Peering around the curtains, I began scanning the auditorium. It was quickly filling with around 800-900 Lifetime employees (judging by the seat capacity of 1000). Just a few more minutes until starting time... I told myself. Before I knew it, I felt the stage crew manager tapping my shoulder. “Time to start” he said. I looked at my laptop and queued up our opening video... here we go… Welcome backstage to a behind the scenes look at Lifetime’s Profit Sharing meeting 2011. If you read this blog 6 months ago, you know that our Profit Sharing meeting is a semi-annual tradition at Lifetime. This January marks the 44th time we’ve gotten together to share company updates, new products, and more often than not, a lovely bonus check for every employee in proportion to our profitability over the p... 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
This year for Christmas, my family decided to take a vacation to Maui, Hawaii. My mom is the only one who had ever been to Hawaii before and that was years ago, so we were all pretty excited. It turned out to be one of my family’s favorite vacations. We absolutely loved it and were able to get the most out of our time. From seeing amazing ocean life while snorkeling, to driving down a tiny, windy road through the tropical Hawaiian jungle, we were able to take full advantage of the beautiful island. As everyone knows, one of the main Hawaiian traditions is the luau. If you go to Hawaii, attending a luau is a must! The dancing is wonderful, and there is no better way to experience Hawaiian culture and tradition. Our hotel hosted a nightly luau, and much to my surprise, guess what tables and chairs were used.....that&rsqu... More
January is national Get Organized month. And, based on the comments we received in this month's giveaway entries, a lot of you have some big organization projects you plan to tackle! Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter our January giveaway, and a big congratulations to our lucky random winner Brook Y. from Willard, Utah! Brook will receive two Lifetime Modular Cabinets to help with her storage problems in her garage. The majority of you who entered this month's giveaway were hoping to win the Lifetime Modular Cabinets to help organize your garages and basements. But, some of you had other clever plans for the modular cabinets including laundry rooms, craft rooms, play rooms, outside on your decks, and inside your storage sheds. All perfect spots for these weather-resist... More
Last week, 49 of 50 states in America had snow on the ground in at least some part of the state. Florida was the only state to escape the big snow storms hitting the rest of the country. With cold temperatures upon us, there are many questions that come up about winterizing basketball systems and what steps should be taken to ensure your system is ready for next spring. Here are some FAQs that will hopefully shed some light on questions you may have concerning your basketball hoop. Q: Should I use antifreeze in a Lifetime portable base during the winter months? A: No, antifreeze is not necessary. Lifetime bases are made out of high-density polyethylene plastic that is flexible enough to expand with the water when it freezes. Q: What other maintenance is required to weatherize my basketball sy... More
This giveaway has ended. The holidays may be gone, but more than likely, they left behind a lot of new "stuff" for you to store or stash. Whether it's new toys, outgrown toys, Christmas decorations, craft supplies, or tools, reorganizing after the holidays is sometimes an overwhelming task. (No wonder the National Association of Professional Organizers has declared January as "Get Organized" Month!) That's why we thought this month was the perfect time to give away two Lifetime Modular Cabinets to one lucky winner to help solve those storage problems! As you saw last week in Charyls' blog post, the Lifetime Modular Cabinets are attractive for use in your home or office, yet strong and durable for use in your garage. The cabinets can be used freestanding on the floor, or hung on the wall.&... More
Looking for some durable, lockable storage cabinets for your garage, utility room, lab, or office? Lifetime offers a heavy-duty,commercial cabinet with a modular design so you can connect multiple cabinets together. Connect them vertically or horizontally. Use them as freestanding cabinets on the floor, or mount over a desk, countertop, or your washer and dryer. The Lifetime modular storage cabinet is constructed from high-density, double-walled, polyethylene plastic with steel reinforcements, so it's strong, stain resistant, and scratch resistant. Two adjustable, steel-reinforced shelves can hold up to 125 lbs. as a floor cabinet, or 75 lbs. as a wall cabinet. You'll also appreciate the locking feature on the doors which allows you to keep the contents safe, secure, and out of reach of children. While it is built... More
My husband, kids, and I traveled from Texas to my parents' house in Ohio for Christmas. In addition to spending quality time with the cousins and grandparents, the trip was extra special for my kids since it was the first time my daughter was able to see snow (and the first time my son really remembers seeing it)! The trip provided all the magic for our kids that you envision with first-time snow fun including snow angels, sledding, tubing, ice skating, snowball fights, and snowmen. One night, we surprised them with a unique winter treat of roasting hotdogs and s'mores over a campfire… on the ice! My parents have a large wetlands area on their farm land perfect for ice skating. So, we invited the cousins and some neighbor kids over for our fun winter evening. We took bales of hay an... More
As you can see in my last post, Lifetime recently partnered with the Utah Jazz to sponsor Bear's Backyard--a play area for families. It has become a popular hangout for fans! I had the opportunity to go to a game the other night against the Atlanta Hawks. It was one of the first times coming back since I collaborated with the Lifetime Store to plan the area in October. It turns out, seeing kids having fun on the Lifetime playgrounds and Double Shots were one of the few happy sights that night... our beloved Jazz were 3-pointed to death by those pesky Hawks, resulting in a score of 110-87. As you can see in this photo, the faces of the people behind us are a little nervous. Fans left still hopeful though. I think we know t... More
Now Utahns can try out Lifetime products before they buy them. Lifetime has partnered with the Utah Jazz to sponsor an area in the Energy Solutions Arena called Bear’s Backyard. Featuring Lifetime playsets, Double Shots, picnic tables, teeter-totters and more-- Bear’s Backyard is the perfect place for the smallest to the tallest Jazz fans to get their wiggles out. For the past few months, the place has been VERY busy! The first few nights it was open, the Double Shot hoops were so popular that the facilities crew had to set up ropes to form lines. If you visit, be sure to check out the fun interactive display that teaches children how Lifetime products are made. With an I-spy wheel full of plastic pellets, a powder-coated xylop... More
It's a new day, a new month, a new year and a new decade! Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2010!! We've been working hard to create some exciting programs for 2010 that I can't wait to unveil to you in a few days. (Pssst....I"ll give you atwo-word hint - "free products"!) Stay tuned!
This giveaway has ended. Yikes! Valentine's Day is less than one month away. Still stumped about what to get your Sweetheart? (Or, if you're like me, you haven't even started to think about it!) Well, don't worry because we have a great idea for you. Why not WIN your Valentine two Lifetime Adirondack chairs? These Lifetime Adirondack Chairs will be hitting the Costco shelves again this Spring. But, we're starting our 2012 monthly product giveaways by giving you a chance to win two of them now -- just in time for Valentine's Day! After all, what says romance better than spending relaxing afternoons or evenings next to the one you love? Lifetime Adirondack Chairs offer the convenience of outdoor, maintenance-free plastic furniture, but the beauty and durability of real wood furniture. These chairs are constructed of weather-r...
If theres one thing we love at Lifetime, its food. Lets be honest here who doesnt?! So earlier this summer, employees started growing their own gardens for fresh produce, including some right here at Lifetime! But the hard work put into growing veggies isnt where all the fun is. Its in the eating. So for two months, we've been hosting our very own Farmers Market. Every Tuesday from August till September 25, Lifetime employees have been exchanging produce with each other during our Harvest Exchange. Weve seen gorgeous peppers, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, and just about anything else you can imagine. The best part about this, is all the food that hasnt been picked up by employees has been donated to the local Food Bank to benefit members of our community. Often, having fresh vegetables in the home is a difficult thing, and...
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? My wife’s favorite part is going shopping! I find more satisfaction in staying home, eating too much, and watching football, but, to each their own. I went one year with my wife and after I got beat by a bunch of spry and motivated ladies while trying to get some sheets, I decided to retire from Black Fridaying (is that even a word?). My goal is to help you know where you can find our products. With so many different retailers carrying our products, I wanted to help you wade through the mess. If you’re looking for a new basketball hoop, Sports Authority, The Kids’ Table is Now the Cool Table
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about our new Kid’s Furniture! This is a project that the whole company has rallied around – even employees can’t wait to get their hands on these! The Lifetime Children’s Square Folding Table and Stacking Chairs are hitting Costco stores this week! They are absolutely perfect for homes, daycares, parties, etc. and would be great as your kids’ Thanksgiving Table this year. The table comes in our traditional almond color, and the cute stack chairs are available in blue, green, and almond. The great thing about our tables...
Halloween is such a fun time of year! Who doesn’t love costumes, face paint, spooky decorations – and my personal favorite – pumpkin carving?! So last night, my husband and I set out on our pumpkin carving adventure. My husband not only carves pumpkins, but he is amazing at shaving in faces, and doing all sorts of cool stuff. Over the years, he has helped me get more and more into it as well. Since I knew this was going to get pretty messy, I didn’t really want to use my wooden kitchen table, so I decided to pull out my trusty 4-Foot Fold-In-Half Lifetime Table. We live in a smaller apartment, so this is the perfect table for us. It is super easy to store and ...
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? My wife’s favorite part is going shopping! I find more satisfaction in staying home, eating too much, and watching football, but, to each their own. I went one year with my wife and after I got beat by a bunch of spry and motivated ladies while trying to get some sheets, I decided to retire from Black Fridaying (is that even a word?). My goal is to help you know where you can find our products. With so many different retailers carrying our products, I wanted to help you wade through the mess. If you’re looking for a new basketball hoop, Sports Authority, Children’s Furniture Giveaway Winner!!!
Wow! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only one week away!? It seems like it has come super fast! Thank you for all of the responses! We had over a hundred!!! Here are a here are a few of my favorite: “These are so adorable! Thank you for thinking outside the box and producing a child's chair that is useful, fun, and practical!” – Shara H. “We love the durability of our other Lifetime products and love that there is now an option for a kids table and chairs that will stand up to the messes and rough housing of our three little kids. The chairs look cool and super comfortable too!” –Melarie W. “So COOL!” – Clint P. “I am in love with the new kid's table and chairs! I especially love the blue and green. I've been look...
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about our new Kid’s Furniture! This is a project that the whole company has rallied around – even employees can’t wait to get their hands on these! The Lifetime Children’s Square Folding Table and Stacking Chairs are hitting Costco stores this week! They are absolutely perfect for homes, daycares, parties, etc. and would be great as your kids’ Thanksgiving Table this year. The table comes in our traditional almond color, and the cute stack chairs are available in blue, green, and almond. The great thing about our tables and chairs is that they clean up super easily. They can handle food spills, finger paints, and craft paints, coloring, etc. Another thing I love about these products is they are unique! At Lifetime, we are inventors, ...