Boise, ID (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
The Sunshine Clothesline, a collapsible umbrella style outdoor clothes dryer, was invented in Cedar Falls, IA in 1913 and has long been a fixture of yards throughout Iowa and across the upper Midwest. In recent years, internet sales have expanded the range of the Sunshine Clothesline as online customers from around the continental U.S. discover this inexpensive and convenient way to harness renewable energy from the wind and sun and get a fresher clean for their laundry.
The Sunshine Clothesline is still made in Iowa in a small manufacturing facility located a mere 20 miles from the site where the product was invented. Keith Wilson, Current Owner Operated of the facility purchased the business in 2006. An inventor and entrepreneur by nature, Mr. Wilson built a metal fabrication and machining business from scratch to over 80 employees during the first phase of his career and has invented and marketed multiple products. Wilson knows a good product when he sees one and had been a Sunshine Clothesline customer for years before he decided to purchase the company. Under Wilson’s management, the Sunshine Clothesline is experiencing a renaissance. Since buying the business Wilson has designed improvements for the clothesline including a convenient locking lever for raising and lowering the arms of the umbrella and has designed a new smaller model for space constrained yards.
Kris Wilson, Western Region Sales Manager has been promoting the Sunshine Clothesline in Utah, Oregon and Idaho for the last three years and is anticipating a positive reaction at this year’s Idaho Greenfest in Boise. “The Sunshine Clothesline is perfect for Idaho where people enjoy being outdoors and sunny days are abundant. I love seeing this product in use because it’s proof that people care about reducing fossil fuel energy use, saving money, buying US made products and enjoying the clean fresh laundry that only outdoor drying can provide.”