Not only does Texas pride itself on its so-called “pro-business” environment, but its geographic location allows for incredibly fast shipping, both domestically and internationally. In fact, most products shipped from Texas will arrive to destinations across the continental United States within a few days. The state’s also been “America’s top exporter for 21 years running”. 


That’s why the state is such a powerhouse when it comes to manufacturing both classic and emerging products. It only made sense for us to stop highlight a few innovative examples of how Texas manufacturing is transforming life as we known it. 


YETI Coolers

The first two products on our list are transforming time spent outdoors by helping people stay cool. YETI coolers, which hit the market in 2006, are the oldest running products on our list. The first model was the Tundra, a cooler capable of keeping ice frozen for days—a feature that existing products couldn’t offer but was essential for those serious about the outdoors. 


Roy and Ryan Seiders, YETI’s founders, started the company to keep themselves and others comfortable and well-equipped outdoors, even during harsh Texas summers, after growing frustrated with products that just couldn’t get the job done. 


Now, almost 20 years later, the company is still manufacturing powerhouse cooling products built to last generations. And that mission wouldn’t be complete without the company’s myriad of commitments and initiatives to support outdoor communities and take action to protect the “places we love”. 


IcyBreeze Portable A/C System

While IcyBreeze portable air conditioning systems (the world’s first portable A/C systems) don’t have the brand visibility of YETI just yet, it’s only a matter of time. They feature a unique, eco-friendly design that amplifies the cooling power of ice held within them, and due to this enhanced efficiency, they’re considered one of the most sustainable portable cooling options on the market. 


The inspiration for these nifty A/C systems was once again born from a frustration over the need to stay cool—this time from a father’s desire to make camping with his son more enjoyable, even amid a severe heat wave in Bixby, Oklahoma. 


Development of the IcyBreeze system began right there in Bixby in 2013. In 2015, the company partnered with Sam’s Club for a limited product run, which was dubbed an overwhelming success by the end of that summer. Now, less than a decade later, IcyBreeze products are manufactured in Texas and used across the world. 


Waterloo Sparkling Water

In addition to products that shape our adventures and give us the freedom to roam, Texas is also home to manufacturing products designed to keep us fueled, healthy, and on the move. 


Waterloo Sparkling Water came on the scene in 2017 with a passion for “sparking moments of ‘wow’ with authentic, custom-created flavors”—not only to promote active lifestyles but also to raise the bar on sparkling waters (and alternatives to soda, generally). While health enthusiasts champion the products, which are free from artificial flavors, sweeteners, and other additives, Waterloo’s bold flavors and high-quality ingredients are at the core of what makes this brand a household name. 


The company is headquartered in Austin, the Capital of Texas, where it not only maintains its commitment to sustainability by packaging its products in aluminum cans made from 70% recycled materials, but it also pursues initiatives to support communities and local businesses across the country because “it’s the right thing to do”. 


Curoxen First Aid Ointment + Pain Relief

Living life to the fullest is bound to include a few cuts and bruises now and then. Curoxen’s First Aid Ointment + Pain Relief is an organic, over the counter (OTC) medicine proven to kill 99.9% of harmful germs, including E. coli and MRSA. It’s part of a larger shift in the health and wellness paradigm towards natural and drug-free remedies. 


In lockstep with this changing mentality is Organicare LLC, Curoxen’s parent company, which is committed to developing organic, naturopathic medicines available over the counter. For those unfamiliar with the term “naturopathy”, it’s a medical approach emphasizing “natural agents” like herbs and fresh air, as well as physical movement, like tissue manipulation, to treat diseases. 


Organicare LLC which is strictly committed to developing products that are: 

  • High-quality and effective 
  • Chemical and drug-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Ethically sourced
  • Sold in recyclable and biodegradable packaging

The company’s loyal following of health-conscious consumers and reputation for effective, high-quality products allows it an ever-expanding reach to new markets, where it can transform minds and bodies around the world. 


In addition to its many lines of health and wellness products, the company also champions its dual roles as an educational platform and environmental steward, where it encourages others to adopt healthier lifestyles and improved relationships with nature. 


The Vista Pickleball Paddle 

Last on our list of products manufactured in Texas is a small and mighty pickleball paddle from Texas-based start-up, Recess Pickleball. 


Let’s shape the introduction with a little context. Invented in 1965, pickleball is by far one of the youngest sports out there, especially when you compare it to sports like soccer, which according to some has roots that stretch back over 2000 years. It’s also one of the fastest growing at a rate of 85.7% year-over-year according to a recent report


And those millions of new and continued pickleball enthusiasts can thank Recess Pickleball for its high-quality equipment offerings that keep the game going strong. The Vista Pickleball Paddle is just one of Recess Pickleball’s best sellers, and it’s 16 available styles give participants colorful, nostalgia-inspired options for expressing themselves.  


Recess Pickleball is committed not only to supplying the public with fun and durable equipment, but also to enhancing and amplifying the unique culture that’s developed around the burgeoning sport. As written on the company website, the fun-loving designs “are as approachable as pickleball itself”.   


Moving the Ball Forward with Texas Manufacturing

These are just a handful of products manufactured in the state of Texas. But there are plenty more. We’re always on the lookout for the latest innovations that keep our communities energized, equipped, and moving towards a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow. And we can count on Texas manufacturers to keep it exciting!