Maze Nails: From Freebie to Industry Leader
When the price of zinc skyrocketed in the early 1900s, Maze developed a system for dipping steel nails into vats of molten zinc. These ZINCLAD nails were even more popular with carpenters because they were harder than zinc and still rust resistant. Today, Maze has the world's largest variety of specialty nails, and after 167 years, the lumberyard is still in business!
Maglite: 'The Cadillac of Flashlights'
In 1979, he introduced the Maglite flashlight made from aircraft aluminum. He marketed the flashlights to police and firefighters, who loved them. It turned out that the general public was also more than willing to pay a premium for 'The Cadillac of Flashlights.' Mag Instruments has won many design awards over the years and currently produces dozens of different products, every one of them in the United States.