Made in America Building Resource

 

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa is driving a local initiative to connect builders with suppliers of American-made products to help boost the use of American-made products in home construction by 5 percent.  According to a recent report on ABC News, if all US builders used just 5 percent more American-made products in their projects, it would create approximately 220,000 jobs in America. 

Resisential building has a major economic impact on the local community. Did you know that in the Tulsa metro area, in the 1st year, 100 single family homes generate:

  • $21.1 million in local income
  • $2.1 million in tax & other revenue, and
  • 324 local jobs
In following years, those same houses generate:
  • $3.1 million in local income
  • $743,000 in taxes & other revenue, and
  • 53 local jobs

Below is a working list of American-made products to help identify those products available for construction that have the greatest impact on the national economy.

These products can be found at local suppliers (and HBA members) including: M & M Lumber Company, BURNETT Windows & Siding, Ferguson Enterprises, Danny Beck Chevrolet, Window World of Tulsa, One Source Building Products, Greenline Insulated Forms, Country Home Elevator and Stair Lift.

            General products
            Gorilla Glue Company – Duct tape and glue
Oatey – PVC glue
Nucor – Rebar
Simpson Strong Tie – Joist hangers, post bases, straps
Dow – Sill sealer
Touch-n-Seal – spray foam
Rustoleum – Touch-n Tone Spray paint
Loctite - Adhesive
3M – Electrical tape, safety products, adhesive spray
            Maze nails – nails
I-Level Truss Joist – engineered wood
Reflectix – metallic insulation for pipes walls and attics
White Lightening – caulking
Wooster Brush – Paint brushes, roller covers, paint trays
Crown/Packaging Services – Solvents; Paint thinner, lacquer thinner, denatured alcohol, kerosene, acetone, MEK, Xylol, Turpentine, etc.
Ilco – Keys
Intertape – blue painters tape, masking tape, packing tape, duct tape
Blitz – Gas, diesel, and kerosene cans
Bully Tools – Shovels, rakes
Berry Plastics – Visqueen, trash bags
Century Drill & Tool – drill bits, bit holders, saw blades, wire brushes, wood biscuits, counter sinks
Rubbermaid – (Each product label give country of origin) Brute trash cans and 3, 5, and 10 gallon water coolers are made in the USA. These are the only Rubbermaid products we stock
Marshalltown – trowels, concrete rakes, floats
(Sister companies of Marshalltown QLT and NuPride are made abroad. We do not sell any of these brands)
Red Devil - Caulking (Red Devil tools are made abroad)
Dap – Caulking, contact cement, adhesives, glazing
WD-40 – WD-40 Aerosol and smart straw, Lava soap, and Sport shot products are all made in the US
(The WD-40 No Mess Pen is made in China)
Vaughn – Hammers, hatchets
Gatorade – sports drinks; powder and ready to drink bottles
Minwax – All stains and finishes are made in Flora, IL or Upper Saddle, New Jersey
Liquid Nail/Macco – adhesives, subfloor
Linzer – paint brushes, roller covers
Hyde
Craftmaster Doors molded interior doors
Weathershield Windows – Doors and windows
Channel Lock – hand tools
Eklind Tools – Hex & Metric Key sets
Estwing Mfg – Hammers
Fibatape – Drywall & Concrete Fiber tape
Geocel Corp – Drywall adhesive, Door & Window caulk
Shurtech – Fun Duct tape, stucco tape, packaging tape
Surface Shield – Carpet & Floor covering
 
            Lumber/Plywood
Weyerhaeuser
Hampton Lumber
Senca
Rosboro
Louisiana Pacific (LP)
Georgia Pacific (GP)
Potlatch
Sierra Pacific
 
            Windows, Doors and Siding
            Andersen Windows and Doors 
            Everlast Siding
            Certainteed Siding
            James Hardie Siding
            ProVia Windows and Doors
            Preservation Windows, Doors & Siding
            Exterior Portfolio Siding
            Infinity by Marvin Windows and Doors
            Weatherlock Windows and Doors
            Crane Siding
            AFCO Columns
            Softlite Windows and Doors
Sierra Pacific Windows & Doors
            Quaker Windows & Doors
Western Window Systems
Rogue Valley Doors
 
            Cars & Trucks
            GM, Chevrolet
 
            Home Elevators and accessibility devices
Symmetry Company accessibility accesories
Residential elevators from Bella factory in Peoria, Illinois;
Stairlifts and Vertical Lifts

            Additional American-made product resources:

            The All American Home