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Lifetime Complaint Leads To The International Trade Commission Instituting An Investigation Against Russell Brands

Feb. 1, 2017

CLEARFIELD, UTAH (February 1, 2017) The International Trade Commission (ITC) instituted an investigation against Russell Brands, LLC d/b/a/ Spalding (Russell) and Reliable Sports Equipment (Wujiang) Co. Ltd (Reliable) related to certain basketball backboard components and products containing the same. On December 30, 2016, Lifetime Products, Inc. (Lifetime) filed a Verified Complaint under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 alleging that the defendants import into the United States, sell for import into the United States and sell in the United States after importation certain basketball products that infringe United States patents owned by Lifetime. Specifically, Lifetime asserts that the respondents products infringe certain claims of patent nos. 7,749,111, 8,845,463, and 8,852,034 (the Asserted ...

Lifetime Products 2016 Utah Manufacturer Of The Year

November 26, 2016

Utah Manufacturers Association For nearly 45 years, the Utah Manufacturers Association has recognized tremendous efforts by Utah manufacturing companies in the state. The association has a long history of recognizing these companies for their tremendous efforts in improving their manufacturing processes, contributing to the communities in which they live, driving the business economy and in providing a safe working environment for their employees. At the Utah Manufacturers Association 111th Annual Banquet, five exceptional manufacturing companies in the state were recognized for outstanding execution in operational performance and best practices, economic achievement, workplace safety, community and state involvement, public outreach and fidelity to the principles of free enterprise. These companies ...

Lifetime Products Breaks Ground in Tennessee

May 25, 2016

Lifetime Products Breaks Ground in Tennessee U.S.-Based Manufacturer to Begin Construction on New Facility CLEARFIELD, UTAH (May 25, 2016) Executives from Lifetime Products, Inc. and government leaders of Knox County in Tennessee gathered on May 25th to break ground for a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Knoxville, planned to be roughly 720,000 square feet. The market leader in product categories like folding tables and chairs, sheds, kayaks, and other home products will invest $115 million into the project, creating hundreds of new jobs for residents of Knoxville and the surrounding areas. We spent over a year researching different locations on the east coast, says Lifetimes President CEO Richard Hendrickson. Tennessee was obviously the best option. Not only will Lifet...

Lifetime Announces Partnership With The Ultimate Fieldhouse

March 4, 2016

Lifetime Announces Partnership With The Ultimate Fieldhouse Lifetime Products Joins to Help Youth Grow and Develop Character and Skills CLEARFIELD, UTAH (March 4, 2016) Lifetime Products and The Ultimate Fieldhouse have partnered up to offer youth a chance to develop basketball skills and a love of the game. Completed in December of 2015, The Ultimate Fieldhouse was founded by three of the Bay Areas most successful youth program directors, who came together to provide families with a new portfolio of youth sport educational opportunities. In order to accomplish their mission of better serving the youth sports market and also manage and assist in funding a project of this magnitude, they created the Ultimate Sports Association, a non-profit which serves as the main tenant of th...

Lifetime Products 2015 Utah Manufacturer Of The Year

November 21, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Utah Manufacturers Association 428 East Winchester Street, suite 135 Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 (801) 363-3885 For nearly 45 years, the Utah Manufacturers Association has recognized tremendous efforts by Utah manufacturing companies in the state. The association has a long historyof recognizing these companies for their tremendous efforts in improving their manufacturing processes, contributing to the communities in which they live, driving the business economy and in providing a safe working environment for their employees. At the Utah Manufacturers Association 110th Annual Banquet, four exceptional manufacturing companies in the state were recognized for outstanding performance in operational performance and best practices, economic achievement, workpl...

Over 1,000 Local Employees to Volunteer at Golden Spike Event Center

June 25, 2015

Over 1,000 Local Employees to Volunteer at Golden Spike Event Center Lifetime Products Employees Gather This Saturday for 10th Annual Community Service Project CLEARFIELD, UTAH (June 26, 2015) Employees of local manufacturing company Lifetime Products will meet this Saturday, June 27th at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden to conduct a secondary project to Lifetimes 10th Annual Community Service Project. Over 1,000 employees will work simultaneously on an extensive list of projects including painting and improving the fairgrounds and facilities. Including the time volunteered to the Weber County Fairgrounds, Lifetime will have completed two separate service projects to give back to the communitycombining the efforts of over 1,700 employees. In 2007, more than 700 employees from Lifetime Products ...

Made in U.S.A Legislation A Win For American Business

June 5, 2015

MADE IN U.S.A. LEGISLATION A WIN FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS CLEARFIELD, UTAH, June 5, 2015 On June 4th, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Angus King (I-ME), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act (S. 1518). The bill ensures that only one standard is used for Made in U.S.A. labeling everywhere in the country. This will enable more American manufacturers to celebrate their local manufacturing story while maintaining a strong world-class Made in U.S.A. standard. Richard Hendrickson, President and CEO of Lifetime Products made this statement: Lifetime has always been committed to American products. We feel strongly that this bill will help maintain and encourage U.S. manufacturing by clarifying and simplifying the Made in U.S.A. label. Most ...

Lifetime Products Acquires Lightheaded Beds Furniture

May 20, 2015

LIFETIME PRODUCTS ACQUIRES LIGHTHEADED BEDS FURNITURE CLEARFIELD, UTAH, May 20, 2015 Lifetime Products, Inc. a worldwide Utah-based manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, sporting goods equipment, outdoor storage sheds and lawn and garden products announced today that it has acquired LightHeaded Beds, LLC., of Park City UT, adding the companys innovative lighting and furniture designs to Lifetimes own lineup of family and home products. Lightheaded Beds has developed an innovative bed design which opens new ways to look at a childs bedroom furniture, said Richard Hendrickson, President of Lifetime Products, and consumer response has been outstanding. Dennis Forchic, President of LightHeaded Beds, stated, The marketplace response to our products has been phenomenal. This acquisition by Lifetime Prod...

Lifetime Products Celebrates “Made In America” Month

December 18, 2014

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Productswill join with other U.S. and Utah manufacturers to celebrate National Made in America Month. Manufacturers in Utah account for almost 15 percent of the total output of the state and nearly ten percent of Utahs workforce. (Source: National Association of Manufacturerswww.nam.org) At Lifetime Products, we are proud to celebrate Made in America month, a tradition set by President Reagan in 1986, the same year as Lifetimes inception, said President and CEO of Lifetime Products, Richard Hendrickson. Asa proud U.S. manufacturerof 1,600 strong, we strive to manufacture products where it makes sense. Making products domestically allows us to take better care of our people and their families, shorten our lead times, improve our quality quicker, and ultimately get a product to the co...

Lifetime Products Partners with the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation on #HolidayHoops Giveaway

December 8, 2014

Kevin Love

CLEARFIELD, Utah - In the spirit of giving a Gift That Matters this holiday season, The DICKS Sporting Goods Foundation has partnered with Lifetime Products to celebrate #GivingTuesday by launching a #HolidayHoops campaign. During a surprise appearance by Cavaliers star Kevin Love at a Cleveland elementary school, The DICKS Foundation began a pay-it-forward movement that will ultimately result in the donation of 100 Lifetime basketball hoops to more than 50 organizations in need across the U.S. Additionally, to showcase the power of sports, a two-minute film was produced; capturing the authentic reactions of onlookers before and after a basketball hoop randomly appears in five locations across Cleveland, Los Angeles, and New York City. We are grateful for the opportunity to be involved with The DICKS Sporti...

Lifetimes New CFO Honored as Utah Business Magazines Forty Under 40

February 28, 2014

Brian Slagle

We are excited to share with you that our new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Brian Slagle, was recently honored as one of Utah Business Magazines Forty Under 40. Each year for the past twelve years Utah Business Magazine has spotlighted forty of the most promising young professionals under 40 years of age. The Forty Under 40 awards are designed to recognize Utahs best, brightest, and most promising talent. The award highlights up-and-coming leaders and entrepreneurs who have created a ground-breaking technology or an executive who has uniquely brought something more to their position. Im honored to be recognized for this award, said Slagle. Im passionate about working hard to accomplish goals and am grateful to work for a company who cares so much for its employees. About Brian: Brian Slagle has been wit...

Lifetime Pursues Alleged Chinese Patent Infringers

October 21, 2013

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, recently took action to enforce its patent rights in China against Shaoxing Hongye Leisure Product Co., Ltd. Lifetime obtained information that suggested that Hongye was allegedly manufacturing tables and chairs that incorporate features that are covered by one or more of Lifetimes Chinese patents.The patent at issue has been the subject of successful litigation by Lifetime, in China,and has been upheld by the Chinese Patent and Trademark Office.On September 30, 2013, Lifetime filed an application with the Chinese Customs Department to have certain Hongye containers inspected for suspected patent infringement. On October 8, 2013, Chinese Customs in Ningbo, China detained 15 containers originating from Hongye that wer...

Lifetime Products Joins Designing Spaces on Lifetime TV

September 26, 2013

Designing Spaces

CLEARFIELD, UTAH (September 25, 2013) Lifetime Products will be featured on the popular home improvement show Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV in the second episode of the military home makeover series Designing Spaces of Hope Project Homeward Bound. Tune in on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as the company provides extra outdoor storage space for Purple Heart recipient Jeff Taylor and his family. The 3-part Project Homeward Bound series airing on Lifetime TV September 25 27th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) shows the step-by-step transformation of a dilapidated foreclosed-on house into a completely renovated home for injured soldier Private First Class Jeff Taylor and his family. Taylor, his wife, and three children have lived in a cramped mobile home facing daily struggles since his return from Ira...

Lifetimes First Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament a Success

June 24, 2013

Kayak FIshing

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Fishermen from across the state competed for bragging rights and a chance to win one of two angler kayaks (Lifetime Tamarack Angler Kayak and Emotion Stealth Angler Kayak) in Lifetime Products first annual Kayak Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 8 at Strawberry Reservoir. The winner of the tournament was determined by the greatest total length of their longest five fish. Congratulations to Bill See for winning this years tournament! Bill came in with a grand total of 41 inches, Dan Valesky took second place with a total of 34 inches, and Kevin Thompson took third place with a total of 26 inches. Follow our blog and look for information on Lifetimes next Kayak Fishing Tournament at www.fishing-kayaking.com First Place: Bill SeePrize Stealth Angler41 Inches Second Place: Dan ValeskyTamara...

Lifetime workers plant flora but pull Dyers woad at Ogden Nature Center

June 4, 2013

By Clayton LeubaStandard Examiner OGDEN, UTAH Employees of Clearfield-based Lifetime Products toiled together Saturday for the companys eighth annual community service project. More than 1,100 employees participated, making improvements to the Ogden Nature Center, said Tonnie Dixon, the public relations and communications manager at Lifetime Products. We love giving back to the community where we live and work, Dixon said. Its amazing to see just what our employees are able to do. The primary task the volunteers faced at the nature center was the removal of Dyers woad as well as other noxious and invasive plant species from the centers 152 acres. We pulled Dyers woad like crazy, Dixon said. The fight against invasive plant species has been an issue for the nature center for years, said Jenny Frame, th...

Over 1000 Lifetime Products Employees Refurbish and Beautify Ogden Nature Center

June 3, 2013

Painting Fences

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Over 1,000 employees of local manufacturing company Lifetime Products recently donated more than 3,500 man hours to beautify and refurbish the Ogden Nature Center as part of Lifetimes 8th Annual Community Service Project. Employees worked together Saturday morning tackling a list of projects simultaneously including removing weeds (specifically one invasive weed named Dyers Woad); planting flowers, shrubs, and plants; and painting fences and picnic tables to help beautify and improve the centers grounds and facilities. Each year, Lifetime employees join forces and participate in a large group project to give back to neighboring communities. The project is always conducted off-the-clock and earns employees a credit toward Lifetimes employee benefit program that gives a percentage of the comp...

Store and Use Gardening Tools in One Location with New Lifetime Garden Tool Caddy

May 15, 2013

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Take the stress of organizing garden tools off the ground and into the Lifetime Garden Tool Caddy from Lifetime Products, a leading manufacturer of blow-molded lawn and garden products. The lightweight, yet durable, Lifetime Garden Tool Caddy makes it convenient to store and use your gardening tools in one location that can easily be moved over bumpy uneven landscapes. With the tilt-forward design of the molded holders, tools can be easily accessed while also protecting you when pushing or pulling the caddy. The Lifetime Garden Caddy holds seven full-sized garden tools, and molded to fit a five-gallon bucket. Constructed of UV-protected high density polyethylene (HDPE), the Garden Caddy has a powder-coated, weather-resistant steel frame and can handle loads of up to 100 poundsgreat for any...

Governor Herbert Visits Lifetime Products Factory

November 8, 2012

Governer Herbert with Lifetime President Hendrickson

CLEARFIELD, UTAH This past week, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert toured local manufacturer, Lifetime Products, Inc. in Clearfield, Utah to get a first-hand look at manufacturing processes and issues, and gain insight on how government can better help Utah manufacturing companies. His visit also served as an opportunity to receive an update on a company utilizing tax incentives from the Governors Office of Economic Development(GOED). Just over a year ago, Lifetime Products Inc. entered a partnership with GOED, Davis County, and Clearfield City to expand its plastics manufacturing facility via a $41 million capital investment over 10 years. Since the partnership, Lifetimes plastics capacity increased about 20 percent and six new blow-molding machines are currently being added and are scheduled for completion 20...

New Decorative Line of Bathroom Safety Grab Bars Hold Up to 500lbs

October 24, 2012

New Decorative Line of Bathroom Safety Grab Bars Hold Up to 500lbs

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Homeowners and caregivers can now easily install an entire line of matching safety grab bars throughout a bathroom without comprising their home dcor. The new Grabcessories safety grab bars from Lifetime Products Inc. are designed to be both beautiful and functional - seamlessly integrating as actual bathroom dcor while providing the convenience of safety accessories. Grabcessories currently is the only safety grab bar product on the market offering a complete line of coordinating bathroom safety accessories. Strategically installing safety grab bars throughout the entire bathroom helps increase mobility and prevent falls. The Grabcessories line includes a 2-in-1 toilet paper holder, dry towel shelf, towel bar, curved grab bar, and tub spout/shower valve. By installing the complete line of G...

BlowMolded Table Inventor Transforms Folding Tables Again

October 12, 2012

folding tables

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc., the inventor and world leader of blow-molded folding tables and chairs, is unveiling a new line of stacking folding utility tables - the biggest transformation to hit the folding table industry since Lifetimes introduction of blow-molded tabletops in 1998. The new Lifetime Stackable Commercial Folding Tables from Lifetime Products Inc., feature an innovative nesting design allowing multiple tables to easily be stacked together without sliding or tipping. This stacking design is 20 percent more efficient for storage, transportation, and packaging. With the new design, commercial users of the product can now stack 26 tables in the same space that 21 tables previously occupied. Additionally, the Lifetime Stackable Commercial Folding Tables boast a sleek, new modern lo...

Fly Fishing and Pink Kayaks Help Casting For Recovery Breast Cancer Survivors

October 8, 2012

Casting for a Cure

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Fly fishing enthusiasts can now show their support for breast cancer survivors by taking to the waters in a special edition pink kayak. The pink Emotion Glide Angler Kayak sports the Casting for Recovery logo and a portion of the proceeds from each special edition kayak sale is donated to the Casting for Recovery organization - a national non-profit breast cancer support and educational program for women. The Emotion Glide Angler Kayak is a custom 98 sit-inside fishing kayak. It features two Scotty Fly Rod Holders with threaded mounts and is the only pink kayak on the market to have holders specifically for fly rods. The padded adjustable seat, thigh pads, and adjustable foot brace system provide comfort and convenience. The ledge lock paddle keepers make switching from paddling to fishing ...

Top 3 Places to Install Bathroom Grab Bars to Help Prevent Falls

September 12, 2012

Grabcessories

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Making a home safe for aging seniors is a key to enhancing mobility and ensuring independent living. For seniors, typically, the bathroom is the area posing the most risks for falls. Everyday tasks can become difficult, especially when combined with slippery floors, poor balance, decreased vision, and lack of strength. Fortunately, installing safety grab bars in strategic areas can make it easier to safely maneuver around the bathroom. Grab bars provide extra support for seniors through unique anchoring systems that can support up to 500lbs of pressure, depending on the manufacturer. Rest assured, however, dcor does not have to be sacrificed for safety. Many grab bars available today, like Grabcessories by Lifetime Products, are designed to seamlessly integrate as actual bathroom dcor whi...

Lifetime Store to Open Retail Location in St George

September 5, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Store, the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, has announced the Grand Opening of a new 9,300-square-foot store in St. George, Utah This store will be the first Lifetime Store location in southern Utah, and the sixth in Utah. A special Grand Opening event will be held Monday, September 10 through Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the St. George store located at 530 East St. George Boulevard. The Grand Opening event will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 followed by a week filled with numerous activities, giveaways, and special promotions. Numerous drawings will be held throughout the week for various Lifetime products including a kayak, youth paddleboard, and an air plane teeter-totter. The Grand Opening event also will...

New Lifetime Driveway Sport Set is 3in1 Portable Net Game for Outdoor Family Fun

August 22, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Families and friends will have hours of fun playing three outdoor family games that are now available in one convenient, portable product. The new Driveway 3 Sport Set from Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds largest manufacturer of residential portable basketball hoops, is perfect for Pickleball, QuickStart Tennis, Badminton, and more. The Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set can be set up easily with no tools required. Unlike other net-based games on the market, there is no cement required, no ground stakes to secure, and no support strings to get tangled in when playing. The 1.75-gallon portable bases fill with sand or water for stability during play, yet can easily be moved and transported - making the system ideal to use in a home driveway and backyard, or pack up and take to a beach, pool, o...

Leading Kayak Manufacturing Factory Located in Utah Near Outdoor Retailer Show Location Started in Owners Garage

August 1, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH While hundreds of manufacturers and vendors flock to Utah for the widely-popular annual Outdoor Retailer Show, show exhibitor and local manufacturer Lifetime Products, Inc. is proud and fortunate to be headquartered just a few miles from the show location. Lifetime Products, Inc. is one of the largest kayak manufacturers in the U.S., manufacturing kayaks and paddleboards under both the Lifetime and Emotion Kayaks brands. The companys headquarters and expansive manufacturing facilities are located just north of Salt Lake City in Clearfield, Utah. Despite today being a global manufacturer with products sold in more than 70 countries, Lifetimes story is the true American dream with humble beginnings in the owners Utah garage. In 1986, the owner set out with a simple goal to build a better bas...

Entire Family Can Now Enjoy Popular SUP Sport with New Lifetime Youth Paddleboard

July 30, 2012

Lifetime Paddleboard

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc., one of the largest kayak manufacturers in the U.S., is expanding its line of water sports products and introducing a youth paddleboard to allow family members of all ages to enjoy the fast-growing sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP). The new Lifetime Hooligan Paddleboard is created specifically for youth ages 5 years and older, and up to 130 lbs. The lightweight 28 lbs. design and compact 8 x 30 size allows younger paddlers to easily handle and maneuver the board both in and out of the water. In addition to its unique wider stance, the Lifetime Hooligan Youth Paddleboard provides extreme stability for beginners by incorporating a cutting-edge design element - a retractable fin. While the surf fin helps the board go faster and straighter, it automatically retract...

Lifetime Products Unveils New Water Sports Logo at Outdoor Retailer Show

July 24, 2012

New Water Sports Logo

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc., one of the largest kayak manufacturers in the U.S., is unveiling a new logo for its water sports products at the 2012 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The water sports community is fun, energetic, and unique, said Lifetime Water Sports Product Marketing Manager Candace Weaver. We wanted a logo that represented the quality Lifetime is known for, yet exhibited the upbeat environment found throughout the kayaking industry. The new Lifetime water sports logo is an abstract representation of a kayak in water with elements of fun and adventure flowing through it. The blue-green color mimics those found in water, while the lighter orange version will be used to compliment darker kayak colors. The traditional Lifetime corporate logo will still be found...

RecreationalSized Tent Quickly Turns Everyday Utility Trailer into Convenient Tent Camper

June 15, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH With the new Lifetime Tent Trailer from Lifetime Products, Inc., homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts no longer have to choose between using their trailer to haul a tent or to haul equipment for their outdoor adventure. The new Lifetime Tent Trailer is a 10.5 x 6.6 heavy-duty utility trailer with a 7 x 5 bed floor that converts in just minutes to house a spacious 84 square-foot camping tent that sleeps up to six people. However, unlike most tent trailers on the market, the tent for the Lifetime Tent Trailer stores in a compact 5 x 1 carrying bag weighing less than 30 lb. First and foremost, this is designed to be a utility trailer, explained Lifetime Products Marketing Manager Vince Spinning. Customers shouldnt have to sacrifice cargo space to carry their tent. So, we designed a tent for our...

Third Annual Lifetime Store Memorial Day Event Donates Portion of Proceeds to Utah Military Families Foundation

June 4, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Store., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, donated five percent of proceeds from the third annual Salute Our Troops Memorial Day event to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. The final amount donated to the UMFF this year was $863. UMFF will use the donation to fund projects and events that support military members from all service branches and their families, especially those deployed. This military-themed Salute Our Troops event provided a fun family atmosphere for all ages. Those who attended enjoyed refreshments, prizes, contests, discounts, and a live broadcast by 97.1 ZHT. We are able to live in a free country becaus...

Lifetime Store to Host Third Annual Salute Our Troops Memorial Day Event

May 22, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Store, the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, will host a Salute Our Troops Event this Memorial Day on May 28, 2012. The third annual event will be held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Lifetime Store located at 5296 South Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah. Special Memorial Day activities and promotions will be held only at the Riverdale store location with five percent of proceeds from the Memorial Day sales at the Riverdale location being donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. Through this annual event, the community has helped Lifetime Store raise more than $3,300 for the UMFF over the past two years. In addition to...

Over 900 Lifetime Products Employees Refurbish and Beautify USU Botanical Center

May 14, 2012

Botanical Gardens

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Donning florescent yellow shirts and armed with gardening tools, over 900 employees donated more than 2,800 man hours to beautify and refurbish the Utah State University Botanical Center in Kaysville. The hefty endeavor was part of Lifetimes 7th Annual Community Service Project. Each year, Lifetime employees participate in a large group project to join forces and give back to neighboring communities. The project is always conducted off the clock and earns employees a credit toward Lifetimes employee benefit program that gives a percentage of the companys revenue to each employee.Lifetime is more than just products. Were people who make a difference in everything we do both inside and outside of our factory walls, said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. Were proud to be a worldwide com...

Local Manufacturer Makes Health Care Top Priority with New Medical Clinic at Work

May 4, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Access to health care is a popular topic of conversation nowadays. Fortunately, the more than 1,500 employees of Clearfield-based manufacturing company Lifetime Products Inc. are now able to conveniently receive medical care at their work location with the opening of the new Lifetime Health Clinic earlier this week. We know how difficult it is for employees to squeeze doctor appointments into work schedules and school schedules, said Lifetime Vice President of Human Resources Denise Wandling. Providing this employee benefit of on-site medical care helps save our employees both time and money. And, having more convenient access to health care will help ensure we have healthier employees overall which means happier and more productive employees. Hopefully, the easier we can make it for our em...

Lifetime Wins First Patent Infringement Lawsuit in China

April 20, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Shanghai First Intermediate Court entered a judgment against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, Bestem). The court found infringement of Chinese patent 03807208.4 by Bestem who was manufacturing folding utility tables that utilized the same table edge and corner design as those Lifetime invented and patented. Todays judgment requires Bestem to pay Lifetime compensation of 200,000 RMB (about $32,000). Bestem has 15 days to appeal the judgment. We are thrilled with the Chinese courts findings, said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. More i...

More Options for Novice Kayakers with New SitInside Models from Lifetime

March 28, 2012

Lifetime site inside kayaks

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., one of the largest kayak manufacturers in the U.S., is expanding its line of water sports products to now include sit-inside kayaks, giving beginner and intermediate kayakers an affordable option for a sit-inside kayak boasting great performance, quality, and stability. The new Lifetime Payette Kayak is an ideal 98 size that combines supreme stability with fast tracking. Its stable flat bottom hull with deep tracking channels and stability chine rails is engineered specifically for beginners. However, its shorter size and sharp keel allow for tighter tracking, better maneuverability, and faster speeds which appeal to intermediate kayakers. Sit-inside kayaks are ideal in colder water climates because the rider doesnt get as wet as on a sit-on-top kayak, said Lifetime...

Expanded and Remodeled Riverdale Lifetime Store Celebrates Grand ReOpening

March 15, 2012

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Utah youngsters ages 3-12 years will have a chance to appear in a Lifetime Store photo shoot if they visit the Riverdale Lifetime Store Grand Re-Opening Celebration at 5296 South Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah. The ribbon cutting ceremony and store opening will take place Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. with the official Grand Re-Opening Celebration event and activities being held Tuesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Customers can take advantage of special Grand Re-Opening pricing throughout the remainder of the month, including 10 percent off everything in the entire store at any Lifetime Store. During the official Grand Re-Opening Celebration event, children may enter a drawing in the store for a chance to appear in a Lifetime Store photo shoot. No purchas...

No More Splinters or Varnishing with New FauxWood Lifetime Bistro Set

March 13, 2012

Faux-Wood Lifetime Bistro Set

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Adding a wood bistro set to your patio, deck, or front porch can instantly bring charm to your outdoor living area. However, real wood outdoor furniture can also bring the unwanted headaches of splinters, varnishing, or painting. Now, with the new simulated-wood Bistro Set from Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of blow-molded folding tables and chairs, you can enjoy the warm beauty of a wood-looking bistro set that is maintenance-free. The Lifetime 3-Piece Bistro Set provides a cozy dining setting for two with a 29.5 round folding table and two folding chairs - which are all constructed of heavy-duty simulated wood made from high-density polystyrene plastic. The simulated wood has the color and texture characteristics of natural wood grain so that it both looks and feels li...

Easy Continuous Batch Composting with New Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler

February 17, 2012

Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Compost enthusiasts can now efficiently and continuously batch compost with the new Dual Compost Tumbler from Lifetime Products, a leading manufacturer of blow-molded lawn and garden products. The Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler features two 50-gallon tumblers on a single frame, allowing one filled tumbler to mature while continuing to fill the other tumbler. It also includes a visual processing indicator to attach to show which tumbler contents are maturing. Both tumblers turn on an axis for easy and balanced rotation using built-in handles, and can be filled and turned with a new single-hand operation. To add to the convenience, loading and unloading material from the Lifetime Dual Composter is also made even easier with the extra large removable lids and the steel frame which holds the tu...

Lifetime Products Receives Greatest Contributor Award

December 7, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc., a Utah-based manufacturing company, received the Greatest Contributor Award during the third annual Entrepreneur Excellence awards banquet hosted today by the Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance. This prestigious award is given to a company that has contributed heavily to expanding and growing entrepreneurial activity in Northern Utah. According to the Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance whose goal is to foster and promote entrepreneurism in Northern Utah, Lifetime was chosen for its large economic impact on Utah. Lifetime has demonstrated it is family-oriented and cares about its employees, said Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance Advisory Board Member and presenter of the award, Kent Sulser. Lifetime has been adaptable and able to survive in many economic climates. Lifeti...

Prepare for Holiday Dinner Guests with Convenient FoldinHalf Card Table

November 22, 2011

Lifetime Fold in Half Card Table

CLEARFIELD, UTAH The hectic holiday entertaining season is here and millions of people across the country will gather with families and friends to celebrate over dinners and parties. Whether the guest list is large or small, extra table space is almost always a necessity. One of the most popular folding table options on the market is the square table, often referred to as a card table. Now, Lifetime Products has made this popular temporary table even more convenient to own, store, and transport thanks to a fold-in-half design and a built-in carrying handle. The new Lifetime 34-Inch Square Fold-in-Half Table offers ample seating space for up to four guests, yet folds in half to just 17 inches to easily carry and fit in the trunk of the smallest car or a hallway closet. However, even though the Lifetime 34-I...

Chinese Court Orders Cease and Desist in Lifetime Products Trademark Infringement Case

November 21, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Shanghai Pudong New District Peoples Court issued a judgment in favor of Lifetimes trademark infringement case against Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Lifan Furniture Co. Ltd/Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dadongnan Plastic Packing Co. Ltd (collectively Lifan). In April of 2011, Lifetime took action to enforce its trademark rights by instituting litigation against Lifan who was manufacturing folding utility tables that featured the Lifetime logo. The case involved seizing infringing products through both the local police and the Chinese customs authority. Todays judgment requires Lifan to cease and desist from infringing Lifetimes trademark, pay Lifetime compensation of 150,000 RMB, and destroy the infring...

Lifetime Products Acquires Emotion Kayaks

November 16, 2011

Richard and Tom

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a worldwide Utah-based manufacturer of sporting goods equipment, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Pennsylvania-based Emotion Kayaks, adding the companys innovative kayaks to Lifetimes extensive line of water sports products. With the recent tax incentive from the Governors Office of Economic Development we received to expand our manufacturing capabilities in Utah, we will be expanding our blow-molding facilities, said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. These new facilities will be used to manufacture more kayaks to meet demand for this growing product line. Lifetime has agreed to purchase all of Emotion Kayaks assets, including its intellectual property, trademark portfolio, manufacturing equipment, inventory and its retailer contracts. Now, kayak ...

Patent Board Grants Lifetime Products Protection Against Chinese Copyists

October 27, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, announced today that the Chinese Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) has found that all of the claims in Lifetimes Chinese patent no. 03807208.4 are valid. In April 2011, Lifetime took action to enforce its trademark rights by instituting litigation against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, Bestem) in Shanghai. In that litigation, Lifetime alleged that Bestems products infringe three of Lifetimes Chinese patents, specifically patent no. 200380100171.1 relating to Lifetimes Personal Table, and patent nos. 03807208.4 and 200710181918.0 both relating to Lifetimes Folding ...

Lifetime Products to Grow Its Production Capacity and Headquarters

October 13, 2011

Salt Lake City, UTAH The journey from a company born in a garage, manufacturing basketball standards, to a world leading manufacturer of plastic products who has captured 75% of the US market for polyethylene folding tables and whose products are available in 58 countries worldwide is not a fairytale, but a dream of a lifetime. Indeed, Lifetime Products, Inc. is now recognized as a world leader of both residential basketball systems and blow molded plastics, producing a variety of sporting goods, folding furniture, lawn and garden, and storage products. It is exciting to see that after serious competition from other national and international locations, Lifetime has decided to expand in its home state of Utah, said Governor Gary Herbert. Competition is fierce for high quality manufacturing jobs and high qua...

Over 900 Lifetime Products Employees Build New Hiking Trail and Refurbish Local Parks

September 20, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Over 900 employees of local manufacturing company Lifetime Products spent the past two Saturday mornings donating their time to beautify public areas in Ogden and West Point City as part of Lifetimes 6th Annual Employee Community Service Project. The projects consumed approximately 2,700 man-hours, saving both cities thousands of dollars in labor to accomplish complete park makeovers.Over 400 employees simultaneously convened in Ogden on Saturday, September 10 to construct a new one-mile hiking trail which entailed clearing brush, pulling roots, shoveling, and clearing the steep, shrub-covered area. Then, over 500 more employees joined together Saturday, September 17 to refurbish Loy Blake Park, East Park, and the cemetery in West Point City. The employees tackled everything from installing ...

Lifetime Products Enters New Product Category Health and Wellness

September 1, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc.a worldwide Utah-based manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, sporting goods equipment, outdoor storage sheds, and lawn and garden products -- announced today that it is expanding its product depth and adding a new Health and Wellness product category. Initially, the new Lifetime Health and Wellness category will feature products like the award-winning Lifetime Tru-Motion Walking Cane already on the market, and a new full line of home safety accessories including bath and towel safety grab bars. Lifetime has the branding strength, commitment to innovation, and manufacturing capabilities that make us a perfect fit to design products that help the aging population stay in their homes comfortably, safely, and with dignity, said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson...

Think Spring with Raised Garden Bed Fall Tasks

August 31, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH For many people, after the fresh summer vegetables have come and gone, gardening chores are finally done. But actually, it should be quite the opposite. With the weather finally starting to cool, Fall is the perfect time of year to prepare your garden for Spring. A little work now will keep your raised garden beds springing up green all year long. Cleaning Clean out all dead plant debris like leaves, vines, stalks, and roots. Fill holes from harvested plants with compost and mix it in. Typically, one trowel full of compost for each square foot is a good guideline. Planting After adding compost, replant the space. One advantage of raised garden beds is that soil stays warmer in the Fall and warms earlier in the Spring than a traditional garden which extends the growing season and c...

Easy Ways to Score Big At Your Next Tailgating Party

August 25, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Tailgating season is all about camaraderie and fun. No matter how simple or extravagant your tailgating spread, the key to a successful tailgate party is to plan ahead to ensure you have the right equipment. Pack your vehicle (as much as possible) the night before. Load items in reverse order so you can easily reach things you will need first at your tailgating destination. Place a large canopy or tent near the end or side of your vehicle to eat and mingle out of the elements of the weatherbe it sun, rain or snow. Place grills close to the action for the authentic smell, but away from flammable objects. An ideal solution is the new 56 Lifetime Folding Tailgate Table which has a chrome rack to hold the grill and an attached sturdy table to hold the fixins - all in a convenient folding desi...

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Basketball Hoop

August 17, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Playing basketball outside is a great way to have fun, burn calories, and improve coordination. But, purchasing a residential basketball hoop can be overwhelming and confusing. Whether you plan to shoot hoops for fun, play competitive games of 3-on-3, or practice team drills, these quick tips will help you decide which hoop is right for you. 1.Location - Before you buy, make sure you have ample space to play. A large, flat, paved surface like a driveway is ideal. Keep in mind it is unsafe (and often illegal) to place a basketball hoop on a street or sidewalk. 2.Portable or In-Ground A portable basketball hoop has a large plastic base with wheels that provides the flexibility of rolling it to a different area, or even taking it with you if you move. In-ground systems take up less ground sp...

How to Create a Homework Study Zone

August 9, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Getting back into study mode can be tough after a long, fun summer. So, grab a highlighter and take note of these easy ideas for finding and creating the perfect homework space for back to school success. Designated space. Designate a set place in your home for your child to study. For younger children, make the space someplace you can easily supervise the work and be readily available to answer questions. For older children, their bedroom is an ideal location because it gives them a quiet place to focus. Table it. Classrooms have desks and chairs instead of couches and beds to keep students alert. The same should hold true at home. Make sure your child has a designated desk or table to use for studying and doing homework. If you dont have the space for a desk, a small folding table such a...

New Lifetime Simulated Wood Adirondack Chair Is MaintenanceFree

June 29, 2011

Lifetime Adirondack Chair

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Relaxing outdoors in comfort and style just got easier with the new faux-wood, maintenance-free Adirondack Chair from Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of blow-molded folding tables and chairs. The Lifetime Adirondack Chair is constructed of UV-protected, simulated wood made from high-density polystyrene - a material that looks and feels like real wood. Unlike real wood, the simulated wood will not splinter, warp, or rot, and never needs to be painted or varnished. The high-density polystyrene chair is lightweight, yet more durable than plastic that is commonly used for outdoor furniture. In addition, it is weather-resistant, stain resistant and easy to clean - essential features in outdoor decor. At first glance, its difficult to tell the Lifetime Adirondack Chair is not ...

New Lifetime Freestyle Paddleboard Making Waves in Water Sports Market

June 24, 2011

Lifetime Paddleboard

CLEARFIELD, UTAH The new Lifetime Freestyle Paddleboard is surfing to shelves nationwide and making waves in the competitive water sports market with its low price point and beginner-friendly design.The stand-up paddleboard from manufacturer Lifetime Products boasts a slightly smaller 98 size, making it lightweight and easy to maneuver and transport. Its unique design provides greater stability and tracking in both surf and flat water with two adjustable fins that can be dialed in or out while on top of the board to increase performance in diverse water conditions. In addition, the extra-large Ethylene Vinyl Acetone (EVA) foam area covering most of the boards deck provides increased traction. And, unlike a lot of paddleboards currently on the market, the Lifetime Freestyle Paddleboard also includes an adjust...

Faster Composting Process with New Lifetime 65Gallon Compost Tumbler

June 23, 2011

Lifetime Composter

CLEARFIELD, UTAH A new compost tumbler from Lifetime Products, a leading manufacturer of blow-molded lawn and garden products, features a large internal aeration system that makes the composting process both faster and easier. Gone are the days of time-consuming and labor-intensive work using a pitch fork to stir messy compost piles. The Lifetime 65-Gallon Compost Tumbler has one of the industrys best composter designs, allowing it to turn on an axis for easy and balanced rotation using the built-in handles. During each turn, the large aerated internal bar mixes the compost and allows air to flow through the composter to help quicken the batching process time. To ensure the tumbler does not rotate during filling, the composter is equipped with a spring-loaded locking pin. The Lifetime 65-Gallon Composter i...

Score a Tailgating Touchdown with New Lifetime Folding Tailgate Table

June 22, 2011

Lifetime Tailgate Table

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Regardless of which team they root for, tailgating enthusiasts are sure to give a cheer for the new Lifetime Folding Tailgate Table debuting nationwide this month.The new Folding Tailgate Table from Lifetime Products, the inventor and worlds leading manufacturer of blow-molded folding tables and chairs, features a 56 x 28 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tabletop for preparing or serving food with an attached 28 x 15 heavy-duty grill rack with utensil holder. Because transportability is a necessity for tailgating products, the metal rack conveniently folds inside the polyethylene table and the entire table then folds in half to a mere 33 x 28 for easy transport and storage with the built-in carry handle. No more worries over spilled ketchup, mustard, or even barbeque sauce with the new Life...

Lifetimes Mark Whiting Named A Utah Business CFO of the Year

June 14, 2011

Mark Eugene Whiting, chief financial officer Lifetime Products, Inc., was named a CFO of the Year in the June issue of Utah Business Magazine. Whiting was recognized for his 22-year contribution in building a recession-proof company and a company that has become an international player in the sporting goods and outdoor products industry. Over the past two decades, Whiting has successfully supervised Lifetimes financial transition from a regional manufacturer of basketball hoops to a global company and brand. The year he was hired, the companys sales totaled about $7 million- a profit earned solely by the sale of in-ground basketball hoops. Presently, Lifetimes products are sold in 58 countries. Whiting came to Lifetime Products in 1989 as Controller, with 12 years of post-university professional experience....

Lifetime TruMotion Cane Named Best New Product by Drug Store News

June 9, 2011

Lifetime Tru-Motion Cane

The Lifetime Tru-Motion Cane recently was named Best New Product by Drug Store News. The award was bestowed at ECRMs Home Health Care 2011 EPPS Show and is given in recognition of the best new product invention from the more than 50 suppliers at the event. Manufactured by Lifetime Products, the Tru-Motion Cane is a revolutionary design unlike any other canes on the market. Its curved foot provides unmatched safety and stability through consistent surface contact with the ground to ensure a solid, stable foundation regardless of the length of stride or the angle the cane is held - even on difficult to maneuver steps and hills. The innovative style of the cane facilitates a natural, full-range cadence that gives reliable feedback to increase mobility and confidence in walking. In addition, the Lifetime Tru-Mo...

Lifetime Store Memorial Day Event Donates More than 1700 to UMFF

June 8, 2011

Lifetime Store, the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, donated five percent of proceeds from the second annual Salute Our Troops Memorial Day event to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF). This years event was such a success it surpassed last years donation with the final amount being donated to the UMFF totaling $1,712. Founded in 2007, UMFF is a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports more than 80,000 military families throughout Utah. UMFF will use the donation to fund projects and events that support military members from all service branches and their families, especially those deployed. This military-themed Salute Our Troops event provided a fun family atmosphere for all ages. Those who attended enjoyed free ice cream, prizes, contests,...

Lifetime Store to Host Salute Our Troops Memorial Day Event

May 26, 2011

Lifetime Store, the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, will host a Salute Our Troops Event this Memorial Day on May 30, 2011. The second annual event will be held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Lifetime Store located at 5296 South Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah. The event is also an opportunity for the public to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lifetime Products. Special Memorial Day and 25 Year Anniversary activities and promotions will be held only at the Riverdale store location with 5 percent of proceeds from the Memorial Day sales being donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. Last years inaugural event raised more than $1600 for t...

Lifetime Pursues Alleged Chinese and Philippine Trademark Copyists

May 24, 2011

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, recently took action to enforce its trademark rights in China against Hangzhou Xiaoshan Dadongnan Packing Plastic Co.,Ltd./Zhejiang Lifan Furniture Company, Ltd. (Dadongnan). Lifetime recently obtained information that suggested that Dadongnan was manufacturing tables and chairs that included the Lifetime name and logo. Lifetime has long-standing trademark rights to its name and logo in China. With the assistance from its counsel in China and Chinese authorities, Lifetime detained a container of Dadongnan goods that was being shipped to the Philippines. Upon inspection of the container, Lifetime confirmed that the goods included the Lifetime name and logo. Based on that evidence, and at Lifetimes request, Chinese a...

Adjustable Height Basketball Hoop Turns 25 Milestone Marked with 25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway

April 22, 2011

25 Years 25 Hoops

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Today, most of us just expect the basketball hoop in our driveway to raise or lower in height to allow players of all ages, heights, and skill levels to play on the same system. But 25 years ago, an adjustable height basketball hoop was a brand new innovation that quickly revolutionized the basketball industry. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its industry-changing invention, Utah-based manufacturing company Lifetime Products is hosting a national 25 Hoops for 25 Years giveaway. A total of 25 Lifetime adjustable height portable basketball hoops will be given away through random drawings on www.lifetime.com throughout the remainder of 2011. Lifetime Products, now the worlds largest manufacturer of residential basketball hoops, was founded in 1986 with the introduction of its Quick ...

Its A Garden Bench Its A Table New Lifetime Convertible Bench Does DoubleDuty

March 1, 2011

Lifetime Convertable Bench

Lifetime Products, manufacturer and inventor of the first table with a blow-molded tabletop and the first picnic table with a blow-molded top, has unveiled yet another revolutionary lawn and garden table by introducing the Lifetime Convertible Bench. The Lifetime Convertible Bench is a simulated wood garden bench that converts from bench to table instantly. One person can single-handedly convert the product into a table by simply squeezing the built-in handle and tipping the bench back. Additionally, when two Lifetime Convertible Benches are placed together in the table position, they create an instant, full-sized picnic table. This is a very versatile product that allows consumers to maximize their outdoor living space, said Lifetime Product Marketing Manager Darrin Gunnell. Weve made it aesthetically appe...

Start A Garden in One Hour with New Lifetime Raised Garden Kit

March 1, 2011

Lifetime Raised Garden Bed

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a leading innovator and manufacturer of blow-molded tables and storage sheds, is expanding its line of outdoor lawn and garden products with the introduction of the first blow-molded Raised Garden Kit. The Lifetime 4x4 Raised Garden Kit provides a full garden setup in less than one hour of easy, do-it-yourself assembly with no tools required. The Lifetime Raised Garden Kit is constructed of UV-protected, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) so they are low-maintenance, weather-resistant, and will not rot, crack, chip or peel like traditional wooden raised garden beds. We recognized that more people are starting to get back-to-basics and are interested in growing their own fruits and vegetables to eat healthier and save on grocery costs, said Lifetime Product Marketing Manage...

Local Retailer "Backyards Inc." Changes Name to "Lifetime Store"

December 1, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Local retailer Backyards Inc., announced today that it is officially changing the name of its six stores along the Wasatch Front to Lifetime Store. This is an important change for local manufacturer Lifetime Products, the Backyards Inc. store, and our Utah customers, explained Regional Store Manager Nathan Ashby, even though Backyards Inc. has always been owned by Lifetime, there was no easy way for customers to instantly recognize it as Lifetimes factory retail store, and that they can find all Lifetime products in the store. By renaming the store and using the Lifetime logo, there is now an obvious connection between our products and our stores. The change will take place over the next four months ending with updates to all outdoor signage, completed by February of 2011. Lifetime Communi...

Lifetime Teams Up with Clearfield for Large Scale Beautification Project

October 9, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Employees of local manufacturing company Lifetime Products met this morning at Clearfield Citys Steed Park for Lifetimes 5th Annual Community Service Project. Over 800 employees were busy laying sod, trimming trees, leveling baseball diamonds, staining pavilions, picking up trash, and much more, to beautify and improve the 23-acre Steed Park for local residents. Clearfield City Parks and Recreation coordinated much of the work, and employee team leaders guided 18 large teams working simultaneously on the projects, resulting in a complete park makeover in approximately three hours. At the conclusion of this beautification project, remarks were given by Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson and Clearfield City Mayor Don Wood. There arent even words adequate to express my appreciation for wh...

Lifetime Introduces Its First Modular Storage Cabinet

September 9, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH New Modular Storage Cabinets made by Lifetime Products are now available in stores including many Costco locations and online at Costco.com and BuyLifetime.com. Like most Lifetime products, the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and steel-reinforced cabinets are built to commercial grade standards, but also have a clean design for home or office use. With Lifetime already offering a wide range of polyethylene folding tables, chairs, and blow-molded storage sheds for the home and office, developing a storage cabinet solution is a natural extension, said Lifetime Product Manager William Mahoney. With a modular design, multiple Lifetime Modular Cabinets can be hung as wall cabinets or can connect together as a base for stacking cabinets. The inter-locking cabinets also can be arranged in both t...

Lifetime Products Launches Local Awareness Campaign

July 14, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Local manufacturing company Lifetime Products has launched a regional advertising and public relations campaign showcasing actual employees and touting the companys products and inventions. This campaign is all about awareness and pride, said Lifetime Products Communications Manager Katie Salter. We are proud of our company, our people, our products, and our community. And we want our community to be proud of us. But to do that, they need to know who we are. And who better to tell our story than the people who come to work here every day. In a survey conducted in January 2010 by Western Wats and Lifetime Products, the majority of Wasatch Front respondents were not familiar with Lifetime, one of the largest employers in Davis County, when presented with the Lifetime name. It was interestin...

Backyards Inc. Donates Portion of Memorial Day Proceeds to UMFF

June 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH In recognition of Memorial Day and to honor local Utah military members, Backyards Inc., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, presented the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF) yesterday with a donation check totaling $1,640.60. The generous donation was funded through five percent of Backyard Inc.s proceeds from its Salute Our Troops Memorial Day event at its Riverdale store location. The UMFF is a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. This donation and event was a direct result of the wonderful support from people in our community, said Nathan Ashby, District Manager for Backyards Inc. This Salute Our Troops event was truly a success, and we hope to make it an annual event. In...

Backyards Inc. to Host "Salute Our Troops" Memorial Day Event

May 24, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Backyards Inc., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, will host a Salute Our Troops Event this Memorial Day on May 31, 2010. The inaugural event will be held from 10:00am-7:00pm at the Backyards Inc. store located at 5296 South Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah. Special Memorial Day activities and promotions will be held only at the Riverdale store location with 5% of proceeds from the Memorial Day sales being donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. In addition to donating of a portion of proceeds to the UMFF, Backyards Inc. will also launch a new 10% military discount program -- good for any in-store purchase at all six Bac...

USDOD Awards Patriotic Employer to Lifetime Employee

May 14, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH An employee of Lifetime Products was honored last week for supporting the Utah National Guard and Reserves. The U.S. Department of Defense Patriotic Employer Award is given to employers and managers who provide exceptional support to their employees in the military. This award can only be given if nominated by an employee who is also serving in the military. Erik Davies, a Plastics Materials Supervisor at Lifetime, received an award Wednesday, May 12. Davies was nominated by Gary Jense, a Plastics Materials Forklift Operator who is currently on active duty with the United States Army. After being deployed to Afghanistan for eight months last year, Jense is scheduled to return to Afghanistan in the middle of June this year. I am thankful they are out there defending our liberties. I respect...

Lifetime Introduces Maintenance-Free Wood-Alternative Glider Bench

May 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Gone are the days of preserving that high-maintenance wood patio furniture year after year. Lifetime Products, the world leader in blow-molded folding tables and chairs, has introduced a wood-alternative glider bench, constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) wood-textured slats to give the appearance of wood without all the maintenance. Lifetime first introduced a polyethylene glider bench in 2002, which featured a solid blow-molded seat and back. This new bench is similar in mechanical design and size to the original version, but the overall look is updated to create the attractive appearance of a real wood park bench complete with individual, wood-colored slats. Constructed with a powder-coated steel frame and weather-resistant simulated wood polyethylene seat and back slats, the ...

Lifetime Scores with New Adjustable and Folding Soccer Goal

May 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Soccer moms and dads can kick the days goodbye of lugging around awkward make-shift backyard soccer goals to and from practice. Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment -- known for transforming the industry with the invention of the first adjustable basketball goal -- is revolutionizing yet another sporting goods industry with the introduction of the first fully-assembled soccer goal that is both folding and adjustable. The Lifetime Soccer Goal comes fully-assembled and can be set up in just a few minutes. After play, the Lifetime Soccer Goal quickly folds to a to a mere 53.5 x 9.5 x 7, making it completely portable and ideal to transport in the trunk of a car. The folding design also allows for convenient storage in small spaces like in a clos...

Lifetime Products Acquires Dragonfly Innovation and Kayak Products

May 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc. a worldwide Utah-based manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, sporting goods equipment, outdoor storage sheds and lawn and garden products announced today that it has acquired the assets of San Bernardino CA-based Dragonfly Innovation, Corp., adding the companys innovative kayaks to Lifetimes own lineup of sporting goods products. This is an investment in Utah manufacturing and Utah jobs. said Richard Hendrickson, President of Lifetime Products. Acquiring Dragonfly Kayaks allows us to add to our lineup of made in the USA products, and to enter the water sports arena opening us to an entirely new, yet complementary, sporting goods industry. Lifetime has agreed to purchase all of Dragonfly Innovations assets, including its intellectual property, trademark portfo...

The Sky's the Limit with Lifetime's New 7'x7' Storage Shed

May 3, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of blow-molded outdoor storage sheds, will showcase its new 7x7 storage shed at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 4-6, 2010. The Lifetime 7x7 shed debuts with several features new to Lifetime sheds, including an end-to-end skylight running the entire length of the roof to maximize natural lighting. Customers are using sheds for much more than just storage nowadays, said Lifetime Product Marketing Manger Darrin Gunnell. Outdoor storage sheds are turning into ideal hobby spots for woodworking, gardening, and more. When you combine our new full-length skylight with the two-screened roof vents and windows that open, weve truly created a very versatile product for everyday backyard use. Another highlight of the Lifetime 7x7 ...

Backyards Inc. Opens New Retail Store in Orem

April 22, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Backyards Inc., the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store, has announced the opening of a new 5,000 square-foot store in Orem, Utah, with a 10,000 square-foot display area outside. This store marks the sixth Backyards Inc. store location in Utah. We are excited to be part of the Orem community and create new job opportunities in this city, said Backyards Inc. Manager Nate Ashby, we are proud to be opening a store south of Salt Lake City for customers to purchase discounted products made by local manufacturer Lifetime Products. Backyards Inc. is a retail store showcasing the products of Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, as well as plastic folding tables, chairs, and outdoor storage sheds. As the Official Lifetime Products Outlet Store,...

Lifetime Products Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Three Chinese Companies

February 12, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has filed a patent infringement complaint with the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court for the Peoples Republic of China. The complaint - which was filed against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. - alleges that the defendants infringe several Chinese patents owned by Lifetime Products covering its blow-molded plastic tables. All of the defendants are located in Zhejiang Province, Peoples Republic of China. Lifetime has a long history of enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States and other countries throughout the world. This action represents the firs...

Lifetime Products Announces Spirited Grants Fundraiser Winners

January 4, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UT Lifetime Products, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its first Spirited Fundraiser Grants Program. Lifetime Products designed the program to recognize the hard work that goes into religious fundraising events. The five winning organizations were selected for their creative and successful fundraisers, based on essays submitted in 2009. From bake sales to potluck dinners, folding tables and chairs, like those made by Lifetime Products, are an integral part of fundraising for many religious organizations. Therefore, the winners each receive a prize pack useful for future fundraisers a $1000 check, plus four Lifetime 6 folding banquet tables and 16 Lifetime folding chairs. Below are the winning organizations, along with a few suggestions for planning your organizations next successful fu...

Lifetime Products Unveils Maintenance-Free EcoHouse Shelter

January 22, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of blow-molded folding tables and chairs, has unveiled its newest state-of-the-art product - a maintenance-free shelter called The EcoHouse. The 377 square foot EcoHouse is Lifetimes economical and ecological shelter solution for areas of housing crisis due to disaster or general impoverishment. The revolutionary Lifetime EcoHouse can be assembled in about 72 man-hours - complete with sustainable electrical, plumbing, and waste management - to make it a fully-functional four-room home; or a school, clinic, dining area, or meeting area. The EcoHouse uses the same blow molding and steel technology applied to Lifetimes outdoor storage sheds, with additional customized features that make it feel and act like a home, including external walls, in...

Ambassador Huntsman to Visit Lifetime Products' Xiamen Factory

January 20, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Utah-headquartered company, Lifetime Products, is pleased to welcome the United States Ambassador to China and the 16th Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, Jr., to its manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China on January 22, 2010. Ambassador Huntsman will be accompanied by Mr. Harley Seyedin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China, and Mr. Brian L. Goldbeck, Consul General in Gangzou. They will be greeted by Lifetime Products President Richard Hendrickson and CFO Mark Whiting. We are honored to have Ambassador Huntsman visit our China facility, said Hendrickson. We believe Lifetime Products is a true leader in demonstrating how American-based companies can successfully manage manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and foreign countries to best meet the needs of consumers. ...

Lifetime Products and MEP Host Visual Workplace Workshop

January 18, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the world leader in both blow-molded folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops, has teamed with Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of Utah to host a nationwide Visual Workplace Workshop January 18. The seminar began with internationally renowned author and lecturer Gwendolyn Galsworth, Ph.D., speaking on her unique visual conversion approach. Author of Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking and other books on workplace visuality, Dr. Galsworth is an educator, implementer, and researcher with more than 25 years in the field of the visual workplace. The seminars focused on Ten Doorways into a comprehensive visual workplace and the Five Reasons why workplace visuality is indispensable to a companys journey toward enterprise excellence. Companies that attend...

Lifetime Products Introduces NEW Portable, At-Home Tetherball System

May 6, 2009

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Its two oclock in the afternoon, the sun beats down, and directly across from you, holding the ball, is the undefeated tetherball champion of your school or camp. A crowd gathers. You serve; he returns. Then, you hit the ball at an angle he cant possibly defend. Victory and childhood fame are yours. The bell sounds, recess is over or the summer ends, and the game is forgottenuntil now. With the new, portable, at-home Tetherball System from Lifetime Products, tetherball lovers and champions can relive their glory days in their own yards. Designed with homeowners in mind, the Tetherball System from Lifetime Products is the first portable system packaged in just one box, and doesnt require a cement slab for setup, so it wont create a permanent footprint in the yard. Instead, the base sits abo...

Lifetime wins preliminary injunction against patent infringing companies

May 6, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Lifetime Products, Inc., the worldwide leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, announced today that it has obtained a Court Order granting its Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction against several manufacturers, competitors to Lifetime in the folding table and chair market. The Court Order was granted in the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada. Lifetime discovered the infringements while attending this years National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Court ordered that the Defendants; Ningbo Wanxiang Plastics Products Co., LTD; Ningbo Step-Forward Imp. Exp. Co., LTD; Hangzhou Dali Tools Packing Co., LTD; Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., LTD and Ningbo Step-Forward Industry Corp., all Chinese corporations...

Clearfield, Utah Company Named ‘Exporter of the Year’ by U.S. Export Promotion Magazine

February 12, 2009

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc. has been named a 2009 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Commerce Department. The Clearfield, Utah is a world leader in the design and manufacture of affordable lifestyle products such as outdoor tables, chairs, storage sheds, backyard play systems, trailers, and sports equipment for basketball such as in-ground and portable goals and related equipment. Were pleased to receive this award, said Sean Brophy, Lifetime Vice President of International Sales. Exporting has added diversity to our revenue stream and at the same time it has established Lifetime as a global player in all of our product segments. Currently, 16 percent of the companys revenue is generated t...

Survey Highlights Trends and Preferences for the Holiday Children's Table

March 13, 2008

CLEARFIELD, UTAH, A survey commissioned in October 2007 by Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of folding tables, which are often used as kiddie tables for Easter and other holidays, uncovers Americans thoughts and trends related to the kiddie table. Below are key findings from this survey: Table TalkThe basics. Nearly half of all adults surveyed (47 percent) have sat at the kiddie table during Easter meals, while nine in ten adults (94 percent) have sat at a kiddie table during Thanksgiving and 83 percent have sat at the kiddie table for Christmas . Its just more fun. More than one in four adults (26 percent) and almost half of the children surveyed (44 percent) think the kiddie table is just plain more fun than the adult table. Plastic folding tables are all the rage. Most often, adu...

Lifetime Products Named Supplier of the Year by Sam's Club Mexico

February 20, 2007

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, Inc. has been named the Sams Club Mexico Supplier of the Year for 2006. The award was accepted by Lifetimes Sams Club Mexico sales team of Brett Horstman, Tanner Nancollas and Sinahi Lopez at the Sams Mexico Club Year Beginning meeting in Mexico City. It was very satisfying to be in Mexico and see Brett, Tanner and Sinahi receive the Sams Club Mexico Supplier of the Year award, said Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Our annual volume increases certainly made a big impression, but the passionate approach to making sure we were in-stock and had all the logistics bases covered really showed what a great team we have in Mexico. Lifetime, headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, employs about 1,700 employees in Utah and over 2,200 worldwide. Life...

New Outdoor Furniture Easy to Maintain

July 29, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Say goodbye to staining your lawn furniture every summer. Say farewell to unwelcome splinters in your favorite outdoor bench. And, say so-long to rounding up four of your strongest neighbors every spring to help move your outdoor furniture from the garage to your deck. Lifetime Products has introduced a new line of lightweight and durable outdoor benches made of high-impact polyethylene. Lifetime has designed both a Glider Bench and a park-style Outdoor Bench for residential use. The benches are contoured for comfort and designed for durability with the seats and backs molded of high-impact polyethylene, a type of plastic. The polyethylene construction makes the benches stronger and more durable than wood. Lifetime benches will not split, chip or peel and UV inhibitors protect against annoy...

Lifetime Products and TLC’S Leslie Segrete Search for America's Messiest Garage

September 20, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UT Just put it in the garage for now, may seem like a solution to cleaning and organizing the home. But does it make sense to have an immaculate home attached to a garage in shambles? This fall, Lifetime Products will give one homeowner a wake-up call from his or her garage organization nightmare through its search for Americas Messiest Garage.People who are ready to make the commitment to finally clean and organize the garage, but prefer to do so with a little help from an expert have until October 13 to enter the search at lifetime.com. The garage deemed to be most in need of an overhaul will be visited in November by Leslie Segrete, star of TLCs While you Were Out and Trading Spaces. In addition to getting the space back into tiptop condition, Segrete and her team will also leave behind a Life...

Lifetime Products Places the Spotlight on Your Garage

August 31, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Just put it in the garage for now, may seem like a solution to cleaning and organizing the home. But does it make sense to have an immaculate home attached to a garage in shambles? The garage is just as much a part of the home as any other room and when used as a storage space for everything else, it can become more of a liability and an eyesore than a resource.One tool for creating additional storage space for items that have been banished to the garage is a shed. Although some homeowners conjure images of leaky roofs and rusted nails, the use of modern design and innovative materials has eliminated many common problems associated with outdoor storage. This summer, Lifetime Products, the maker of outdoor sheds designed to withstand not only day-to-day wear and tear but also natures abuse is...

Lifetime Products and the Utah Food Bank

August 28, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH With the need for food donations very great during the summer months, the 1,600 Employees of Lifetime Products responded to the challenge and collected over 16,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank. The drive was the result of Lifetime challenging their employees to Fill the Shed during the month of August.Lifetime had hoped to take the largest storage shed they manufacturer and fill it with food over a two week period in August. After the first day of the drive, the challenge quickly changed to how many sheds can we fill.The food drive will benefit not only The Utah Food Bank, but also many Northern Utah support agencies. Catholic Community Services, the Family Connection Center, Ogden Area Community Action, The Salvation Army and Gods Pantry will all be receiving pallets of food collecte...

EMPLOYEES OF LIFETIME RESPOND TO NEEDS OF THE UTAH FOOD BANK AND NORTHERN UTAH ORGANIZATIONS

August 26, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH With the need for food donations very great during the summer months, the 1,600 Employees of Lifetime Products responded to the challenge and collected over 16,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank. The drive was the result of Lifetime challenging their employees to Fill the Shed during the month of August. Lifetime had hoped to take the largest storage shed they manufacturer and fill it with food over a two week period in August. After the first day of the drive, the challenge quickly changed to how many sheds can we fill. Several employees throughout the company donated 200 or more pounds of food themselves, said Denise Wandling, Lifetimes Director of Human Resources. Most of these individuals were production line employees and one employee in our fabrication division donated 400 pound...

LESLIE SEGRETE’S TOP TIPS FOR GARAGE ORGANIZATION

August 16, 2006

As life progresses we strive to acquire items of all shapes and sizes. Some are useful and somenot so much. When weve used these items to their fullest potential, they get sent to the last stop before the garbage -- the garage. Some things can appropriately be stored in the garage: hand tools, sporting equipment and outdoor toys to name a few. What am I forgetting? Oh rightthe car! The garage can be an amazing resource for the home but a messy garage will do nothing but frustrate, and it can even be dangerous. Give some of these garage organization tips a try and you and your car just might like the results.Set a time for you and your family to tackle the mess of the garage together. Everyone in the home has some level of attachment to the items in there, so make it a group activity. If you are having a hard ...

NASCAR’S BEST TAILGATERS…START YOUR ENGINES!

June 28, 2006

NEW YORK, NY The sweet smell of hickory combined with sounds of revving engines, juicy smoked ribs on the grill and colorful shrines to celebrity drivers all mean one thingits time to tailgate, NASCAR style! This summer, Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of folding tables a must-have for great tailgating set-ups will name Americas Ultimate Tailgater at The Tailgate of a Lifetime 2006 Tailgating Championship.Five finalists will be selected to join celebrity chef, Mario Batali, author of Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style (Sporting News 2006), for an all-expense paid trip to Michigan International Speedway for the championship. On Saturday, August 19, they will have the chance to create their ultimate tailgate parties including a three-course meal, over-the-top decorations and all the trappi...

THE TAILGATE OF A LIFETIME 2006 SHINES NASCAR SPOTLIGHT ON TAILGATERS

June 28, 2006

NEW YORK, NY NASCAR fans are gaining recognition as the countrys most devout tailgaters, with celebrations that often last for a week and include overflowing platters of homemade food, opulent decorations and remarkable spirit and pride. This was displayed in August 2005 when nearly 35,000 NASCAR fans turned out for The Tailgate of a Lifetime, a celebration hosted by Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of folding tables and chairs two must-haves for creating great tailgate set-ups. This year, The Tailgate of a Lifetime 2006 includes even more excitement: a competition to find Americas Ultimate Tailgater, the involvement of a major celebrity chef and once again, throngs of enthusiastic fans who will be doing what they love most tailgatingNASCAR style!-- A Tailgating Champion --The Tailga...

MARIO BATALI, LIFETIME PRODUCTS SEARCH FOR NASCAR’S BEST TAILGATERS

June 22, 2006

New York, NY Throughout the summer, avid tailgaters have the chance to enter The Tailgate of a Lifetime Tailgating Championship. Five finalists, vying for the title of Americas Ultimate Tailgater and a $10,000 grand prize will be given the opportunity to create over-the-top NASCAR-themed tailgate parties complete with unique set-ups, gourmet versions of quintessential tailgate fare and spectacular, colorful decorations that honor the celebrity drivers they support. Celebrity chef, Mario Batali, will be on hand to judge the contest along with NASCAR legend, Ernie Irvan and Richard Hendrickson, president of Lifetime Products, Inc.Tailgaters who think they have what it takes to stand out amid millions of dedicated NASCAR tailgaters have until Wednesday, July 26, to enter the contest and will be asked to submit ...

LIFETIME AND CLEARFIELD CITY TEAM UP TO BEAUTIFY CITY PARK

May 30, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Clearfield, How can we help? Four words that any city would love to hear from one of the largest employers in the area. Thats exactly what Lifetime Products, Inc., based in Clearfields Freeport Center, and the largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, polyethylene folding tables, picnic tables and chairs, asked the city of Clearfield. We immediately gave Lifetime a list of possible projects throughout the city anywhere from assisting in cleaning up Fisher Park in the aftermath of the 4th of July Celebration, to helping build a concession stand at Barlow Park, explained Tracy Heun, Clearfields Community Services Director. The one project really stood out for Lifetimes was Bicentennial Park and Amphitheatre at 650 S. 800 E. in Clearfield. On Saturday, June 3rd, from 8am n...

TAILGATE OF A LIFETIME 2005 CELEBRATES AMERICAN PASTIME

June 20, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UT Often thought of as a tradition owned by college football and NFL fans, NASCAR fans are gaining supreme respect as the countrys most devout tailgaters. In 2005, nearly 45,000 screaming NASCAR fans turned out for The Tailgate of a Lifetime, an event hosted by Lifetime Products, the maker of tailgating tables favored by avid tailgaters. In its second year, The Tailgate of a Lifetime will be even bigger with the addition of a large-scale tailgating championship, the involvement of a major celebrity chef and once again, hoards of enthusiastic NASCAR fans that will be spending up to a week tailgating.Arriving several days before a major race, NASCAR tailgaters combine the fun of tailgating with the adventure of camping at speedways across America during race events. Establishing temporary communiti...

New shed maximizes storage potential

May 1, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of innovative consumer products, with a strong commitment to intellectual property rights, today announced an agreement in its ongoing and parallel efforts to protect its valuable intellectual property while increasing the quality and quantity of choices available to consumers. Lifetime and McCourt Manufacturing, Inc. of Fort Smith, Arkansas, have reached a mutually beneficial agreement settling patent infringement litigation that had been ongoing in the United States District Courts for the District of Utah and the Western District of Arkansas. According to the settlement agreement, Lifetime has granted a license to McCourt covering a wide variety of folding table patents. Lifetime believes that consumers in all markets wi...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS INC. TEAMS UP WITH REEBOK

January 17, 2005

Canton, MA Reebok and Lifetime Products Inc. announce their partnership to develop a collection of new RBK basketball systems, including in-ground and residential portable equipment, backboards and rims. This partnership will further strengthen Reeboks global presence in the sport of basketball by bringing the highest quality basketball equipment to basketball courts and driveways throughout the world.In addition, in early 2005 Reebok will be producing its own line of competitive balls. The collection will include Rbk basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs. The inflatable balls will be available at major sporting goods retailers.Established in 1986, Lifetime is the worlds leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art basketball equipment. A privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, L...

LIFETIME TEAMS UP WITH MAKROLON TO CREATE VIRTUALLY UNBREAKABLE BACKBOARDS

January 17, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems, continues its unbreakable record of innovation by joining with Sheffield Plastics to create a new line of polycarbonate backboards, virtually eliminating the need to replace broken backboards. The Shatter Guard backboard is made with MAKROLON polycarbonate, making it virtually unbreakable with many times the impact strength of acrylic. Acrylic is an industry standard in clear backboards. The introduction of the Shatter Guard backboard featuring MAKROLON polycarbonate addresses the need to provide a backboard that can withstand rigorous play and neighborhood wear and tear. One of the biggest problems with residential basketball standards is broken acrylic backboards, said Aaron Hill, Director of mar...

LIFETIME TO UNVEIL VIRTUALLY UNBREAKABLE BACKBOARDS

January 7, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems, continues its unbreakable record of innovation with the unveiling of a new line of polycarbonate backboards, virtually eliminating the need to replace broken backboards. The Shatter Guard polycarbonate backboard is virtually unbreakable with 30 times the impact strength of acrylic. Acrylic is the current industry standard in clear backboards. The introduction of the Shatter Guard polycarbonate addresses the need to provide a backboard that can withstand rigorous play and neighborhood wear and tear. One of the biggest problems with residential basketball standards is broken acrylic backboards, said Aaron Hill, Director of marketing for Lifetime Products, Inc. In most cases it is caused by an object su...

LIFETIME INTRODUCES THE FUTURE OF BASKETBALL PLAY

January 9, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems, has once again revolutionized the game of basketball with a whole new system! Now you can experience the new generation of basketball play with the Acrylic Fusion Backboard with the Reactor Rebound system featuring the Power Shock Rim! The new Acrylic Fusion Backboard with the Reactor Rebound system is designed for improved rebound play. The backboard integrates an acrylic playing surface with a high-impact polyethylene frame. The frame houses the state-of-the-art Reactor Rebound system which features equalizing weights for optimum rebound performance. The Acrylic Fusion backboards are an advance from more traditional steel frame backboards in that they have a more appealing design, have a molded-in ...

IS FINDING A LITTLE PERSONAL SPACE A PROBLEM – LIFETIME INTRODUCES THE PERSONAL TABLE

June 19, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Everybody needs a certain amount of personal space at times. Whether it is to concentrate on a project for work, enjoy a favorite hobby or to study for an exam at school, there is now a unique new way to find the necessary space. Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds largest manufacturer of polyethylene folding tables and chairs, is introducing the Personal Table -- personal because it is ideally suited for the surface needs of a single individual, with the added benefit of being portable and adjustable. Lightweight, durable and designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Personal Table is a portable solution for any circumstance. Designed for strength and stability, with a high-impact polyethylene top, this table is ideally suited for anything from home office use to projects around the house or...

LIFETIME OPENS FACTORY OUTLET STORE IN FREEPORT CENTER

May 13, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc. will hold a Grand Opening event for its new Factory Outlet Store on May 15 and 16 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The new 40,000 square foot Outlet Store is located in building H-12 in the Freeport Center in Clearfield. Special grand opening prices and promotions will be offered to the public on numerous Lifetime products during the one-day event. Lifetime is the worlds largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and the worlds largest manufacturer of polyethylene folding utility tables, picnic tables, and chairs. The Outlet Store displays and sells B-stock products manufactured by Lifetime. B-stock products are items that have slight cosmetic flaws (such as scratches or discolorings) or products that have been pre-assembled for training or photo purposes. Howe...

Lifetime Products Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Three Chinese Companies

February 12, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has filed a patent infringement complaint with the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court for the Peoples Republic of China. The complaint - which was filed against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. - alleges that the defendants infringe several Chinese patents owned by Lifetime Products covering its blow-molded plastic tables. All of the defendants are located in Zhejiang Province, Peoples Republic of China. Lifetime has a long history of enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States and other countries throughout the world. This action represents the first ...

LIFETIME FILES COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT AGAINST SHOPKO STORES

December 14, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has recently been granted additional patents directed to its inventive technology. Lifetime owns an extensive patent portfolio directed to blow-molded plastic tables, chairs and other seating products. Lifetime continues to seek additional patent coverage for its innovative products.Some of the patents recently granted to Lifetime include United States Patent Nos.: 7,069,865 High strength, lightweight blow-molded plastic structures; 7,051,662 Table with center support assembly; 7,096,799 Portable folding table; 7,096,800 Portable folding utility table with integral lip; 7,100,518 Pivotal connection of a table leg to a frame; 7,111,563 Edge and corner for a table top; 7,114,453 Table top with a plu...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE

June 6, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., the worldwide leader in the folding table and chair market, announced today that it has entered into a confidential settlement agreement with Daniel Paul Chairs, a manufacturer of folding chairs.Previously, Lifetime had notified Daniel Paul of their potential infringement on United States Patent No. 6,543,842 by selling a folding chair. In an effort to resolve the dispute, both parties enter into a confidential settlement agreement which includes the stipulation that Daniel Paul discontinue selling its folding chair.Lifetime intends to continue its vigorous pursuit of all available remedies against manufacturers, distributors, and all other unauthorized infringers of Lifetimes valuable intellectual property assets. The law firm of Workman Nydegger is representing Li...

LIFETIME ENTERS INTO BENEFICIAL LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH McCOURT MANUFACTURING

May 1, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of innovative consumer products, with a strong commitment to intellectual property rights, today announced an agreement in its ongoing and parallel efforts to protect its valuable intellectual property while increasing the quality and quantity of choices available to consumers.Lifetime and McCourt Manufacturing, Inc. of Fort Smith, Arkansas, have reached a mutually beneficial agreement settling patent infringement litigation that had been ongoing in the United States District Courts for the District of Utah and the Western District of Arkansas. According to the settlement agreement, Lifetime has granted a license to McCourt covering a wide variety of folding table patents. Lifetime believes that consumers in all markets will ...

LIFETIME ENTERS INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH FDL - GRANTED NEW FOLDING TABLE PATENT

January 5, 2005

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market and an award-winning innovator with a strong commitment to intellectual property rights, today announced two further achievements in its ongoing and parallel efforts to protect its valuable intellectual property while increasing the quality and quantity of choices available to consumers.First, United States Patent No. 6,832,563 issued to Lifetime on December 21, 2004. This patent is the latest in the family of patents protecting Lifetimes intellectual property in its innovative light-weight folding utility table products.Second, FDL, Inc., an international manufacturer of furniture and seating products, has become the latest to recognize the value and importance of Lifetimes intellectual property by obtaining a license...

LIFETIME AND GSC ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

May 14, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, and GSC Technologies Corporation, a major manufacturer of folding tables and injection molded housewares, announced today that they have agreed to enter into a cross licensing agreement. Through the sharing of patents and technology, Lifetime and GSC believe consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state-of-the-art design and features. Lifetime has granted a license to GSC relating to certain blow molded tables and blow molded chairs. GSC has shared technology and granted a license to Lifetime on certain product lines, intellectual property and related technology. Through this agreement, Lifetime and GSC have reached a resolution covering all matters between the parties tha...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST MAXCHIEF IN TABLE PATENT CASE

April 12, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Maxchief Investments, Ltd., a major Asian manufacturer of folding blow-molded tables. Previously, the United States District Court for the Central District of California had found that Maxchief and its distributors were infringing various Lifetime patents by importing and selling within the United States various Maxchief table products designated with PT model numbers. Initially, Maxchief tried to evade liability by arguing that its distributors were solely responsible for the infringing sales of its products within the United States. But once the court ruled that Maxchief shared its distributors liability for the infringing acts, Ma...

LIFETIME ANNOUNCES US DISTRICT COURT INTENDS TO FILE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST GSC

October 27, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Utah stated its intention to once again file a preliminary injunction against GSC Technology Corporation, a Canadian company charged with copying Lifetimes recently introduced Personal Table product line.Lifetime introduced its Personal Table product line last fall. The Personal Table is a durable, versatile and portable personal space solution with adjustable height settings, designed for indoor and outdoor use.GSC sought to present an additional product design to compete with the Lifetime Personal Table. Upon learning of the additional GSC offering, Lifetime once again sought to enjoin any further manufacture, use, sales and offers to sell the...

LIFETIME GRANTED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE

July 9, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Maxchief Investments, Ltd., a major Asian manufacturer of folding blow-molded tables. Previously, the United States District Court for the Central District of California had found that Maxchiefs distributor Alton Industries, Inc. had infringed Lifetimes United States Patent No. 6,431,092 by importing and selling various Maxchief table products. At that time, Maxchief postponed a finding that it too had infringed Lifetimes patent by arguing that Maxchiefs distributors, rather than Maxchief itself, were responsible for the infringing importation and sale of Maxchiefs products. But in todays ruling, the court rejected Maxchiefs assertio...

LIFETIME WINS INJUNCTION AGAINST GSC

July 9, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a preliminary injunction by the United States District Court for the District of Utah against GSC Technology Corporation, a Canadian company charged with copying Lifetimes recently introduced Personal Table product line.Lifetime introduced its Personal Table product line last fall. The Personal Table is a durable, versatile and portable personal space solution with adjustable height settings, designed for indoor and outdoor use.Upon learning that GSC had begun marketing and distributing a copy of the Lifetime Personal Table, Lifetime brought suit for infringement of various Lifetime patents that protect the innovative designs embodied in the Lifetime Personal Table. The court has det...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO FINE LEVIED BY CPSC

March 29, 2004

CLEARFIELD, UTAH - The problem in question occurred when customers disregarded the instructions and over-tightened the bolt. The instructions warned against this because the over-tightening would indent the pole, causing damage to the pole which led the bolt to protrude past the end of the bolt.Our in-house product tests showed that our basketball systems passed all ASTM standards and there was no protruding danger when properly assembled. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) provides international safety standards for our industry specifically the manufacture, assembly, recommended maintenance and use of complete residential basketball systems.We provided our ASTM testing information to CPSC in March 2000, we got no response from CPSC in regards to our testing results.In June 2000, we added...

CPSC, LIFETIME PRODUCTS AND ESCALADE SPORTS ANNOUNCE RECALL TO REPAIR PORTABLE BASKETBALL HOOPS

March 28, 2002

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Children nationwide are heading outdoors to practice their shots with portable basketball hoops. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lifetime Products Inc., of Clearfield, Utah, and Escalade Sports, of Evansville, Ind. are voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million portable basketball hoops. There are about 1.7 million Lifetime portable basketball hoops and about 16,000 Escalade Sports basketball hoops being recalled. The basketball hoops may have a sharp protruding bolt on the players side of the pole that can cause serious leg or body lacerations to consumers when the bolt is exposed.CPSC and Lifetime Products Inc. have received 27 reports of injuries and Escalade Sports has received one report of injury from the basketball hoop bolt. Injuries include scr...

AMERICANS PREFER FAMILY TO FAME AROUND THE THANKSGIVING DINNER TABLE

November 7, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Lifetime Products, Inc. asked Americans who they would most like to sit next to at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and the most popular answer was family. Given the opportunity to have a hypothetical Dinner of a Lifetime with anyone they wanted, 29% of Americans overlooked celebrities and political figures in favor of their own family members, especially deceased grandparents and long-distance relatives. Another popular choice (22%) was to share Thanksgiving with a historical figure, with Jesus Christ and Abraham Lincoln being the most requested, while 13% of Americans would choose to have a celebrity such as George Clooney or Jennifer Aniston at their table. Of the remaining categories, Rudy Guiliani and Ozzy Osbourne were the most popular choices. The results were cultivated from a nationw...

SIOUX CITY MAN WINS “DINNER OF A LIFETIME”

November 4, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Local Iowa resident Kevin Burk was planning to have a quiet Thanksgiving at home this year. That is, until Lifetime Products, Inc. declared him the Grand Prize winner of its nationwide Dinner of a Lifetime essay contest. Now this Sioux City computer technical support specialist will be spending Thanksgiving 1,300 miles away from his hometown and his family could not be more excited!Burk along with his wife Mary and 15-year-old daughter Katrina will be traveling to New York City for Thanksgiving weekend and staying in a Times Square hotel suite courtesy of Lifetime. And as part of the Burks family trip to the Big Apple they will get to see the Thanksgiving Day parade live for the first time. When Burk found out he won the Dinner of a Lifetime contest he said, This was one of the most creativ...

LIFETIME PACKAGING WINS NATIONAL AWARD

August 25, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, recently was recognized for it full-color Wal-Mart packaging with a Gravure Association of Americas 2002 Golden Cylinder Award. The competition promotes the gravure printing process which is an advanced, high-tech printing process utilizing an image carrier and gapless cylinder. According to the Gravure Association of America, the competition also is designed to identify the Best of the Best in each segment of the gravure industry and to distinguish technical innovation.Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) printed Lifetimes full-color boxes, which were introduced last year. Printing large photographic images on a kraft paper box is a challenge, explained Lifetime Marketing Manager Scott Anderson. We als...

DINNER OF A LIFETIME ESSAY CONTEST

August 23, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UT -- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner with your favorite screen idol? What about a former President, or a future relative? If there has ever been anyone that you have always wanted the opportunity to spend an hour or two with over dinner, and have all of your questions answered, now is your chance to explore that possibility. Lifetime Products, Inc. is giving away a Thanksgiving trip for four to New York City, - including airfare, hotel accommodations, and spending cash - to the person with the most persuasive and creative answer to the question: Who would you most like to sit next to at the Thanksgiving dinner table? A panel of judges, designated by Lifetime, will judge the essays on the following three criteria: Originality (25%), Creativity (35%), and Reasoning (40%)...

LIFETIME EARNS ISO 9001:2000 REGISTRATION

July 28, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and polyethylene top tables, is now an ISO 9001:2000 registered company.As an ISO 9001:2000 registered company, Lifetime is required to control processes, maintain quality related records, perform internal quality audits, take corrective action on quality problems, increase quality, and monitor and enhance customer satisfaction. Weve been preparing and working towards this registration for over two years, explained Lifetime Quality Director Shawn Mower. Becoming ISO 9000 certified is a great accomplishment that will help Lifetime continually improve, enhance customer satisfaction, and gain a competitive edge. The certification also will help us gain business with companies who require vendors to be ISO cer...

LIFETIME NAMED A UTAH TOP 100 PRIVATE COMPANY

July 25, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, a local manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and polyethylene top tables, recently was named a Utah Top 100 Private Company by Utah Business magazine.The 2002 list was ranked by total number of employees. Lifetime placed number 19 with 1,600 employees. Lifetime is growing quickly, explained Lifetime Communications Manager Jan Claborn. The company started with humble beginnings in the owners garage. Today, we are the worlds largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, and the worlds largest manufacturer of polyethylene top tables.Established in 1986, Lifetime has grown to include a 1.3 million square foot facility located in the Freeport Center in Clearfield. Through its many changes and expansions, Lifetimes vision, innovations and quality products...

LIFETIME RECEIVES EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

May 1, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment and polyethylene top tables, received an Export Achievement Award today from the U.S. Department of Commerce.The award recognizes Lifetimes progress and accomplishments in exporting its products to numerous countries around the globe. The award was presented at the Lifetime headquarters in Clearfield, Utah by Phil Bond, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Lifetime is one of only two companies in Utah to receive an Export Achievement Award. Establishing a strong international sales presence is hard work, but we are seeing great successes from our efforts, said Brent Allen, Lifetime Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Lifetime is a tremendous company and the U.S. Department of Commerce has s...

LIFETIME NAMED WAL-MART SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

April 26, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, has been named the Wal-Mart 2001 Supplier of the Year for the Sporting Goods category.Supplier of the Year recipients are chosen for outstanding quality and value of product, shipping on time achievements, and challenging industry standards. Lifetime was selected from nearly 800 suppliers who provide product to the Sporting Goods department at Wal-Mart. This is an outstanding accomplishment for Lifetime, said Lifetime Sporting Goods Vice President Richard Hendrickson. We pride ourselves on our manufacturing process, quality of product, and commitment to the retail stores and their customers. To be recognized for our efforts by Wal-Mart, the worlds largest retailer, is a wonderful confirmation of our succe...

LIFETIME COMBINES TECHNOLOGIES IN NEW ACRYLIC FUSION™ BACKBOARD

March 27, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products, the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, introduces its newest backboard technology the Acrylic Fusion - to the basketball market.The Acrylic Fusion backboard integrates an acrylic playing surface with a high-impact polyethylene frame. The playing surface of the backboard features Lifetimes EM5 break-resistant acrylic while the polyethylene frame offers superior strength and enhanced playability. According to Lifetime Marketing Director Aaron Hill, Combining the acrylic and polyethylene technologies provides players with a pro-glass look in a very durable backboard. The new acrylic and polyethylene construction is designed to withstand aggressive play and outdoor elements. Hill explained that the polyethylene construction will not rust and is a...

LIFETIME AND GALYAN'S SPONSOR FAN NIGHT

March 19, 2002

CLEARFIELD, Utah - Lifetime Products Inc., a local manufacturer of residential basketball systems, is offering area residents the opportunity to win a free basketball system and to meet Utah Jazz player Andrei Kirilenko. The events are part of the Galyans/Lifetime Fan Night. Fan Night will be held at Galyans sporting goods store at the Gateway Center in Salt Lake City on March 22 from 5-7 p.m. Lifetime Products will be sponsoring a free throw contest during Fan Night. Each person who makes a free throw automatically will be entered to win a Lifetime Basketball System. The Basketball System features a 48 steel-framed acrylic backboard and the easy one-hand Action Grip height adjustment mechanism. In addition, every person who attempts a free throw will be registered to win other great prizes including a Kel...

LIFETIME INTRODUCES A CAMP TABLE WITH STOVE RACK

March 6, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Camping enthusiasts can now have the convenience of a lightweight portable table and a chrome stove rack all in one compact design. Lifetime Products, the worlds largest manufacturer of polyethylene top folding tables, has unveiled a new Camp Table with Stove Rack to the sporting goods market.The 42x24 tabletop is molded of high-impact polyethylene and built for all-weather use. The construction is strong, lightweight, and durable and contains UV inhibitors to protect against fading and cracking. The Camp Table surface is stain resistant and easy to clean while the tables steel frame features a powder-coated, weather-resistant finish. Created with the daily needs of a camper in mind, the chrome stove rack features built-in utensil hooks, a paper towel holder and garbage bag holders. The 24x1...

LIFETIME LOCKS DOWN THE COMPETITION!

January 3, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems, will unveil a lock-down portable base at the 2002 Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Super Show in Las Vegas. The lock-down feature secures a portable base to concrete surfaces with removable bolts, offering the advantages of an in-ground basketball system in a portable basketball system. The new lock-down feature is available on Lifetimes 42-Gallon Competition Base and the 35-Gallon XL Base. According to Lifetime Sporting Goods Vice President Richard Hendrickson, the new lock-down base provides consumers with an alternative between in-ground, permanent systems and traditional portable bases.This new feature is designed for more aggressive players who are looking for a rigid system, but are still...

LIFETIME DONATES CONTEST PROCEEDS TO MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF UTAH

November 26, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a local manufacturer of residential basketball systems, donated $800 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah. The donation is a result of the Shots for Tots contest Lifetime sponsored at the grand opening of Galyans sporting goods store at the Gateway Center, November 2 and 3.As part of the grand opening activities, Lifetime pledged to donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah for each free throw shot made during the Shots for Tots contest. A total of 800 people successfully made a free throw shot. The Lifetime donation will be used by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah to grant wishes of children with life threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.Being able to sponsor a fun activity for local residents to participate in is ...

LOCAL MANUFACTURER HELPS OGDEN SCHOOLS ADJUST AFTER FIRE

September 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a local manufacturer of folding tables and picnic tables, has donated over 20 tables to Ogden School District. The tables will help provide additional workspace for students who are being merged into Edison Elementary due to the recent fire that destroyed Lincoln Elementary.This was a natural fit for Lifetime, said Lifetime Products Communications Manager Jan Claborn. We are the worlds largest manufacturer of folding tables, and we are based right here in Clearfield, Utah. To be able to step in and help a local organization that is in such a desperate, tragic situation is what being a good neighbor is all about.Lifetime Products donated eleven 4 adjustable folding tables and eleven 5 adjustable folding tables to the school. Both types of tables are constructed of high...

FOLDING CHAIR CAPTURES BEST OF SHOW AT NEOCON

June 13, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., leading manufacturer of polyethylene furniture, was awarded Best of Show from Design Journal for the original design of the Lifetime Folding Chair featured at NeoCon 2000. The chair, chosen from hundreds of new products at NeoCon, was selected based on its form, functionality and overall style. We believe that the design of Lifetimes Folding Chair is not only pleasing to the eye, but is obviously stronger and more comfortable than what is currently out there, says Mike Campbell, Best of Show Director. The chair is blow-molded of high-density polyethylene, with a rounded seat and higher back providing sculpted comfort. Traditional chairs are actually flat, with padding that is too thin to make a real difference in comfort, says Eric Szymanski, Market Research Ma...

LIFETIME BRINGS PORTABILITY TO A NEW LEVEL

June 13, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., the worlds leading manufacturer and innovator of home basketball equipment, has brought portability to a new level with the Navigator Portable Base, proving that not all portable systems are created equal. The Navigator comes equipped with a streamlined handle that is designed to fasten to the basketball pole. When pulled down, the handle engages a caster wheel on the front of the base allowing the entire system to rotate a full 360 degrees. Lifetime has taken a good idea and made it great, says Marketing Director Aaron Hill. The Navigator is portability made easy. It allows a person to move and position a system without having to tip it. You simply pull, position and play. Portable basketball systems currently on the market require a player to tilt the system a...

LIFETIME HELPS CHILDREN GET IN THE GAME

June 13, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Since its beginning in 1986, Lifetime Products has helped children get off the couch and in the game with quality residential basketball equipment, believing that a healthy lifestyle is an essential part of a childs success. Lifetime continues this philosophy with the Shoot Case mini-basketball set, a toy designed to help children five and up become active. In a report conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it was stated that 12 percent of all teenagers are overweight, and the number of teenagers participating in physical fitness activities has declined by 22 percent. Lifetime has taken these statistics seriously and produced a mini-basketball set designed for children as young as five to shoot hoops for fun and exercise. Our goal is to give young children the ...

LIFETIME LAUNCHES HIGH-PERFORMANCE BASKETBALL BRAND

June 13, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., has launched Mammoth Basketball Equipment, a brand of high-performance basketball systems dedicated to the sheer strength and power of arena-style play with exclusive innovations. Mammoth Basketball Equipment is comprised of three massive bolt-down units, each housing a series of never-before-seen features that provide the purist of the game with strength and stability, as well as a sense of grandeur. Lifetime, a leader in home basketball equipment with an established reputation for quality mid-grade basketball systems, named the new stand-alone brand for its enormous size and enhanced attributes. Initial thoughts were to promote the brand under the Lifetime umbrella, but Lifetime believed that Mammoth better exemplified the characteristics of the equipment. The...

LIFETIME SEATS INDUSTRY IN QUALITY

June 11, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., leader in polyethylene furniture, has taken the same breakthrough technology used in creating a better folding table and applied it to the design of a new folding chair, providing consumers with greater strength, durability and comfort. Blow-molded of high-density polyethylene, Lifetimes folding chair offers sculpted comfort with a rounded seat and higher back. The chairs frame is composed of powder-coated oval tubing for increased strength. These innovations are greatly needed modernizations of the conventional metal folding chair with padding. Traditional chairs are actually flat, with padding that is too thin to make a real difference in comfort, says Eric Szymanski, associate manager of Market Research. The Lifetime folding chair has a curved back and seat. T...

LIFETIME'S SLAM-DUNK PHILOSOPHY DOMINATES LAWN AND GARDEN INDUSTRY

June 11, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., leader for many years in the home basketball industry, dominates the lawn and garden industry with its introduction of quality craftsmanship and polyethylene technology. In 1986, Lifetime made its mark manufacturing basketball equipment constructed of steel and blow-molded polyethylene. The innovative combination proved to be successful, with sales growing 69 percent overall in the first six years of production. An extraordinary beginning for owners Barry and Kathy Mower, who began the business in the garage of their own home. Having gained expertise in metals and plastics, and with a noticeable down-curve in sporting goods, Lifetime believed it was time to expand beyond basketball and take its core technologies to a new forum. In 1994, the first fully-assembled,...

LIFETIME INTRODUCES AN ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITION

June 11, 2000

CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Lifetime Products, Inc., leader in the folding table industry, introduces a line of folding tables that are tailored for the commercial market, while costing less than all other comparable tables. As the dominant brand in the consumer industry, Lifetime is broadening its office offerings to meet the needs of rigorous industrial use. Advantage Commercial Folding Tables exceed challenging BIFMA standards for safety, durability and structural adequacy, and are priced around 50 percent less than competing ABS tables. Lifetime has produced a folding table that has excelled in whatever channel of distribution it has been placed, says Eric Szymanski associate manager of Market Research. Our original table, which is the best-selling folding table available at retail, has been fine-tuned for the ...

LIFETIME AND ICEBERG ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

April 15, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, and Iceberg Enterprises, LLC, a major domestic manufacturer of resin-based office furniture, announced today that they have entered into a cross licensing agreement.Through the sharing of patents and technology, Lifetime and Iceberg believe consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state-of-the-art design and features. Lifetime has granted a license to Iceberg covering a portfolio of folding table patents. Iceberg has shared technology and granted a license to Lifetime on other Iceberg products. Established in 1986, Lifetime Products is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products manufactures high-impact polyethylene folding tables, chairs and...

LIFETIME AND THE HON COMPANY ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT

April 14, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it entered into a licensing agreement with The HON Company, a major domestic manufacturer and distributor of office furniture. Through this licensing agreement, Lifetime and The HON Company have reached a resolution that stipulates to a dismissal of Lifetimes Complaint and The HON Companys Counterclaims in the United States District Court for the District of Utah and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Both Lifetime Products and The HON Company agree that through the license granted by Lifetime to The HON Company, the consumers in all markets will benefit from receiving quality products that incorporate state of the art design and features.In 1998, Lifetime introd...

LIFETIME WINS JUDGMENT IN TABLE PATENT CASE PURCHASES NORTHPOLE TABLE DIVISION

April 8, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that a Consent Judgment was granted in its patent infringement litigation case with NorthPole in connection with blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables. The Consent Judgment granted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California today concluded that Lifetimes folding table patents are valid, enforceable and infringed. As a result, NorthPole has agreed to the entry of an injunction permanently enjoining it from manufacturing, selling, or importing blow-molded tables. This Consent Judgment is an enormous victory for Lifetime, explained Lifetime Sales and Marketing Vice President Brent Allen. Lifetime invented the first blow-molded utility table and we are dedicated to ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS WINS CONSENT JUDGMENT IN PATENT CASE

April 8, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH-- UTAH COMPANY PURCHASES NORTHPOLE TABLE DIVISION -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that a Consent Judgment was granted in its patent infringement litigation case with NorthPole in connection with blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables. The Consent Judgment granted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California today concluded that Lifetimes folding table patents are valid, enforceable and infringed. As a result, NorthPole has agreed to the entry of an injunction permanently enjoining it from manufacturing, selling, or importing blow-molded tables. This Consent Judgment is an enormous victory for Lifetime, explained Lifetime Sales and Marketing Vice President Brent Allen. Lifetime invented the fir...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED ANOTHER FOLDING TABLE PATENT

March 11, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,530,331 B2 (the 331 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Integral Receiving Members. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs. According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent adds additional enforcement strength to Lifetimes recently issued Patent Number 6,431,092. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and tradema...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED FOLDING TABLE PATENT

March 11, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,530,331 B2 (the 331 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Integral Receiving Members. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs.According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent adds additional enforcement strength to Lifetimes recently issued Patent Number 6,431,092. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and trademarks ...

COURT FINDS INFRINGEMENT OF LIFETIME’S PATENT

February 21, 2003

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it was granted a summary judgment of literal infringement against Alton Industries, Inc., a competitor in the folding table market. This decision by the Court represents a major success in the enforcement of patents that protect Lifetimes blow-molded, polyethylene folding utility tables, said Larry R. Laycock, lead litigation counsel for Lifetime.Lifetime recently filed claims in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Alton Industries, Inc. and its supplier Maxchief Investments, Limited for infringement of Lifetimes recently issued United States Patent No. 6,431,092. On February 19, 2003, the Court entered an Order granting summary judgment in favor of Lifetim...

NORTHPOLE DENIED MOTION IN LITIGATION WITH LIFETIME PRODUCTS

November 14, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, has achieved another victory in its ongoing efforts to enforce its intellectual property portfolio against copyists of Lifetimes innovative product designs of blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables. Lifetime has proceeded aggressively with lawsuits against several competitors who Lifetime has determined are infringing upon the valuable intellectual property interests embodied in Lifetimes line of folding tables. As part of this effort, Lifetime is engaged in patent infringement litigation with NorthPole LLC and its Hong Kong parent NorthPole, Limited in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. On Tuesday, that court entered an order denying NorthPoles motion for summary judgment...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS CONTINUES LITIGATION AGAINST NORTHPOLE

October 21, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, continues to seek judicial enforcement of its patents issued in connection with its blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables. Lifetime has proceeded aggressively with lawsuits against several competitors who Lifetime has determined are infringing upon the valuable intellectual property interests embodied in Lifetimes line of folding tables. Recently, Lifetime filed claims seeking damages from NorthPole LLC and NorthPole, Limited, as well as injunctive relief that would prohibit NorthPole from making or selling products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued its first ruling on a motion filed by Lifetime in the NorthPole case, ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS GRANTED FOLDING TABLE PATENT

August 14, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 6,431,092 (the 092 patent) entitled Portable Folding Utility Table with Center Support Assembly. This patent is directed towards Lifetimes best selling folding tables with blow-molded tabletops and foldable legs.According to Lifetime Tables and Chairs Sales Vice President Vince Rhoton, Lifetimes newest patent is a significant patent with 115 claims. Lifetime prides itself on its innovative and proprietary products. Consequently, a variety of patents, trademarks, and other rights are used to protect the inventive designs of Lifetime Products. These patents and trademarks not only recognize the innovation and distinctiveness of...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS WINS INJUNCTION AGAINST WEN’S PHOENIX

March 4, 2002

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that it has obtained a Court Order granting its Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief against Wens Phoenix Corporation, a competitor in the folding table market. The Court Order was granted in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division.The Court Order concluded that Defendant Wens Phoenix Corporation, its officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys and all other persons in active concert or participation with them are enjoined from manufacturing, selling, and importing the accused B-27230 table of Wens Phoenix. The Order also provides that Wens Phoenix is enjoined from actively inducing others to infringe and from engaging in any acts of contributory infri...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CORRELL

December 21, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Correll, Inc. in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Correll has engaged in acts of patent infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Correll from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime determines are infringing upon the valuable intellectual propert...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST HON

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against The Hon Corporation. in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Hon has engaged in acts of patent, copyright and trade dress infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Hon from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents, trade dress, and copyright interests. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime ...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST IGLOO

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Igloo Products Corporation in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lawsuit alleges that Igloo has engaged in acts of patent, copyright and trade dress infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Igloo from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents, trade dress, and copyright interests. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who...

LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST WEN’S PHOENIX

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Wens Phoenix Corporation. in the Federal District Court in Central District of California. The lawsuit alleges that Wens Phoenix has engaged in acts of patent infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Wens Phoenix from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetimes patents. The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.Lifetime is evaluating the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime determines are infringing upon t...