Rayovac’s Flag Sighting

Rayovac Portage, WI plant
Rayovac’s Portage, WI plant

Rayovac’s Portage, WI plant is proudly flying the American Flag. This Battery company, has a long history starting back in 1906. They manufacture batteries, flashlights, bulbs, chargers and more. The picture here in this post is their plant in Portage, WI. They are  celebrating 50 years at this site. I contacted Rayovac and a representative mentioned that they have facilities in Fennimore, Portage (as shown above)and Middleton Wisconsin in which they all are proudly flying the American Flag. Proudly made in America and flying the American Flag. 

Rayovac will be celebrating 110 years of American (Wisconsin) manufacturing in January 2016.

Furthermore, battery technology has come a long way. In 1906 Rayovac started selling a 6 inch battery cell to be used in telephones. Look at our smart phones today.

Look at our  batteries now, look how far technology has come. Flashlight batteries start to sell in 1910. Jump ahead to 1988 they introduces a new computer clock battery for personal computers, as well as other devices

Rayovac’s Products

Here are some of Their products.

  • General Lights-Nitglow storm prep 2AA light, Nitglow storm prep 3AA combo and 14 LED 3AAA Glow in the dark flashlight to name a few
  • Work lights-Virtually indestructible 3LED Lantern,  Virtually indestructible LED 4C beam Lantern and Virtually indestructible LED 3AAA flashlight
  • outdoor lights-The Beast 2000 Flashlight, Virtually Indestructible LED 3D Lantern, Virtually Destructible LED 6AA spotlight and more.
  • Flashlights-Virtually indestructible Lights Bundle,Emergency Kit Bundle, Home and away Kit Bundle. and more.
  • Bulbs-Fluorescent Bulb Kit, K13 Krypton Bulb and K4 Krypton Bulb.

Original Great American Steak

American Flags flying in outdoor dining

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.

Yes, an American Flag sighting on my steak burger.

American Flag Sighting
American Flag Sighting on my steak burger

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.

Original Great American Steak

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.

 

Boat Business in the Desert

A Boat Business in the Desert

 

You know the old saying, want to buy beach front property in the desert? Well what about a boat business in the desert? As I was at Elephant Butte, New Mexico I notice another business proudly flying their American flag. there in the middle of vast miles of New Mexico’s terrain ( desert is what it looks like to me) sits a small boat business.

Boating is popular at the Elephant Butte reservoir so somebody had had  to start a business for boat repairs and marine shop. See the flag proudly flying at this business?

 

An Inspiration quote from Michael Jordan

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP

From an article from Forbes and contributor Richard Harroch.

 

A Boat business in the desert
American Flag Sighting

Plaza Reality In Beautiful Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Plaza Reality
While visiting my son in Texas.  He took us to beautiful New Mexico where I spotted this American Flag at Plaza Realty.  We were headed to Elephant Butte State Park  in Sierra County, New Mexico. Plaza Realty is located  in Elephant Butte where they serve as a reality firm for Sierra County in New Mexico. When you drive up to this mini plaza you are in the middle of no where, but what a beautiful area. Elephant Butte Park is just off  Warm Spring Boulevard.  The park has a beautiful huge lake which ia a reservoir created by the Rio Grande.  A major advantage to this Park is that you drive right onto the beach with your jeep or truck.  This gives you the benefit of setting up camp for just the day or overnight. Setting up camp allows  you can enjoy all that the reservoir has offer.  You see people camping right on the beach. They go swimming, boating, ride their jet skis or just lay in the sun.  Elephant Butte is not just a great vacation spot, but a great place to live.  Truth of Consequences, another town in Sierra County, is known for its geothermal mineral waters and offers many historic nature trails and Hot Springs as it was formally known.   New Mexico is a  vast open area of miles and miles of open land, so if you are looking for a place to call home whether it is ranching, farming or a single family home Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences  or  Sierra County may be the place for you.  If you are interested in find out more about these area Check out the Plaza Reality website .  Americans are resilient people who set  up a business in many different places and no matter where you go in American, American businesses show their pride by flying the American flag in front of their business

Tall American Flag

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Tall American Flag

On my way to New Mexico passed by a very tall American Flag flying in the wind as we were leaving the city of El Paso, Texas. Just wanted to show you the picture.

 

Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation

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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.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 

Stanley’s True Value

Stanley's True Value
American Flag Sighting

 

 

Stanley’s True Value

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.

 

Start up Quotes

Here are 3 quotes I pulled from Forbes.com

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”  –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”  –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney

Pool Store Flying American Flag

 Pool Store flying American Flag
The Pool Store

Pool Store Flying American Flag. I rode by another American Flag Sighting at The pool Store. I never knew it was there. Look at these nice Colors. The American flag in front of The Pool Store building in red and white with the blue sky in back ground.

The Pool Store has three locations West Berlin and two stores in Sewell, New Jersey. Their web sites mention that they have a complete line of swimming pools which it includes pool chemicals, supplies and equipment. The Store specializes in the installation of in-ground vinyl pools, in-ground liners, safety covers, salt systems and pool equipment.

What I like is the Pool Store mentions that they have years of experience. I know this myself that it is important to get the correct answer to your swimming pool questions. There is nothing more frustrating when you are having pool problems either chemical or mechanical. You what the right answers from a professional.

check their website out at thepoolstore.com

 

American Flag on an antique Tractor

American Flag on an antique Tractor
American Flag on Tractor

American businesses come in all sizes, as Americans it seams that most of us are born as natural entrepreneurs. We are always thinking out of the  box. We are survivalist, always looking for a ways to survive financial or just make things better. I know I take pictures of American companies big or small but I just had to take a picture of this American Flag Flying on an antique farm tractor. Maybe this is not a business (although they do sell fire wood) but I just had to take this picture. I love the idea of hanging an American Flag on an antique tractor. John Deere made things better for American farmers. At the age of 17 john Deere was a black smith in Vermont. he latter move to Illinois to look for work. John Deere heard from farmers complaining that their plows were breaking in the hard soil in Illinois. john know he could make it better. He redesigned and made the plow out of steel not the cast iron plows the farmers where using. Check out this link, nicks history of antique tractors.

 

 

Pioneer Pipe Contractors

Pioneer Pipe Contractors American Flag Sighting
www.pioneerpipecontractors.com

Pioneer Pipe Contractors American Flag Sighting. Pioneer Pipe Contractors started as a small contractor with one backhoe and a six wheeler dump truck. They have grown to rank as one of the top utility and roadway project contractors in southern New Jersey. Pioneer Pipe  is also the general contractor for various site development projects, private and commercial.

Pioneer pipe contractor inc is living the American dream, started small worked hard and now a steady growing company and proudly Flying the American Flag.

American Flag Sighting Quality Auto Repair

American Flag Sighting Quality Auto Repair. American Flag Sighting in Marlton, NJ. Quality Auto Repair has been in business for more than 30 years. Owner states he’s living his American dream owning a business. The business is at 35 N. Maple Ave Marlton, NJ. I had personally had work done there. Excellent service and fair price. Visit them at www.qualityautorepairnj.com. American Flag Sighting at Quality Auto Repair.

American Flag Sighting Quality Auto Repair
American Flag Sighting at Quality Auto Repair

Here’s a quote I found on peppergang.com “I’m aAmerican Flag Sighting at Quality Auto Repair fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.” – Bill Rancic