As I was walking through Lowes Home improvement hardware aisle, I notice these containers on the shelf in which you can hold and store hardware. I also notice the little American flag on the plastic container which caught my attention. I had to go and look up for more information on this company named Buddeez Manufacturing. Of course the first thing I notice was a picture of Buddeez Flying the American Flag. I read further and was interested in the history and all the products they manufacturer. One of the products I actually use to store my dog food.
Buddeez Manufacturing is a nationally recognized plastic injection molding company. Their employees have a combined 200 years of experience in molding and tooling. Some of their certifications include NSF Compliant Facility, certified Walmart Global Secure Facility, Approved co-packer for Mars Pet Care and others. Buddeez Manufacturing building is a 75000 square foot of warehousing. It is located near interstate 44 and interstate 70 where they can bring materials in and finished products out, according to their about us on their website.
If you read their about us page you can also learn that Charlie Hall had a vision. ” Make good American Made Products that people can really use. Make them well – make them here – make them affordable.” Another example of a great American business who had a vision and proudly flying the American flag.
A vision is how most businesses start. One person with an idea can solve a problem, start a new trend or improve your life. This is what makes America great, the freedom to have a vision and guts to implement it. Great companies like Buddeez should inspire others to start a company and make something in this great U.S.A. like they did.
Joseph Fazzio was founded in 1965 by Joseph p. Fazzio. Today it is still a family owned third generation company. Joseph Fazzio has two locations, Glassboro and Farmingdale, New Jersey. Glassboro is the head quarters sitting on 28 acre site offering a massive 36,000 ton inventory. Fazzio’s has way too many items to list here. They have industrial supplies including steel, metal which include sheets of steel, tubing, beams and etc. They also provide fabrication service like plasma cutting and drilling just to name a few. Joseph Fazzio also has new and used industrial surplus like welders, welding supplies, abrasives, lifting & rigging, anchors, cutting tools, material handling, fleet & trailer supplies, masonry products. Joseph Fazzio’s even sell on eBay. To get a full view of their services and products go to their web site https://www.shopjfi.com/
Fazzio Has Almost Everything
Fazzio started some years ago with just a house and a small building. The founder would buy from companies that were going out of business mostly hardware and industrial businesses. He would simple resell that product. After years of growing it was very common for one to say try Fazzio’s they have almost everything.
I believe I heard though others who know the founder that he really had a small farm and sold produce. Joseph had a vision, most people in that area had farms so he had a vision to buy from used and new products from hardware stores and resell sell it. Read a good article in inc.com about vision. Like Joseph he had a vision but he executed it.
I was in El Paso,Texas again for a few weeks. As I was there we stop at a Steak restaurant. As we pulled up to the restaurant the first thing I notice was American Flags flying in the outside dining area. I took some pictures of the outside area. We walked inside and order a steak burger because it was just too hot outside in Texas in July. Original Great American Steak are know for their steaks and steak burgers. I ordered their well known steak burger, and to my surprise I was served a juicy burger with a little American flag.
If you go to their web site www.originalgreatamerican.com you can read their about us page where you can learn how they are family own company and their company history. While you are on their website look at their menu. If you are in the area check them out, very good food with a great view.
A great place for family, great food and a great view from the Franklin Mountains.
I can drive around and see many diners with American Flags flying but usually not restaurants. I only have one post of a diner flying the American flag because I was just starting to post American Flag Sighting and that was a diner near my home town
Just another example of a great American business and proud enough to fly American flag. well in this case flying many American Flags.
Driving along Route 26 headed to the beaches in Delaware I noticed all the American flags Flying in front of businesses not because it’s Fourth of July but because these businesses fly proudly all year long.
From small a small Deli named Ocean view Deli to condo’s I passed by the usually flag flying businesses like fast food restaurants, car lots and Banks. But I love seeing the hundreds of other small businesses of American Flags along Route 26. I wish I could stop and get a history of their business. How they got started and what or who inspired them.
Tell your American business story. As an entrepreneur you probably made sacrifices and took a lot of hard. We like to know, what inspired you? what motivated you? How did you to get started? Tell your story on crucial steps you took to get started. In your own words tell us how to inspire others who want to start a business.
I am on a quest, maybe you can help. I love seeing American flags flying. I just get chills of pride. It is great to see American flags flying in front of businesses big or small. You have to think of how the company got started, who owns it, who are the people behind it and what do they do ? Service or product ? This one of the things that makes this country great.
We are talking about, entrepreneurship. We are gathering a list in our travels of companies big or small proud enough to fly the American Flag. Here are a few businesses flying the American flags. We would love to have anyone who is owns a business and would take a picture of their flag. Also a brief story about your company. How you got started and what is your business? As a result encouragement for others to start a business. Send you company statement if you want. Anything that tells me about you. I will share on this blog and spread your story on social media. Finally if you can add a picture if you have an American Flag flying at your business that would be great.
Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation proudly flying their american flag.
Josephs is another example of a company who started small in 1988 with lawn care now they expanded to a full service company. According to their website they offer irrigation, power washing, asphalt, lot sweeping, turf care, snow service management, lawn maintenance and award winning landscape design and construction.
Hard work Pays off.
Seems like, hard work pays off. A company who probably started with a humble beginning with a lot of competition made they company grow through the years.
Quotes to inspire you to start your own business. I pulled these from INC.com
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
–John D. Rockefeller
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website. While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.
We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.
Nothing else says American like Harley-Davidson. Here is a picture of Harley-Davidson proudly flying the American Flag at their Kansas City plant. This powertrain Operations plant is over 350 thousand square feet. The Kansas City Plant produces the Sportster®, StreetTM , V-Rod®, Dyna® and among others.
Harley-Davidson 100 Years of History
There is over 100 years of history of Harley-Davidson. In the beginning of the 1900’s William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson produce the first Harley Davidson which expand to their many models today. By 1914 the United States Postal Service was using instead of the bicycle. Eventually, the Unite States Army saw good use for Harley-Davidson. Check out their History right here from their site www.harley-davidson.com
Two boyhood friends named William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson started their business from a 10 by 15 shed. Two friends who had an vision to put a motor on a bicycle to make travel easier and quicker. See more from an article from entrepreneur.com
What sticks out for me is how many American businesses start out. Like the story about Harley-Davidson, it started in a 10 by 15 shed. Just think how many companies start out in garages, basements, sheds and even the kitchen table. I knew a business who drew an idea on a napkin at a bar. Americans just do it. We do what have to no matter where it is. We work with what we have. We start with an idea and build from there.
To me when a company fly’s that american flag they don’t forget of the men and women who gave their life to have that freedom to start an idea and build it. So we can start our own idea in a garage, basement and a shed.