Updated in 2022 to add a few more companies.
When you prefer USA made products, you support American manufacturing, American jobs, and American values. This improves the country’s long term economic independence, lowering our reliance on countries who do not share our values or laws.
The raw materials, refinement, preparation and assembly sometimes involves multiple countries in some way or another. This leads to grey areas like being partially USA made or “assembled” in the USA.
The FTC regulates the term “made in USA”, defining it as a product where all significant parts are of US origin and all significant processing is done in the US. I am limiting this list to products that appear to meet the strict FTC standard.
I am also limiting it to strength equipment and conditioning / Crossfit equipment, in line with the overall focus of Two Rep Cave. No apparel, water bottles, or anything else that’s loosely “fitness” related.
For some specific products, see our separate USA Made Dumbbells List and USA Made Weight Plates List.
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Stores with a Large Portion of USA-Made Products
Rogue is the leading icon in the functional training / Crossfit equipment industry. They have built a reputation based on outstanding customer service, leading-edge high-quality products, sponsoring the Crossfit Games and being active in the fitness community.
They have a 600,000 sqft manufacturing plant in Columbus, OH.
Their Made in the USA page includes over 900 products in several categories:
|– Iron Plates |
– Power Racks, Squat Stands, Rigs
– Gym Accessories
– Strength Equipment
|– Lifting Straps|
– Bodyweight & Gymnastics Equipment
– Conditioning Equipment
– Mobility Tools
– Strongman Equipment
American Barbell pioneered the first hard chrome plating and Cerakote coating on barbells and the first urethane bumper plates.
Look for their “Made in the USA” note in each product description.
Their USA made products include:
– Squat Stands
– Power Racks
|– Cable Attachments|
– Plyo Boxes
– Jerk Blocks
– Gymnastics Rings
– Technique Plates
Founded in 1998 to provide articles and seminars for athletes, and later expanding into selling equipment.
A portion of elitefts’s equipment is made in the USA, marked on the product pages.
- Strongman Equipment
- Power Racks
- Weight Storage Racks
- Powerlifting Accessories
Established in 1997 as one of the very first online fitness equipment stores.
They have several categories of made in the USA products. The Iron Grip dumbbells they resell are one of the only USA-made urethane dumbbells.
- Cardio Equipment
- Strength Equipment
- Weight Plates
Founded in 1980, Sorinex still makes most of their equipment in the US. And they make a lot of stuff:
- Racks & Rigs
- Storage Racks
- Medicine Balls
Founded in 1993, Iron Grip specializes in a small line of weights and makes all of them in the US. They famously supply 24 Hour Fitness.
- Urethane Dumbbells
- Urethane Fixed Barbells
- Urethane Plates
We included them in our urethane dumbbells comparison.
Power racks, lifting platforms, benches, machines, and accessories. Note that only their own branded products are USA made, not necessarily the products they resell. Check the product pages for the prominent USA made note.
All Power Lift products are proudly Made in the U.S.A.https://www.powerliftusa.com/about/FAQ
Legend Fitness is known for full commercial grade equipment found in many commercial gyms throughout the country. They are expensive but one of the very best.
Legend Fitness has been manufacturing fitness equipment in the United States since 1977. Today, all of our products are manufactured in our Knoxville, Tennessee facility, which we expanded into in 2012.https://www.legendfitness.com/faqs/general-info-faqs/
- Power Racks
- Lifting Platforms
- Weight Machines
- Weight Benches
- Dumbbell & Plate Storage Racks
- Speed & Agility Products
Attyguy’s basement gym that we featured has several pieces of Legend equipment.
Black Widow Training Gear
Black Widow Training Gear started in 2009 by a welder who was known for custom making all kinds of specialty bars and other equipment for people. They now offer a standard selection of equipment based on their custom designs.
We design, produce, and test all products ourselves. All of our training gear is made out of heavy duty steel and built in the USA.https://www.blackwidowtg.com/aboutus.asp
- Specialty Bars
- Cable Attachments
- Power Rack Attachments
Wright Equipment is an Alabama company that became widely known for their bumper plates in the early 2000s. They have since expanded to many other products.
Use our code TWOREP for 5% off at Wright.
We currently manufacture over 100 items in the great state of Alabama.https://wright-equipment.com/collections/usa-made-fitness-equipment
- Power Racks & Rigs
- Rack Attachments
- 8-Sided Dumbbells
- Machines and Stations
- Bumper Plates
Texas Power Bars
Also known as Capps Welding. They have been making the Texas Power Bar and other Texas bars at their shop in Irving, TX since 1980.
Their USA made barbells are known for having some of the most aggressive knurling of all powerlifting bars out there.
We’ve written a few guides and reviews that include the Texas bars.
Texas Strength Systems
Texas Strength Systems is a manufacturer and large gym in San Antonio where they host powerlifting meets. They partnered with Mark Rippetoe to make a Starting Strength line of equipment (see our Starting Strength equipment article). Their equipment is USA made.
- Power Racks
- Strongman Equipment
- Weight Machines
- Starting Strength Equipment
Any weights that they sell such as bars, dumbbells and plates are from other suppliers and not necessarily USA made.
Pioneer Powerlifting / General Leathercraft
Since 1979. Their American-made weight lifting belts are regarded as some of the best belts on the market. After all these years they have remain focused on weightlifting/powerlifting belts, with just a few related accessories.
Schiek started in 1991 making lifting belts and expanded to gloves, straps and wraps.
“Most” of their weightlifting belts and other products are USA made. Check each product page to be sure.
Their belts are also sold on Amazon.
Founded in 1988. Known for their grip training tools. They have a pretty good range of other exercise equipment too. Most of their products are USA made. The racks are imported. Check the product pages to be sure.
- Grip Trainers
- Sandbag Trainers
- Gym Bags
- Sled Harnesses
- Dip Belts
Edge Fitness Systems
A very small company (they don’t even have a logo) that makes all their fitness equipment in their shop in Canton, OH. They have been around for a few years now and have gotten great reviews in forum discussions.
They focus narrowly on a couple dozen pieces of specialty equipment like safety squat bars and belt squats. None of it is cheap, but it’s well made.
Stray Dog Strength
American-made weight benches, power racks and squat racks. The power racks are their best sellers and are highly customizable with multiple color combinations, components, and additional attachments.
Use our discount code TWOREP10 to get 10% off!
Stray Dog Strength products are manufactured in a state of the art manufacturing facility in Columbus Ohio, that first opened its doors in 1911. We utilized a computer aided manufacturing (CAM) process to ensure all parts manufactured to meet our strict criteria. Our products are made out of USA steel in the USA.https://straydogstrength.com/quality/
The first company to offer what is now known as “crumb” bumper plates made from recycled rubber. Their bumper plates and change plates are 100% USA made. Some bumpers that other companies sell are actually made by Hi-Temp.
All of their fractional weight plates are pressed and coated in PA. Sizes from 1/4 lb on up. They also have a unique design of fractional plates that fit over the inside of most fixed dumbbell handles.
They also make a wooden deadlift jack.
In business since 2008. They make a few models of endless rope trainers that are all made in the USA.
We are proud to say that all of our products are made in the United States of America, according to the highest quality standards.https://www.ropeflex.com/aboutus
Since 2011. Unique skull-head and other kettlebells, cast in American foundries. I featured these in my Many-Faced Kettlebells article.
Golden’s Cast Iron
During the 2020 corona lockdowns this 19th century company filled the supply void by starting their own line of USA made kettlebells and dumbbells.
A 5th generation family-owned company with 138 years of American-made industrial cast iron experiencehttps://www.goldenscastiron.com/about/
Weight It Out
Clear-coat steel powerlifting plates made in the USA. New 2020 company.
See my review of their plates.
Use our coupon code TWOREP for 5% off.
Grey Man Gear
A new 2020 company based in Reno, NV with several pieces of USA made fitness equipment.
All Grey Man Gear™ products are made in America and used worldwide by US and NATO Military Forces as a part of all BeaverFit Performance Lockers.https://www.greymangear.com/about
Use discount code TWOREP at Grey Man Gear for 10% off!
- Crumb Bumper Plates
- Sandbag Trainers
Tons of grip training and pull up training equipment. Most of it is USA made. They also note on product pages the ones that are not USA made, which is helpful.
Dominion Strength Training
Leather weightlifting belts, including some made in partnership with Starting Strength and Barbell Logic.
Brute Force Sandbags
Their cordura training sandbags and kettlebell sandbags are made in Denver, CO.
Our USA-made gear is designed to be virtually indestructible and every product is tested and refined by some of the world’s toughest functional and tactical athletes at our 12,000 sq. ft. Brute Force Headquarters and Training center in Denver, CO.https://www.bruteforcetraining.com/pages/about-us
USA-made training sandbags made of ballistic nylon.
Hand grippers made in the USA. Similar to IronMind and Heavy Grips, which they also sell, oddly enough.
Formed in 2020. Currently only has iron weight plates. Their site says they plan on making kettlebells and dumbbells soon.
New 2020 company. Their kettlebells and kettlebell rack are made in Webster, SD. That’s about all they sell.
Unique kettlebells in the shapes of animal heads and others. This is one a one-man operation run by the owner Joe since 2014.
From the artists rendition, to the engineering to the foundry pouring the iron, every aspect of ZOOBELLS was made by American hands.https://www.zoobellsusa.com/pages/about-us
Stores With a Few USA-Made Products
Fringe offers a 365-day 100% guarantee on everything they sell. They even pay to ship it back in the first 45 days.
Their USA made barbells and other products include a few they added in 2021:
|– Bomba Bar v3|
– CeraColt Bar
– Lone Star Power Bar
|– Crumb Bumper Plates|
– Climbing Ropes
We featured their Bomba Bar v2 as one of the best all-purpose bars you can get for the price.
Founded in 1967 and known for their high quality weights. Only a few Ivanko products are made in the USA. On the product page look for the small USA flag or “Made in USA” in the details.
- Dumbbell Racks
- Urethane Dumbbells
- Urethane Plates
- Urethane Fixed Barbells
Ivanko’s machined plates are included in our machined olympic plates comparison.
Intek increased their USA-made offerings in 2021. Look for the big American flag on select products.
- Modular Functional Bar
- American Power Bar
- Kraft Raw Barbell
- Lightweight Technique Bars
- Delta Stainless Steel Dumbbells
- Kraft Raw Steel Dumbbells
- Kraft Iron Plates
Rubber Flooring Inc.
As the name suggests, rubber flooring is most of what they sell, although they have sister sites all operating under Inc Stores. Many of their rubber mats and rolls are made in the USA, noted in the product details.
We featured their 4×6 rubber mats in our gym flooring guide.
WaterRower makes their wooden rowers in Warren, Rhode Island. Their metal rowers are not USA made.
Spud, Inc is known for their specialty straps used for various applications in weight training and powerlifting that they have been making since 2006. Their straps are highly regarded as being safe and dependable.
Their USA made products include many strap type products such as safety suspension straps, dip belts, weight belts, lifting straps, etc.
You can also get most of their straps from Rogue.
You can find Life Fitness exercise equipment in many commercial gyms. They also own the Hammer Strength and Cybex brands.
- Hammer Strength Home Multi-Adjustable Bench
- Hammer Strength 12-Sided Urethane Plates
- Hammer Strength 12-Sided Urethane Dumbbells
- Hammer Strength Olympic Weightlifting Bar
- Hammer Strength Power Bar
- Hammer Strength Curl Bar
The company started as Gibson Athletic, originally only selling gymnastics equipment. They created the Rage Fitness brand many years ago to sell functional training and strength equipment.
Their USA made category notably has a squat rack, some medicine balls, and climbing and battle ropes.
They appeared on the show Shark Tank in 2016 with their folding wall-mounted squat rack, the first of its kind. Since then they have grown to a few dozen employees and have a small number of USA-made products.
- Profile squat racks
- Profile pull up bars
We compared their folding squat rack to a few others.
Founded in 2015 by powerlifters, Kabuki Strength offers barbells, some mobility tools, and virtual coaching.
One of the few companies that has USA-made iron plates.
Their barbells are also made in Oregon from American steel. Check the “bar specs” on each page to be sure.
You can also get some of Kabuki’s bars and mobility tools from Rogue.
We included the Kabuki Squat Bar in our guide to the best specialty squat bars.
The Elite Series adjustable dumbbells are made in the USA.
We compared the PowerBlock dumbbells to a few other adjustable dumbbells here.
Titan Fitness makes a large and low-cost selection of strength and conditioning equipment. Many of the pieces are clones of Rogue equipment.
Several of their bars are made in the USA.
Established in Cincinnati, OH in 2020.
Their Phoenix squat rack, flat bench, and barbells are USA made.
Their steps, blocks and weight plates are all USA made.
Q. Are your products truly Made in the United States of America?https://www.thestep.com/Contact-Us
A. Yes, Our Steps, Blocks, Weights and Collars are Proudly made in the United States. Our Dumbbell Bars, and Barbell bars are currently the only products that we sell that are not made in the USA, and we are still looking for a domestic source for them.
LPG Muscle makes weight training accessories including fat cable machine handles and some innovative hooks. A good portion of them are USA made. Check each product page to confirm.
Their squat racks and rigs are USA-made. They have been in business since 2012, flying under the radar of many shoppers.
Anderson Powerlifting LLC is a powerlifting gear supplier.
I would not trust Rage Fitness. They have the same exact picture and specs for two squat racks, one of which is supposedly made in the USA for $400, the other imported on sale for $179 (though the click-through image shows a price of $99). The whole things seems shady to me.
I see what you mean. Their parent company Gibson Athletic has been around for 40 years, so they’re pretty well established and I would guess are legitimately separating the USA and China models. There should at least be a “made in” sticker on the rack itself. Anyway, I don’t think it’s that great of a deal for a USA-made 2×2 squat rack.
Finally got myself a half rack, which is more than enough for my needs (sure thing: it’s a tough-as-nails one), now i only need a utility bench [flat] to go with it. I like anything that’s over-built and as tough as it gets – which for a basic flat bench doesn’t make much sense, but still -.
Any suggestions? The Legend Fitness utility looks nice. So do some by Power Lift.
What do you guys suggest?
Granite Fitness is a new Made in USA company!
I’ve made a note to take a look, thanks!
I am looking to buy the ultimate power rack. What’ll it be? For me it’s come down to these two: Rogue vs. Sorinex.
Who makes the most high-end rack?
The Rogue Monster series and Sorinex racks are pretty similar. Some differences in features if you look closely. Sorinex is a little more expensive, while Rogue actually might have higher resale value with better name recognition in the consumer market. Any reason you can find to choose one or the other might make sense.
I actually prefer the Sorinex Base Camp rack just because its pull up attachments are better in my opinion.
But i must say Rogue’s worldwide brand recognition is a winning ticket for me! Not to mention that Rogue products can be obtained in Europe as well (where i am based) so, i guess i’ll be purchasing a Monster rack pretty soon… ;-)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Where are Free Motion Treadmills made? Where are Precor Treadmills made? Does anyone know
Precor makes their functional trainer in Washington state confirmed from rep just now.
“WOODINVILLE, WA – Precor has opened and begun operations at its new facility in Guilford County, North Carolina, near Greensboro. The plant, which will produce Precor strength products, replaces a smaller facility in Valencia, CA.”
Ok, I’ll contact Precor if the rep is saying that. That press release you quoted is from 2010. If anything is fully USA made they’re doing a very good job of hiding the fact. It’s the kind of thing a company would normally plaster on every page to triple their business.
That’s true and my emails and chats were answered honestly I hope confirm products made here in the USA. I have a Precor Elliptical trainer for cardio and it’s great so far. But after trying out a Precor FTS cable gym today and using an expensive Precor adjustable bench that retails for $1200 just for the bench and finding a made in China tag on the expensive bench I was really upset! Hammer Strength and Legend Fitness make their high end products still in America at least. But it will cost me 10-30k for a complete American made gym with full set of barbells, plates, dumbells, benches and a few core training machines and power rack. Inflation is really bad now.
Hammer Strength machines, bars and dumb bells made in USA!
“Each of our bars are made in the USA and are a great addition to your home gym.”
Dumb bells made in USA too!
Hammer Strength premium urethane dumbbells are made in the US and offer superior durability with an injection-molded exterior and high-grade steel.
They are sold out of many but I just need a 5lb and 35lb to rehab my busted up shoulder for now. I also like USA made dumbells from Iron Grip but so bloody expensive as well.
Hammer Strength bench made USA link:
“It is proudly made in the USA at the Hammer Strength factory in Falmouth, Kentucky.”
I bought one for my home gym as well as some dumb bells and adjustable Hammer Strength bench. Not cheap but quality. Before the 24 hour fitness gyms went bankrupt and closed down most in my area of northern California, I loved the Hammer Strength gear the most. Plus I refuse to wear a face diaper to exercise! Now to save up for a few expensive USA made gym machines and more weights and bars!
Great, I’m making a note to look again at Life Fitness’s Hammer Strength pages and get those added in the next round of updates to this page.
Spoke with Life Fitness guy and he says the commercial high end gym are USA made including Hammer Strength machines, Hammer Strength barbells, plates and dumbells. Cheaper stuff made overseas.
Where are Body Solid and Powertec gyms made? I want a good American made USA home gym setup to get fit but do not want to buy anything made in China!
Nope, both China. For an all in one USA made machine I’d suggest Legend.
Bummer! One would think for the high prices of these gyms that they would be made in the USA! Thanks again. I’m thinking of just going old skool with Irongrip barbells and dumbbells with bench and power cage rack as these are made in the USA still I think. Expensive but I want to buy American made goods as much as possible.
This is a good reference list, thank you for sharing.
I will add that American Barbell’s premium Series 1 dumbbells are US patented and made in the US.
In speaking with one of their reps they mentioned they do use a German urethane on their series 1 dumbbells, so I suppose that could disqualify them from this list depending how stickler we are with American Made with mostly American materials vs. American Made and 100% American Materials. If going by the latter, then I imagine this list would dwindle a bit.
The American Barbell rep further mentioned their series IV dumbbells are made in China, though in a facility they owned and managed. Someone else mentioned this in another post. If they own and manage it, then it seems like they are able to at least maintain better quality control for their products and branding for whatever they do produce overseas while keeping it at a more affordable price to reach the broader group of fitness enthusiasts. Just think of businesses like REP, Rogue, and many others that outsource a lot of products from manufacturers in China that produce the same product, sold across dozens of companies, for various prices.
Everything here should be 100% USA made. Raw materials can come from another country, as many do, but the important thing is where significant processing is done to create the parts, and Germany making the urethane would disqualify it. That’s still pretty good though.
American Barbell owning the Chinese factory I can imagine does help with quality, but that wouldn’t make it USA made, because who owns the factory doesn’t matter if the factory isn’t in the US. It’s geographical.
Indeed. I’m looking at Iron Grip dumbells and barbells, Legend Fitness and Rogue equipment for American made gear. It will cost me over 10k for a full setup but last forever and no need to drive to a gym or wear a face diaper while working out and no waiting for the bench. I was a 24 hr fitness member for years before they shutdown and like the Irongrip stuff a lot.
Hey Dave first off thanks for the lists you make. I have used your site twice now in the last two weeks. I was wondering if you know anything about a company called archon? I don’t think they make their products in America base on quality and price. Curious if you knew for sure.
They’ve been around a few years. All imported. From the little I’ve read their stuff is decent, and they have really good packaging. The power rack is very lightweight.
Dynamic Fitness and Strength out of Eau Claire Wisconsin Most everything with their name on it in their online store is made by them In Wisconsin. They are mostly a manufacturer that aims to design and equip gyms, not really into retail yet.
Looks like good stuff. If they start letting retail customers order easily at some point I might add it.
Burli, out of Oregon
First of all thank you for compiling this list. Extremely helpful. Any suggestions on manufacturers making slam balls in the US? Looking to have production done for a new slam ball design in the US. Most brands are getting these done overseas and we want produce at home. Appreciate any suggestions.
The D-Ball used to be USA made, but other than on Ironcompany’s site I don’t see any indication that they still are. No others I know of.
Abmat’s new slam balls are American made!
Intek’s ModF Bar (open backed Trap Bar) is made in the USA.
I just called rogue fitness. Their hex rubber dumbells are not made in the USA. Pity.
Does anybody know of any company, that makes their hex rubber dumbells in the USA?
I think so far nobody has made rubber hex dumbbells in the US.
Wright Equipment makes Octo Duumbbells made from recycled rubber
Great, that’s the first of anything like it that’s USA made.
Add The Strength Co.! They’re one of the 3 USA companies making steel plates.
Thank you for this list! Will you consider adding PRX Performance to the list? They were featured on Shark Tank a few years ago for their folding squats racks, and many of their products are made in the USA!
Looking for a Magnetic Resistance Rowing Machine for in home beginners….seniors as well…..do not mind made ANYWHERE except China. Any ideas?
https://bridgebuilt.com/pages/our-story. Totally small business ‘Merica. Also, isn’t Patryk’s little portable Phoenix the most clever mini-rack ever?
Handmade Rosewater Kinetics Indian clubs. “A one-pound wooden weight, you say? That’s stupid!” Well, I thought that too until I hurt a rotator cuff. Now I realize that a billion people were really, really onto something. Mike and LisaKay are great (and perfectionists).
Nobody mentioned PowerBlocks. Some of them are still made here, like their Elite series. My big original ones were made in the USA. But I also have the new small Sport24 units for therapy, and those definitely came from China. So it seems to vary by product.
VitaVibe Stall Bars. This is something our great, great grandfathers already knew (like they knew about cast iron Oly weights), and there was probably a set of these installed on the Titanic. If you order a “proudly made in the USA” RESTORE Series “Schroth Method” unit with flat-faced rungs, the factory will generously allow you to order it with three extra-long flat-faced rungs. I got mine 11″ longer than normal. Install the three extra-long rungs at the #1, #8, and #15 positions, and you have high/med/low anchor-points for elastics w/ shoulder-rows, arm raises, and all kinds of other bodyweight stuff. Has a pull-up bar too.
I added the PowerBlock Elite, thanks! Still considering or looking into the others.
Here’s a number of other USA guys to add:
Power Lift https://www.powerliftusa.com/
UCS https://www.ucsspirit.com/strength-speed/ -probably best plyo boxes and glute ham
I’d double check Life Fitness, I think the bulk of their stuff is USA made including their Hammer Strength line
Total Strength and Speed (formerly Williams strength)
Rogers Athletic (pendulum line) https://rogersathletic.com/products/strength-training/
Rae Crowther https://www.instagram.com/raecrowther/?hl=en
Keiser Equipment https://www.cmtc.com/made-in-california-profile/keiser-corporation
Woodway (looks like mix of Germany, USA and Japan) https://www.woodway.com/slat-stats/woodway-history/
Prime Fitness https://primefitnessusa.com/
Dynamic Fitness https://www.mydynamicfitness.com/about
Concept 2 https://www.concept2.com/company/about-concept2
Matrix Fitness (acquired Magnum that was made in Wisconsin) https://www.matrixfitness.com/en/about-us – Made in USA and China
Jacobs Ladder https://www.ironcompany.com/jacobs-ladder-cardio-exercise-trainer-jacobs-ladder
I wonder if a few of those are just marketing arms or “R&D” facilities here in the States?
Every few months when I get to updating this page (I have other site updates regularly in the queue) I add the suggestions that qualify, but yeah, the above list at first glance looks like it has several that don’t. Most US fitness equipment companies have their stuff made and labeled by a foreign factory and shipped here by the container load. Even if they say something like “All our products are made here in Lincoln, NE” that actually may be a red flag if they avoid advertising “made in USA”, a phrase which has has stricter legal requirements.
Mark, might want to re-read the WaterRower link you sent. In the first paragraph: “Alongside the well-established WaterRower machine (made in the US),” https://www.nohrd.com/us/manufacturing-facility/
Nice catch. I’m not sure when they changed that page, Jason. The old one is here (since the internet never forgets):
The name “NOHrD” literally means “Made in Germany” to them and they even explain the etymology of the name on that page. If I were to guess, it wouldn’t surprise me if their arrow logo indicates the north part of Germany.
Now, big picture, it looks like they’ve diversified manufacturing operations (probably because North America has always been famous for its trees) and they’re making the WaterRower here in the US… which is awesome. Maybe I’ll go buy one. I sold my C2 erg years ago, and I’ve kinda been missing it lately. This conversation has been making me think about the benefits of rowing, and these days I’d be into the silence of a water-based erg.
Looks like I need to add WaterRower and a few others. Life Fitness and others ignored my emails trying to get clarification.
You should add Dynabody as well https://www.dynabody.com/about
I contacted Dynabody and all their strength machines, racks, and bars are USA made. But they don’t have an online store.
Made in Maine. The video speaks for itself.
They also make an “adjustable” (fill with whatever medium you want with however much you want) leather kettlebell called ” The Burden”. Made in USA
That leather kettlebell looks really cool. I should share that sometime. Shame it’s too small to load it very heavy.
Thanks so much for making this list!
Mike at MicroGainz is fantastic. His company’s laser-cutting quality is superb, and I believe it’s all made right there in Pennsylvania (or certainly most of it). I just got a box full of US-made precision steel Oly weights last week, and they’re great.
I’m looking through his IG. He’s got about a half million IG posts of his micro plates! I’ll add it in the next round of updates.
Have you ever looked into or heard anything about The Fitness Armory?
From their own announcement on the top of their page they’re doing a really bad job with the backlog of orders, not even giving refunds. Not gonna recommend them.
Just to compile the other “Made in USA” gym equipment business from the chat below into one spot for your review Dave in order to add to the above list (which is incredibly helpful and has helped me start my in-house garage gym):
9. Life Fitness
12. Gopher Performance
13. Extreme Training Equipment (E.T.E)
14. The Strength Co.
15. Micro Gainz
16. USA Iron Kettlebells
17. Weight It Out
19. Intek Strength (Dumbbells)
20. Vulcan Strength
21. Sumner Fitness Company (out of Sumner, WA)
23. Stray Dog Stregnth
24. The Fitness Armory
25. D-Ball by Mondo
26. Spud Inc.
28. LPG Muscle
29. Pioneer Powerlifting
Thanks for the suggestions! I added several of these today. Some don’t qualify for various reasons. A few companies I’m waiting to hear back from about whether they meet the made in USA standard.
May I ask which ones don’t qualify so that I may be better informed about buying?
I added a couple more today, Ironmind and Life Fitness. As far as others, generally I want them to be fully functional web stores that ship nationwide and that I have a good feeling about. I try to do at least a tiny bit of research to make sure I’m curating a list of good companies, so some might get left out for now. With some new companies we’ll see. Anyway, this list is looking much bigger and better with your help!
31. WeckMethod, Inc.
33. New York Barbell (Some products made in USA, others in China)
34. TheStep (thesteps.com – excluding bars)
35. Rage Fitness
36. Dominion Strength Training
37. Ghost Strong Equipment
38. Ironskull Fitness
40. Next Level Industries
41. BC Strength
42. PW23 (out of Texas)
43. Lynx Barbell
44. USA Proline
45. Iron Skull Fitness
46. Slaters Hardware
47. Iron Jimmy (Barbell Sleeves)
48. Biggins Iron
49. Okie Bars (www.crain.ws)
50. Diamond Pro
51. Hi-Temp Weights
52. Surge Strong
54. Fat Bastard Barbell Co
55. Barrel Strength Systems
56. Grip Genie
57. Fit Bar Strong
58. Cannon Powerworks
59. Gillingham High Performance
60. Bare Steel Equipment
61. ComCor Fitness
I ordered a pair of (honestly, very nice) 35lb urethane bumpers, and they arrived today. They say “VULCAN USA” in huge letters. However, their cardboard boxes revealed the truth in small print: “Made in China.”
Right, any company can put USA in their name. Means nothing.
That’s what makes it even harder to find real American made products. I search for new plant openings in the USA by companies that sell equipment. I saw that Hammer Strength, Cybex and Precor have opened factories recently for their higher end gym equipment. You pay more but better quality.
Intek has increased their Made in USA offerings:
Olympic Technique/Training Bars
American Olympic Barbell
Kraft Steel Raw Bar
Kraft Raw Steel Dumbbells
Kraft Steel Squat Stand
Made in USA Weight Plates:
Metal (iron or steel):
Kabuki – Cast Iron, Recycled
Iron Company – Cast Iron, Recycled
Iron Grip – Urethane Coated
Strength Co – Cast Iron
Rogue – Cast Iron
USA Iron – Machined Steel
Weight it Out – Steel Plates
Ivanko – Urethane E-Z lift
The Step – Ergonomic Grip (Standard Size ONLY)
Biggins Iron – Cast Iron
Micro Gainz – Micro change plates
Body Solid – OBPH Premium Bumper Plates
Hitechplates (via America Barbell)
Grey Man Gear
62. Grind Fitness – (only certain items, need to check product page)
63. Reddstrong Strength Equipment
64. Grom Design – Stainless Steel Dumbbells