American manufacturing has been an icon for over a century.
Accounting for nearly $6 Trillion dollars and 35% of America’s economy, American manufacturing provides over 12 million jobs, and that doesn’t even include related workforce positions like truck drivers and warehouse employees. In fact providing support services for manufacturing accounts for about one in every six jobs private sector jobs in the US.
Cheap products, imported from overseas, which so many Americans have bought in recent decades have not only cost jobs, and seen millions of overseas workers slave away in horrific conditions on unlivable wages, but are a big factor in the the shipping industry contributing to almost 5% of the whole world’s pollution.
Every time an American citizen buys an imported product, our trade deficit widens. Forbes calls it the ‘destroyer of jobs’. Every year, because we import more than we export, 3% of our economy and wealth is lost overseas. That doesn’t sound like much, but it soon adds up. Over the last 39 years we’ve lost 8 TRILLION dollars. All of that translates into lower wages, lower profits, weaker markets and more unemployment at home when we don’t support American made products.
There’s more than just the money we’ve lost forever, though. The health and safety of foreign workers is much less of a consideration in many developing manufacturing economies. Not only the health and safety of the workers though, your health and safety is put at risk too. We’ve seen radioactive steel and poisonous drywall as well as poisonous flooring imported to the US in recent decades. Our home-grown manufacturers share your values, and obey our laws, and are subject to some of the strictest, and most rigorous rules in the developed world. I know which spoon I’d rather feed my baby with!
Companies like Liberty Tabletop are bringing manufacturing home, and more and more Americans are happy to buy quality products, that support our jobs, the environment, our health and safety, and offer a genuine living wage to employees.
It may sometimes cost a little more to buy American, but when you take into account the huge boost to all of our incomes from a faster-growing economy, the creation of better jobs, and a reduction in the hugely expensive erosion of our environment, it may just be cheaper in the long run, and help America lead the world in living standards once again.
And, at the end of the day, our skillfully manufactured products are something we can all be proud of — and we can go back to the days when you bought something and it lasted a lifetime or longer, like our flatware.
While Liberty Tabletop’s made in the USA silverware is primarily sold directly through this website, we have been adding retail locations across the USA. We love to partner with other business to offer premium, environmentally responsible products like our flatware. Please read more about a Brattleboro store who have decided to carry our flatware. Read More>
Liberty Tabletop is very proud to be the only made in the USA flatware manufacturer. We applaud Senator Chuck Schumer’s efforts to shine a light on companies that are incorrectly labeled as making made in the USA products on government websites. Please read this fantastic writeup on the issue in the Oneida Dispatch. Read More>
Sherrill Manufacturing and Liberty Tabletop® have expanded their product line by offering several new patterns of flatware. These new patterns add to the Liberty Tabletop® offering of 9 patterns that have been manufactured in the U.S. since 2007. Several of the patterns were part of a GSA contract and were temporarily outsourced when Sherrill was forced to cease production temporarily back in 2010 due to adverse financial conditions. We are very pleased that they are now again made right here in Central New York. With production shifted back from Mexico the company has expanded production, added jobs and can now offer these patterns on our Made in USA website at https://libertytabletop.com.
Sherrill Manufacturing was started in 2005 after purchasing substantially all of the flatware manufacturing assets of Oneida Ltd.® Sherrill Manufacturing now offers product under their own brand Liberty Tabletop® which is currently the only flatware made in the USA. Product is offered via the company website https://libertytabletop.com
Sherrill Manufacturing and Liberty Tabletop® were honored by the Oneida Chamber of Commerce with the “Distinguished Community Service Award”.
Sherrill Manufacturing was started in 2005 after purchasing substantially all of the flatware manufacturing assets of Oneida Ltd®. Sherrill Manufacturing now offers product under their own brand Liberty Tabletop® which is currently the only flatware made in the USA. Product is offered via the company website https://libertytabletop.com
Liberty Tabletop is happy to announce the recent launch of their new website. The new site offers many benefits to our customers, including comprehensive information, ease of use and the ability for the customer to communicate with Liberty Tabletop online. This, combined with a modern, sleek design, makes our website more user-friendly and easier to navigate.
Our new website features well-defined sections that make it easy for customers to see how we can help them with their specific needs, shows them beautiful, easy-to-navigate photography of our products, and informs them of the quality and manufacturing practices we incorporate into all of our Made-in-U.S.A. goods. It also allows customers to shop on line and create a bridal registry for our products.
The new Liberty Tabletop website was conceptualized and designed by MPW Marketing, a Clinton, N.Y. full-service advertising agency specializing in website development and design. “We’ve designed a customer-focused website for Liberty Tabletop,” said MPW Marketing Online Director Matt Wilson. “We sought to create a modern, fresh look for this company that combined ease of navigation and relevant content. We think that will provide Liberty Tabletop’s customers with the best experience possible while visiting this website.”
All of us at Liberty Tabletop invite you to review our new site and learn all about the many services we provide – no matter what your specific flatware need, we believe you’ll be satisfied with the updates to our site and how simple it is to use.