What is notable about the move is that Toddy’s products are clearly within the textile realm of industry, making microfiber cloths, and wedge shaped pillows for mounting and cleaning your mobile device or screens. Textiles are a sector that have by-and-large been extinct in the United States on a commercial scale for a number of years. For a lot of companies, it was a do or die decision, especially over the past 20 years. The low cost of doing business in China and other developing economies made it an easy and necessary business decision for manufacturing goods and keeping the doors open for customers.
While the iPhone will continue to be made in China, the Toddy Wedge along with other Toddy Gear is now made in the USA
As many of us in the west have discovered though, China is not known for always making the highest quality stuff. Despite some of the higher quality electronic components that are subject to thorough quality control standards, any one of us can recall some other trinket that exuded less than stellar build quality (more colorful language comes to mind, but that is not our style).
We will not go so far as to say this is a sign of industry finding new footing in US based manufacturing, Toddy Gear is a fraction of the size of Apple, and Apple’s investment in US manufacturing is a proportionally small $100 million. However, the fact that a smaller business found it more favorable to draw back from overseas manufacturing and spin up manufacturing in the United States, in the regulation-heavy state of Illinois is indeed telling. It just may be the beginning of seeing some accessories that say, “Made in the USA.”
source: Toddy Gear
Chicago, IL (February 12, 2013) – Toddy Gear, creator of the Toddy Smart Cloth and the Wedge, is pleased to reveal U.S. manufacturing plans for 2013. Starting February 1st, the company transferred all manufacturing of its products from China to the U.S, specifically Chicago, where Toddy Gear is based. As a result, Toddy Gear will provide better speed to market for products and deliver improved product quality. Toddy Gear’s revamp in manufacturing has already created 15 more U.S. jobs and is forecasted to grow even further given the market demand for flexibility.
“We are a socially responsible company who strive to deliver impeccable products to our customers by promoting and influencing best business practices,” said Toddy Gear founder, Todd Gabel. “Our plans to solely manufacture in the United States will protect our intellectual property, while allowing us to keep our products unique, and focus our resources on quality, adaptability and controlling costs.”
Toddy Gear is a trend-setting consumer brand that boasts a unique line of tech accessories such as the Toddy Cloth and the Toddy Wedge. Each is a microfiber cleaning solution that polishes the surface of your iPhone, iPad, Android, TV, gaming device, glasses or camera. The products deliver premium quality in keeping gadgets clean and are made to fit comfortably in your pocket or backpack.
Toddy Gear: Toddy Wedge Hand-crafted stylish and essential companion for your electronics both cleans and holds your mobile device Multi-faceted design cleans touch screen devices while propping them up on your desk, at home or on the go Bottom exterior crafted with plush microfiber material to offer scratch-free cleaning without the need of harmful fluids Exterior engineered with silky microfiber that leaves your surfaces with that fresh “out of box” clean look Available in a plethora of different colors and designs to match anyone’s preference Optional customization feature for businesses – print your favorite team’s logo, office logo, or quotes for a one-of-a-kind Wedge to promote brands
Toddy Gear: Toddy Smart Cloth Carefully handcrafted microfiber cloth provides effective, scratch-free cleaning for your iDevices, screens, lenses and more, features an antimicrobial coating, and is offered in a plethora of fashionable designs Functional and fashionable toddy cloth built for cleaning extremely sensitive surfaces including iPhone, iPad, TV’s, glasses, cameras, etc. Protected with the AEGIS Microbe Shield® technology – a durable, environmentally friendly way to instantly wipe away dirt and smudges Dual-sided cleaning: Plush microfiber material on one side to clean and a distinctively patterned silk microfiber on the other side to buff and polish No messy/damaging sprays or fluids necessary “Brand your Toddy” now available to businesses, imprint your Toddy smart cloth with your own design or logo, ideal for promoting your brand
Contact PR Representative Kristen Bean at 305-374-4404 x123 or email@example.com for additional information on Toddy Gear, its latest manufacturing plan for 2013 and its innovative products, the Toddy Smart Cloth and Wedge. www.toddygear.com
About Toddy Gear
Toddy Gear is an innovative and fashionable tech accessory brand dedicated to cleaning your screen and coloring your world. The company is the manufacturer of Toddy Cloth, the Toddy Wedge, and the new Screensters, three microfiber cleaning solutions with antimicrobial protection that deliver smart and stylish ways to clean and polish todays high-resolution touchscreens and high-tech gear. The Toddy innovations are the brainchildren of Todd Gabel, a twenty-year entrepreneurial veteran that has successfully built and sold several technology companies. The Toddy Gear products are available worldwide through ToddyGear.com, Amazon.com and retailers like Target, Radio Shack and Staples.