The famed insulated cup loved by so many Floridians — it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold! — is representing the Sunshine State for President Donald Trump’sMade in America week, which kicks off today.
Tervis took its Tumbler on the road to Washington, D.C., for today’s Made in American Product Showcase, where one company from each state is highlighting items produced in the U.S.
The Tervis Tumbler was invented in 1946 in Michigan, and was purchased in the 1960s by a family who moved the business to Florida, according to a “Made in America” page on the company’s website. Tervis corporate is located in North Venice, Fla., and all Tervis Tumblers are manufactured there as well.
“You have control of your supply chain and you have better relationships with people when things are Made in America,” Tervis President Rogan Donnelly told WINK News earlier this month.
The company has a store in North Palm Beach, and shoppers also can find Tervis Tumblers in many retail stores, including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Publix and Kohl’s. The cups come with lifetime guarantees and have developed a cult-like following.
The week is part of a White House effort to focus on issues important Trump’s base following the recent developments in the Russia investigation, The Associated Press reported.
Other companies featured at the White House’s showcase:
- For Alabama: Bucket truck manufacturer Altec
- For Connecticut: Helicopter maker Sikorsky
- For Georgia: Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A
- For Illinois: Caterpillar farm equipment
- For Maryland: Crab pot manufacturer Health Crab Pots
- For New Jersey: Campbells Soup
- For New York: Steinway pianos
- For North Carolina: Cheerwine soda
- For Tennessee: Gibson guitars