How ARMORSkids® got started:
It’s simple, really: Make a better product, here, in the U.S.A.
I decided to grab the welder and make a set of my own set out of something a little thicker. I few hours later I’d made a set, and they worked. I modified it a bit, tested, and modified it again. Finally after many changes, I settled on a design that was much stronger and solved the frustrating problem of dealing with sidewalk cracks.
My skids are made right here in the United States, using American Steel. Sure I could go overseas and lower my costs a lot, but isn’t that what created the opportunity in the first place?
I’d replaced the broken shoes on the snow blower several times already since I’d bought it. During a snowstorm I hit a crack in the sidewalk and bent a shoe again. Upon further inspection it was almost worn through, and had a large crack in it. After staring at it on my bench, I realized that there were two problems, not one. The first was the thickness of the material itself. The material was too thin, it wore out too quickly.
Keep jobs in America. Buy American.