Company History (2)

In the 1800's and 1900's, immigrants from around the World came to America looking for a better life. Jobs were plentiful from the Pennsylvania steel mills down to the coal mines of West Virginia and the farms of Tennessee & Georgia.The people of the Eastern states assembled the largest workforce ever known and were a major part of the Industrial Revolution. Sadly many of these factories have closed because of foreign competition. They have also had to endure the loss of many of their small Mom & Pop roadside store customers who have also been put out of business by big chain stores.


Appalachian Trading was begun in late 2013 to promote both small and large factories across America who manufacture great products that are hard to find and aren't usually available in the big box stores. We strive to find companies that have stood the test of time and have been providing jobs for their hometown for at least 5 years or more. We especially like to find factories that are family owned, and have a long history and heritage in their hometown. We use a page on our site entitled "The Companies We Keep" to share their stories with the World. We especially like to brag on the ones who give back to their community. So please visit the Companies page.


Appalachian Trading is a 21st century version of a 19th & early 20th century mail order catalog. All of the companies we represent are American owned. They still put every ounce of what it means to be Made In The USA into their products.


Appalachian Trading is not affiliated with any of the companies we represent.