Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and time for kids to go back to school. It is a holiday that many of us feel comes too soon. It seems like it was just Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer. Rather than spend our time mourning the approaching end of boating season, we would like to use this as an opportunity to recognize the American labor force and our U.S suppliers.
When we began manufacturing five years ago, everyone told us we were nuts making a consumer product in the U.S. that could easily be made in China. We ignored that “advice” and focused on a cost-effective design and suppliers that could deliver the quality we were looking for. Today, we have over two dozen domestic manufacturers supplying components for our nine models of dog ladders. Our products have been recognized as the best dog ladders on the market. The fact that they are Made in the U.S.A. and keep American workers employed is a bonus.
There is a lot of discussion today about companies “re-shoring” work that was previously off-shored. We won’t be part of that discussion and that makes us very proud.