On our way to the Grand Canyon we stop at a little place for gas and snacks. Look at the little place call The Tackle Shop flying the American Flag. A little American business out in the middle of no where proudly flying the American flag.
Made in the U.S.A craftsman tool cabinets arrive at Lowes. Other craftsman tools to follow
In March 2017 Stanley Black and Decker acquired the Craftsman brand, Civsvi. Craftsman a long 90 year time brand for Sears is now finding its way into Lowes. Previously Craftsman could be found at Ace and K mart.
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.
According to Bobby Chez website Bobby started his career cooking burgers with his mom at Woodcrest country club. Then Bobby became head chef and his restaurant in Westbound,New Jersey. This is where he was know for his excellent award winning jumbo lump crab cakes. Now Bobby Chez is all over New Jersey places like Collinswood, NJ , Sewell, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ and Mt. Laurel, NJ
Snaplock industries is a family run modular flooring company in Salt Lake City Utah. Their 150,000 square foot manufacturing of all their products runs 24 hours, 365 days a year. SnapLock has been in flooring business for more than 30 years. SnapLock is the parent company of RaceDeck® garage flooring, SnapSports® athletic surfaces, DuraGrid® matting , FastDeck® portable floors and SnapLock® dance floors. According to SnapLock website their products are truly made in America.
I watched a commercial about their products and that is where I discovered their website with the American flag flying in front of their business. What a beautiful picture. I had to reach out to them and get their permission to use and tell their incredible story. SnapLock proud enough to fly the American flag. SnapLock is also proud to make all their products here in the great USA. An article on their website stating, truly made in U.S.A caught my eye. I know many companies say made in America but you often wonder if all their products really are.
SnapLock makes their products in the U.S.A at 100 percent.
Check out SnapLock’s about us page where whey explain how they are truly in-house from designing to producing their own molds. Even to the person who loads the truck for shipment. 100% American made from start to finish. It is great to here about a company that is committed to do everything in house and not relying on outsourcing.
Keeping it Green
If you go to SnapLock’s website you will see the page titled, Keeping it Green. SnapLock gives you bullet points on how they are the greenest manufacturing facilities in the modular. Some things they do is recycle all papers and cardboard. They also use steel in their molds recyclable. They strive many more ways to keep their facility green.