Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Outdoor Retailer (OR) have announced the 30 outdoor brands whose products will be featured in the third Made in America Product Showcase at OR Summer Market, August 5-8, 2015.
The exhibit will be located on the upper concourse near the east entrance to the Salt Palace Convention Center. It will feature educational information about U.S. sourcing and manufacturing, as well as information about participating companies and their products.
The outdoor industry continues to evolve and diversify in an increasingly global economy. This evolution is represented in “Made in the U.S.A.” outdoor products. The showcase features some of the great apparel, footwear and gear being created in communities across the U.S. and is designed to educate retailers, exhibitors and all show attendees about the benefits of and progress in U.S. manufacturing.
The participating companies are:
- Backpacker's Pantry
- Black Diamond
- BlackStrap Industries Inc.
- Danner (LaCrosse Footwear, Inc)
- Drirelease / Optimer Brands
- Exotac Inc
- Farm To Feet
- Glide Paddlesports
- Henschel Hat Co.
- Hickory Brands, Inc.
- Keen Footwear
- Lifetime Products
- Misty Mountain
- Nalgene Outdoor Products
- New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc
- Nite Ize
- Peet Shoe Dryer, Inc.
- Polartec, LLC
- The North Face
- Treat Planet, LLC
- United By Blue
- Vapur, Inc.
Multiple companies will also be participating in a fundraiser product sale with proceeds benefiting The Outdoor Foundation Community Investment Fund. Attendees can stop by their booths to learn about and test Made In America gear, all while supporting grassroots nonprofit projects in communities across the country.
Visit the showcase webpage to learn more about the brands participating, their products, and where you can find them at the show. A Made In America Showcase flyer is available throughout the duration of the show at the Showcase and the OIA booth.
Other Made in America events occurring at OR Summer Market include the OIA Made in America Working Group Meeting (Open to all), Thursday, August 6th, 9:00-10:00 AM at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Alta/Snowbird Room.
OIA Made in America Working Group
The OIA Made in America Working Group is made up of 200 companies and was established in 2009 to provide a forum for outdoor companies who manufacture in the U.S. to connect, share resources and communicate their needs and challenges to OIA.
For more information regarding the showcase or joining the Made in America Working Group, please contact Andrew Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org.