I am on a quest, maybe you can help. I love seeing American flags flying. I just get chills of pride. I think it is great to see American flags flying in front of businesses big or small. I think of how the company got started, who owns it, who are the people behind it and what do they do. Service or product ?. Isn't this one of the things that makes this country great? I am talking about, entrepreneurship. I am gathering a list in m travels of companies big or small proud enough to fly the American Flag.Here are a few businesses 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.
Driving down the road I notice an American flag flying at Astro Outdoor Advertising. I remember Astro signs. I have notice them form many years. when I go to local area stores and businesses and see the signs that where made by this company.
Go to their website www.astreosignco.com. They have a very interesting history and a lot of samples of their great work. You will see on their website that they offer many services. Billboard advertising, production, design, installation, maintenance, digital printing and more. Oh and by the way, they offer Flags and flag poles. Click on the installation on their site and see Astro working on one of their customers who is Franklin Trailers and you will see Franklin’s American flag flying in the back ground.
What an interesting businesses, think about it, a business needs a sign or a billboard to advertising and of course American flags and flag poles.
On Astro website they mention some good advise to businesses. They say for billboard advertising Outdoor advertising has a lower cost per thousand than any other type of advertising. 80% less than TV commercials, 60% less than newspaper ads and 50% less than radio. As a business you going have to think about advertising. Advertising on a billboard may not be a bad idea.
As a business you want a clean and eye catching sign and yes of course a beautiful American flag. So fly your American flag and let me know so I can post about your business on my American flag sighting blog.
Here or some entrepreneur quotes from entrepreneur.com
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
and one of my favorite- “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
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.