KATY, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday at Igloo Cooler’s headquarters in Katy, Texas, Walmart celebrated Igloo’s long history and commitment to “Made In USA” with elected officials and prominent executives from both respective companies in attendance. In honor of this recognition, Igloo created the new Overland Series of coolers exclusively for Walmart, which are made in the USA.
“Igloo is proud to be recognized by Walmart for our history and commitment to manufacturing right here in the USA,” said Dave Allen, president and CEO of Igloo Products Corp. “I couldn’t be more grateful for our amazing American manufacturing staff and local community that have contributed to Igloo’s success over the last 75 years.”
Walmart's collaboration with Igloo is part of a long-standing commitment to supporting American manufacturing that dates back to the company's founder, Sam Walton. Nearly two-thirds of Walmart's annual product spend is made, grown, or assembled in the U.S., and the company recently announced a new $350 billion investment in American-made items.
"Walmart is proud to work with companies like Igloo that are making excellent products for our customers right here in the USA," said Laura Phillips, senior vice president, Global Sourcing & U.S. Manufacturing at Walmart. "Sourcing locally creates American jobs, grows small businesses, and benefits communities like Katy, TX. We're excited to feature Igloo's American-made Overland Series exclusively in our stores."
"Manufacturing, distribution, and customer sales are literally the 'beating heart' of US business. As a strong proponent of job creation and economic development, I wish Igloo and Walmart success in their business endeavor," said Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt.
The Overland Series of coolers are adventure-ready performance ice chests built for the great outdoors. They feature extra-thick 1.5-inch foam-insulated walls and an insulated lid for extended ice retention, along with thoughtful design details like a spill-resistant latching lid, locking plates for added security, durable oversized hinges, UV inhibitors, built-in bottle openers and more. The four-SKU Igloo Overland Series, including the 25-Quart Bail Handle Cooler, 50-Quart Chest Cooler, 52-Quart Roller Cooler and 72-Quart Chest Cooler, are now available at Walmart.
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Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.
As we approach our next century, Igloo is 1,400 employees strong. We are proud to call—a 2.4 million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, we can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.
And through it all we haven’t lost sight of our original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why we’re still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.