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

February 20, 2007

CLEARFIELD, UTAH – Lifetime Products, Inc. has been named the Sam’s Club Mexico Supplier of the Year for 2006. The award was accepted by Lifetime’s Sam’s Club Mexico sales team of Brett Horstman, Tanner Nancollas and Sinahi Lopez at the Sam’s Mexico Club Year Beginning meeting in Mexico City.

“It was very satisfying to be in Mexico and see Brett, Tanner and Sinahi receive the Sam’s Club Mexico Supplier of the Year award,” said Vince Rhoton, Lifetime’s 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. Lifetime provides a wide array of lifestyle products to Sam’s Club Mexico, including its highly successful line of tables and chairs, as well as basketball systems and outdoor storage sheds.

Productos Vitalicios, Lifetime’s Mexican corporation, was incorporated in Monterrey in 2004 and has seen amazing growth since its inception. Total sales for the account have increased by leaps and bounds since the first year. An increase of 41% came in 2005, and the Productos Vitalicios team nearly topped that in 2006 with a 39% increase. “We believe that our tremendous success in Mexico is due to the openness of the lines of communication and the willingness of both companies to learn about each other and work together,” Horstmann said.

Over one-half of a million products were shipped to Sam’s Mexico in 2006, and it took a strong relationship with the Sam’s Mexico buyers for Lifetime to capture this coveted honor. There are currently 11,400 suppliers that sell to Wal-Mart of Mexico, the parent company of Sam’s Club Mexico.

“The Sam’s buyers aggressively pushed all the right buttons to make our offering the best value in the country,” Rhoton said. “I’m really proud of our efforts in this huge market.”

Lifetime Products, Inc., has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to create a family of affordable lifestyle products that feature superior strength and durability. The world’s leading manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, Lifetime was founded in 1986 as the maker of portable basketball systems that revolutionized the industry with patented technology. With diverse offerings such as outdoor sheds and utility trailers, Lifetime continues to develop innovative products that outfit the way you live.

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at

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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit