We are going to bring our own manufacturing of our
"Trimmer Assist" brand to the USA; by creating our own textile facility, creating JOBS.
On radio interview with Michael King - The Cajun Contractor on "Home Talk USA", June 11th, Tony Hanes said
“As we are growing as a company, it just doesn’t make sense that we have to send our money overseas rather than hire US workers. It just doesn’t make any sense.” Hanes said “But the system has changed so much, that for products like ours, you are forced to make it overseas, or you have to do something really big.”
Why don’t we just hire a USA manufacturer? Great question! Some products, especially any type of textiles have completely been outsourced across the ocean. There are no viable USA textile manufacturers who will commit to custom manufacturing upstart projects, while keeping costs in line.
Even if they did, they have to charge to meet the cost of manufacturing, plus ad a profit margin of 50 to 70 percent on top of that. Well these days, that puts the retail price so high, no one would buy the product.
Start up Inventors and entrepreneurs who have products like mine; cant even find a cost effective manufacturer to manufacture their products in the USA, certainly not within a reasonable price structure.
So how can thoughtful companies create their products without having them made overseas? Theres only one way; create your own production.
When you do that, you only have to meet the cost of the manufacturing, not the profit, because the profit is already built into the wholesale price.
Are our products worthy of such a big step?
Of course they are! We have been in business for 2 years; having sold our products in 3 countries, and every state in the USA. We have been featured in;
“The Wall Street Journal”
“Casual Living Magazine”
“String Trimmer Reviews”
“Home Talk USA – With Michael King”.
We have reams of testimonials!
Our Trimmer Assist brand features exclusive proprietary suspension system for string trimmers, blowers, edgers and now metal detectors. This technology creates a shock absorbing system, that delivers consistent support without stealing reach-ability as conventional fixed length straps do. This is a new application of bungee technology, that makes the older products obsolete.
Our First Year. June - Sept, 2011 sales by zip code
We were endorsed by the worlds largest outdoor power-tool manufacturer “Tanaka”, and string trimmer reviews dot com.
We are also spreading brand awareness through a NASCAR sponsorship of the No.8 Chevrolet, of the Camping World Truck Series, driven by Max Gresham.
Did we mention; he is also sponsored by "Made In The USA Brands" an organization that supplies resources and certification to upstart companies?
And our paint scheme...
Before I began actively creating my inventions, I achieved years of experience working in manufacturing facilities as an automated industrial maintenance supervisor, or in engineering. I've worked as a business consultant for continuous-improvement / efficiencies. I've created and sold several start up businesses. Setting up a manufacturing facility is as good as done!
We attended the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, and as a result, our business is quickly expanding, to the point where our volumes have reached the threshold to make them viable to set up our own USA manufacturing.
To us, it makes no sense to outsource manufacturing to another country; just because the ‘system’ has created that dynamic as being normal. We don’t think this should be normal.
The more manufacturing that happens in the USA, the more discretionary spending people can participate in; the more stuff they can buy. The more they buy, the more jobs that can be created. More USA jobs means wages increase. Its just what we have to do, to keep our country, and each other healthy.
We have the exceptional products; we have the customer demand; We have the retail and ecommerce distribution and we have the potential jobs! But we also have to blaze the trail to bring those jobs here. We must create the system that will allow us to do that.
So, why don’t we just write a check and buy a building? YEAH! I wish it was that easy. While a business is at our stage; rapid growth; there are also huge expenses; of inventory, marketing, product development, etc. Its like a Transformer Hoover vacuum cleaner!
We are launching a community project to create USA jobs; and who better to participate in that, but the community of the USA? And that’s why we are here!
This photo says it all.
Our Pledge Of Honor!
If we as a company, can not strive to circulate the exchange of energy back into our very communities, then what kind of business are we running?
The more of us, who break through the outsourcing complex that has been created around us; the easier it is for others to do the same.
This is an all or nothing project! If we do not meet our goal, nothing happens. If we do meet our goal, everything happens!
20k to go toward funding rental of building and property.
20k to go toward salaries.
20k to go toward facility equipment; forklifts, desks, tools, etc.
20k for manufacturer tooling for USA hardware and textile.
20k to go toward raw material purchase in bulk.
15k for marketing outreach.
5k for organisational expenses.
The campaign objective;
Move into manufacturing facility, set up production lines for our textile products; Trimmer Assist brand, bungee suspension systems for string trimmers, blowers; and the Detector Assist, suspension for metal detectors.
Order tooling, hire partners (employees) and begin USA operations for our textile products right here in the USA.
Any extra funds to be used as extra support for the project; infastructure; marketing; R&D for other inventor projects who commit to USA manufacturing.
This campaign isnt about moving into a building. This project is about createing US jobs that continue to pay US employees indefinately. Its about changing the direction of money leaving, back to the very foundation of the US economy.
Long term goals; beyond this campaign, to be flexible and dynamic to help other upstart inventors manufacture here in our plant; as well as convert our other products to USA manufacturing.
We are offering really awesome perks; you can find below.
Trimmer Assist and Detector Assist
American Flag Magnet 6 x 4 inches
The "Mow Buddy" lawn mower and stoller drink holder
The Tee Shirt
I am also offering a business or product coaching perk for your contribution; which is one of my favorite subjects! I love sharing what I've learned through my inventing and marketing career.
Thank you for your time, and thank you very much for your interest!
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Trimmer Assist brand is operated under NLKUSLLC
NLKUSLLC founded in June 2011, Griffin Ga. was created to set up manufacturing and distribution of the Trimmer Assist. Sales have currently been through ecommerce through www.trimmerassist.com and Amazon.com, and are now expanding into traditional brick and mortar retail locations.
* Using Earth responsible packageing principles.
* Note; "Made in the USA Brands" is an organisation that we support. Our objective is to recieve thier USA Made certification. This campaign is independant of "Made in the USA Brands" and not affiliated otherwise.