If you have ever been in the market for an outdoors multi-purpose tool, you have undoubtedly come across the Leatherman brand. It all started in 1983 with their Pocket Survival Tool, when Tim Leatherman and Steve Berliner started Leatherman. Now 30 years later with 30 different models, Leatherman has a 90,000 square foot facility and 400 employees. The above video is from LeathermanMedia. You can visit their factory in Oregon today to see these iconic tools being made by Americans. FACTORY TOUR DETAILS: Cost: FREE Reservations:  503-408-5550 – First 10 people to show up, no group tours. Tour Duration: 1-1.5 hours Factory hours: Wednesdays 10AM Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. 12106 NE Ainsworth Circle Portland, Or 97220-9001 leatherman.com
Red Wing Shoe Company of Red Wing, Minnesota has a long and proud history dating back to 1905. Providing footwear for American soldiers in WWI and WWII, Red Wing quickly became a household name in the USA. Today they provide top quality work boots that are worn with pride around the world. Majority of Red Wing’s boots are hand-made in the USA. They have four factories across the country in Potosi, Missouri and Danville, Kentucky and two plants in Red Wing, Minnesota. FACTORY TOUR DETAILS: Cost: FREE Reservations: Call Red Wing Chamber of Commerce – 651.388.4719 Tour Duration: 1 hour Factory hours: M & F 10AM RED WING SHOE COMPANY 314 MAIN ST. RED WING, MN 55066 800.RED.WING redwingshoes.com