Sunday, July 26, 2009

Creating Space, Preserving Light

Lots can be said for efficient management of space within a company, home, or other entity. Just recently we engaged in a redesign of our warehouse, balancing inventories, machinery, and the balance of goods we house and manage. In an effort to better keep an organized and utilitarian manner of management, we stumbled upon a gift we did not necessarily realize we would be given. That gift was light.

Our warehouse is not what I would call well-designed, in fact, it is a hodgepodge building with retrofits, additions, and generally poorly maintained utilities. As Greg, our superhero operations manager, picked his way through the project, the inventories began to find an ordered design and the pallet racks and clutter found an organized appearance. In addition, our poorly lit space began to come alive with natural light flooding the entire area. Now, rather than installing multiple new fluorescent fixtures or magnesium retina-burners, we are relying on good 'ol sunlight to assist us in our efforts. Not sure what winter will bring during the dark days, however, we are more than pleased with this simple solution and reducing our reliance from Bonneville. I guess the value we were looking for had a plan of its own, and delivered a result we were more than pleased with...

Sunday, July 12, 2009


The Last US Bag Co. recently became a distributor of Pelican, Storm, and Hardigg cases. In addition to our long history of providing soft case solutions we are now able to offer this additional protection for your valuable assets. It was always a desire of ours to offer this solution and now we are able to readily provide an attractive, customized hard case that meets your needs!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Last US Bag Company...

Well, we might as well join the rest of the world. A new web site, new blood, and new growth emerge from the thriving little company that could.

This week we are working on mutliple projects in the incubation stage, such as a cycling product, a new design for a triathlon product, and multiple tactical gear items for medical military. The varying markets we diverse ourselves in allow us the opportuntiy to experiment and share design and constructuon elements between projects, thus strengthening our ability to build a great product for our clients. This, of course, does not mean that each project is short of its challenges! Many a project require multiple prototypes, revisions, and material changes to determine the right outcome - a feat which is no easy task!

Some news to share:

- We will be exhibiting at SHOT Show this year for the first time. Our goal is to be able to see some of our clients, share some successes, and meet new organizations that might be able to assist us in our growth.

- A new location may be on the horizon. Stay tuned!

- New silk screen capabilities and RF welding in the works...

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Best, Will