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Culture & History

How does the culture of a company affect the finished product? Discover the history of company cultures, and their dedication to quality over time., Products and Services

Products & Services

What amazing items do iconic brands make?  Discover the products of companies that have lasted for decades or even centuries!

Quality Over Quantity

Life is amazing is so many ways. Why waste any of it? Time, energy, resources, opportunity— all of it matters.  As a core value that is honored at, we are looking for companies and organizations that live and work with a cut-the-waste mindset. We are on a mission to find, research, and highlight the stories of companies that support a quality over consumption perspective and support the products and services they produce.
Early History of Stanley Tools
The manufacturing company known as the Stanley Works, appropriately takes its name from its founder, Frederick T. Stanley. After a few years' residence at the South, he returned to New Britain and resumed manufacturing. In 1842 he commenced making wrought bolts, hinges, door and chest handles, in a building on Washington Street, which had been used as an armory.
Stories of Flying Collaboration, American Airlines
While researching the history of American Airlines, I ran across this image of a normal work day from the early 1930's. To some people, the photo may look old, out of date, or even boring. But, there are some interesting elements if we take a moment to really notice what was captured in the photo. There are multiple industries and companies that are represented in the snapshot and a few of the companies are over 100 years old!

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