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

July 31, 2014

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Lindsay Bourgoine
Outdoor Industry Association
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Outdoor Industry Association and Outdoor Retailer Announce 30 Outdoor Companies Participating in the Made in America Product Showcase at OR Summer Market
Made in America Educational Forum Speakers also announced

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 CompanyPolar BottleBending BranchesPolartec, LLCDolly Varden Outdoor ClothingPrinceton TecExxel OutdoorsSmartWoolFarm To FeetSMC (Seattle Manufacturing Corporation)Five TenSorbothane, Inc.FlowfoldTherm-a-RestGerberThuleKokatat, Inc.Timbuk2L.L.Bean, Inc.United By BlueMcNettVoile ManufacturingMisty Mountain Threadworks, Inc.Wolverine BrandMontauk Tackle Company, Inc.Lifetime Products / Emotion KayaksMSR (Mountain Safety Research)Industrial Revolution / UCO brandNew Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.Vapur, Inc.

 

The exhibit will be located on the upper concourse near the East Entrance to the Salt Palace Convention Center. 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.

OIA Made in America Working Group
The Made in America Showcase and educational forum are being produced by the OIA Made in America Working Group, made up of over 150 companies. Launched in 2013, this Working Group was established to provide a forum for outdoor companies who manufacture in the United States to connect, share resources and communicate their needs and challenges to OIA. In the past year, the group has discussed such topics as the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for “Made in America” labeling, the Berry Amendment and government procurement, databases and resources on U.S. sourcing, and workforce development. Those interested in more information or joining the Made in America Working Group should email Lindsay Bourgoine, Advocacy Manager at OIA.

Outdoor Industry Association
Based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.

Outdoor Retailer 

Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Emerald Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.

Consistently named among Trade Show News Network’s 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer (outdoorretailer.com) connects approximately 50,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.