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 fits perfectly in our small kitchen. I also have a couple Lifetime chairs which are great for this kind of mess – while still being comfo... More

I hope everyone had a happy Manufacturing Day. We loved hearing from each of you. Here are a few of our favorite responses: “I love America for what it stands for and the freedom it affords us to pursue our dreams and live in peace.” –Kyler C. “Manufacturing helps me pay my bills.” –Tony M. “I worked in manufacturing in Florida and know how important it is to keep the jobs in the United States. I love seeing quality workmanship that says Made in the USA!” –Susan P. “American Manufacturing impacts my life every day. I am an American Farmer and rely heavily on products made in the USA. Just as I want customers to buy my American grown products, I go out of my way to support American Manufacturing.” –Mary W. “American manufacturing is important to... More

Happy Manufacturing Day! You might be wondering, why are we so excited to celebrate Manufacturing Day? Because that’s what we do! For over 25 years, we’ve worked to turn raw steel coils and plastic pellets into products each of us can use everyday! I’ve been a supporter of Lifetime for years. Long before I ever worked here. My basketball hoop growing up was a Lifetime hoop. My parents always pulled out their Lifetime tables and chairs when we had a get together. That’s what we do at Lifetime. We make stuff for you to use every day! We are proud and passionate about manufacturing awesome products. Manufacturing is such an important part of American society. It is a source of millions of jobs and the products we all use every day. Today has even received some involvement from President Obama. Yesterday,... More

 
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New Product Videos Online
We at Lifetime Productsare proud to announce ourall-new video library! We have been busy workingto produce Lifetime product videos for nearly all of our products. These videos are a great way tohelpyou better understand the products and check themout before you buy, especially if you are ordering online and have not seen a product in person.The videos allow you toview the product from all angles andsee the various features in action.Our video library is growing every day and withabout 200 product offerings, more are certainly on the way! You will soon startseeing these new product videos pop up on a lot of the websites that sell our products, including in the Lifetime Online Store, costco.com, samsclub.com, competitiveedgeproducts.com, meijer.com, overstock.com, amazon.com, and more. You can alsosee all of ourproduct videos...
Lifetime Products: A “Lean” Manufacturing Leader - Learns from Toyota
Three of our executives--President, COO, and VP of Research Development--recently had the opportunity to visit Toyotas assembly plant in Japan. Their visit was not to see how cars and trucks are built, but rather to learn more about Toyotas 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 which is directly reflected in their ...
How to Properly Fill a Portable Basketball Base
Now that you've had some time to assemble that new Lifetime Portable Basketball System you got for Christmas, let's cover a few important things that every basketball hoop owner should know. (Yes, that means this is important for you to read even if you aren't a brand new basketball hoop owner.) Portable basketball systems are convenient. You can purchase a Lifetime Basketball System and be playing basketball the same day. However, when you assemble a portable basketball system, it is important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully. And, that means right down to the final instruction about filling your portable base. I have seen lots of systems with weights, bags of cement, or bricks on top of the base to hold it down - like in these pictures. This is a big "no-no" and very dangerous. We rigorously ...