We are proud to be 'Making it in America' today with our friends Al Contarino and George Peters, who both co-founded KettlePizza, which gives you the opportunity to turn your grill into a wood fired pizza oven!
Please tell us a about yourself.
Al Contarino and I are inventors. Our passion is to create and develop products that can make people's lives fun, safer or easier.
Why is 'Making it in America’ significant at KettlePizza?
Right from the beginning when Al had the idea for the KettlePizza we knew it could be Made in America. We wanted to help put more people to work, here at home, rather than send jobs overseas. We knew it may be hard but so what, hark work, commitment and passion for doing things the right way will always win out in the end.
What challenges has Kettle Pizza overcome throughout history in order to continue Making it in America?
When you develop a product that no one has seen or used before, finding suppliers that can do custom work was difficult. We overcame that problem because as we grew, more and more people would send us information about companies in the US that we could source materials. Quality materials, that American companies and people are known to produce can never be taken for granted.
How have you personally expressed a passion for American manufacturing?
The strength of our country has always been developing new ideas into viable high quality products the rest of the world wants to own. Anyone can make JUNK, we don't make junk in America, Al and I will never make junk at KettlePizza. FYI, I bought a belt at All American Clothing Co. that is so well made that besides holding up my pants, it could be used to tow a car!
There are many places one could enjoy KettlePizza. What is your favorite?
On the deck with family