How American is
Kohler? Consider that the plumbing product maker is in Kohler, Wis., the company town it founded in 1912 after leaving nearby Sheboygan to expand operations. Folks nearby still call drinking fountains "bubblers" in deference to the original Bubbler invented by Kohler. Not only do its 6,500 employees still produce all of Kohler's products here, but nearly all of its fixtures are made from recycled and reclaimed iron from the U.S.