At The Cabinet Store + Culina Design, we pride ourselves on offering our clients quality products. From the beginning, we have pursued partnerships with American-made brands and regional industry leaders in the Midwest. These business relationships help us provide clients with the best brands, products, and materials, ensuring you love your home remodel!
Are you curious about why we support regional and American-made products? From sustainability to safety to quality, scroll below to read our six reasons for investing in American-made, local products. Below are a few of the outstanding regional brands you can find in our showroom:
Our Local Brand Partnerships
Cambria Natural Stone Surfaces, Le Sueur, MN
Not only does Cambria offer the largest selection of quartz products, but they’re also the only American-made company in the quartz surfaces industry.
Showplace Cabinetry, Harrisburg, SD
Showplace Cabinetry creates unique, beautiful, built-to-order cabinets using materials sourced from the United States.
Elkay, Chicago, IL
Elkay, the top seller of stainless steel sinks, offers various high-quality selections to help homeowners find the perfect sinks, faucets, and home accessories.
Six Reasons to Invest in American-Made
The benefit of purchasing products made in America goes beyond the companies selling them. It keeps hard-earned American dollars within the United States and brings in money from other countries while helping the US limit trading debt. Encouraging consumers to purchase American-made products also creates demand and jobs for American workers.
While outsourcing manufacturing to other countries can cost less, it comes at a price. Many developing countries have very few (if any) environmental regulations. Less protection means hazardous chemicals are emitted into the air, water, and soil. The pollution these manufacturing plants create is only compounded by shipping – with a further distance to travel, the carbon footprint only increases.
Much like limited environmental regulations, there are few safety standards in countries where companies outsource manufacturing. Products made in America benefit from strict consumer protection laws and safety standards. Because American manufacturers must obey these laws, you can rest easy knowing their products are free of materials classified as unsafe.
We’ve all heard horror stories depicting the awful labor conditions of developing countries. Employees are forced to work long hours for small wages in factories with little regard for their safety. When manufacturing stays in the US, it creates jobs for American workers, assures them livable wages, and reduces income inequality.
Better Service & Communication
Our partnerships with regional and American-made brands enable us to serve our clients better. Since our products are made locally or within the US, we have a direct line of communication with our suppliers. We can contact suppliers about availability, timelines, or warranties rather than being held up by shipping or manufacturing delays from overseas.
In addition to environmental and safety regulations, American-made products undergo meticulous quality control testing. That means consumers of American-made products receive the best products with a level of craftsmanship that is second to none!