How about a Seattle Indians sweatshirt?

Seattle Indians Red Ball Pennant Sweatshirt

Or maybe a New Orleans Pelicans Baseball Club sweatshirt?

New Orleans Pelicans Vintage Sweatshirt

It’s up to you which of the 17 Vintage Sweatshirts you want, but don’t wait too long to decide.

Now get shopping!

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And the winners are!

I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things related to paddling and kayaking since 1971 under the leadership of Kokatat founder and president, Steve O’Meara.  I wrote about Kokatat in 2013.    Each year Kokatat awards the American Made Outdoor Gear Award to the company with the best “Made in America” story.  The American Made Outdoor Gear Award trophy is known as Sassy, which may stem from the fact that the trophy is a hand carved, 3-foot-tall redwood Sasquatch.

One of my favorite Washington manufacturing firms, Liberty Bottleworks, won the Sassy in 2013.

Kokatat organizes the Sassy competition in a logical manner.  There are four categories of companies:  companies with less than 11 employees, companies with 10-50 employees, companies with 50-100 employees and companies with 100+ employees.  As many as 300 American outdoor gear manufacturing companies seek to compete for the Sassy in each category!  Category winners each year get a smaller Sassy to show off in their office.  The companies in the running for awards this year were as follows.

1-10 employee category finalists

The American Mountain Company makes very cool coats, sweaters and gloves for those Americans that like to climb to the highest peaks.

Topo Designs makes all sorts of outdoor gear in Denver, CO.  I have my eye on their fleece jacket.  The jacket is sewn in Denver of Polartec fleece made in Lawrence, MA.

Vedavoo makes packs and other gear in Lancaster, MA.  A lot of their products are designed for fishers, which I am not.  But their Tightlines Sling Pack looks like it would be great for carrying my iPad mini around town.

Voormi makes wonderful Merlino wool garments in Pagosa Springs, CO.  By using their Wool.Unteathered process, Voormi’s wool garments are amazingly soft and machine washable!  I would love to get myself a Men’s Drift Jacket.

Members of our extended American family working at Zootility in Sommerville, MA make the amazing PocketMonkey tool that has ten different (screwdriver, phone stand, hex wrench…) features.  You need a Pocket Monkey and at ten bucks it’s a steal!

10-50 employee category finalists

Hyperlite Mountain Gear employees produce great tents, packs, sacks and other gear in Biddeford, ME.  If my old Moss tent ever gives up the ghost, I might need to buy a Hyperlight Echo II Ultralight Shelter System.

Misty Mountain climbing gear is produced in a town in North Carolina with the lyrical name of Banner Elk.  I am a hiker, but if I ever do decide to get into climbing, the first thing I am buying is a Misty Mountain Cadillac climbing harness.

United by Blue makes all sorts of cool clothing and bags in Philly, but I was immediately drawn to their Gram Axe.  I could use it for cutting up fire wood harvested from the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Sylvan Sport of Brevard, NC makes GO trailers to haul anything you want and when you get to where you are going, the trailer transforms into the coolest camper you could imagine.  Definitely check out the videos on Sylvan Sports website. 

Dahlgren Footwear, produced in West Linn, OR makes super socks for hikers like me and you.  Did you know that your foot produces one pint of perspiration a day?  Dahlgren Footwear socks are great at wicking that perspiration away.  And they are pretty stylish as well!

50-100 employee category finalists

Duluth Pack, surprisingly located in Duluth, MN, makes all sorts of cool packs and bags in their factory that has been in operation for over 125 years.  I would say my favorite is the Scout Pack; very old school.

Polar Bottle has been making their insulated water bottles in Boulder, CO since 1994. They make models from 12 oz to 24 oz, a custom 24 oz bottle and an 22 oz Ergo bottle.  Pretty snazzy bottles huh?

Sterling Rope makes their outstanding climbing ropes in Biddeford, ME.  As I said before, I am not a climber, but if you are, you should check out Sterling Rope.  And don’t leave the summit without a Sterling Rope F4 Decent Device!

I featured Stormy Kromer on a post on my blog two years ago, so I was glad to see them as a finalist for the Sassy.   Ya just gotta love their hats!

Timbuk2 sources a lot of their bags from overseas, but if you order one of their custom bags, it will be built in San Fran.  You could go with a USA bag, or a German Bag.

Or any other bag you could possible think of.  It’s up to you.

100+ employees finalists

Cascade Designs is the umbrella firm for a bunch of outdoor brands whose products are manufactured in my hometown of Seattle.  Therm-a-Rest makes the world’s best sleeping pads for backpacking.  I have a NeoAir Trekker like the one pictured below.

Platypus makes great hydration products; my favorite Platypus product is their GravityWorks filtration system which lets gravity, as opposed to you, do the work of filtering your water

Hummingbird brand bags are super durable.  If you need rugged bags that keep your stuff dry, look no further than the Hummingbird Carousel Zip.

SealLine is the firm to know if you are into kayaking or other water sports.  But even for Landlubbers like me, SealLine has lots of products I could use like their Seal Pak Waterproof hip pack.

Given the appalling state of my knees, hiking poles or a staff are required equipment for my hiking trips these days.  Tracks hiking staffs are very nice; I think a Sherlock staff is in my future.

Jackson Kayak, makes all sorts of kayaks in Sparta, TN: whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, kid’s kayaks, you name it.  I think the only Jackson Kayak model for a fella like me is the Kraken.

Do you agree?

The Lion’s share of L.L.Bean’s products are made overseas, but they still make a lot of boots in Maine, along with some bedding.  I would parade around in a pair of Bean Boots.  How about you?

Lifetime Products of Clearfield, UT are known for their awesome basketball hoops,


but they make so much other great stuff: tables, chairs, outdoor storage sheds, outdoor furniture, playground equipment and kayaks.  Some Lifetime Products tables would come in handy today for your Superbowl party.


You could load it up with all sorts of goodies.

We all want to be satiated when we see this again this evening.


For almost anything you need a light to do, Princeton Tec of Trenton, NJ has got you covered.  They make amazing lights for under the ocean,

for hiking or climbing,


for biking,


for working,


and even for fighting.

The winners of the four Sassy categories this year were:

1-10 employee category: Voormi

10-50 employee category: Dahlgren Footwear

50-100 employee category: Polar Bottle

100+ employee category: Hometown favorites Cascade Designs

And the Grand Prize winner is………..

Sterling Rope

Cheers to all those American firms making great outdoor products that entered the 2015 American Made Outdoor Gear Award competition, congratulations to the category finalists, the category champs and the overall champ Sterling Rope.

I will leave you with a quote from the President of Polar Bottle, Judy Amabile.  “For us, keeping our manufacturing in the United States has been a no-brainer. From a business standpoint, it reduces shipping costs, lets us manage our inventory and quickly adjust production to consumer demand, and helps us ensure the quality of our products. Most importantly, it has allowed us to create more jobs in the United States and ensure the people who produce our bottles have a safe working environment and are paid a living wage.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

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I admit it, I’m a scaredy cat!

For the last few years, I thought I should open a shop in Seattle that would sell nothing but consumer goods made in America.  I would sell tools, boots, clothing, cookware, dog toys, you name it, all made by members of our extended American family.  But I didn’t do it for a variety of reasons I won’t bore you with.  Mostly I was afraid I wasn’t up to the task of running a store.  Luckily, there are a few people in Seattle with more nerve than me.  Three of them recently opened The General Store Seattle and they are bound and determined to succeed selling goods only produced in the U.S. and more particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

The General Store Seattle is owned by Claire Jones, her father Mark Jones, and Claire’s friend from college Morgan Dolan.  Mark Jones was a City Development Officer who focused on small business and inner-city neighborhood development.  They chose to open their store in the hipster neighborhood of West Seattle. If you want to buy what they have on offer, you can do it both in person and online.  You can get your paws on your online purchases by picking em up at the store in West Seattle or getting them in the mail.

Since Claire lives in Seattle year round, she is the day-to-day steward of the Store.  Claire has always been interested in buying local.  Once she moved to Seattle, she kept up that practice.  She soon realized that it was relatively easy and relatively inexpensive to buy primarily local items for everything in her life, it only took the effort and time to commit. Realizing that not everyone had the time or inclination to follow in her footsteps, she and her partners decided that they would make it simple for us.  Thus, The General Store Seattle was born.

The General Store Seattle Triumvirate want their store to be more than a store.  To quote Claire, “we want to become a go-to resource – a one-stop shop if you will – for all things local. Part of this plan is creating a sort of collective or club, something akin to the Seattle Good Business Network’s “Think Local” program (a three-year campaign started in 2011 that educated the public about the personal, economic and community benefits of thinking local first). Our program can envelop existing collectives such as Food Hubs and CSAs in the region as well as co-ops, local craft shows, etc. We could then develop and organize our own trade shows or conventions to highlight local producers, businesses, and companies.”  Sounds exciting to me.

Some of the goods on offer at Claire’s general store that grabbed my attention were the Out of the Woods in Oregon cutting board in the shape of the Evergreen State,

West Seattle Tea Towels,

and Vegan Herbal Bliss Bath Salt Blend.

God knows I never use bath salts that aren’t vegan!

The General Store Seattle has a nice supplier page that lists whose goods they are selling and links to the supplier’s website.

So if you live in Seattle, I urge you to stop by the store for a visit and purchase some great products made by members of our extended American family living in these parts.  And even if you don’t live in Seattle, you can buy products made by residents of Cascadia by shopping the General Store Seattle’s website.

Now get shopping!


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No heavy lifting required!

I love hunting for products made by members of our extended American family.  Clothing, shoes, appliances, furniture, you name it.  Over the last three years I have written hundreds of posts on this blog about products I have found.  But hunting for American products may not hold the same allure for you.  Sure, you want to support your American brothers and sisters by purchasing the products they make, but you have better things to do than scouring the internet for American products.  So I want to make it easy for you.  If you want to buy American furniture, but you don’t want to phone every furniture store in town, just go to Room&Board

Room&Board was founded in 1980 and more than 90% of what they sell is made by members of our extended American family. Room&Board works with over 50 American companies located in a slew of states.  Companies like Shell Lake Woodcrafters who have been building furniture in the north woods of Wisconsin since 1991.  This is the Shell Lake Woodcrafters Linear Cabinet with steel base sold by Room&Board.

I actually met Gat Caperton at the Grand Opening of the Room&Board store in Seattle. Gat and local craftsmen in the Shenandoah Valley in West Virginia hand build all sorts of beautiful furniture.  His firm makes some simply beautiful pieces, such as the Hale Bed, that you can buy at Room&Board.

A firm featured at Room&Board that I can personally recommend is Wood Castle, which hails from Albany, Oregon.  We bought two Wood Castle chest of drawers and a side table.

I think that Wood Castle’s Calvin Armoire, available on the Room&Board website, is a work of art.

So if you want to buy furniture made for Americans by Americans, just go to Room&Board.  And now is a great time to shop Room&Board since they have their 2014 Clearance going on!  You can order your American furniture online at Room&Board and set up a time to have it delivered.

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American pens for the New Year

Writing implements have changed greatly over the centuries.  The first “pens” were made from reed straw or bamboo.  The Ancient Egyptians were writing with ink on papyrus as long ago as the 4th century BC.  It is thought that the New Testament of the Bible was written with reed pens.

Reed pens were replaced by Quill pens in about the 7th Century and were the pen of choice for the next thousand years.  Starting with a Goose wing feather, a Quill pen was created by carving the barrel or shaft of the feather.  Only the sharpest knife, a “penknife”, could do a competent job of carving wing feathers. Our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence with Quill pens.  Their signatures on that document surely proves the validity of the quote attributed to Lord Byron:  “One drop of ink makes thousands, perhaps millions think.”

Most of us don’t have a ready supply of reeds or Goose wing feathers handy, so we rely on modern-day ball point pens or their equivalent to write our shopping lists, reminder notes and Holiday cards.  Finding pens made by members of our extended American family can be a bit tricky, but I recently came across two firms still making pens in America.


Garland Writing Instruments, formerly Lew Manufacturing Co., was founded in 1927 by Louis Lanoie. At first the company manufactured pen parts that were used by many of the major pen and pencil manufacturers throughout the United States and Europe. In the 60’s, Lew Manufacturing started making complete pens and pencils and changed its name to Garland Industries. Garland products are out of this world.  No really!  Garland pens were essential tools that have flown on both the Apollo moon missions and many of the Space Shuttle missions.

Garland Writing Instruments still designs and manufactures its pens at its 45,000 square foot historic mill located on the Pawtuxet River in Coventry RI. All of their USA-made products are designed and manufactured in their 45,000 square-ft facility. Garland manufactures six pen collections in the U.S.; Colour, Revere, Monogram, Tuscany, Signature and Founder’s.  All of the pens in these collections allow you to design your own unique look and message through Garland’s customization processes.  Garland pens can be recognized by their unique flared top design; the design is so unique that it is a registered trademark of Garland Writing Instruments!  I have to say my favorite Garland collections are Revere, Monogram, and Signature 


National Pen

Another firm making pens on our shores is National Pen.  In 1966, Tom Liguori and Paul Stabile founded National Pen as a producer of personalized writing instruments.  In 1976, the operation was moved to San Diego, CA.  In 1982, National Pen purchased its largest competitor, U.S. Pencil and Stationery Company, located in Shelbyville, TN. If you are looking for promotional pens made by members of our extended American family, National Pen can deliver.  They make promotional pens that celebrate last year’s Superbowl champs.

And this year’s soon to be Superbowl champs.

Oh sorry, that’s the same team.

National Pen’s best sellers are the Contour pen, the Colorama pen, and the Superball pen.


No matter what National Pen or Garland pen you buy, you will be getting a twofer.  You will get a great pen and your order will ensure that members of our extended American family working at National Pen or Garland will keep taking home a paycheck.

Now get shopping!

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