Many large, globally known companies have manufacturing facilities in Ohio. Honda, Ford, Jeep, and General Motors all have assembly plants in Ohio. Additionally, Ohio is the home of many aerospace and electrical manufacturers like General Electric and Honeywell International Inc.
Procter & Gamble has been manufacturing household products in Ohio since 1839 making them one of the oldest continuously run companies in Ohio. Today, Lima Ohio is home to Procter & Gamble's fabric care plant where Tide Pods are made.
Ohio has its fair share of artisan and small batch USA made companies as well. We included this in our list too.
Did we miss your favorite made in Ohio product? Les us know in the comments below!
Anchor Hocking glassware products have been manufactured in Lancaster, Ohio since 1905 and today there is an additional plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The company manufactures a wide variety of glass, including drink & cookware but so much more.Anchor Hocking products are made by our nation’s most dedicated U.S. Steelworkers’ glassmaking members.
Graeter's ice cream has been a favorite of Ohio residents since the 1970s. Today, Graeter's ice cream is still made the same way- handcrafted in small batches using French Pots. Graeter's ice cream is so rich and creamy, and it's no wonder because the first ingredient is cream. The company sources its cream and milk from Ohio dairies, which certify that they are free of artificial growth hormones. The ice cream is made in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Graeter's ice cream can be shipped nationwide! With 33 flavors to choose from you can create your own ice cream gift pack of 6 pints or 12 pints to be shipped right to your door.
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company is a small family owned and operated company. Their line is powered by nature and simply formulated. They have been making cruelty-free, non-GMO, organic, vegan bath and beauty products in Ohio since 2001. They have products for pets too! All of the Chargrin Valley Soap & Salve Company recipes are invented, created, and manufactured in their in Solon, Ohio facility.
Airstream began in the 1930's by Wally Byam, who was tired of pulling a platform for his tent, behind his Model T Ford chassis. He built the first tear shaped shelter on the platform with a kerosene stove & small ice chest. Today, you can tour the factory in Jackson Center, Ohio and see Airstream travel trailers and touring couches being built.
Arotags are a non-toxic, biodegradable and fully reusable car air freshener kit that includes enough fragrance to last 365+ days. The wood comes from Middlefield, Ohio and the fragrance oils come from Wilmington, Ohio. They come in the shape of Ohio itself, the USA, or other inspiring shapes.
KitchenAid Stand Mixers, the iconic stand mixers have been made in Greenville, Ohio since 1941. There is a factory store in the town where every model and every color can be seen along with a display of vintage mixers. The factory itself employs about 700 people assembling domestic and imported components. While the stand mixers are all made in Ohio, other KitchenAid products are made in other states and other countries.
Annin Flagmakers, the oldest flag manufacturer in the USA, has been making quality American flags for over 100 years. One of Annin's three manufacturing facilities is located in Coshocton, Ohio where over 150 people are employed to make American flags.
Step2, America's largest manufacturer of toddler & preschool toys, has not one, but TWO factories in Ohio. One is located in Streetsboro, and one is in Perrysville. Step2 is known for their durable outdoor playhouses.
Spangler Candy Company is a family owned candy company headquartered in Byran, Ohio. Classic American candies like Dum-Dums lollipops, Circus Peanuts, Bit O Honey, and peppermint candy canes are made at the Spangler Ohio facilility. Note: Spangler does have a manufacturing facility in Mexico where flavored candy canes, Sweathearts and NECCO wafers are produced.
Looking for made in Ohio products? The Ohio Department of Development has a list. You can find hundreds of links to Ohio companies and artisans.
This post was originally written as a Guest Post by Jessica Mudrick, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved with her family to Cutler, Ohio. It was originally posted in 2014 and has been updated multiple times since by USA Love List editors.
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Love the ice cream so much. I love your blog I enjoyed alot reading this
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Isaiah Industries’ specialty residential metal roofing manufactured in Piqua, Ohio and shipped worldwide. http://www.isaiahindustries.com
You forgot about Graeter’s Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio and also Toft’s Ice Cream in Sandusky , Ohio.
You forgot about Toft’s Ice Cream in Sandusky , Ohio. I saw Graeter’s on the list though. Sorry about that.
I love the Anchor Hocking glass products. We are switching to glass from plastics and this is great to know about.
Golden Giant Building Systems is a family owed steel building manufacturer in Kenton, Ohio since 1971.
Ohio has so much to offer. It is state that is showing companies big and small and household names to lesser known. This is why I buy American. So many great products!
Beef Jerky and Meat Snacks by Medina Meats with their Gold Rush label. Mac’s Fudge and Lollipops also in Medina, Ohio. .Yost Candies makes Old Fashioned Lollipops in Dresden, Ohio. Cincinnat, Ohio has Doscher’s Brand (Made in Covingto, KY). …B. B. BATS candies by Runk Candies and Marshmellow Ice Cream Cones also in Cincinnati, Ohio. Popcorn Balls in Cleveland, Ohio. Rudolph Foods makes Pork Rinds and Cracklins. Abbot Labs in Columbus Ohio makes Nutritional Suppliments/Drinks. Kellogs in Cincinnati. Tipp City has P. NUT manufacturere. King Nuts in Solon Ohio. Apple Chips made in Amish Country by Tasty Brands. Guggesberg Cheese in Amish Country. Don Herman’s Pickles (Amish Country) Lintz Pickels and Kaiser Pickels (Cincinnati, Ohio). .Empire Meats in Clevelabd Ohio. Budweiser Beer in Columbus, Ohio….Weaver Meats making Beef Sticks and Jerky (Chubby Checker Brand)….Hustler Magazine started in Columbus, Ohio. Skyline Chili and Gold Star Chili in Columbus Ohio. Tony Packo’s and Mids Sauces in Toledo Ohio.
So many things made in the manufacturing state of Ohio, but two of my favorite are Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter – Plain City, Oh and Krema Peanut Butter – Columbus, Oh
I have never been to Ohio, but I see the products made there are terrific. My kids had Step2 Toys and I use Brillo often.
I live in Ohio and was unaware of some of the products on this list.
Also made in Dayton, Ohio are Mike Sells Potato Chips!
The only one company I had not heard of is Rossi Pasta, I bet it is wonderful tasting pasta. thanks for sharing these.
Unfortunately, Rossi Pasta is out of business.
Smuckers jams and jellies
Valley Vineyards wines
Meier’s Winery (their Solera 44 sherry has been served in the White House)
The Pool Netr™ is Made in Ohio, and proudly! We’re in Bryan, Ohio, the same town that brings you Etch-A-Sketch and Dum Dum’s! The Pool Netr™ line will always be Made in the USA!
Also mason jars are made here. And stoffers. Chevy cruises are made in lords town.
Candle-Lite candles are made in Leesburg, Ohio in Highland Co., though the lable will say Cincinnati.
Handmade rugs by Linda Surace
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And don't forget Root Candles made in Medina, OH 🙂
i love root candles …
or forever red body wash that you can find at bath and bodyworks in ohio.
How about Esther Price chocolates made in Dayton!
Jenis ice cream is by far the best ice cream ever… And all Ohioan made.
And I almost forgot Jenis in Columbus! It is seriously the most amazing ice cream I've ever had. The owner comes up with the most amazing combinations like goat cheese and roasted red cherries, and chocolate and cayenne. The past two places I have lived in Columbus have been within walking distance to a Jenis. haha. And it can be shipped!! http://jenisicecreams.com/
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Also made in Ohio: Libbey Glass, which is made in Toledo and Anin & Co. manufactures some of its American flags here. Going along with the restaurant theme, the first Max & Ermas was in Columbus, Ohio as well 🙂
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