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Editor’s Picks - Manufacturing

As American manufacturing goes from strength to strength, the need for promotional products that resonate within this market keeps growing. Thankfully, those products can be as simple as a pen or as specific as a custom USB, each built to carry your client’s message of precision problem-solving.

CASE STUDY

Make It Work

Here’s an example of how one good promotion leads to another: After working with KTI (asi/63776) to design a custom USB drive for a Finnish manufacturer of cranes, Canadian distributor Bring Your Own Brand Inc. received a request for another equally meticulous USB drive. This new client was so impressed with the detail of the initial product that he wanted a crane from his own division of the same company turned into a USB drive, too.

Bring Your Own Brand Inc. founder and director Brad McBurney again worked with KTI. The end-buyers’ CAD drawings were used to produce a model of a vertical cask transporter (VCT), a type of equipment often used to move containers of nuclear waste. This might be an esoteric piece of equipment to the layman, but for McBurney’s client, the transporter was his bread-and-butter. Detailed replication was a must. “He was delighted,” says McBurney of the finished product. “It was a complicated design, but he saw the pre-production sample and loved it.”

Repeat business is the reward for offering a great product combined with great service. “The VCT probably would never have been created if the first promotion hadn’t been so successful,” says McBurney. Manufacturing clients are often accustomed to extreme specificity in their own business, and they expect the same from their vendors. Both Bring Your Own Brand Inc. and KTI gave this promotion that same level of attention. The results? A happy customer and a very unique product.

Editor’s Picks - Manufacturing
Glossy, full-color 7” x 10” journal includes custom inside sheets and an imprinted pen. From Drum-Line, asi/50873, 800-284-2456.

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Automotive road safety kit, 48 pieces, made with 420D nylon or PVC suede. From Justin Case, asi/63698, 877-761-8998.

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Treat headaches or muscle pain with this versatile hot/cold pack that comes in a clear pouch. From Alexander, asi/34040, 800-467-5343.

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Spudz microfiber cleaning cloths clean safety glasses, mobile phones, iPads and more. From Alpine Innovations, asi/34445, 801-766-1931.

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Hand-sanitizing gel is manufactured in the USA and comes in a 16-oz. pump bottle. From HPC Global, asi/58805, 800-233-4463.

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Tongue-and-groove pliers are made-in-the-USA with high-carbon steel. From BrandBox, asi/41561, 855-235-4545.

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Fish-shaped gel-filled chill patches are made with a PVC skin that contains no phthalates. Good gift for achy construction workers. From Alpi International, asi/34415, 800-678-2574.

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Heavy-duty hand truck is built with a sturdy steel frame and a deep plate. From Superex, asi/90231, 866-214-4393.

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Dual USB output power bank has an aluminum case and LED power indicator. From Atlantis Time-Line, asi/37385, 800-656-0551.

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Insulated lunch-to-go includes two food storage containers with lids and a travel cup. From AP Specialties, asi/30208, 866-258-6647.

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Custom USB made of PVC can also be made in a variety of colors, textures and materials. From KTI Promo, asi/63776, 800-275-6387.

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Water-activated bandanna uses crystals that expand and cool when soaked in water. From Aprons, Etc., asi/36558, 800-467-1996.

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Multi-functional, 4-in-1 ballpoint pen also features a stylus tip, laser pointer and LED light. From Acehigh Technologies, asi/30537, 888-869-7789.

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Custom neckties are made from high-quality silk using the wet-dye process. From KTP Design Company, asi/63773, 888-465-1290.