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Introducing the USA Colab
Fourteen U.S. Ski and Snowboard Companies Join Together to Promote Made in the USA
Fourteen ski and snowboard companies proudly manufacturing in the USA have banded together to promote buying U.S.-made product for the upcoming ’13/’14 winter season. This venture brings together startups and established companies alike, working together to showcase U.S.-built product. Internally generated funds help launch the campaign---including print and digital media efforts.
“We believe in small business, and more specifically quality craftsmanship and manufacturing based in the US,” said Zak Anderson, Co-Founder of Montana Ski Company. “Pooling our resources and combining efforts in the Colab is critical because we don't have the same marketing budgets as the larger ski manufacturers, so through the Colab we can, in a way, step up to the plate with the big boys.”
“Wagner joined the Colab because we love American made products and we're proud of the precision-crafted skis that we create in our Colorado factory” said Pete Wagner, CEO & Founder of Wagner Skis. “We would be very excited if going forward all skiers and snowboarders asked the standard car-buying and farmer's market question: Where is this produced?”
Big plus-the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has promised to match any money contributed by Utah-based companies...which is pretty cool and a play (pay) it forward use of tax-payer $ we support.