Buffalo, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is proud to announce the partnership of his company, MyFanClip, with Harborcreek, P.A. based manufacturer, Port Erie Plastics. This partnership will allow MyFanClip the production agility necessary to produce relatively small orders for local high schools, colleges, clubs and organizations. These products are highly unique and can be used as giveaways prizes or sold at fundraisers.
After years of using rubber bands and binder clips as money clips, Kelly was determined to launch a company that would make these clips with team logos. Following an exhaustive search for a manufacturing partner, and even an initial small production run by a Chinese company, Kelly was referred to Port Erie Plastics.
“I’m happy to announce this partnership with Port Erie Plastics,” said Kelly. “MyFanClip is a quality product, proudly made in the USA. The fact that local schools and sports organizations can use it to raise money is something that makes me truly happy. With a portion of the proceeds supporting my son’s charity, MyFanClip is a win for everyone involved.”
A family owned company founded in 1953, Port Erie Plastics is a full service custom injection molder that has its own tool room and distribution warehousing operation. This allows the company to handle projects, like MyFanClip, that require building a new mold, decorating molded parts, sourcing metal components, assembly and product fulfillment. With ample experience in several methods of plastics decorating – including pad printing, heat transfer and in-mold decorating – Port Erie has also made a significant investment in digital printing equipment for this particular project.
According to Kelly, MyFanClip’s partnership with Port Erie Plastics is a keystone relationship for the future of his new company, allowing for great growth opportunity moving into 2014 and beyond. Port Erie President, John Johnson agrees.
“We are excited about partnering with Jim Kelly,” Johnson said. “As a lifelong Bills fan and longtime season ticket holder, this project has been extremely fun – but it also shows what innovative American companies can do to win back business from Asia.”
MyFanClip has been used as a giveaway by several NFL teams, including the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. "MyFanClip was one of the biggest hits we've ever had in terms of a gift to our season ticket holders," said Raiders owner Mark Davis. "Overwhelmingly, we've heard how great it is that these clips are so useful."
A portion of the proceeds from MyFanClip sales go to benefit the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, established in 1997 by Jim Kelly and his wife Jill, after their infant son, Hunter (2/14/97—8/5/05) was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy. The Foundation is the Kellys’ lifelong commitment to increase public awareness of Krabbe disease and other leukodystrophies, as well as to increase the likelihood of early detection and treatment.
MyFanClip’s licensed NFL, NASCAR and NCAA products are currently available on Amazon.com, Fanatics.com, The Outdoor Shopper and at many other retail locations, including Tops and Wegmans. For the full list of where to buy these products, visit myfanclip.com or call toll free at 716-204-1212. More licensed categories will also be available soon, including Major League Baseball, NHL, and Duck Commander, so like MyFanClip on Facebook today and follow @MyFanClip on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest information.
Founded in 2011 by Hall of Fame Quarterback, Jim Kelly, MyFanClip is a Buffalo-based company devoted to producing licensed and custom multi-purpose clips. With the many different options that these clips provide, the most difficult decision a customer would have to make is whether to choose a favorite sports team or customize their very own.