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50 Strong Introduces Innovative Mixer Bottles and Showcases Smart, Stylish Hydration Line at the International Home + Housewares Show 2017
Simply Better Bottles Proudly Designed and Manufactured in America
See How They are Shaking Up the Hydration Aisle at Booth S1370, South Hall

LIMA, Ohio, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 Strong, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-quality American-made bike accessories and water bottles, will exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show 2017 (IHHS) for the first time, introducing innovative mixer bottles and showcasing their entire smart, stylish hydration line, Simply Better Bottles.  Proudly designed and made in America, Simply Better Bottles offer a fresh approach to hydration with interchangeable tops, flexible, finger-friendly lanyards for easy carrying, assorted bright colors, patent pending innovation and affordable pricing. IHHS attendees are encouraged to see how Simply Better Bottles are shaking up the hydration aisle with this line and their new Pocket Mixer and Mix It Up bottles, at Booth S1370 in the South Hall.

"Before developing the 50 Strong brand, we endlessly walked store aisles, talked to consumers about the features they are looking for and ultimately saw a need for a consumer products company focused on making products in the U.S.," said Ashley Thompson, CEO, 50 Strong. "We then set out to prove that not only could we manufacture high quality products in the U.S., but also develop the innovation and create designs that would make consumers take notice, and do it all at affordable prices not seen before in this category."

The latest styles to the collection are the Pocket Mixer and Mix It Up bottles. Both bottles feature the patent-pending Tornado Mixer agitator, which produces a cyclonic mixing action lifting powder from the bottom of the bottle and breaking up clumps, making it ideal for use with protein powders, meal replacement shakes, or water flavorings.  The chug cap allows users to easily drink even the thickest of smoothies. 

The Pocket Mixer has a specially designed No Slip Pocket Grip that conveniently and securely holds a credit card, cash, keys, or a single serve packet of your favorite drink powder. The 30-oz. bottle is available in Lime or Pink. The 24-oz. Mix It Up bottle features a no slip comfort grip that keeps hands dry and warm even from the coldest of drinks and comes in Blue, Orange or Pink/Lime.

"As an American manufacturer, we have a strong competitive advantage, especially when it comes to speed to market," added Thompson. "If design tweaks need to be made, we simply walk from the design office to the manufacturing team, we're not going across the globe.  This allows us to turn product around quickly, sometimes shipping in as little as a week or two, getting product on store shelves much more quickly than companies that manufacture abroad."

All Simply Better Bottles are also BPA-free Tritan, top rack dishwasher safe, fit into most cup holders and affordably priced at just $6.99-$12.99 each.  The entire line is available at The Gym and Geometric bottles are also currently available at Walmart stores across the country.

50 Strong is passionate about bringing back manufacturing jobs to the U.S, and has made it the company's mission to promote products that are made in America.  To support that mission, they created the 50 Strong Foundation. 10% of profits from all 50 Strong products are donated to the Foundation, which awards scholarships to workers pursuing careers in manufacturing.  

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About 50 Strong
Based in Lima, Ohio, 50 Strong is a division of PTC a plastics company founded in 1982.  Today, the company employs 100 full time employees and remains family-owned-and-operated by the founder's daughter and CEO Ashley Thompson, and Brendan Thompson, Ashley's husband and the company's president. The 50 Strong product portfolio began with a line of bike accessories, which are currently available at more than 3,000 Walmart stores across the country. In addition to developing high quality, well-designed products, the company's mission is to promote products that are made in America, encouraging other manufacturers to produce more products domestically and encourage more retailers to take a closer look at and select American made products for their stores. For more information go to

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SOURCE 50 Strong