The Made in the USA Foundation has named Zero Motorcycles to its 2012 Hall of Fame class, recognizing the electric motorcycle manufacturer’s commitment to American manufacturing.

Zero Motorcycles, founded in 2006 in Santa Cruz, Calif., by former NASA engineer Neal Saiki, becomes the second motorcycle manufacturer named to the Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Harley-Davidson was inducted in 2011.

First established in 2010, the Foundation’s Hall of Fame celebrates businesses that display dedication to American manufacturing. Criteria includes product quality, company’s contribution to U.S. job creation, accurate labeling and promotion of US-made products labor and environmental standards.

“The Hall of Fame Awards was established two years ago to celebrate the best that America produces. I have heard many times that ‘nothing is made here,'” says Joel D. Joseph, chairman of the Made in the USA Foundation. “The Hall of Fame showcases exceptional U.S. manufacturers and demonstrates that many high-quality products are made in the United States. The U.S. is still the leading manufacturing nation in the world.”

Other members of the 2012 Made in the USA Hall of Fame class include Google, the Chevy Volt, the Dodge Dart and Worksman Bicycles.

[Source: Made in the USA Foundation (PRNewswire)]