Contrary to popular opinion, Lifetime doesn't have a magic machine that takes raw-materials in one side, and spits out award winning products on the other side. Instead, we have a talented team of people working in various locations across not only the United States of America, but across the globe, as well. Most of you probably know that Lifetime is the industry leader in residential basketball hoops and polyethylene folding tables and chairs. But, they are also a recognized industry leader in our corporate IT capabilities. In fact, because of our cutting-edge standardization practices, HP recently showcased Lifetime in an international case study to help teach other companies about the benefits of standardization and centralization. Pretty cool. Traditionally, multinational companies have large and unnecessarily redu... More

With the start of a new school year, parents tend to have a lot on their mind. One topic that seems to come up a lot is playground safety. Although Lifetime doesn’t influence school ground safety, Lifetime does make a variety of home playground equipment built specifically with your child’s safety in mind. We have rubberized chain grips on our swing sets and playsets to prevent little fingers from being caught or pinched, and all hard edges have been rounded or covered. Our UV-protected, powder-coated steel and high-density polyethylene are heat resistant and will not burn kids on a sunny day like many metal or plastic outdoor toys. Our playground equipment passes all playground safety standards to ensure your child’s safety. Our playground equipment is built durable and safe; however, it is also important ... More

We are excited to announce that the official Lifetime Products app for Windows Phone is now available from the Marketplace, and it's free for anyone who'd like it! What's more, it's designed to stay up-to-date with our product lines, so as long as you have a data connection, you'll never be taken by surprise. Why should you get the Lifetime Windows Phone app? At Lifetime Products, we're constantly trying to stay ahead of the curve. In today's environment, that means being able to answer your questions about our products no matter where you are -- even on your smartphone. With our new Windows Phone app, you can browse through all of our products and specific models. You can quickly see their specs and photos. You can easily compare models, email product information and pictures, and even buy the product right from... More

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 … More

Last week, we journeyed to Ohio for our annual summer vacation to visit my parents. While we were there, Lifetime shipped me a Lifetime Manta tandem kayak to use so I could share some personal experiences and reviews with you. But, before we could legally use the Lifetime Manta Kayak in Ohio public waters, we had to register it as a watercraft with the State of Ohio. Ideally, the process should be quick… although, unfortunately, the day we went the service wasn't exactly speedy or friendly.  But, we simply filled out a form with our contact information and kayak information, paid $25 for a 3 year registration (cost may vary with each state), and received our registration number and tag decal. Then, we headed to Walmart to buy the numbers to stick on the side of the kayak.  That's it.  Done.&nb... More

 This giveaway has ended. Sadly, summer is almost over and Labor Day is just around the corner.  Labor Day is officially a federal holiday and a day of rest created to recognize our country's workers.  But,  it seems it is more often recognized as a day to signify the last day of summer with one last hooroh.  So, since most Labor Day celebrations traditionally include a picnic or BBQ, this month we're going to give away a Lifetime 44-Inch Round Picnic Table!  The Lifetime 44-Inch Round Picnic Table offers a unique twist to the standard picnic table.  And, yes, I mean that literally because the benches on this table twist, or rather swing, outward for easy seating access for up to six adults!  This open frame design provides a stylish look and increases legroom.  It also allow... More

A lot of our customers often start asking us the same questions about composting around this time of year. One of the most common concerns we hear is that their Lifetime Composter is leaking.  Long story short, this is normal.  But, to really give you insight into why this is normal, AND what you can do with the leaking liquid, I've asked our Geekstyle blogger Joe to give you the scoop.  (For those of you who don't know, Joe the Web Guy is also known as Joe the Green Guy when he's not on the Lifetime clock - with his own website called PathToGreenerLiving.com where he gives tips for going green including how to use some of Lifetime's Lawn & Garden products.) From Joe: A lot of people have jumped on the home gardening band-wagon and are interested in starting to make their own compost. And why no... More

Last week, Lifetime spent more than three days participating in the Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market Show held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. From small shops and regional chains, to the largest national and international retailers, Outdoor Retailer attracts thousands of buyers and decision makers that are looking for outdoor specific products, services, brands, fresh idea, and outdoor innovation. With our recent developments in the water sports industry, Lifetime was well represented at the show and was able to show off some new products and designs. We are excited to continue innovating and moving forward in kayak and paddleboard development. While attending the show, I couldn’t help thinking about how great it is to be a company headquartered in Utah. Thousands of businesses from all ov... More

The Lifetime 6 ft Wave Kayaks are a great way to get your kids out on the water and introduce them to the exciting sport of kayaking. These Lifetime kayaks are made of high-density polyethylene plastic so they are lightweight and durable with a smooth one piece construction that has no sharp edges or protruding hardware. Very easy to use and easy to transport. Our kids kayaks are designed with a sloped back end to provide kids with an easy entry from the water. Unlike the traditional kayak design, the tunneled hull on this kayak gives it amazing stability--no wobbling! Perfect for flat water paddeling on lakes and ponds.  To introduce your kids to a refreshing new outdoor activity this summer, just go to our Lifetime Store online, enter model 90098 for th... More

When coordinating Lifetime's semi-annual company meeting, I can get caught up in the details rather than appreciating the meeting for what it is. This past Saturday, as I peered from behind my laptop into a sea of more than 800 blue “25 Years” Lifetime T-shirts, it hit me. Our semi-annual meeting is a unique program— one of the few times each year when people from all shifts and departments gather together and hear company updates, see new and upcoming products, and take part in Lifetime’s Profit Sharing program.But I believe there is more to this meeting than what meets the eye... In the 45 times Lifetime has held this meeting, and the years that I have had the pleasure in taking part, I have come to realize what it means. It’s our commitment to producing high-quality products. It&rsqu... More

 
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How Many Calories Can You Burn Playing Tetherball?
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 thinkingI'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 lines here and maybe somehow over th...
See Lifetime's Factory on Live TV!
Lights, camera, action! It has been another exciting week here at Lifetime. On Monday, Lifetime was featured in a Made in Utah segment on Studio 5, KSL's local lifestyle show. The hour-long show featured a pre-recorded segment (starring yours truly) that was filmed in the Lifetime Store, as well as three live segments with host Darin Adams in our factory. Studio 5 is doing a week-long series to show products and companies that are made in Utah. We were honored they decided to start with Lifetime! Filming the pre-taped piece was SO much fun. Studio 5 Producer, Stephanie, was a blast and great to work with. She was very creative and full of energy. Who knew sipping lemonade on a Lifetime Glider Bench would be so fun? For the live segments, the KSL camera lady, Jen, showed up about 10:00am to get things set up, find a broadcas...
Pull out the grill, cook up some food, and watch some fireworks! The Official Kick-Off of Summer
The Fourth of July holiday will shortly be upon us; the holiday that seems to be the official launch of summer, sunburns, and water fights. With all the fun comes parades, BBQs, family reunionsthe things we look forward to all year long. Whatever the event, youre going to need seating and Lifetime has what you need. One of my favorites is the Lifetime 6-Foot Picnic Table. This sturdy table has been on my patio for years. Although its foldable for storage, I rarely put it away during the winter and it still looks great. The kids use it for projects, birthday parties, and general mess making (as you know how kids are). But with a quick wipe-down or spray from the hose it looks good enough to use a...