Lifestyle Press Release

Outdoor Industry Association and Outdoor Retailer Announce 30 Outdoor Companies Participating in the Made in America Product Showcase at OR Summer Market

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Outdoor Retailer (OR) have announced the 30 outdoor companies whose products will be featured in the first-of-its-kind Made in America Product Showcase at OR Summer Market, August 6 – 9, 2014.

The participating companies which include two Utah-based companies, Lifetime Products/Emotion Kayaks and Voile Manufacturing, are as follows:

Benchmade Knife Company
Bending Branches
Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing
Exxel Outdoors
Farm To Feet
Five Ten
Flowfold
Gerber
Kokatat, Inc.
L.L.Bean, Inc.
McNett
Misty Mountain Threadworks, Inc.
Montauk Tackle Company, Inc.
MSR (Mountain Safety Research)
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
Polar Bottle
Polartec, LLC
Princeton Tec
SmartWool
SMC (Seattle Manufacturing Corporation)
Sorbothane, Inc.
Therm-a-Rest
Thule
Timbuk2
United By Blue
Voile Manufacturing
Wolverine Brand
Lifetime Products / Emotion Kayaks
Industrial Revolution / UCO brand
Vapur, Inc.

The exhibit will be located on the upper concourse near the East Entrance to the Salt Palace Convention Center. It will feature educational information about U.S. sourcing and manufacturing, as well as information about participating companies and their products.

In addition to the showcase, a panel discussion on Made in America trends and challenges will be held on Day 2: Thursday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the New Product Zone at OR Summer Market. This session will also include a raffle for most of the Made in America products included in the showcase. Participants can enter the raffle by dropping a business card at the Product Showcase or by attending the panel discussion. You must be present at the panel discussion to win.

Speakers for the forum include:
Judy Amabile, President, Polar Bottle
Harry Kazazian, CEO, Exxel Outdoors
David Petri, Vice President of Marketing, Farm to Feet
Jay Eckhardt, Attorney, Stoel Rives

The New Product Zone (35093) is located on the show floor, just down from the North Face, next to Teva’s new spot and across from Rossignol.

For a full listing of the Made in America events at OR Summer Market, including an educational session with the Federal Trade Commission on Made In the USA labeling and the OIA Made in America Working Group meeting (open to all), visit the website.

Logo courtesy Outdoor Research

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