Author Archives: tapirking

About tapirking

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make.

Sunday Night Football loves Made in America!


I don’t know about you, but my favorite NFL game of the week is always NBC’s Sunday Night Football with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth.  Visually it is amazing and I like the repartee between Collinsworth and Michaels.  I am … Continue reading

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Igloo, purveyor of American cold


  This summer, my son Ben and I have been doing loads of hiking. Ben is a student at Western Washington University located in Bellingham and has been living up in Bellingham this summer prior to his senior year at … Continue reading

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Makers Row is the only name you need to know to get in the domestic manufacturing game


  I have written about Maker’s row in the past.  Ever since I learned about the folks at Maker’s Row a couple of years ago, I have followed their progress closely.  So I was very happy to see the firm … Continue reading

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Marriott’s bold move


Marriott Hotels have made a commitment to buy American made towels for their American properties Continue reading

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Not that kinda rug!


Mohawk makes awesome rugs in the fine state of Georgia! Continue reading

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Time to pack your American bag!


If you are in the market for some new leather luggage made by members of our extended American family, do I have a sale for you!  Ernest Alexander, the labor of love of Ernest Alexander Sabine, is having an amazing … Continue reading

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Scoutmob delivers the goods!


I recently came upon an amazing website that features hundreds of American makers making all sorts of great stuff.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Scoutmob‘s purpose is to introduce Americans like you and me to small scale independent American makers.  They … Continue reading

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