As part of Made in USA Foundation’s 2014 Hall of Fame Winners, Walmart won an award for ‘Coming Back to America’ for its $250 billion program to source American-made goods, the group announed on July 8.
The awards, which exemplify excellence in domestic manufacturing processes and products, honor "companies that are shaping the future of U.S. manufacturing," the group said.
General Motors won two awards for best luxury cars, Cadillac (CTS, ATS and ELR) and best sports car, Chevy Corvette. Ford won the truck award for the F-150 for its new dynamic aluminum body.
Other Detroit winners include: Weathertech Car Mats, Shinola Watches and Element Television, the only U.S. manufacturer of flat-screen televisions.
Boston Consulting Group won an award for its reports promoting Made in the USA manufacturing.
Six established companies who stayed in the USA even though their competition fled the country were honored with awards and they include:
- PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim.Abo
- BUNN was founded in 1957 and developed the first paper coffee filter for commercial use.
- Seventh Generation was founded in 1988 by Jeffrey Hollender and makes environmental conscious cleaning products.
- Libman was founded as a broom manufacturer in 1896.
- Peterboro has been making baskets in New Hampshire for 160 years, since 1854.
- The Alden Shoe Company was founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden in Middleborough, Massachusetts.