Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, is a United States’ holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been an annual, official tradition since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.
The occasion Americans generally call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World. The first Thanksgiving extensive feast lasted for three days, offering enough food for 13 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish (cod, eels, and bass) and shellfish (clams, lobster, and mussels), wild fowl (ducks, geese, swans, and turkey), venison, berries and fruit, vegetables (peas, pumpkin, beetroot and possibly, wild or cultivated onion), harvest grains (barley and wheat), and the Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize or corn, and squash. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
Raine would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Today is World Hello Day!
Make sure you do your part and say hello.
I attended the Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Advanced Textile Americas conference. This is the largest textile trade show in the United States and was held in Baltimore on October 25-27th.
I enjoy going to this annual conference as you find out about the changes in the marketplace, learn about new hardware and fabrics used in products, observe new types of machinery and the overall networking opportunities.
The key points I learned were:
1) Raine is using a new, environmentally conscience EVA foam which retains less moisture. I learned how to cut the foam material in an efficient way and find a broader range of ways to utilize automation. Prior to that, we were having issues of the foam burning in production and having to hand cut the material.
|In Development: PVS 14 Night Vision Optical System
|In Development: Eyeshield Pouch
– Raine is currently working on products using this EVA foam which include the PVS 14 Night Vision Optical System and Eyeshield Pouch. Products are being developed for 1st Quarter 2012.
2) Raine is working on a new project for the military and finding out dealers who can provide the computerized machinery at a reasonable cost.
3) New standards were learned on rejected goods going through production and keeping tolerances at a limited level.
I am always trying to find better ways to develop products for our clients.
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Raine wants to say THANK YOU to all Veterans and Active Duty Armed Forces for serving our country. We appreciate all you do for our freedom.
When did Veterans Day begin?
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Celebrated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. Following World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
Raine Inc. is located in Anderson, Indiana. Anderson is a small city located 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis. From the early 1900’s to the 1990’s, Anderson hosted Delco Remy, GM and Guide Lamp (later Fisher Guide) who were the top employers in the city. All have now moved out of Anderson and took with them the 30000+ high paying blue collar jobs they employed. Needless to say, the city is trying to rebound while hurting economically and needing to diversify its’ business base.
Raine Inc. is proud to be part of the Anderson, Indiana economic rebound. We moved to Anderson in 1994 to occupy a 4000 sq. foot building on five acres of land with city utilities. This situation is ideal for expansion. The first 9000 sq.ft. expansion took place in 1996 and the second 9000 sq.ft. expansion took place in 2002. The building is constructed so the back wall can be removed and built onto. Needless to say, Raine has plenty of flexibility for growth and plans on staying in Anderson for the long haul.
Twenty-four years ago when I was looking at businesses to buy, I wanted get into something that added a high level of value to a product that was of tremendous quality. It was very important to me to have a customer be happy with a Raine product long after the purchase. This goal is more challenging in the military market since gear is subjected to very tough field conditions on a daily basis.
|Deluxe Rigger Sheath MOLLE ACU
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To achieve this goal, every Raine product has a simple, common sense design, is built to last and is not over or under engineered. Every product is inspected, not only at a certain percentage. We have learned over the years where stitching must be reinforced for maximum wear – absolutely no products are built in obsolescence. Finally, each product is built with the proper material to withstand tough field conditions and to minimize its weight.
In the end, you will find that Raine products are tough but very affordable. That is the main reason we have been around for over 24 years.
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