Monday, August 26, 2013

RIDE AMERICAN MADE SKI + SNOWBOARDS-14 Companies To Get You Going

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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.
Founding Members of the US Colab include:
Fat-ypus: www.fat-ypus.com
High Society Freeride Company: www.highsocietyfreeride.com
L2R Snowboards: www.l2rsnowboards.com
Meier Skis: www.meierskis.com
Montana Ski Company: www.montanaskicompany.com 
RAMP Sports: www.rampsports.com (we love this brand!!! ECO TOO)
Rocky Mountain Underground: www.rockymountainunderground.com
Voile: www.voile.com
Wagner Custom: www.wagnerskis.com
Zoo York Snowboards: www.zooyorksnowboards.com
4FRNT: www.4frnt.com
Links:
USA Colab Website: www.USAColab.com
USA Colab on Facebook: www.facebook.com/USAColab