I found this article very interesting from ABC news story about products used in building your home that are made in American, the list does not only apply to new homes but to when you are doing any type of renovations. Here in Texas we have a tremendous amount of Made In America products and all we need to do is use them. If you are a Veteran remember to carry a copy of your DD-214 with you while shopping at Lowes for you 10% discount, Home Depot will only honor this on certain Federal Holidays. If you have any questions or comments contact me Jack Haymes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.777.2265
You can find the original article HERE.
In Bozeman, Montana, Anders Lewendal is hard at work building a home he hopes will be a blueprint for creating jobs in America.
Lewendal, an economist turned builder, is constructing a house made entirely from American-made products. Everything from the nails, screws and bolts, to the steel, staples and bathtub is made in the United States.
In all there are more than 120 products from more than 33 states. However, the builders do acknowledge that using American products can be more expensive.
A box of nails is $5 more than those made in China and steel is $146 more a bundle. Even though certain goods are more expensive, in total, the cost of the house is nearly identical. Currently, the all-American home, which is not yet finished , is running only 1 to 2 percent more than a foreign-sourced house.
Lewendal is convinced that if every builder bought just 5 percent more American materials it would create 220,000 jobs.
Here’s the list of products Lewendal is using to build the Made in America house:
Product Manufacturer/Supplier State Windows Amsco Windows UT J bolts/foundation S.C. Prototypes MT J bolts/foundation/stock Pacific Steel UT Gorilla Duct tape The Gorilla Glue Co OH 4″ perforated pipe, radon Northern Pipe Co. ND 4″ pvc fittings GPK ND pvc glue Oatey OH 8d ring shank nails True Spec CA 16d sinkers Griptite WI 1/2″ foundation nuts CAT IL gun nails Maze IL damp proofing Mulseal/Tremco OH Rebar Nucor UT Concrete CMI MT Concrete Portland Ash Grove MT Concrete aggregate CMC. Beglade MT Concrete sand CMC. Beglade MT Hangers, straps, H clips Simpson Strong-Tie CA TJI’s I-Level Truss Joist OR 2×4′s and 2×6′s RY Lumber MT Plywood Potlatch ID 2×4′s and 2×6′s F.H. Stoltze MT 2×4′s and 2×6′s Idaho Forest ID PL 400 sub floor adhesive Loctite CT MiraTEC fascia CMI Corp PA treated plate McFarland Cascade WA T braces/framing Appleton Supply WI sill seal Reflectix IN powder actuated pins TW Ramset/Redhead IL foam board Dow IL Spray paint Rustoleum IL Spray insulation JM Corbond MT, TX Screws Por Pac CO, CT Wire joint Thomas & Betts TN Spray paint ACE IL paint Sherwin Williams OH Window foam Touch n Seal MO Caulking White Lightning OH Plastic elect. Straps Handy Straps WI meter base Eaton/Cutler Hammer PA electric panel Eaton/Cutler Hammer PA Breakers Eaton/Cutler Hammer PA PVC pipe/fittings Ridgeline Pipe OR 2″ Romex connectors Bridgeport CT Boxes Allied OH Wire-service, romex Southwire GA staples Sturgeon Bay WI 4/0 SER straps Sturgeon Bay WI Telephone wire 3M MN wire connectors/crimp sleeves Ideal IL wire staples Sturgeon Bay WI Furnace disconnect Eaton/Cutler Hammer PA recessed cans Juno/Schneider Electric IL recycled glass Livingston Landfill MT Furnace Trane TX Cooling Coil Trane TX HRV Trane TX Air Cleaner Trane TX Zoning/Thermostats Trane TX Ductwork Norwesco WA Screws Brynolf Manufacturing IL PVC Cresline-Northwest WA Condensate Trap Airtec MA Registers/Grilles Hart & Cooley MI Allthread Rod Chicago Hardware IL Pipe Brackets C&S Manufacturing WI Conensate Pump Franklin Electric IN Unistrut Cooper B-Line IL Flexible Duct Atco TX Duct Sealant Hardcast TX Flex Duct Straps Source 1 OK PVC Glue/Primer Oatey OH Thermostat Wire Honeywell MS Exhaust Fans Broan WI Concentric Vent Source 1 OK Exhaust Hoods Broan WI Nuts/ Washers Perine Danforth WA Dryer Box In O Vate Tech FL Duct Liner Johns Manville CO Duct Liner Pins Hardcast TX Allthread Anchors ITW Buildex IL Ductstrap Colombia Man WA Manual Dampers Norwesco WA Sill Sealer Reflectix, Inc. IN PVC Primer and Cement Oatey OH PVC Pipe Cresline-Northwest WA Pex Pipe Viega KS Kitchen Sink Moen PA Kitchen Faucet Moen NC Kitchen Basket strainer Dearborn Brass TX Kitchen disposer In-Sink-Erator WI Bathroom Pedestal Lav Mansfield OH Bathroom Lav faucet Moen NC Bathroom Lav sink Mansfield IL Bathroom toilets Mansfield IL Bathroom toilet seats Kohler AR Master Shower Aquaglass OR Master shower valve Moen NC Master shower trim Moen NC Master soaker tub Aquaglass OR Master soaker tub trim Moen NC Master soaker tub valve Moen NC Bathtub waste and overflow Watco MO Full Bath tub/shower Aquaglass OR Full Bath tub/shower trim Moen NC Full Bath tub/shower valve Moen NC Water Heater Bradford White PA Pex Fittings Zurn TX PVC Fittings Sioux Chief MO Hangers/pipe insulators Sioux Chief MO Roof Jack Oatey OH Plumber Putty Hercules NJ Wax rings Hercules NJ Thread Dope Hercules NJ Plumber tape Smith/Cooper CA Black pipe RJB Wholesale, Inc WA Black pipe fittings Anvil International NV Gastite pipe and fittings Gastite MA Soulder Flux Rectorseal TX Soulder Exeon Inc. IL Copper Pipe Cerro Flow Products Inc. MO Copper fittings Elkhart Products Corp. IL Backflow preventor/PRV Watts ME Expansion Tank Amtrol RI Hose bibs Woodford CO Chattahoochee Pencil Company Atlanta GA