Thumbs up to Craig Wolfe, president of CelebriDucks, who has brought and is still single-handedly bringing his rubber duck industry from China back to the U.S.A!
The return to USA manufacturing is gradual as molds in China cost around $1,500.00 and the same molds in the US can cost up to $14,000.00. But Craig is determined and committed to American manufacturing and American jobs.
The rubber duck is an American icon. You can be sure that those ducks that are available on the website’s American-made line are 100 percent made in America from the artwork, sculpting and final production, to the packaging, hang-tags and inside weights. Scouts honor!
The American-made line includes Hatched in the USA SAM, Lila Loon, Pork Chopper (think Harley-Davidson) and The Good Ducks in pink, blue and yellow colors.
They are made in either Michigan or New York, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee and Indiana.
The most important benefit of owning an American Made CelebriDuck is that, as a Mom, you can be sure your baby’s Good Duck is the safest rubber duck out there for your baby to teethe on and play with. The American Made ducks are PVC Free, Phthalate-free and BPA-free. They are soft to the touch, recyclable, latex-free, paint-free, will not mold and will absolutely float upright.
The best part is that the ducks are fun to play with. CelebriDucks have been voted one of the top 100 Gifts by Entertainment Weekly.
For all of the reasons above, bravo to CEO Craig Wolfe for moving a perfectly well run company in China, taking the plunge in moving his company back to the U.S.A. and thereby making an investment in America and American jobs.