Manufacturers' Showcase - May 2009

Impulse Items

MPT Industries
Dover, New Jersey

Since 1985, MPT® Industries has set the standard for improvements in lubrication technology. As a manufacturer of products of unequaled quality, MPT Industries uses only the finest base stocks to produce lubricants that are guaranteed to outperform.

What’s New/Best Seller • MPT Twelve.

Advantages/Features • MPT Twelve is the longest-lasting lubricant and penetrant available. It protects against rain, snow, ice, heat, humidity, dust, and salt, preventing rust and binding. Its special molybdenum/PTFE formula penetrates, cleans, and lubricates, leaving a long-lasting protective film. MPT Twelve can be used on door locks, hinges, cables, chains, and more. It is stable over a wide range of temperatures (-60 degrees to 500 degrees Fahrenheit).

Contact • MPT Industries, 6-B Hamilton Business Park , 85 Franklin Road, Dover, NJ 07801. (973) 989-9220. Fax: (973) 989-9234. Website:

Accoutrements LLC
Seattle, Washington

Accoutrements is a wholesale supplier of gifts, novelties, housewares, candy, and gum.

What’s New/Best Seller • Hot Rod Devil Duckie.

Advantages/Features • The Hot Rod Devil Duckie is the perfect ornament for a car’s dashboard. It’s a 4-1/2” long rubber duck with horns painted with classic hot rod flames on the sides. Each one comes in a net bag with UPC on the illustrated header. There is a 12-piece minimum and the product is available for immediate shipment.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Accoutrements LLC, P.O. Box 30811, Seattle, WA 98113. (425) 349-3838. Toll free (800) 886-2221. Fax: (425) 349-5188. E-mail: Website:

Talus Corporation
Portland, Maine

The Talus Corporation makes products that consumers like, and earn retailers more money. The company has been making HighRoad™ interior car organizers since 1985.

What’s New/Best Seller • The HighRoad in fun colors.

Advantages/Features • The interior car organizer now comes in five fun colors. The product now features lower price points and improved attention-grabbing packaging.

Price • Retails for $5 and up.

Contact • Talus Corp., 470 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103. (519) 824-7598. Toll free: (800) 634-8180. Fax: (800) 262-1884. E-mail: Website:

Car-Freshner Corporation
Watertown, New York

Car-Freshner Corporation is the maker of the world-famous “Little Tree” air fresheners for the home, car, and office.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Naturals™ line of air fresheners.

Advantages/Features • The Naturals line has been completely revamped with new designs, fragrances, and packaging. Three enticing scents match the three attractive designs: cherry, strawberry, and vanilla. The new packaging has a natural feel. The air fresheners are available in 1-pak rack cards at 144 per master case and 3-pak rack cards at 96 per master case.

Contact • Car-Freshner Corporation, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601. (315) 788-6250. Toll free: (800) 545-5454. Fax: (315) 788-7467. E-mail: Website:

Irish Industries Inc.
Seattle, Washington

Flip-Step® from Irish Industries Inc. is a hitch receiver step that adds function and safety to any pickup or SUV.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Flip-Step.

Advantages/Features • The Flip-Step has two main functions: a footstep and a running light-brake light. Installation is a breeze, the unit simply inserts into a tow receiver and plugs into the light receptacle in seconds. The step’s non-skid thread provides a safe and easy way to reach a SUV’s roof rack or into a pickup bed. Flip the step into the vertical latched position and the unit becomes a running light-brake light.

Contact • Irish Industries Inc., 45 S. Spokane St., Seattle, WA 98134. (206) 623-7174. Fax: (206) 623-0683. Website:

Drop Stop LLC
Los Angeles, California

Drop Stop® prevents keys, phones, change, jewelry, makeup, bottle caps, pens, gum, and more from falling down a car seat’s crack.

What’s New/Best Seller • Drop Stop.

Advantages/Features • According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes involved the driver looking away from the roadway just prior to the onset of the event. The Drop Stop was developed to help reduce this statistic. The product guards the gap between the driver’s seat and console, eliminated the need for the driver to dig in the gap to retrieve fallen items while driving. The product is easily self-installed in seconds by wedging the accessory between the seat and center console and aligning the built-in slit over and around the seatbelt catch. Made of a hypoallergenic, polyester fiberfill interior and high-grade, durable and stain resistant neoprene casing, Drop Stop® is flexible and can be cleaned quickly and easily by wiping with a damp, soapy cloth.

Contact • Drop Stop LLC, 3230 Overland Avenue #236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Toll free: (866) 655-4337. Website:


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