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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, Lifetime’s Director of Human Resources. “Most of these individuals were production line employees and one employee in our fabrication division donated 400 pounds of food by herself.”

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 God’s Pantry will all be receiving pallets of food collected by Lifetime.

Each organization will be picking up their pallets on Monday, August 28th between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Freeport Center, Bldg. D-7 in Clearfield. Richard Hendrickson, Lifetime’s president, will be manning the forklift that will be loading the food on each truck.

In addition to having employees bring food, money was collected by a variety of methods and used to buy additional items. Lifetime managers and supervisors went into Dan’s Food, Macey’s and Albertsons and negotiated lower prices on cases of food. Employees were given incentives to donate, and the drive was also turned into a competition among the different areas of Lifetime – each group responded.

“As a company, we funded a contest to help encourage donations,” said Hendrickson. “Our great employees came back to us and requested that the company give the money that would be spent to Sub for Santa. This goes to show you that the success of this food drive comes from our employee’s hearts.”

Lifetime Products, Inc. has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology 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 new offerings such as outdoor sheds and utility trailers, Lifetime continues to develop innovative products that outfit the lifestyles of today’s Americans.

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