(Katy, Texas) Yesterday at Igloo Cooler’s headquarters in Katy, Texas, Walmart celebrated Igloo’s long history and commitment to “Made In USA” with elected officials and prominent executives from both respective companies in attendance. In honor of this recognition, Igloo created the new Overland Series of coolers exclusively for Walmart, which are made in the USA.
“Igloo is proud to be recognized by Walmart for our history and commitment to manufacturing right here in the USA,” said Dave Allen, president and CEO of Igloo Products Corp. “I couldn’t be more grateful for our amazing American manufacturing staff and local community that have contributed to Igloo’s success over the last 75 years.”
Walmart's collaboration with Igloo is part of a long-standing commitment to supporting American manufacturing that dates back to the company's founder, Sam Walton. Nearly two-thirds of Walmart's annual product spend is made, grown, or assembled in the U.S., and the company recently announced a new $350 billion investment in American-made items.
"Walmart is proud to work with companies like Igloo that are making excellent products for our customers right here in the USA," said Laura Phillips, senior vice president, Global Sourcing & U.S. Manufacturing at Walmart. "Sourcing locally creates American jobs, grows small businesses, and benefits communities like Katy, TX. We're excited to feature Igloo's American-made Overland Series exclusively in our stores."
"Manufacturing, distribution, and customer sales are literally the 'beating heart' of US business. As a strong proponent of job creation and economic development, I wish Igloo and Walmart success in their business endeavor," said Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt.
The Overland Series of coolers are adventure-ready performance ice chests built for the great outdoors. They feature extra-thick 1.5-inch foam-insulated walls and an insulated lid for extended ice retention, along with thoughtful design details like a spill-resistant latching lid, locking plates for added security, durable oversized hinges, UV inhibitors, built-in bottle openers and more. The four-SKU Igloo Overland Series, including the 25-Quart Bail Handle Cooler, 50-Quart Chest Cooler, 52-Quart Roller Cooler and 72-Quart Chest Cooler, are now available at Walmart.