As part of our ten year anniversary celebration, our Poochie team has various activities, contests and field trips planned (who doesn’t like field trips?). All of these mini-celebrations are centered around the workmanship of our flagship product, PoochieBells. This month we were very excited to take a field trip to the Bevin Bros. Manufacturing Company , who happens to be the only bell manufacturer in North America. They have been in business since 1832, and we feel fortunate to have our bells crafted by them. This trip was particularly exciting as we finally got to put a face to the voices of the many people we’ve spoken with over the past ten years. We were also intrigued to see how our bells are created for us.
PoochieBells’ bells are unique in that they are specifically molded for our (and your dog’s) needs, with super smooth outsides, small openings, the perfect jingle, and of course our signature paw print. How in the world are these fantastic bells created?
Well, our team of ten drove over to East Hampton, CT (AKA “Bell Town”) and started our tour. Greeted by the Bevin team, we were given safety glasses and escorted on our foot tour of their facility. Rolled sheets of steel were magically transformed and fed into monster machines, crunched, polished, hand-attached to metal rings and finally boxed for their journey to our factory. The evolution of raw goods into our fantastic PoochieBells’ bells was fascinating! Each step in the process to create each bell was supervised by a person… yes, a person dedicated to the craftsmanship of PoochieBells. Our factory works the same exact way – all of our PoochieBells are created and finished by hand. Proudly USA made.
We send a huge thank you to the team at Bevin Bros. Manufacturing and their leader, Matt Bevin, for their hospitality, craftsmanship & pride in their products. We look forward to another ten years of working together!