Jan. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Seattle area resident, Jim Fabregas, has reason to celebrate this New Year. His invention, the Garden and Tool Caddy, was chosen by Diane Sawyer and ABC World News as one of their select gift ideas that is completely made in America. The Caddy and its packaging are all manufactured in Tacoma.
Fabregas, a general contractor, is also an avid gardener. After years of looking for a convenient way to organize his tools and keep them handy while gardening he created and patented his own Garden and Tool Caddy. Along with his wife and son, the family started selling his invention at garden shows and online. Their primary focus was to be sure the Caddy was sturdy, useful and “Made in America.”
Sawyer and ABC News have been enlightening their viewers about how many household items are being made overseas, especially China. They reported that if everyone in the United States bought $64 of “Made in America” merchandise this past holiday, it would provide over 200,000 American jobs.
As the holidays rolled in, ABC World News created a very special Christmas list featuring gifts and products made and sold in our country. The Garden and Tool Caddy was a perfect match for this project and represented Washington well in its place on the “Great Made in America Christmas” list. News spread and the family business went wild with orders – over 5,000 sold! The local Kirkland Postmaster said the Garden & Tool Caddy had become one of their most shipped item over the holiday. You can find the Garden and Tool Caddy at http://www.GardenToolCaddy.com.
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With a patented round and straight side, The Garden & Tool Caddy fits on most wheelbarrows, yard waste bins, and circular trash cans. Organize your garden tools and supplies.