Daniel E. Schmidt, D&DH Editor
Now here is some refreshing news. This press release came in today from Lone Wolf’s
headquarters in Peoria, Ill.
Lone Wolf Portable Treestands, Inc., an industry leader in cast aluminum stands, has
announced that production of its entire line of tree stands will return to the United
States for 2011.
“No one builds them like we can here,” said Jared Schlipf, co-owner and president
of Lone Wolf. “What we’ve learned in the end is that there is no compromise for price,
we will continue to build the highest quality treestands and accessories in the industry
today. In a society of foreign clutter, high performance products such as Lone Wolf
treestands are best suited to be manufactured in the USA. It puts us at the top of
the food chain where we belong.”
For 2011, all Lone Wolf portable tree stands will not only be manufactured domestically,
but all cast aluminum parts will be produced locally, little more than 6 miles away
from the Lone Wolf headquarters. Further, all assembly and shipping of Lone Wolf treestands
will be completed from Lone Wolf’s Peoria-based headquarters, as well.
Schlipf noted that logistic issues and the ability to communicate immediate production
changes brought on by product demand, ultimately brought Lone Wolf back stateside.
Changes for 2011 don’t stop with the new location of production; all Lone Wolf stand
platforms have undergone a complete redesign for the new year and will be introduced
for the first time at the upcoming ATA Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most notably,
Lone Wolf will unveil a NEW, ultra-light 14-pound climbing treestand. In addition,
all updated cast platform designs will now incorporate a unique wolf head shaped bow
holder capable of accommodating most current parallel limb bows. Retailers are invited
to see the other exciting updates firsthand at the Lone Wolf booth during the ATA
Show, January 6-8.
“We used this opportunity to improve on what was already the best treestand in the
world,” said Schlipf. “Consumers will appreciate the noticeable changes to the designs,
but most importantly, we know they’ll appreciate the fact that it’s made right here
in the USA.”