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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!

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – November 3-5, 2015

Legacy™ will attend the AAPEX Show November 3-5, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 39,000 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. We hope to see you there!

New Legacy plant will double capacity

Flexzilla manufacturer plans new 133,000-square-foot facility in Marion, Iowa.

Legacy Manufacturing, the maker of Flexzilla extreme-performance water and air hoses, is building a $10.4 million facility to consolidate its operations and double its capacity.

The 133,000 square foot building will be located in Marion, Iowa — the same as its current facility — where the company has done business for over 20 years.

According to Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Manufacturing, there are two main factors driving the company’s decision to build. “We have outgrown our current facility and operate out of several locations,” says Weems. “We need the space to increase our efficiencies and support continued growth for the future. This new building helps us to supply our customers at an even higher service level.”

Also impacting the decision is Legacy’s goal to re-shore more of their products. The company expects to move into the new facility during the first quarter of 2016.

While Weems says Legacy products are available in the U.S. and Canada through multiple market channels, there are opportunities for considerable growth in many others. “We are projecting significant growth in the next five years,” says Weems.

Legacy Manufacturing Company specializes in durable and innovative products including Legacy equipment for the automotive and industrial markets, Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments, SmartFlex air, garden and RV/Marine 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 1986.

 

IGC Show Chicago – August 18-20, 2015

The 9th Annual Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show is August 18-20, 2015 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 a new P. Allen Smith line of stylish garden hose, Water Colors Collection, at booth #3112! Visit www.watercolorscollection.com

IGC Show Baltimore – August 4-6, 2015

The Independent Garden Center East (IGC East) Show is August 4-6, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. IGC East is the preeminent trade exhibition and conference for independent garden center retailers. The IGC Show is widely recognized as the best event in the east 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 a new P. Allen Smith line of stylish garden hose, Water Colors Collection, at booth #808! Visit www.watercolorscollection.com

Flexzilla® Pro Air Hose Receives Retailers’ Choice Award – July 8, 2015

MARION, Iowa, July 8, 2015—Legacy Manufacturing, an international work products company located in Marion, Iowa, received a Retailers’ Choice Award for its Flexzilla® Pro Air Hose during the National Hardware Show®, sponsored by Hardware Retailing magazine. Flexzilla Pro Air Hose was one of 30 products chosen from among 5,000 to receive the award by a panel of home improvement retailers appointed by the magazine. The panelists look for unique products and packaging, and products that have strong sales potential.

This is the second time the Flexzilla Pro line of hoses has received recognition. It was also a winner for product innovation in the 2013 Product Showcase at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.
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“It’s an honor for our product to be recognized and appreciated as leading‐edge by customers in two different industries,” says Legacy’s VP, Matt Weems. The hose’s unique design allows for the ends of the hose to be replaced in the field if they are dysfunctional or worn. This can prevent down time on the job and save money because the hose can be repaired rather than replaced. Flexzilla Pro Air Hose can also be tailor‐made for a job. A custom length of hose can be purchased through a distributor.

Legacy Manufacturing Company specializes in durable and innovative products including Legacy equipment for the automotive and industrial markets, Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments, SmartFlex™ air, garden and RV/Marine 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 1986. For more information, visit legacymfg.com.

P. Allen Smith Blogger Event in Little Rock – May 12-13, 2015

P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Flexzilla will help sponsor the annual Garden2Blog event May 12-13, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Flexzilla – the Official Garden Hose of P. Allen Smith, will showcase the Flexzilla® Garden Hose with SwivelGrip™ Connections and introduce a new line of garden hose exclusively for P. Allen Smith!

National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 5-7, 2015

The National Hardware Show is May 5-7, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. This is THE place to be for the $343 Billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets, attracting a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals. Legacy will showcase new innovative products 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 #36072!

P. Allen Smith Introduces Water Colors Collection Garden Hose – April 8, 2015

Little Rock, AR (4/8/15) – P. Allen Smith is proud to announce his new Water Colors Collection in partnership with Legacy Mfg. Company, well-known for its line of Flexzilla hoses. Inspired by his passion of all things garden and home, the Water Colors Collection offers a premium quality garden hose to consumers who want optimum performance and durability along with stylish, contemporary design that fits their lifestyle and decor.

“Enjoy your lawn, garden or just about anything with the ease of using this lightweight, stylish, no-kink garden hose inspired by my Water Colors Collection,” says Smith.

“We are excited to have partnered with P. Allen Smith in developing the Water Colors Collection which we believe consumers will enjoy. Hand-picked colors by P. Allen Smith offer the consumer fun and practical choices,” says Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Mfg. Company.

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The Water Colors Collection is constructed of premium hybrid polymer and comes in (4) four distinct designer colors for the home and garden – Green Envy, Crazy For Cocoa, Coral Candy and Blue Skies.

● 50 ft. 5/8 inches
● Extreme All-Weather Flexibility
● Lightweight
● Will not kink under pressure
● Drinking Water Safe
● Lifetime Warranty
● SwivelGrip™ Connects smoothly and effortlessly to spigot and garden hose attachments Flexzilla Garden Hose is P. Allen Smith’s official water hose and coming soon to IGCs this spring.

P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer and gardening and lifestyle expert, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple platforms including broadcast, print, and new media. He is the host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith’s Garden Style. Smith is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books and contributes to several national magazines. He also hosts the radio program the P. Allen Smith Show and shares his expertise through lectures and seminars. http://www.pallensmith.com/

Flexzilla® Premium hoses, cords and attachments are a part of the Legacy Manufacturing Company brands and product lines extended to include garden, water and pressure washer hoses and attachments and electrical cords for commercial and residential use. http://flexzilla.com