AMERICAN MADE = AMERICANS PAID
50 BUILT’S MISSION
To provide an honest & passionate resource that unites the citizens of the USA with perspectives & information regarding the state of manufacturing in the USA.
HOW WE GET’ER DONE
Through a never-ending amount of research, networking and questioning, 50 BUILT is creating a hub for all things ‘Made in USA.’ We are connecting with seasoned industry veterans, businesses and legislators to bring critical, rarely accessible, perspectives and information into the public’s view.
50 BUILT is a human-centered business, relying on the honest views, opinions and experiences of the people we interview and profile. It will be these relationships, ones that strive to be beneficial both to the manufacturing industry and the visitors of 50 BUILT, that makes 50 BUILT unique.
A commitment to design is a commitment to our readers and visitors. Design provides structure and delivers information. 50 BUILT is focused on design being a difference maker in the market of delivering ‘Made in USA’ information. Our weekly wallpapers provide informative graphics that are focused on both education and aesthetics. By putting an emphasis on the layout of the website and the accessibility of the content we are staying loyal to our mission of promoting ‘Made in USA.’
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
My name is Brian Lindstrom and I’m an Entrepreneur & Art Director at NEWBARIC DESIGN Co, and currently holding it down in the Midwest. I was born and brainwashed with the Chicago can-do attitude and raised on the wild-wild-west coast of California. Above all I am a proud American that believes this country’s history and accomplishments go unrivaled.
Being able to grow up with toys and iconic brands like Radio Flyer, Converse, Etch-a-Sketch and Levis still being made in the USA is something I don’t take for granted; but I also want my kids to be able to experience the quality and pride of owning American made goods that last entire childhood, not just a week. I was lucky enough to work for Oakley sunglasses, who manufactures their sunglasses in Foothill Ranch, California. I saw first hand the quality, innovation and pride that came from those workers. It is the dedicated American workforce behind those products that has made our country great and will continue to be the foundation of our greatness moving forward.
Coming from a branding and design background, I saw a huge opportunity to create 50 BUILT and to focus on the American made market like it hadn’t been done before. I love hearing the stories of real people and their companies’ experiences. I truly believe the more we connect with these fellow Americans and realize the struggles they face everyday to make their products in the USA, the more we will be willing to make an effort to buy American made goods.