Easton Arrows: Built for Precision, Made in the USA
Since 1922, Easton Archery has been designing, testing,
building, selling and shipping arrows.
All from within the United States of America.
“When you can engineer something, build it and then test it all in the same place, that’s when you are able to build the best products possible,” said Gary Cornum Easton’s director of marketing.
There is no disconnect between the engineers and the
manufacturing, so, if problems arise, they can be identified quickly and
improvements can be made on the spot.
The 300 American workers Easton employs in its various
divisions, and at Delta McKenzie, are part of the American machine that keeps
Easton and the country focused on success.
“In this day and age, there’s a lot of interest from
consumers in buying American made products,” Cornum said. “We’ve been doing that
for almost 100 years.”
Take Easton’s revolutionary Acu-Carbon process, for example.
It epitomizes what happens when an American company employs American workers to
build products in the U.S.
Nearly all of Easton’s carbon arrows are made with the
Acu-Carbon process, in which carbon is applied continuously to a single mandril,
without any seam. When the carbon shaft reaches a certain length, it is cut to
produce a single arrow shaft.
By using the continuous, seamless process on a single
mandril – and by doing all of its engineering, testing and building with
American workers at American facilities - Easton can produce the most
consistent arrows on the market.
“Whether it’s arrow number one or number 10,000, you know it’s going to weigh the same and have the same spine consistency,” Cornum said.
That consistency is critical for several reasons. Archery
demands consistency. The archer has to do everything exactly the same from shot
to shot to produce consistent results. If the archer’s arrows vary in spine and
weight from one arrow to the next, consistent performance is nearly impossible,
regardless of the archer’s actions.
Also, let’s say an archer has one dozen Easton 5mm Axis that
he’s been shooting for a year or so. A couple get lost or broken, and now it’s
time to buy another dozen. That archer knows the next dozen Easton 5mm Axis he
buys will precisely match the ones he’s replacing because of the consistency of
the building process. So there’s no issue putting the new dozen arrows into his
quiver along with the few he has left from his original dozen.
“If there’s a bowhunter out there shooting Easton Axis
arrows, and they’re wondering where they came from, they can know that their
arrows were made right here in Salt Lake City,” Cornum said.
(Easton makes aluminum arrows in Salt Lake City too. Check out the video below.)
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