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Legacy Manufacturing Expanding to Support Growth

Marion, IA – Legacy® Manufacturing Company, the maker of Flexzilla® extreme performance water and air hoses, will be expanding its recently completed facility as a result of continued growth and success in reshoring some manufacturing back to the US.

In 2016, Legacy completed it’s 133,000 square foot facility located at 6509 Partners Avenue in Marion, Iowa. The new warehouse expansion will add 200,000 square feet to Legacy’s existing facility with a capital investment of $11 million.

This expansion adds support for Legacy’s reshoring efforts of its many proprietary products including the Flexzilla® brand of air hose. Other Flexzilla® branded products like the new Flexzilla water hoses with patent pending SwivelGrip™ technology have attained great market acceptance in the vast lawn and garden and outdoor power categories, leading to robust growth for the company.

R. Mark Weems, president of Legacy, says “Legacy is committed to the continued development of superior products designed and produced in Eastern Iowa. Our products must exceed the expectations of our customers because when you lead the industry with great quality products like Flexzilla®, customers learn to trust your brand and become very loyal.”

“This expansion is not just good for Marion, it’s good for Iowa,” says Nick Glew, President of Marion Economic Development Corporation. “Reshoring manufacturing processes and jobs is a complex endeavor. We are pleased to see this project that benefits multiple Iowa communities and supports Legacy’s aggressive growth strategy that will continue to build the Flexzilla® products into a dominant nationwide brand.”

Construction will begin immediately. The expansion is expected to create 13 new jobs over the next three years. Legacy currently has 58 employees in Marion. The Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) partnered with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance in preparing an application to the State of Iowa’s High Quality Jobs Program. The City of Marion coupled with the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved incentives last week totaling $1,100,000. This important Local and State support was vital to making this expansion possible.

Legacy, an international company, is a division of Weems Industries. Legacy has been serving various markets since 1986, offering a wide-range of professional grade service and maintenance equipment for automotive, industrial, contractor, agricultural and marine markets throughout North America.

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – October 31-November 2, 2017

Legacy™ Manufacturing Company will attend the AAPEX Show October 31-November 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 44,000+ targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their brands: Flexzilla air hoses and air tools, water hoses, power cords, grease guns and hoses, blow guns and modular accessories, and work & garden gloves; SmartFlex™ air, garden, and RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and accessories; and ColorConnex® couplers and plugs. Visit us at booth #1671!

 

NEW PRODUCTS!

Flexzilla® Pro Reciprocating Air Saw Kit:

The Flexzilla® Pro Reciprocating Air Saw Kit is perfecting for working in tight spaces to get the job done. The lightweight, compact design and low vibration reduces operator fatigue during extended use. plus, its high-speed, strokes per minute, allows you to cut through the toughest materials with ease and comfort.

 

Flexzilla® Pro Reactionless Mini Air Ratchet Kit:

Get in tight spots and get the job done with Flexzilla® Pro Reactionless Mini Air Ratchet Kit. No more busted knuckles or pinched fingers. The reactionless clutch prevents kickback when you bottom out. The compact and lightweight design is perfect for small workspaces like under dashboards.

 

Flexzilla® Blow Guns and Modular Accessories System:

Introducing, the Flexzilla™ Blow Guns with modular accessories. Flexzilla features an ergonomically superior gun body for maximum comfort and control which reduces operator fatigue. Unique to the Flexzilla blow guns and modular accessories system allows you to customize the gun extension length and tips for every application. Flexzilla Safety Nozzles meet or exceed OSHA standards for pressure relief. And the Quiet-Flo Safety Nozzle goes one step further to also meet noise standards.

 

Flexzilla™ 20V Cordless Grease Gun Kit:

There is a new creature dominating automotive shops, farms, and worksites across the country. Introducing the Flexzilla™ 20V Cordless Grease Gun Kit. It proves what can be accomplished when you combine over 30 years of grease gun experience from Legacy Manufacturing with the extreme performance of Flexzilla.

Flexzilla® Power Incorporated into new Cordless Grease Gun – #L1388LFZ

MARION, Iowa — Legacy™ Manufacturing Company is bringing together more than 30 years of grease gun experience and their easily recognizable ZillaGreen™ hose to introduce the Flexzilla® 20 Volt Cordless Grease Gun Kit.

This new tool features a 42-inch Flexzilla grease hose with a non-kink bend restrictor and 4-jaw coupler. Because it’s made with a hybrid material, the hose stays flexible in temperatures from subzero to 140°F. “Flexzilla has set the standard for high-quality air and water hoses,” said Matt Weems, V.P. Legacy Manufacturing. “Our new grease gun and hose continues that product experience Flexzilla is known for.”

Legacy Manufacturing director of product development, Marco Laubach, explained that Flexzilla grease guns also have a patented Rapid Reload™ feature that makes it faster and easier to switch grease cartridges. “Users simply press a button to release the cartridge and slide it out to reload,” said Laubach. “The barrel’s threadless design and guided channel let operators load grease cartridges quickly and easily, with no crossed threads and less mess.”

“Our engineers thought of everything when they developed this cordless grease gun kit,” continued Weems. “From the ease of loading cartridges, to the way all the accessories fit in the carrying case, this grease gun is built to get work done.”

Non-slip pads on the base and sides of the tool allow secure operation at any orientation. Plus, the Flexzilla Cordless Grease Gun has a hose dock built into both sides so it can be operated with either hand. A built-in LED work light illuminates grease zerks in dark areas.

The kit includes two heavy-duty 20 Volt MAX lithium-ion batteries and a 1-hour quick charger. A unique battery-park feature prevents accidental discharge of grease in transit and saves battery life.

Flexzilla products are made and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing Company, an international business located in Marion, Iowa that specializes in durable and innovative products for automotive, industrial and home markets. Their products include Flexzilla air and water hoses, extension cords, work and garden gloves, air tools and lube equipment, SmartFlex™ air and garden hoses, Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and ColorConnex®, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1990. For more information, visit legacymfg.com or flexzilla.com.

Air Tool Line Expands with New Flexzilla® Pro Mini Impact Wrench – #AT8505FZ

MARION, Iowa — New professional air tools in the distinctive ZillaGreen™ color will soon be available through automotive wholesale suppliers. Legacy™ Manufacturing Company, known for their line of Flexzilla® Air and Water Hoses, is introducing the Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench with a half-inch drive. It will be available as a stand-alone tool and as part of a complete kit.

“This compact wrench, with a body length of 4.4 inches, a weight of 2.5 pounds and breakaway torque up to 800 foot-pounds, has one of the best size to power ratios in the industry,” said Matt Weems, V.P. Legacy Manufacturing. “It will allow professional mechanics to reach areas that full-size impact wrenches just don’t fit and remove even the tightest, rusted nuts.”

The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is rated at 550 ft-lbs. of working torque and 800 ft-lbs. of nut-busting torque.

It features an ergonomic grip with a patented forward/reverse toggle switch and torque selector that provides easy one-hand operation. A variable speed trigger and three torque settings give mechanics precise control for different applications. The handle exhaust directs air away from the user and the built-in swivel allows the hose to rotate freely.

The professional kit includes a 50-foot Flexzilla Pro Air Hose with field-repairable ends, along with Flexzilla Pro High Flow Fittings and Ball Swivel that deliver twice the airflow as compared to standard interchanges.

“The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is the first in a new line of tools coming from Legacy Manufacturing,” said Weems. “We are excited to bring Flexzilla quality and innovation to professional automotive and industrial customers.”

Flexzilla products are made and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing Company, an international business located in Marion, Iowa that specializes in durable and innovative products for automotive, industrial and home markets. Their products include Flexzilla air and water hoses, extension cords, work and garden gloves, air tools and lube equipment, SmartFlex™ air and garden hoses, Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and ColorConnex®, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1990. For more information, visit legacymfg.com or flexzilla.com.

Flexzilla® SwivelGrip™ Garden Hose Ranked as One of the Best Garden Hoses of 2017

MARION, Iowa — The Flexzilla SwivelGrip Garden Hose was recently named one of the top products in Ezvid Wiki’s list of the ten best garden hoses for 2017. The full review can be viewed at wiki.ezvid.com/best-garden-hoses.

The sites reviewers said, “The impressive Legacy Flexzilla extends up to 50 feet in overall length and is further equipped with SwivelGrip male and female connectors, allowing it to be attached from either end without twisting.”

Flexzilla hose is made with the original Premium Hybrid Polymer that doesn’t kink and stays flexible in all weather conditions. The patent pending SwivelGrip fittings make it easier to connect the hose to spigots or attachments. The swivel action works on both ends, so sprinklers lie flat and moving the hose is more efficient. This all-purpose hose is ideal for a wide variety of applications and is drinking water safe.

Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki claims to have traffic among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Its YouTube channel has over 175,000 subscribers, providing information that individuals have used to make purchase decisions for more than $85 million worth of products and services.

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See how Flexzilla stacks up among the Best Garden Hoses of 2017 >>

Hint: look toward the bottom of the page or the end of the video for the best reviewed hoses.

National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 9-11, 2017

 The 2017 National Hardware Show is May 9-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Come explore 15 major product categories on display by thousands of exhibitors. Legacy will showcase new innovative products that expand our brands in the Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living, Farm & Ranch, Automotive and Industrial categories. Visit Legacy at Booths #12246 and #6442!

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – November 1-3, 2016

Legacy™ will attend the AAPEX Show November 1-3, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 44,000+ targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their brands: Flexzilla air hoses, water hoses, and power cords; SmartFlex™  air, garden, and RV/Marine hoses;  Lock-n-Load™  grease guns and accessories; Cyclone®,  blow guns and ColorConnex®,  couplers and plugs. Visit us at booth #2867!

New Products!

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Flexzilla® Heavy Duty Grease Gun with 18” Grease Whip Hose – The Flexzilla Grease Hose provides extreme flexibility under pressure, from subzero to 140°F. Designed with a soft barrel grip to provide better ergonomic control and comfort. Click here to learn more!

Flexzilla® Pro Mini Impact Wrench Kit includes: Flexzilla Mini Impact Wrench, High Flow Couplers and Plugs, 3/8”x50’ Air Hose that is field repairable. The mini impact wrench has 800 ft-lbs. of nut-busting breakaway torque and an extremely lightweight design. Click here to learn more!
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Flexzilla® Pro Heavy Duty Leather Hi Dexterity Work Gloves – Heavy duty grain leather palm for heavy duty wear performance, TPR back patching for impact protection, stretch fit spandex back for comfort & flexibility and TOUCH SCREEN GLOVE TECHNOLOGY. Click here to learn more!

IGC Show Chicago – August 16-18, 2016

The 10th Annual Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show is August 16-18, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The IGC Show is widely recognized as single best event for garden center owners, managers and buyers. Each year the entire industry comes to buy at IGC because it has hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products and scores of educational opportunities. Legacy will showcase Flexzilla® SwivelGrip™ Garden Hose and introduce the new Colors™ Garden Hose, from the makers of Flexzilla®. Visit us at booth #519!

Legacy™ Manufacturing Joins Venturini Motorsports’ Family of Sponsors

April 5, 2016 (Concord, NC) – Announced today, Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and Legacy™ Manufacturing Company have entered into a strategic marketing partnership with core emphasis on promoting the company’s well-known Flexzilla® brand through a highly targeted motorsports marketing and activation campaign.

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Legacy, with corporate headquarters in Marion, IA, is a manufacturer of high-quality, durable equipment for professional and domestic use.  Legacy is the driving force behind the popular Flexzilla brand of air and water hoses, extension cords and other products designed to make your work easier than ever. Leading edge technology and premium materials have established Flexzilla as the industry leader.

Venturini Motorsports is a professional motorsports team with over 40-years of experience competing in NASCAR and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

VMS is widely known for their successful driver development program. Since 2007, Venturini Motorsports has built a strong reputation of preparing the country’s top NASCAR driver prospects for the big stage. Most notable Venturini Motorsports’ Alumni include NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Erik Jones.

Logano, winning two races with Venturini made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debuts with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008 and in 2015 became the second youngest Daytona 500 winner.

Erik Jones, also a winning driver for Venturini Motorsports, drove for the Concord, NC based team during the 2013-2014 ARCA season and is now considered one of NASCAR’s hottest commodities. Jones won the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Other well-known drivers making their rise up the NASCAR ranks with Venturini Motorsports include Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Brian Scott, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman and Brennan Poole to name a few. Overall, Venturini Motorsports has assisted over 40 drivers who’ve gone on to compete in one of NASCAR’s top three series’.

Flexzilla products can be found nationwide through a variety of automotive, farm, industrial and home improvement stores – including the ARCA Racing Series’ presenting sponsor, Menards.

For more information about Venturini Motorsports visit www.venturinimotorsports.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 4-6, 2016

The 2016 National Hardware Show is May 4-6, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Come explore 15 major product categories on display by thousands of exhibitors. Legacy will showcase new innovative products that expand our brands in the Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living, Farm & Ranch, Automotive and Industrial categories. Legacy’s product offering includes: Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments; SmartFlex air, garden, RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load grease guns; ColorConnex couplers & plugs and Cyclone blow guns. Visit Legacy at Booth #6442!