We flew to Ohio to visit my parents last week.  The kids had a blast at Mammy and Papa's house and the trip went by way too fast, as usual. I know it's crazy, but as soon as our adventure began, I couldn't help but think of Lifetime. When we went through the airport security checkpoint, I counted seven Lifetime tables just at the one gate I was using!  You know the table you put your carry-on luggage and shoes on before you push them through the conveyor belt?  Yep, a majority of the time, those are Lifetime tables!  Considering all of the hundreds of thousands of things that get dropped and scooted on the tables each day, they were in pretty good shape.  It definitely speaks well to the strength and durability of Lifetime tables.  (I did notice, however, they've started bringing in a few metal t... More

In the months since we’ve started this blog, I've received several questions regarding Lifetime's fold-in-half tables... interestingly enough, most people ask the basic question: How do you to unfold them? Esther from Niceville, FL wrote in yesterday: "I just bought your 5 ft fold-in-half table. It’s great, but I do not know how to open it up and there wasn't any directions. Sorry, I am 69 years old and not mechanically minded and am afraid that I might do something to mess it up..." How do you unfold it?? The first few times I’ve seen this question, I admit, I thought it wouldn’t be all that hard. But then I walked down to our showroom and tried to open a new table myself... it took a little more elbow grease thought! I looked into why this is, and it turns out our engineers developed these tables t... More

Earlier this summer, we had a garage sale.  We had a lot of junk treasures, to clean out.  I was excited about the prospect of making a good chunk of change based on a few of our "big" objects and the oodles of infant gear and kids' clothes, which are always hot garage sale items.  But, I knew that presentation was the key to getting more things sold.  The neater my "treasures" were displayed, the quicker and better they would sell. We have annual garage sales so I've somewhat perfected my strategies over the years.  I usually try to arrange things similar to a mini-store with all like-items placed together.  Normally, I have enough table space simply by putting a big piece of plywood on top of our sawhorses, and setting up my card table and Lifetime 4'x2' table.   I also always use my... More

Like most people, I enjoy firing up the BBQ grill to cook dinner outside. I’m usually a big fan of steaks, marinated pork loins, and the occasional chicken breasts. Last week, however, I almost tried a new cut of meat… RAT!! Ugh. My husband opened the lid to light the grill and, much to his surprise, a rat was scurrying around under the rack! Unfortunately, this isn’t our first rat encounter. About a month ago, I was in our backyard and saw two rats run across our wooden fence. I FREAKED! We just had friends in a subdivision a few miles down the road who had one rat do $8,000 damage to their new house when a rat in their attic chewed through AC lines! And now, the nasty little vermin are daring to venture into my yard. Let me make it clear – I don’t do RODENTS!! I immediately called our extermi... More

My best friend recently replaced all her wicker patio furniture with Lifetime patio furniture—her wicker chairs and table had rotted from sun exposure in less than two years! As she said, “I like the wicker look, but I’m not made out of money. These tables and chairs will last forever.” Maybe they won’t last forever, but they should last a good deal longer, and I agree with her that they look a lot better. Her wicker furniture was faded and ratty in the first summer, even before it fell apart. The clean, smooth finish on her new Lifetime patio furniture will last much longer. I know, because I’ve been using Lifetime tables and chairs as patio furniture for ages. Long before I came to work for Lifetime, we had a Lifetime picnic table on our deck and Lifetime folding chairs sitting in the s... More

Our friends over at the Costco Blog have a very nice write-up on our 44" Round Picnic Table. They also mention our durable banquet tables and chairs, and even praise our revolutionary folding trailer. Thanks for the kudos guys! *Costco Blog is not affiliated with Costco Warehouses or Costco.com More

 
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Lifetime Products Profit Sharing
On Feb 6, 2010Lifetime Products held its 42nd bi-annual Profit Sharing Meeting. If youre like me, and dont know what profit sharing is when you first hear of it, let me explain.Profit Sharing is a program where a company shares a portion of the years profit with its employees. At Lifetime, everyone is involved with Profit Sharing and we all get the exact same amount (with the exception of people that have been with the company for less than a year or have not met performance requirements). Lifetimes Profit Sharing meeting is also a report on the company. Both the Lifetime Products President Richard Hendrickson and Owner/CEO take the opportunity to update us on company initiatives, company goals and values, and new products. In this meeting we learned that Lifetime is still completely debt-free, and doing great after recent ...
Valentine's Day Giveaway Winner Announced, New Giveaway Next Week!
Wow! Romance is in the air. When we announced that we were giving away two Lifetime Adirondack Chairs for Valentine's Day to relax withyour sweetheart, we received more entries than any monthly giveaway we've ever had! So, congratulations to all you who entered for wanting to think outside of thebox of chocolates this year.:) And, congratulations toJulie M. of Uniontown, PA who was our lucky random winner! If you didn't win, you still have time to order Lifetime Adirondack Chairs from the Lifetime Store online and have them shipped in time for Valentine's Day. Or, if you're not in a hurry, watch for them soonin a Costco store near you. And, as always, stayed tuned to this blog and our Facebook page. Our next monthly giveaway will start next week. Whoa! Tell your friends to starting following us on Facebook now, this is one ...
Introducing the New Lifetime Water Sports Logo!
Whether youre new to kayaking or youre a seasoned veteran, you know one thing about the sport of paddling - its fun! As Lifetime Products grows as a company and we, the water sports division, grow as a category, we want to make sure we make our mark in the paddlesports industry. To keep us moving in the right direction, weve come up with some brand-spanking-new logos to bring the fun and excitement of the sport to each and every kayak we make. The water sports community is fun, energetic, and unique, we wanted a logo that represented the quality Lifetime is known for, yet exhibited the upbeat environment found throughout the kayaking industry. And here you go! The new Lifetime watersports logo is an abstract representation of a kayak in water with elements of fun and adventure. Our lighter colored kayaks - yellow, orange and...