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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 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 ...