Outdoor Retailer Winter Show is a wrap, and we have a few important notes from Salt Lake City to share. To give an idea of the scale of this show, the tally was 22,000 attendees and more than 1,036 exhibiting brands.
This is a very important year for Princeton Tec, marking our 40th anniversary. As a family-owned company. As an American Manufacturer. As a business with skilled tradespeople and manufacturing jobs the likes of which had supposedly all gone overseas.
Something very special went down regarding the Sync headlamp, but we promised to keep our lips sealed for the next couple months. You really should check out this headlamp, that’s all that can be said for now. Yes, we’ve sworn our secrecy.
PTEC was among the finalists for the 2015 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards! Finalists were:
Under 10 Employees:
The American Mountain Company, Clarkston, MI
Topo Designs, Denver, CO
Vedavoo, Lancaster, MA
Voormi, Pagosa Springs, CO
Zootility, Sommerville, MA
10 to 50 Employees:
Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Biddeford, ME
Misty Mountain, Banner Elk, NC
United by Blue, Philadelphia, PA
Sylvan Sport, Brevard, NC
Dahlgren Footwear, West Linn, WA
Duluth Pack, Duluth, MN
Polar Bottle, Boulder, CO
Sterling Rope, Biddeford, ME
Stormy Kromer, Ironwood, MI
Timbuk2, San Francisco, CA
Cascade Designs, Seattle, WA
Jackson Kayak, Sparta, TN
L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME
Lifetime Products, Clearfield, UT
Princeton Tec, Trenton, NJ
PTEC was honred to be among the finalists! Whether a company has been manufacturing domesitcally all along, or they are seeing value in shifting some of their manufacturing to the US, it is great to see more companies making their products here in the US. Congrats to Sterling Rope, winner of 2015 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards!
From the behind the scenes file: all of the mannequins assembled in one place, likely awaiting their ride back home. They all must live in the same Salt Lake City neighborhood.
That’s all for now. More soon!