Defining ‘Made in the USA’ for Fire Hose & Equipment

Fire Hoses Made in the USA

When a company puts the “Made in the USA” label on its products, that’s an important claim. In the eyes of consumers, it plays on patriotic emotions in a big way — as it should!

However, it is very important that any company that makes that claim doesn’t do so lightly.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): “For a product to be called Made in USA, the product must be all or virtually all made in the USA.”

“All” or virtually all” means that all significant parts AND processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin.

That is, the product should contain no, or negligible, foreign content.

There are fire hose manufacturers and distributors who assemble or couple hoses using (some) foreign component parts and sell the finished product as “Made in the USA.”

In order to maintain an inventory in four warehouse locations, be competitively priced, and maintain 1- and 2-day delivery times to most of the United States, Rawhide Fire Hose “optimizes” resources.

We accomplish that by virtue of domestic hose products from domestic manufacturers, foreign hose products from domestic manufacturers, and foreign hose products from foreign manufacturers.

We will provide 100 percent American “country of origin” hose products to those customers whose specification(s) require it. Rawhide Fire Hose will NOT sell ANY product(s) as “Made in the USA” that have component parts that have been manufactured abroad, nor assemblies (performed by Rawhide or any manufacturer) with foreign components.

Rawhide Fire Hose has always been AND will continue to be upfront and honest as to the country of origin of any product(s).

If you’re ever in need of fire hoses or fire hose products, and you need them quickly, call Rawhide Fire Hose. There’s simply no better brand, and we can deliver in one-to-two days.

About The Author: Keith Eriksen

Keith has been the president of Rawhide Fire Hose for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the Wooster Township Fire Department and serves with the Wayne County Underwater Search and Rescue unit. He has extensive knowledge of valves and hydraulics from years of experience in the oil and natural gas production business.In addition to being an avid scuba diver with master diver endorsements he is also an instrument rated private pilot, certified for high performance and complex aircraft.He enjoys landscape and gardening work, gourmet cooking, spending time with his (grown) children and traveling with his wife, Vicki.

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