American Made Weightlifting Equipment, barbells, barbell collars, bumper plates
At HomeGrown Lifting, we believe in offering the highest-quality equipment at a fair price. Our products are manufactured in the United States, in a facility we own. We’re able to significantly cut costs by not purchasing materials from abroad, and we pass those savings directly on to you. If you aren’t familiar with the many reasons why you should be buying items made in America, we’ll share some with you now.
Why Buying American-Made Matters
Are you looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make more eco-friendly choices? Buying products made in the USA is one of the easiest ways to accomplish both of those. The steel and iron products used in our barbells and bumper plates are manufactured in America. American steel undergoes rigorous quality testing that isn’t required in other countries, and two-thirds of the iron products are made using scrap metal instead of iron ore.
Supporting US-based companies also helps to ensure a safe environment for workers and fair wages. When you purchase imported goods, you’re backing the systems those countries have in place, and helping to keep the staff in unsafe conditions. When you pay a bit more for merchandise made in America, you’re ensuring a safe work environment and livable wages.
The “Made in the USA” seal has been a longstanding hallmark of quality. When manufacturing plants are outsourced overseas, it’s impossible to know if corners are being cut that will detract from the final product. Our bumper plates are made right here in Lexington, KY, so we have control over every aspect of the manufacturing process.
Another perk to buying from companies in the United States is that the lead time for orders is significantly reduced which means you get your items faster. Supply chains are also more reliable, consistent, and cost effective when the goods being shipped originated in America. Think about the last time you ordered something from another country. How long did it take for your items to ship, let alone arrive on your doorstep? Our close proximity to our products means most of our orders are shipped within 2-4 business days.
Great customer service is another cornerstone of a successful business. When the support you receive originates near where the business is located, it can create confidence in the connection between you and the business. Small businesses have a lot more riding on their reputation for good service than large corporations. If you have a question or concern about one of our products, your phone call or email is received directly by one of our founders or team members.
The next time you have some shopping to do, we strongly encourage you to seek out an option that is made near you, in America. You’ll be supporting your local small businesses and helping to strengthen our nation’s economy, and what could be better than that?
Are you ready to begin, or continue, your weightlifting journey? We’d be happy to help you choose the right equipment for your needs. Give us a call at (502) 771-0530 or send us an email. We ship our products to the lower 48 states, and offer free shipping on orders of $360+ for select states.