American-Made & Local Business

Buy American-Made Products + Support Local Businesses

It seems that American-made products are sometimes hard to come by. And that’s pretty sad if you’re living in the United States and want to support businesses that provide made-in-the-USA goods. Buying American-made products and supporting U.S. workers just feels right.

  1. Buying American gives us a sense of pride and satisfaction.
  2. It’s essential for supporting and keeping American jobs.
  3. It brings money into our economy.
  4. Products come from manufacturers that follow American labor laws and OSHA requirements.
  5. The products you purchase adhere to the country’s high standards of quality: high-quality products that consist of high-quality parts.
  6. Products don’t travel as far from the manufacturer to your doostep. This may help lower emissions and decrease carbon footprint.

But How Does it Benefit YOU?

Every American job generates other jobs that also support that person/employee/town. For instance, a community with a manufacturing plant may see a growth in services like restaurants, retail stores, and car dealerships. Every employee increases local revenue. This gives them more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it.

Consumers benefit from higher quality products and are, therefore, likely to buy more of them. Purchasing habits impact the economy and influence other people to buy. In benefiting the broader community, you’ll also be helping yourself.

What Can You Do?

If you’d like to start—or continue—buying American-made products, here are a few tips:

  • There are Made-in-USA directories online that might help you find what you’re looking for. Most only include a small percentage of the many manufacturers out there, though, so check into several before you purchase.
  • Go directly to reputable manufacturers’ websites. Make sure those companies clearly state that ALL products—or at least those you’re interested in buying—are actually made in USA. If you can’t find the information online, call the company directly. Every portion of every Rada Cutlery product has ALWAYS BEEN — and will ALWAYS BE — 100% American made.
  • Make a purchase. Even a small purchase will help a business.
  • When shopping in person, check out locally owned businesses instead of chain stores. If they don’t carry what you’re looking for, ask  if they would consider it. Rada Cutlery can be found in brick-and-mortor stores around the country and is available online. Buy from local fundraising groups and individuals you see at fairs, festivals, and markets. 
  • When you find a USA-made product you like, spread the word. Recommend it to your friends, post about it on social media, link to it on your website. Word-of-mouth advertising is some of the best.
  • Buy American-made products and you might just help your friends, neighbors, and yourself earn a living wage.

Want More?

    • Fundraise. If you’re part of a group that needs to raise money, choose a program you can trust and will be proud to sell. There’s a reason Rada Cutlery’s quality USA-made products are in millions of homes. People LOVE their Rada Cutlery! We’ve made over 180 MILLION knives since 1948 and have been helping groups earn a profit through our fundraising program for decades. Why choose Rada for your fundraiser?
      1. Earn a 40% profit on your sales. We are committed to helping you reach your fundraising goals.
      2. Set your deadline in 2 weeks, 2 months, or longer, or make your fundraiser ongoing.
      3. Sell in whatever ways work best for your group—face-to-face catalog sales, online sales, or a combination of both.
      4. It’s a great deal for those who buy from you. Our products last. The price they pay for this kind of quality is nearly unheard of these days!
      5. More than 100 products priced below $15.
      6. Rada Cutlery customers continually give our products the highest ratings. That means our products are easy to sell.
      7. Since we are the manufacturer, you deal directly with us. There are no hidden mark-ups, no extra fees, no middle man.
      8. Quality 100% USA-Made products you can count on. 
      9. Our worry-free lifetime guarantee on all cutlery made in our Waverly, Iowa, facility assures quality you can trust.
    • Become a Reseller. Make a profit selling American-made products you believe in. How can you sell Rada Cutlery?
      1.  Events: Anywhere a large number of people gather is an opportunity to sell Rada Cutlery.
      2. Home Parties: There are no quotas, recruiting, or monthly minimums. We offer products and materials, and in turn, resellers create an occasion to gather people and make sales.
      3. Catalog: Similar to home parties but dealing with customers one at a time.
      4. In-Store: Store owners can add Rada Cutlery to the merchandise they already offer.
      5. Online: While Rada is no longer accepting third-party resellers, online opportunities are continually growing. Drop shipping is not available, so this option requires the ability to fulfill orders sold.
      6. Social Media: Use the power of social media to reach a wider audience than ever before. Engage with new customers, expand networking, and increase sales.

Check out our full-color Catalog and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!

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