Giveaways that will Spice Up Your Marketing Mix During National BBQ Month

Food and drink have literally brought people together since the beginning of time, and BBQ is no exception. This ancient culinary method of cooking meat over a flame has been practiced for centuries. If you didn’t already know, May is National BBQ Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to head outdoors, fire up the grill, and indulge in delightful fire-grilled food with friends and loved ones.

As the days grow longer and temperatures heat up it’s the perfect excuse to host an event and kick off summer the right way! The best part? Everyone has fond backyard BBQ memories they can relate to, making grill-inspired giveaways super impactful. Have you been waiting to approach your clients about BBQ themed promotional products? Whether they’re hosting a community event, self-promoting their food truck, or creating awareness through a social media contest, help them remind their customers of all those good times around the grill.

Discover our many grill-inspired promo products below:

Firefly Safety Matches

35 safety matches in a glass bottle with a striker on the bottom that are ready to grill whenever you are.Firefly Safety MatchesKilner Leather Trivet

When you’ve reached meat perfection and it’s time to serve up those mouth watering ribs (you know what we’re talking about), protect your outdoor table with the Kilner 6″ debossed leather trivet.Kilner Leather TrivetPython Dinner Dice Game

The Python 9 Piece Food Dice Set is for any cook who likes food on an exploratory, “choose your own adventure” course meal that will make Jumanji seem like a trip to the supermarket. Just don’t be surprised if you end up opening a BBQ food truck in east Austin or beating Bobby Flay with that top notch recipe. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.Python Dinner Dice GameDye-Sublimated BBQ Apron

You are the master of your own grill domain and every killer cook needs decent protection when heading down to BBQ town. With this 25″ x 33″ dye-sublimated apron the color options are limitless, just like your spice and sauce collection (that you don’t want all over the front of you).Dye-Sublimated BBQ ApronDye-Sublimated Hot Pad

Ultimate accessory for everyday grilling. Hang this up next to your arsenal of BBQ tools.

Brewster 16 oz. Wide Mason Jar & Sleeve

Picture the pit master that has achieved the pinnacle of BBQ art, clad in a leather apron, rolled-up sleeves, by a smoker surrounded by the worn tools of the trade. Now picture what this epic personality would be drinking out of. Yep, it’s 268 characters back.

Linden Set of 4 Recycled Felt Coasters

This exclusive set of coasters is all that separates the condensation of water vapor droplets plummeting down that frosty glass to your new outdoor furniture. Wick that capillary action.Maltster Bottle Opener & Sleeve

In our world, every bat has a man and every robin has a hood. The true peacemaker’s don’t let friends use their molars, ring finger,  or belt-buckles for anything under pressure. Be a hero… and a sidekick. Keep this around the grill for anyone or any beer that needs rescuing. Dogwood Recycled Felt Tumbler Sleeve

Spatula in one hand, drink in the other. Keep your thirst quenched while you flip those burgers to perfection with the Dogwood laser etched felt sleeve for 30 oz. stainless steel tumbler (stainless steel tumbler not included). Our felt is sustainably made and produced from recycled plastic bottles.

Blackburn Large Dye-Sublimated Felt Journal

Experiment and log new recipes while keeping track of traditional family tastes.  Your felt-bound journal will preserve your BBQ techniques across every vast page for generations to come.Need additional custom promotional gift ideas? Visit us at SnugZUSA.com or give us a call (888) 447-6840, our team of experts is standing by.

9 Ways to Give Mom the Peace and Serenity She Deserves this Mother’s Day

Mom. Mere. Mutter. Makuahine. Mathair. Madre. Okaasan. Mater. Mama. Me. Mam. Moeder. Ahm. Mae. Mor. Ema. Ina. Aiti. Mana. Ma.

Around the globe there are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to say Mom. Think, deep down, what comes to mind when you hear that simple three letter word? Love? Affection? Appreciation? Devotion? Fondness? Friendship? Respect? Tenderness? Care? Birth? Life? Sacrifice? Fun? The list of emotions we feel and the memories we have of our mothers is practically infinite.

No matter which culture you embody, we can all agree on one thing: Moms everywhere are the all-knowing, multi-tasking, no-days-off heroes that deserve to be celebrated and recognized, and not just because it’s Mother’s Day. It’s the one relationship in this life which effortlessly raises the bar above all other relationships on this planet, and these women deserve the best 365 days a year for their commitments as Mom.

Whether she’s pursuing a career, wrangling kids, running the household, or perhaps all of those things, give Mom the peace and serenity she deserves this Mother’s Day (and every day).

Here’s a few custom gift ideas to show Mom all of your love:

8 oz. Scented Tumbler Candle

Help Mom feel right at home by adding some warmth with a fragrant white scented candle inside a 8 oz. tumbler jar. She’ll think of you every time the smell touches her nose. Featuring a variety of options from our White Scented Candles:

  1. Mojito
  2. Tropical Melon
  3. Midnight Woods
  4. Citrus Verbena
  5. Grapefruit Currant
  6. Sugar Cookie
  7. Berry Spice
  8. Revive
  9. Lava

Beech Recycled Felt Tasseled Bookmark

Whether delicately placed within the pages of the family photo album, the latest gripping mystery novel, or to mark a favorite recipe – you will be reminding Mom of the love you share each and every time she turns a page.

DIY Body Butter Set

Give Mom a day at the spa without even having to walk out the front door. She’ll always remember this spa-ready gift set packed with creamy body butter and three all-time favorite essential oils. Perfectly sized sample vials of lavender, lemon, and peppermint are included on stock Zen cards.

Essential Oil Infused Bath Salts in Glass Wire Bale Jar

Does Mom really need a reason to loosen up and unwind? Zen essential oil infused bath salts are as good excuse as any. All she needs to do is dissolve in water and drench herself in rich essential oils and sea salts for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation.

Willow 16 oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar with Recycled Felt Sleeve

Every once and a while it’s not only okay, but encouraged, to stop and smell the roses. For Moms this occasion should surely be more than one day a year. Picture your mother sipping her favorite tea, coffee or really any beverage she wishes to delight in out of this trendy Mason jar with a fashionable felt sleeve with an elegant leather handle. Did we mention our felt is sustainably made and produced from recycled plastic bottles?

Serenity Concrete Candle

The Serenity 12 oz. Concrete Candle is as comfortable in your perfectly curated Instagram grid as it is positioned in your Mom’s urban loft window. Overlooking that awe inspiring horizon, surrounded by clean, open spaces, it clarifies the mind and heightens the senses. She won’t be able to wait to get home…

Ultimate Spa Set

Everyone needs “me time”, especially Moms. After she opens this gift set on Mother’s Day you won’t see her resurface until Monday. It’s okay, we get it! That’s why we included an essential oil infused apothecary jar candle, bath salts, body butter, two 15 mL essential oil dropper bottles and an a bar of soap that’s infused with essential oil all in a wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper.

Essential Oil Roller Bottle Set

Allow Mom to experience pure paradise of the senses this Mother’s Day. Our therapeutic grade essential oils will ease your mind and will take her body on a relaxing journey. Includes three 10 mL essential oil roller bottles in a gift box with a how to use guide. Choose your 3 favorite signature blends!

Essential Oil Infused Bar Soap

Mom will capture the aroma of pure relaxation and soak away all of her worries with the essential oil infused soap line from Zen. The perfect amount of moisture and with your choice of signature scent, you can be sure to relax this Mother’s Day with Zen.

Need additional custom promotional gift ideas? Visit us at SnugZUSA.com or give us a call (888) 447-6840, our team of experts is standing by.

Just Out of Curiosity, What Do You Really Know About Reef-Safe Sunscreen?

Last May Hawaii’s state legislature passed a bill that prevents the sale of chemical sunscreens that not only cause harm to your body, but have been linked to coral bleaching. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of any sunscreen that contains common UV-filtering ingredients, such as oxybenzone or octinoxate beginning January 1, 2021. According to the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology “chemicals in sunscreen kill coral and result in DNA damage in larval and adult stage coral. The impact on DNA limits coral’s ability to grow and develop healthily.”

Awareness is growing that sunscreen is a large contributing factor when it comes to one-fifth of the world’s coral reefs dying off over the past three years. It is estimated that anywhere from 6,000 to 14,000 tons of sunscreen, or the equivalent of 25 to 60 million bottles (yes, you read that right), wash off of swimmers and deposit into coral reef areas each year.

Reefs are not only dying at the hands of chemical sunscreen, but global climate change plays a main role as well due to rising ocean temperatures that cause coral to bleach. Why is this such a big deal?

  • Millions of tourists are drawn to the colorful reefs every year (highly vulnerable to sunscreen-induced coral bleaching)
  • According to the Smithsonian 25% of ocean life depend on reefs for food and shelter

So, in essence, we as humans need to take care of these spectacular ecosystems.

What can we do to help in the promotional products industry?

In order to save coral reefs there’s a lot of work to be done, but our choice as businesses and individuals in the Promotional Products Industry to promote reef-safe sunscreen can help reduce our impact on the environment! There are plenty of reef-safe options on the market for your consumers to choose from and that’s a great start.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN ORDERING REEF-SAFE PROMOTIONAL SUNSCREEN

SPF 30 lotion, SPF 30 lip balm and our mineral based zinc are all reef-safe sunscreen options from SnugZ USA.

  1. Avoid the ingredients Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
  2. Try out a mineral based sunscreen with the ingredients Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide
  3. Ingredients must be “non-nano”, meaning the ingredients particles must be able 100 nanometers in size so they can’t be absorbed into coral
  4. Indicated on the label that the product is indeed Reef-Safe – Do your homework and check the ingredients to be sure

Related: learn more about Attributes to Look for in High Quality Sunscreen from a past blog post.

HERE ARE 7 REEF-SAFE PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Need more ideas? Browse all reef-safe sunscreen products from SnugZ USA.

1 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen in Clear Round Bottle1.9 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen in Clear Bottle with Carabiner

1 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen Squeeze Pouch

Colorful Zinc Block in Clear TubeSPF 30 Soy Based Lip Balm in White Tube1 oz. SPF 30 Squeeze Tube Sunscreen

SPF 30 Soy Based Lip Balm in Skinny Tube

Check out all reef-safe sunscreen options at SnugZUSA.com – simply look for the icon below. Ready to order? We’re ready to help with your promotional campaign. Contact us!

Show Appreciation to Employees With These Custom Gift Ideas

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

When’s the last time you showed genuine appreciation and gratitude toward your employees? Say thank you to staff members by shining a spotlight on their hard work and contributions throughout the year. Custom branded gifts are an amazing way to give back and show your love and support. Be inspired by the custom branded gift ideas below!

LOGAN DYE-SUB FELT CORD KEEPER

Give out the Logan and employees who take their devices everywhere will love your brand! It’s a cord organizer made of felt that allows you to keep power cords protected and tidy.

17″ DYE-SUBLIMATED TUBE SOCKS

Take the first steps to an amazing staff giveaway with this pair of tube socks! They measure 16.25″ x 3.375″, are made of 95% polyester/5% spandex, and come in white. They won’t stay white for long though, because you can imprint these with a stock pattern or custom design using our dye sublimation method.

BUSKER LEATHER KEYCHAIN WITH ANTIQUE NICKEL CARABINER

Show workers you’re always on their side by giving out the Busker keychain! It’s made in the USA and made of leather with a split ring and antique nickel carabiner. The carabiner makes it easy to attach to bags or belt loops and always have by your side. This comes in six different colors and you can add a custom logo with 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching for a truly unique design.

CIPHER WOOD FRAME WITH PLASTIC MESSAGE BOARD

6″ x 6″ whitewashed wood frame with gray plastic message board. Includes white plastic letters and comes in a white cotton bag. What message will they put on there?

HACKLER LEATHER MOUSE PAD

Improve employees’ work environment when you give this Hackler mouse pad! It’s made in the USA, measures 9.5″ x 8″, and is made of leather that’s available in six different colors.

THINK TANK GIFT SET

Come on, let your workers play! This includes a 16 oz. wide mouth Mason jar wrapped in leather handled sleeve, 5.125 x 3.75 mini composition book cover, 0.375 x 19.25 leather wrap bracelet, 3″ laser engraved cube puzzle, and an 8.5 x 3.75 leather amenities pouch with four wooden pencils all in a 14 x 9 x 4.5 wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper. This is made in the USA and comes in five fantastic colors.

Ready to get started? Let’s customize a unique gift for your employees today. Contact us!

Being Over 1,000 Years Old, St. Patrick’s Day Deserves Great Promo Products

HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For over 1,000 years the Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century which is celebrated annually on March 17 during the Christian season of Lent. Irish families would typically attend church in the morning and commence celebrations from the afternoon throughout the evening. Friends and family would gather to enjoy the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage, drink and dance the night away!

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain, kidnapped at the young age of 16, and brought to Ireland as a slave. Eventually he escaped, but came back to Ireland bringing Christianity along with him and delivering that message to its people. Not only that, but he is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. The most well known story surrounding St. Patrick’s life is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native clover. Better known as the shamrock.

OTHER FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE HOLIDAY

  1. On March 17, 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York.
  2. 150 million people plan to celebrate the holiday in the United States.
  3. 83% plan to wear green.
  4. 27% of those celebrating plan to head to a bar or restaurant.
  5. $6 billion (that’s billion, not million) dollars will be spent during St. Patrick’s Day.
  6. It’s been told that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland and there’s over 3,400 species there.
  7. The Chicago River remains green for about 5 hours after it’s been dyed for the annual parade.
  8. Pantone 17-5641 is the color for emerald green.
  9. There are 32.3 millions people with Irish ancestry living in the US.
  10. Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.
  11. Ireland’s global rank in beer consumption per capita in 2016 was 98.2 liters while the US’s rank was 74.8 liters.
  12. Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, rainbows and magical unicorns are the marshmallows you’ll find it Lucky Charms. Don’t believe us? Pour a bowl.

GIVE THEM SOMETHING THAT SAYS “SLÁINTE CHUGAT” (HEALTH TO YOU)

Maltster Bottle Opener & Sleeve

In our world, every bat has a man and every robin has a hood. The true peacemaker’s don’t let friends use their molars, ring finger,  or belt-buckles for anything under pressure. Be a hero… and a sidekick.

Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask

Here’s to actually being “in the band.” Give the gift to memorialize the behind-the-scene moments… Our emblazoned Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask will be forever remembered like that riff from Stairway. For all the times that make up the memories of our time. Queue the lights please. Choose from 6 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and customize to match your company logo to create something truly unique.

Set of 4 Dye-Sublimated Felt Coasters

This exclusive set of coasters is all that separates the condensation of water vapor droplets plummeting down that frosty glass to your heirloom table.  Wick that capillary action.

Neoprene Lip Balm Sleeve with SPF 15 Lip Balm

This neon green neoprene lip balm sleeve with plastic swivel snap hook and SPF 15 lip balm makes a fun giveaway during St. Patrick’s Day.

Dye-Sublimated Lanyard

Utilize full color to bring out the green in any of our dye-sublimated lanyards. Pair with a stunning badge for the ultimate combination during your St. Patrick’s Day event.

3/4″ Fold-Over Elastic Hair Tie

Our line of fold over elastics is a simple, universal accessory to wear with any outfit, for any occasion. This green stretchy elastic headband is a fun giveaway to hand out during your St. Patrick’s Day parade, party or event.

See SnugZUSA.com for more customizable promotional products to inspire your St. Patrick’s Day event! 

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Hand Sanitizer: An Effective Way to Promote Your Brand This Winter

As fall turns into winter we all know deep down, even though some of us have a hard time admitting it, that the inevitable and dreaded cold and flu season is soon to follow. Not to scare you, but some might say it’s already here (Pssst…they’re right). Just like a bear goes into hibernation in late November you can count on the Bad Nasties to re-surface from their abhorrent abyss where they’ve been lurking and scheming as to how they’re going to get you sick.

Bad & Nasty

People need to be saved from that unpleasant sick-day-ending to the story. Why? Well, because SICK DAYS SUCK. I bet right now if you were to pause and really pay attention, whether you’re at work, school or taking a stroll to your favorite coffee shop, you’ll hear those all too familiar sniffles, sneezes and coughs.

During these cold months custom branded hand sanitizer is a great opportunity to not only gain exposure for your company, but to lend a clean hand (pun intended) and help prevent people from getting sick. Here’s why hand sanitizer is an effective way to promote your brand this winter:

1 – Sanitizer is a need, not a want. When is comes to health there is no compromise. People will do anything to avoid coming down with the flu. Can you blame them?

 

2 – Put your brand in their hands (literally). Right this moment someone is reaching into their purse, opening their glove box, heading for the medicine cabinet…you get the picture. Your name and logo will be seen and touched tens if not hundreds of times a day per person. The numbers really begin to add up.

 

3 – At home, in the car and don’t forget the office. That brings us to our next point, hand sanitizer is a budget friendly item. Meaning, give your customer 2 or 3 to keep you top of mind wherever they have a need for sanitizer.

 

4 – Going, going, gone. Each and every drop of that hand sanitizer will go to use this cold and flu season. Your marketing dollars will go further with custom branded sanitizer.

 

5 – They’ll thank you. At the end of the day it’s about developing and nurturing that relationship with your customer. In the end they’ll remember how you gave them a cool item that showed care for their well-being.

 

Hop on over to SnugZUSA.com and check out how we can help you customize the perfect branded sanitizer. Several bottle and fill options available!

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Gifts People Want: The Ultimate Gifting Resource

Gifts People Want: The Ultimate Gifting Resource

Admit it. Time and time again you’re guilty of giving a gift to a loved one, friend, co-worker or client and thinking to yourself: “I really wanted that for myself.” But you’re kind and thoughtful and would never go through with such a thing. For this very reason, we asked ourselves at SnugZ what we’d like to receive  and came up with this Wish List to share with you. These are the gifts people really want. In addition to the Wish List we invite you to use any and all of the resources below including over 30 new products and gift ideas for any occasion and budget in our 2018 Gift Collection catalog. There’s still plenty of time to create that truly one of a kind gift experience.

GIFTS (YOU SECRETLY WANT FOR YOURSELF)

Snowed In

Knitted beanie with debossed leather patch, full-color dye-sublimated socks and 8 oz. glass tumbler candle in a 8″ laser engraved wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper. Featuring a selection of scent options from our White Scented Candles.

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Writer’s Block

Debossed leather journal, corner bookmark and pencil with leather sleeve in a muslin bag.

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Little Luxuries Set

This is the set that keeps on giving with our ceramic pumice stone, an aromatic tin candle, essential oil infused soap, and essential oil roller bottle all wrapped up and ready for you when you are. Calgon might have wanted to take you away but with our Little Luxuries you will be living the dream right at home. Nothing like a brand that cares enough to exfoliate, refresh, relax, and enhance it all with essential oils and an aromatic candle flickering nearby. That’s what we call an out of brand experience. Little Luxuries Set includes ceramic pumice stone, medium window tin candle, bath salts in square jar, essential oil infused bar soap, 10 mL essential oil roller bottle cardboard gift box, brown crinkle paper and clear plastic lid.

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Brain Games

Engraved wooden word builder dice, engraved wooden cube puzzle, mini composition book and pencil with debossed leather sleeve in a muslin bag.

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Limelight

12 oz. hand poured laser engraved concrete candle with copper accent and glass jar with 35 safety matches in a custom fit kraft gift box.

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Survivor

CleanZ Pen spray sanitizer, SPF 30 sunscreen + SPF 15 lip balm duo bottle, 17-in 1 survival grenade (black carabiner only) and laser engraved multi-tool in a full-color dye-sublimated gift bag.

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Mamba

From libation to liberation, we are here to free your whiskey of choice by marrying a little kick-ass science with an intrinsic sense of taste. Our frozen MAMBA Whiskey stones use​ the principles of thermodynamics to cool your scotch or rye without diluting nare a sip nor aroma, thus ensuring your brand is there till the end. What better way to roll the dice then by cooling it with the whiskey lover? Set contains an engraved wooden box with six whiskey stones that are placed nicely in a velvet bag.

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Gentleman

Debossed leather valet tray, leather carabiner keychain and single pocket wallet in an 8″ wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper.

Gentleman

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True USA Manufacturing and its Impact on the Economy

Did you know:

1 – Manufacturers contributed $2.25 trillion to the United States economy in 2016.

Since Q2 of 2009, when manufacturers generated $1.7 trillion, this number has been on an upward trend. Value-added output from durable goods also grew over that same time period from $0.87 trillion to $1.20 trillion and non-durable goods output from $0.85 trillion to $1.00 trillion. In 2016, manufacturing was responsible for 11.7% of GDP in the U.S. economy. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

2 – $1.00 spent in manufacturing equates to $1.89 added to the economy.

That’s the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. Further, for each worker in manufacturing, there are an additional four hired in another industry. (Source: NAM calculations using IMPLAN)

3 – More than 3/4 of all private sector R&D is conducted by manufacturers in the USA, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Research and development in manufacturing has gone from $126.2 billion in 2000 to $229.9 billion in 2014. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computers, electronics and motor vehicles and parts were the most significant contributors to R&D spending in that year.  (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

4 – If manufacturing in the United States was its own country it would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.

Manufacturing had $2.1 trillion in value added in 2014. Including the United States, only eight other nations could best that in terms of GDP. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund)

5 – Most manufacturers in the U.S. are considered to be quite small.

In 2015, there were 251,774 manufacturers and all but 3,813 had less than 500 employees. Three-quarters had fewer than 20 people working for them. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistics of U.S. Businesses)

6 – With nearly 12.5 million workers in the United States, manufacturing takes up 8.5% of the workforce.

After the Great Recession came to an end, manufacturing companies have hired more than one million workers. 7.8 million people work in durable goods and 4.7 million work in non-durable goods manufacturing. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7 – Virtually 50% of all manufactured goods exports went to nations that the United States has FTAs with.

The U.S. exported $634.6 billion in manufactured goods to fair trade agreement countries in 2015. 48.2% to be exact. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

8 – Tremendous growth over the past couple decades has made manufacturers more “lean” than ever and more competitive globally.

Output per hour has increased by more than 2.5 times since 1987 for all manufacturing workers. Productivity is about 1.7 times great for all non-farm businesses. As a matter of fact, durable goods have seen even larger growth, almost tripling its labor productivity in that same span of time. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

9 – It’s predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the next decade and 2 million of those openings are expected to go unfilled due to lack of skills.

(Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)

10 – U.S. manufactured goods exports have quadrupled over the past 25 years.

Back in 1990, $329.5 billion in goods were exported. A decade later that figure more than doubled to $708 billion. Despite slowing global growth exports reached an all-time high in 2014 of $1.403 trillion. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

Since 1989, SnugZ has been committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and producing high quality products for their customers right here in the good ole’ USA! 

(Manufacturing Facts Source: National Association of Manufacturers)