Every Fourth of July, family and friends prepare for a day (or in this case, a weekend) filled with fun and games, BBQs, drinks and the traditional fireworks display. As the country regains a sense of normalcy, celebrations of America’s birthday look much more promising this year.
Independence Day is all about America and here at the Negg® Egg Products – we’re committed to manufacturing our products in the USA all year round. Entrepreneurs with small, locally owned businesses are the backbone of our country and, unfortunately, the pandemic negatively impacted a significant portion; many of our peers face a long journey to recover from financial burdens.
Frustration to Invention
Like many inventions, the Negg® Egg Peeler was born from a moment of frustration. Our founder, Bonnie, agreed to bring a dozen deviled eggs to a party and grew increasingly irritated as she struggled to remove the shells. She initially thought her invention would be a part-time hobby, but it turned into a full-time job.
Since it hatched in 2016, the Negg® Egg Peeler has been nothing short of an American dream come true. From seeing our idea come to life via a 3D-printed prototype to becoming the world’s #1 egg peeler, we couldn’t be prouder of our small business.
Early on we were told manufacturing in the United States would be near impossible and expensive, but we never wavered on having an American-made product. In fact, we were even able to expand our business with our (now award-winning!) Negg® Deviled Egg Seasonings.
We also never imagined spending countless hours fighting counterfeiters. Sigh. It’s exhausting.
For many businesses like ours, the threat of online counterfeits is non-stop. With the convenience of online shopping, purchasing a counterfeit is an easy mistake to make. Third-party sellers have a growing problem surrounding product safety and, in some instances, these items can physically hurt consumers in addition to being detrimental to legitimate businesses’ bottom line. We led a town hall earlier this year with local legislators and other small business owners facing similar challenges.There is an overwhelming sense of pride in having a true American-made business and we are thrilled to be able to stay true to our red, white and blue roots.
Your friends at the Negg® Egg Products wish you a safe and healthy party in the USA this Independence Day! Don’t forget the deviled eggs!