Manufacturers & Thanksgiving, v. 3: What’s a celebration without a parade?

By November 22, 2005General

ThanksgivingThanksgiving morning means parades, the like the time-honored Macy’s department store parade that winds down the streets of Manhattan or America’s Thanksgiving Parade (R) in Detroit, Mich. where huge inflatable balloons featuring favorite cartoon characters seem to bounce between the skyscrapers as they entertain the millions who attend and watch on television.

Who makes some of those balloons?  Well, if you guessed an NAM member, then you were correct.

Far from New York City is Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries, and more importantly to the parades, the company’s Aerostar International subsidiary.  Aerostar International is known as the world leader in setting the industry standard for the design, engineering and manufacturing of parade balloons, helium inflatables, remote control blimps and hot air balloons.  The sky is the limit for this NAM member and as you wake-up on turkey day, you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our fourth installment of Manufacturers & Thanksgiving