Summer may be behind us, but the cold weather months arrive with great sales, savings, and discounts. At Lifetime Products we're jump starting the holiday savings with a ONE DAY ONLY CYBER MONDAY SALE on our most popular lawn & garden products. Order any of the following items from our Lifetime Store on Monday, Nov. 29th, and get $25 off the regular purchase price!  Plus, don't forget, we ALWAYS have FREE shipping on every item, every day!   Composter 60021, Composter 60060 with Garden Tools--You don't have to wait until the weather warms up to start making your own garden fertilizer. Start tossing your vegetable scraps into this 80 gal. composter now so  you will have plenty of rich, nutritious compost to use in your vegetable and flower gardens come Spring. Get some helpful tips from Joe's informative ar... More

If you're headed out to start your holiday shopping this Friday (Black Friday), be sure to make your first stop at Backyards Inc., the Official Outlet Store for Lifetime Products.   All six Backyards Inc. stores in Utah will be open 9am-3pm the day after Thanksgiving and will offer some of the biggest deals of the year, including up to $200 off select Lifetime products and some products for less than $15!  Seriously, a table for just $14.99!  (Surely one  - or even two - people on your list could use a handy Personal Table that adjusts to four different heights...perfect for a child's desk, a microwave stand in a dorm room, a TV tray for dad, a hobby table for grandma, and much more!) Here's a quick list of just a few of the amazing IN-STORE deals you can get during this ONE-DAY&... More

In most of the United States composting season is almost over -- or is it? Believe it or not, composting season just started! Just started you say? Yes! Okay, what do I mean by that? Well, think about it... the gardening season is winding down in my neck of the woods. All I've got left are cold-weather crops, and some unharvested potatoes, carrots, and red beets. We'll come back to those in a little bit.  All the other plants -- the tomatoes, the potatoes, the herbs -- have wilted with the frost. There's a lot of dead material to compost as you clean out your garden and prepare it for winter. That's why I say it's just the beginning of the composting season -- but there's a catch and a few things to look out for. Composting, as you well know, takes a certain amount of heat. Winter, as you also know, is relati... More

Wait! Before you stop reading because you weren't this month's winner, you might want to know that another site is currently giving away a Lifetime Double Shot Basketball Arcade Game! Now before I tell you about the Lifetime Double Shot giveaway, I need to congratulate our November giveaway winner Michelle K. of Carp Lake, Michigan!  She will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner on her new Lifetime 6' Adjustable Height Folding Table and six Lifetime Folding Chairs.  Like most of you, Michelle's favorite feature of the adjustable height table after watching the video is that it adjusts.  The table's versatility and stain-resistant top were also popular favorite features. Surprisingly though, we learned that many of you didn’t know until this giveaway that Lifetime makes adjustable height tables... More

If you were walking down the halls of Lifetime's world-headquarters in Clearfield, you would notice something a little out of the ordinary-- Scarecrows lining the walls in many of our buildings. Not your average scarecrows... some have one eye, and others are missing important scarecrow features (other than being more cute than scary). There's a story behind them, and what they represent to those who walk down these halls frequently. After nearly 25 years in Northern Utah, Lifetime Products enjoys longstanding relationships with the local community, and participates in a variety of local events and causes. Just down the street from Lifetime's Clearfield facility and our world-wide headquarters, is the South Clearfield Elementary School. Lifetime has partnered with the school on various programs,... More

Three of our executives--President, COO, and VP of Research & Development--recently had the opportunity to visit Toyota’s assembly plant in Japan. Their visit was not to see how cars and trucks are built, but rather to learn more about Toyota’s “Lean” manufacturing ways. Lean is a term used frequently here at Lifetime. Basically, Lean is centered on preserving value with less work. Lifetime has been implementing Lean methods for more than ten years however; there has been renewed emphasis the past two years. Some of which include flow of material and plant layout. The concept of Lean manufacturing is growing in popularity around the world but it originally derived from the Toyota Production System (TPS) in Japan. Our executives said Japan, in general, is an unbelievably clean and neat country whic... More

This contest has ended.  Let's face it, your Thanksgiving planning plate is already more than full with cleaning, invitations, grocery shopping, cooking, and decorating.  The last thing you need to worry about is how in the world you're going to seat all of the guests coming to your house for Thanksgiving dinner.  But, if you enter our giveaway this month, you may be able to sit back and relax  (in a Lifetime chair, of course)  and check off at least one thing on your growing to-do list. This month we're giving away one Lifetime 6' Adjustable Height Table and six Lifetime Folding Chairs to one lucky winner!  Set the Lifetime Adjustable Height table at its 29" height and your dining dilemma is solved.  If you're expecting lots of little turkey gobblers this year, use this Lif... More

Today is unofficially National Basketball Day.  It was on November 6, 1861 that James Naismith was born.    Thirty years later, Naismith was a young physical education teacher at a YMCA in Massachusetts with bored students who needed an indoor athletic distraction during the winter.  Naismith decided to nail two peach baskets to the balcony at both ends of a gymnasium.  He divided his students into teams and they attempted to toss a ball into the baskets…the game of basketball was born.  According to notes kept by Naismith about the first "Basket Ball" game,  the game was played with nine players on each team using a soccer ball.   Today, even though the rules and equipment have changed slightly, basketball is played by more than 300 million people worldwide, making it... More

As part of our regional advertising and public relations campaign in Utah, Lifetime has recently launched videos showcasing actual employees in different areas, talking about the products they make, and why they work hard to make them.  I talked about this campaign a few months ago in the blog post announcing the launch of this campaign, we are proud of our company, our people, our products, and our community. We are featuring the history of our greatest inventions and innovations. Who better to tell our story than the people who come to work here every day! Eleven out of our 1,200 people were selected to represent the company for this campaign. Some are being featured at Backyards Inc., the Official Outlet Store for Lifetime Products, and various places throughout the company. T... More

The other day my family took advantage of the perfect outdoor Fall weather and we spent the morning riding bikes to the local library and school playground. While our kids were busy exploring the teeter-totters, swings, and playscapes, my husband and I happened to notice a few lonely, but well-used, tetherball poles. With just one silent look at each other, we both knew it was "game on". Now, don't ask me what I was thinking…I'm 5'6" and my husband is 6'4".  Obviously, I didn't really stand a chance.  But, the competitive side in me had to try.  I guess maybe I remember too vividly my elementary school days when I was always the unlucky kid to patiently wait my turn in line, only to have to play against the biggest kid in the class who could wind the ball around the pole in just one punch.  No line... More

 
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