MadeInAmerica.com is a non-partisan, private company
We have a buy & build American philosophy. Growing the U.S. economy depends on a strong and flexible manufacturing community. We have one common goal: to raise awareness for the economic, environmental and community impact of American-made manufacturers and brands.
Made In America 2019 will be the inaugural conference and events that will take place in Indianapolis, Oct 3-6, 2019.
MEET DON BUCKNER / Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur Don Buckner’s patriotic plan began in 1996, when he attempted to find several American-made products online, but was unable to do so. Frustrated, he took matters into his own hands, purchasing MadeintheUSA.com. The website served as a directory resource connecting patriotic consumers to more than 300,000 American-made manufacturers for several years. In 2013, he decided to expand his vision and evolve the business into an e-commerce site dedicated to American-made products and educating American Consumers.
Buckner is no stranger to success in business as he has been in the manufacturing industry for over 30 years. In 1997, he launched VAC-TRON Equipment. He was awarded The 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award/Construction for Florida.
After the acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment in 2018 by Vermeer Corporation, Don decided it was time to go all-in on his #AmericanMade plan and Made in America 2019 will be that jumping off point.
Brad Winnings | Chief Operations Officer
Brad is the main point of contact for the Made In America 2019 show and event operations and is a co-founder of MadeinAmerica.com, “Education and apprenticeship programs are the missing link in closing the skilled workers gap. Our goal is to work with universities and companies, along side legislators, to help with the advanced manufacturing era.”
Jason Blount | Chief Technology Officer
Jason is the host of American Made Stories and co-founder of MadeinAmerica.com, “We are in the infancy of the 4th industrial revolution, automation, IoT, AI, etc. and this will allow the United States to be the world’s number one manufacturer again. The latest technology is usually born in the U.S. and we want to see more of the hardware being made in America.”