William

William

Name-  William

Position at Lifetime Products- Tables and Chairs Marketing Manager

How long at Lifetime- A small portion of my lifetime has been at Lifetime.

My favorite products from Lifetime- The Commercial Grade 6ft Fold-in-Half Table, and the Contemporary Folding Chair.  I also think the Fold-up Trailer is pretty spiffy – but until I get a vehicle with a hitch, this will not be a likely purchase.

 

I just attended our annual sales conference last month.  During the conference, the main product categories of our company present category updates and strategic direction.  We also train the rest of the team and the sales force on our product, as well as why we have, and offer, what we do. One topic I covered during my presentation was the need for different table grades.  Our table grades allow us to sell quality product to different consumer segments.  At Lifetime, we tout ourselves on the fact that we offer the best product on the planet in each of our consumer segments.  We break our folding table lines into four different grades:  Professional, Commercial, Light Commercial, and Residential. Our Professional Grade product is our highest specified product, having the highest weigh... More

We all use folding tables for a variety of reasons. Just think of how you use your tables.  You can probably think of a few different uses, right?  At Lifetime, we provide affordable quality tables in all shapes and sizes for that exact reason.  For dining and eating, a standard banquet style table works really well - the 30-inch wide surface provides the right amount of space to lay out the food and still give you room for plates and table settings across from each other.  Now, the question I pose today is what about the times when you just need to display food in a buffet style and you need to keep the table out of the way? Well, a great option for you would be to use one of our 18-inch wide Lifetime Conference Tables as that perfect buffet table for the home, office, or church get together.&n... More

Lots of Americans will be rushing out this week to buy an extra table for their Thanksgiving feast and upcoming holiday dinners.  Because of its size, one of the most popular folding table options on the market is the square table, often referred to as a card table. At Lifetime, we pride ourselves on constantly innovating and improving products.  And, I am happy to share with you that Lifetime has made this popular temporary card table even more convenient to own, store, and transport thanks to a fold-in-half design and a built-in carrying handle. The new Lifetime 34-Inch Square Fold-in-Half Table offers ample seating space for up to four guests, yet folds in half to just 17½ inches to easily carry and fit in the trunk of the smallest car or a hallway closet.  However, even though the Lifetime 34-... More

As consumers, we have become accustomed to looking for safety features when making important purchase decisions, especially when it comes to products like vehicles, power tools, and baby items.  But, did you know you should also look for safety features when buying a folding table, too?   In my past few blog posts, I've been diving into various topics that help you make more educated folding table purchases.  Unfortunately, probably the most overlooked features consumers consider when buying a folding table are safety features. The last thing you need is for your table to collapse while you are using it! So, what should you look for to ensure you are purchasing a safe table?  A secure locking mechanism for the table legs.  Now, the tricky part is that locking mechanisms will vary depending on t... More

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear at Lifetime as a member of the Tables & Chairs team is:  "How much weight will this folding table hold?"  That's a pretty loaded question, no pun intended.  You would think the answer would be pretty cut-and-dry.  Truth is, it's actually quite complicated.  But, as part of my continuing series on what features to look for when picking the perfect folding table, today I'm going to help answer that question while helping you understand why durability is so important to consider when buying a folding table. So, as a shopper, where should you start to try and figure out which table is strong enough for your needs?  First, before you purchase a folding table, think about what you primarily want to use the table for.  Paper crafts may not requ... More

A few weeks ago I wrote a post with some basic questions to ask yourself before buying a folding table.  One of the questions was "Are planning on using your table inside, outside or both?" Obviously, choosing a weather-resistant table is important to consider if you'll be using your table outside.  So,  today I want to tell you a little bit more about what to look for if weather-resistance is a necessary feature for you.  Let's face it though, folding tables are most often used for occasions when extra seating or a temporary work surface is necessary… which usually means using one is not really "planned".  So, it's important to look at a table's protection against weathering and water damage no matter what your original intended purchase reason. Look for protection on any wood surfaces.&... More

When purchasing a folding table, you may think that all you need is a basic structure with a flat surface, four legs, and the ability to fold flat. In some cases, you may be right, right? I think about tables and chairs a lot. Every day I  talk with our Lifetime Tables and Chairs team about corner impact, leg locking mechanisms, channeling, leg deployment, and lots of other details that will make you stop reading this. All this knowledge has made me a firm believer that a very durable table with safety and convenience features will pay off in the long run. Do you remember the "old" folding tables? Let me jog your memory-- they were wooden, heavy, and clumsy. I remember carrying heavy tables made of wood or metal, with sharp metal edges below the table top that cut my fingers. If you were alive in the 1990's and ea... More

We are always excited to bring new products to the market and I am happy to announce Lifetime’s newest addition – Modular Storage Cabinets! Built with durable, steel-reinforced construction and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Lifetime’s new Modular Storage Cabinet is tough enough for your garage, but looks great for your home or office. With a convenient modular design, multiple cabinets can be hung and used as wall cabinets (mounting hardware not included) or can connect together and be used as base or stacking cabinets (attachment hardware included). The cabinets can be arranged in both top-to-bottom and side-to-side configurations allowing you to customize your storage area to fit your needs. Lifetime’s Modular Storage Cabinet includes two steel-reinforced, adjustable shelves that can hold up to ... More

For the past several years our company has participated in the Annual Outdoor Retailer Show at the Salt Palace in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  You’ll find the show filled with aisle after aisle of camping gear, climbing gear, custom water craft, outdoor apparel and the like.  This year at our booth you would have also found our sweet Fold-Up Utility Trailer and our convertible Yard Cart.But anyone who’s been to a trade show knows that besides touting your own wares, half of the reason you’re there is to see what everyone else is doing.  So while meandering through the multitude of retailers just trying to keep up on relevant trends, I happened across some of our tables.  A configuration of several card tables made for a very practical and common use of our product – a convenient meeting area to discuss ... More

 
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Spring Break in Port Aransas
Deep breath. Looong slow exhale. Ok, I think Im mentally ready to unwind from my spring break vacation and start writing. As much as my parents deny it, theyre becoming Ohio snowbirds. For the past two years theyve packed their mini van full and moved to Texas for the month of March. They rent a condo right on the beach in Port Aransas on Mustang Island. I am very blessed that they choose to come to Texas rather than Florida so they can spend quality time with me. Ok, who am I kidding, we all know its for the quality time with my kids, not me! :) So, last week we headed to Port Aransas for spring break week to visit my parents. Spring break at Port Aransas is well, different. I did the whole spring break trip to South Padre Island back in my college days. It was pretty much what you see when watching MTVs Spring Break showh...
The Amazing All-In-One Sports Table
If you're looking for a durable but lightweight table to take to outdoor events, check out the handyall-in-one Sports Table. Thiscompact table is 42 x 26 inches and comes with twodetached bencheswhichaccommodate up to four people.The Sports Tableisnot only perfect to takealong totailgating parties at sports events, but topicnics in the park,to the beach,andcamping getaways as well. You'll especially appreciateits functional design and quality construction. The high-density plastic tabletop is stain resistant, scratch resistant, and easy to clean.For easy transportation and convenient storage, justsnap the benchesinto built-in clipsunderneath the table. If you like to get out and go, this durable, low-maintenance table will provide you with seating or dining accommodations at any event that takes you into the great outdoors. ...
Monthly Giveaway Ends with $50 Discount on Round Picnic Table
Congratulations to Susan S. of Phoenix, Arizona! Susan was randomly selected as this month's giveaway winner and will receive a Lifetime 44" Round Picnic Table just in time to use for her Labor Day BBQ! Since this was one of our most popular giveaways so far this year, we decided to offer this picnic table for a limited time only at a special price for those of you who weren't the lucky winner but still want to own one of these unique tables. So, now through the end of August, you can save $50 on Lifetime 44" Round Picnic Table in the Lifetime Store online. Simply enter discount code 44picnic when you check out. And, as always, keep reading our blogs because we'll start another great product giveaway sometime in September. Until then, happy picnicking