When you shop local, you’re supporting local businesses and the people behind them! Hirshfield’s is proud to be a local Minnesota-based, family-owned company, manufacturing paint right here in Minneapolis and selling that paint throughout the state.
But Hirshfield’s sells more than their own Minnesota-made paint. They also sell many other Minnesota-made and USA-made products. Dave Gerber, procurement and distribution manager for Hirshfield’s, spoke with us about Hirshfield’s commitment to purchasing products from other Minnesota and U.S. companies.
How long has Hirshfield’s been manufacturing and selling paint here in Minnesota?
Hirshfield’s has been manufacturing paint in Minneapolis since 1982 and selling paint and painting supplies since 1894.
What products does Hirshfield’s carry that are made right here in Minnesota?
Besides Hirshfield’s line of paint, Hirshfield’s also carries Atrix products which are made in Burnsville, Graco products which are made in Minneapolis and the Handy Paint Pail line which is made in Chanhassen. Hirshfield’s also carries more than 25 other products that are made in the U.S.A.
Why does Hirshfield’s believe in purchasing Minnesota and American-made products?
Simply put – quality. Although the retail price of an American 2″ paint brush may be more than the price of a Chinese 2″ paint brush, the quality of the American version will provide better performance and longer life. Professional painters and experienced homeowners buy quality for these reasons…better products make the application easier and help provide a better looking finish. Also, quality tools do not need to be replaced after every job thus saving dollars in the long run. Not to mention you are supporting the local economy!
Have you always believed in purchasing American-made products?
I have personally always preferred American consumer goods over imports because in general you get a better, longer lasting product.
For additional resources for finding American-made products, check out Made in America from ABC World News. And to find more products made right here in Minnesota, check out KSTP’s Minnesota Made series.
Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.