In 1995, we began mass producing the pond industries first ever skimmers and Biofalls. The originals were improvised out of garbage cans and cattle troughs. As a kid I was simply searching for the best way to keep my backyard pond clean. I never, in my wildest dreams, could have imagined the life long journey my tinkering would take me on! I remember how naive I was (and didn’t know it yet!) visiting a four-year-old plastics company just up North in Wisconsin while searching for the best way to produce our newly patented designs.
21 years later we are still searching for the best way to produce our newest designs with that same company!
Most people assume the majority of the products Aquascape produces are made in China. It is true they are the manufacturing capital of the world. A lot of what we create and produce comes from factories over there. But, America still has plenty of manufacturers who have creatively figured out how to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Today, 25 years after they (and us) opened their doors, I visited our Wisconsin partners brand new state of the art 200,000 square foot factory.
The traits that won our business back in 1995 are still winning it in 2016 while keeping them ahead of their Asian competitors. As a businessman I have no choice but to choose the best partners to work with. It’s the same thing our customers must do when deciding whether or not to work with us. It truly is a world economy and a dog eat dog world we all live and compete in today.
As a proud American though, I love when our country wins the battle and earns our business!
In 2014, for the first time in our company’s existence, we began exporting products made in this factory in Wisconsin to China.
Proudly conceived, created and best of all…
MADE IN AMERICA!