Pedestal Source Bucks National Trends by Keeping Jobs in the U.S.

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During this election season, there is much discussion of U.S. manufacturing jobs being sent overseas. One domestic manufacturer of hand made pedestals, Pedestal Source, is keeping jobs here in America.

It's very important to me to support small local businesses, because I am a small local business.

Colorado display and sculpture pedestal manufacturer, Pedestal Source, a Xylem Design e-store is bucking national trends by continuing to keep their manufacturing here in the U.S. With a focus on quality and customer service, Pedestal Source continues to grow as a USA pedestal manufacturer at a time when there is a focus of sending manufacturing jobs overseas. They have seen double digit growth in the last five years and have added over 10 new employees to handle the increase in pedestal business.

Their parent company, Xylem Design, founded in 1987 by Greg Glebe, has always had an emphasis on product quality and customer service even from the humble beginnings in Glebe's garage. Their patented bi-fold wooden easel was the company's flagship product for many years and continues to be a best seller. After entering the pedestal market in 2007 they have seen their pedestal business grow over 40% each year. In an economy that is not doing well they seem to have the correct formula by emphasizing on custom hand-made display products and a “Zappos” level of customer service.

At a time when there is much political discourse about manufacturing jobs being sent to China and other countries overseas, Pedestal Source (, has stood out in the market as a growing, domestic manufacturing display company. All of the manufactured pedestals are made at their facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Asmir Brkic owner of Beyond 9, a boutique women's clothing store in the upscale Cherry Creek area of Denver, CO, ( says one of the things that ultimately influenced his decision to buy from Pedestal Source was the locality to his shop, “It's very important to me to support small local businesses, because I am a small local business”. With Pedestal Source being only 60 miles from Beyond 9, Asmir drove from Denver to Fort Collins to pick up his four (4) white retail display cubes. Brkic wanted to save on shipping costs but more important wanted to see firsthand the people and shop where his pedestals were made. “The quality is very good. When it comes time to purchase more displays for my shop, I will definitely buy from them again”, says Brkic.

Readers interested in learning more about Pedestal Source's handmade pedestals that are manufactured 100% in the U.S.A., can visit or their blog at or call them at 1-800-333-9953 for more information.

Pedestal Source is a Colorado-based manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Old Town Fort Collins, CO. They are an industry leader in crafting quality, hand-made pedestals. Company founder and CEO Greg Glebe brings his passion and more than 30 years of hands-on experience to leading the Xylem Design team.

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