TORRANCE , CA – March 17, 2005 - Fire up the Tivo™ and VCR. On Tuesday, April 4 th at 9:00 PM , Pelican™ Products, Inc. a leading manufacturer of high-impact, watertight Protector™ Cases and technically advanced, safety-approved flashlights, will be profiled by the popular Travel Channel cable show, John Ratzenberger's Made in America .
The show's website (http://travel.discovery.com/fansites/jrmia/jrmia.html) is currently presenting a preview of the Pelican episode (which made the list of Season Three's funniest moments) that features an extreme Protector Case drop test.
“We're tremendously proud to have joined a very elite group of American businesses who have been invited to be examples of companies manufacturing high quality, American made products,” said John Padian, Pelican's Chief Operating Officer. “Being recognized by Made in America is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity delivered every day by our fine group of employees.”
David H. Parker and his wife Arline founded Pelican Products, Inc. in 1976 as a part time mail order business, selling dive buoys out of their Torrance , California garage. From its humble beginnings, the company has steadily grown its product lines and developed into a thriving, American manufacturer with over 500 employees worldwide and distribution centers in Barcelona , Spain - Edmonton , Canada - Tokyo , Japan and Adelaide , Australia . For over 20 years their extensive lines of technically advanced, safety approved, flashlights and high-impact, watertight, equipment Protector™ Cases have stood as the gold standard around the world. Pelican's winning sales-oriented philosophy is often imitated but never equaled and is illustrated by their Legendary Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence “You break it, we replace it…forever”™.
Airing Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on the Travel Channel (check local channel guides for availability) , John Ratzenberger's Made in America celebrates the people, places and products that are uniquely American. Ratzenberger honors the men and women who work with their hands and skillfully make the products that are the backbone of the American economy. Each year, the program visits roughly 40 manufacturing facilities across the country.