Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Xiamen, China, to show our factory and new EcoHousing Initiative to Jon Huntsman Jr., previous governor of Utah and current Ambassador to China. The tour of our Xiamen facility was well organized and I could not be more pleased with the way things turned out. A bit of history. In 2008, we opened a wholly-owned and operated facility in Xiamen, China. This means we have tight control over product quality. This is a huge distinction and big advantage over imitation "Lifetime" products made in China by other companies. By having our own manufacturing facility overseas, we can be more globally competitive and more effectively and profitably manage our international sales and distribution to the more than 52 countries we sell products to worldwide. Being wholly-owned also means the facili... More

 
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Why No NBA Label?
Over the years, many of my friends and family have asked me why Lifetime doesnt have the NBA logo on their basketball hoops. Well, the answer is simple. Money. To have the NBA logo on Lifetime backboards, it would cost money. A lot of money. Money that Lifetime chooses to instead put into the actual quality of their products. Whether its using that money for more research, new manufacturing equipment, or improved materials, the end result is a higher quality product for you. As a former employee, I can assure you thatthis philosophy carries through all aspects of Lifetime. You wont find any lavish corporate offices at the Lifetime Products headquarters in Clearfield, Utah. No marble floors, revolving doors, or plush corner offices with beautiful wraparound windows. Nope, far from it. The Lifetime Products headquarters are ac...
Basketball Polar Bear
I took a trip to San Diego this past weekend for theInternational PRSA conference.Awesome information and great speakers. But, four daysofworkshops, exhibitions, and keynote speakers-- needless to say, it's healthy to take a break! What better place to dojust thatthan the San Diego Zoo!For me, the highlight of the zoo is watching the polar bears. I was so excited to get to the exhibit, only to find him spread out on his belly, fast asleep. After a few minutes of debatingwether or notI should move on,suddenly, heopened his eyes and lumbered over to the pool. Kids and adults alike ran toward the glass, watching with excitement. This polar bear knew exactly what he wanted to do. He swam to one side of the water, grabbed his ball withone humongous paw, and swamto the other side right in front of agroup of children. What happ...
And the Winner of the Picnic Table Is….
... Brett R. of Logan, Utah! Brett is the lucky random winner of our June contest. Thanks to all of you who entered this month. As the winner, Brett will receive one of our new A-frame 6' picnic tables which is maintenance free - it can endure weathering without chipping, cracking, peeling, or rusting. The table also featuresan umbrella hole and folds completely flat for storage. And, since the polyethylene tabletop is stain resistant, spilled ketchup or baked beans will be easy for Brett to clean at his July 4th BBQ this year! Another great feature of this Lifetime picnic table is that it is lightweight and easy to move, whichBrettwill behappy to hear since he actually said in his entry that he was looking for a picnic table that is easy to move around to use on his patio and for camping. He also wanted a table that was eas...