What better way to celebrate America’s independence than by heralding products that are Made in America? The CEO of a major mechanical contractor has told us that it’s just as economical to manufacture in the Southeast United States as it is in China. Manufacturers may still be using material that’s produced globally, but much of the manufacturing and the assembly have come back to the USA. No more waiting eight weeks for the container to come across the ocean. No more huge carbon footprint from all that transport fuel. American-made products are worth it. That’s what we’re celebrating in our annual Made in America issue. Well-designed, well-made products manufactured in American factories by American workers for American contractors.