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Does anyone make ball caps in the U.S. any more? I'm looking for some to get embroidered with my company logo, and haven't been able to find a 'Made in America" cap. If you have a cap that was made here, please look inside and post any information you can find.

For the Bash I ran out of time anf got a dozen that were made in Bangaledesh, but really want some that were made here for my next order.

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Jim I did some quick searching and this is all I could find. I only looked for about 20 minutes. If I remember, I'll look in my pile of hats tonight and see if any are American made. I know the last few I was given weren't.

Unionwear Union Label Union Made in USA Baseball Caps T Shirts

I'm not sure if this helps, but I hope so. If you read the fine print, I think the minimum order might be fifty hats. It also looks like they have a few locations in IL. Hope this helps.
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Wowsers! They want $9.83 for a minimum of 100 caps! That's a WHOLE lot more than I can afford, especially since I only need a couple dozen. There aren't a hundred people in the world that I like.

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Wowsers! They want $9.83 for a minimum of 100 caps! That's a WHOLE lot more than I can afford, especially since I only need a couple dozen. There aren't a hundred people in the world that I like.
that's a union for ya.....
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Jim, I salute you for wanting to buy American made products.
And TomKat, You think there's something wrong with the union label?

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Jim, I checked about 50 or so hats that were within easy reach at home and I did find a few that are/were made in the USA. As far as the first link I posted, at the bottom of the front page it says something about quantities of 50 or more though their posted pricing begins at 100. Of the American made hats I found, one was made by The Lambert Co of Chillicothe, MO. They appear to be out of business. Another is labeled Rushmore Embroidery in SD. Their phone number is 605-343-6367. They are still in business. Another was made by Mad Hatter Promotions. They were local to IL at one point based on the phone number on the label. I can't find them in the yellow pages or with google. There is one in Findaly, OH. However, I have no idea if it's the same company. The next one was made by OWNCO Marketing in Portland, OR. They appear to have changed their name to Brand Innovators and are still around. They might be worth contacting but they may import all their hats at this point. I also have an old Gander Mountain hat by Mossy Oak that was made here. Not sure if they're made here anymore. In searching the net further I did find another mfr in the US. Go to Cap America Inc | Custom embroidered hats screen printing made in USA caps

They have a whole list of hats that are custom made here. Looks like you'll have to find a local distributor for them. There is a link to do that on the website.

I'm afraid that’s all the help I can give you at this point. I'll let you know if I run across anything else. Good luck!
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Wow! That's a great help! I'll check those out. A few of them must still be in business. Thanks!

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And TomKat, You think there's something wrong with the union label?
No, just that they sometimes protect useless employees and drive wages to the point of where the product the employees produce isn't competitively priced anymore. They have driven the big three auto makers into a big hole, along with pensions to former employees. Believe me, I will always buy American made, IF I can ever find it. But it is harder and harder to do, and Unions are partially to blame for that, just my .02.
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Any updates Jim?
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No, it's on the back burner for now. I gave the leads to my cap guy, but we've both had other things going.

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