About Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution started manufacturing camping gear in Redmond, WA in 1971. We started by building ski boot buckles, and had our first hit product with our Original Candle Lantern. Through the 1990s we released more lanterns and built a customer following. In recent years, we have pursued a more aggressive growth strategy, launching many new products and forging new partnerships. Beginning in 2005, we became the US distributor for Light My Fire of Sweden. Since then, we have held on tight as their Spork and Swedish FireSteel catapulted the brand to popularity among outdoor enthusiasts. In 2008, we purchased long-time partner Pedco, maker of UltraPod camera tripods. After distributing Pedco products for a decade, we added fresh energy to the development of new ideas. Since our merger, we have launched multiple tripods and clamps, expanding Pedco products into new markets. Our goal is to continue producing great outdoor accessories and somehow think up the next must have tool (and the one after that.)
We are outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, camping, biking, boating – anything that gets us out of the factory for a little while. Our team has a broad range of interests, which helps us with one of the most exciting tasks we have: developing new products. Most of the crucial outdoor accessories have been around for decades, and the proven products are very hard to improve upon. For us, building a better match case or shrinking a lantern is a challenging and satisfying process.
We are privately held, and feel our main responsibilities are building quality products for customers, providing reliable service for dealers, and taking care of our employees. We recognize that not every decision is driven by the bottom line. We endeavor to constantly improve our operations in terms of sustainability, efficiency, and precision.