7 things they celebrated on ‘Made in New Jersey Day’
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association celebrated "Made in New Jersey Day" with a display at the Statehouse of over two dozen products manufactured in New Jersey.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who has championed small business during her term, visited with many of the businesses on display in the rotunda. She said the wide array of products being manufactured in New Jersey is impressive and a growing number of businesses want to relocate to the Garden State. "They're coming to New Jersey because of our educated workforce and because of our location. And because we have some pretty decent tax incentives, quite frankly," said Guadagno.
The NJBIA said the day was for New Jersey businesses to to show off their products for legislators and other policy makers and to share their stories of successfully setting up shop here. “Every day, New Jersey manufacturers go up against competitors from across the United States and around the globe and still come out on top,” said NJBIA President Michele Siekerka in a statement.
Learn more about some of the companies displaying "Made in New Jersey Day."
Dan Alexander contributed to this report
Manufacutured by International Products Corporation, Burlington, Rubber Slide is designed to to ease the insertion of rubber parts in multiple industries including automotive, electrical, and HVAC by being poured and drying into rubber.
Paterson-based Accurate Box Company makes over 120 million boxes for many different companies from Starbucks and Quaker Oats to Popeye's Chicken. The company has been in business for 70 years and employs over 250,
Tektite is a Trenton company that makes battery powered lighting for use in extreme environments such as scuba diving lights,submarine escape lighting, portable helipad lighting for Medivac helicopters, lights for accident scene and disaster areas and portable runway lights. The company employs 8-20 people depending on demand.
Zodiac Aerospace in Wall Township employs 300 people for the manufacturer of weapon of mass destruction decontamination shelters which are used to wash off contaminants. The 70-year-old Monmouth County company also makes life rafts.
The 40-year-old Metuchen company makes several security related products like cell phone detection security portals that can be used at a courthouse correctional facility or private board room. The company's 30 engineers also make a device called a Pocket Hound that vibrates if someone near you has a cell phone which are sold to teachers in schools who don’t want students to be carrying a smartphone during a test.
Earth Friendly Products is a solar-powered Parsippany company that employs 57 people who make 150 natural, non-toxic cleaners including detergents, and dishwashing cleaners and soaps
More than 300 people work for the 60-year-old Neptune City company that makes more than 200 million dog bones a year, bones made of safe nylon to clean dogs teeth, freshen breath, or just for chewing pleasure.