During the economic recession, many manufacturers laid off workers and moved operations overseas. Despite those pressures, Ellery McCardle highlights local businesses who are committed to keeping jobs local and making their products in Southeast Minnesota and North Iowa.

Companies who are proud their products are “Made in the Midwest.”

Made in the Midwest: Premier Polysteel Buddy Benches

The concept of a bench is easy, but when you give it a name and teach the importance of acceptance, it takes on a whole new purpose.