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Made in America: Utah company makes impressive bowling balls

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – ABC4 is taking our challenge into the New Year: spend your money on American products and help create American jobs. Utah’s Storm is boosting our local economy and bringing impressive bowling balls to the professional bowling circuit.
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – ABC4 is taking our challenge into the New Year: spend your money on American products and help create American jobs. Utah’s Storm is boosting our local economy and bringing impressive bowling balls to the professional bowling circuit.

When it comes to bowling balls, Storm is a pretty big deal.

The company started small. Bill Christman started Storm in 1991, with bowling ball cleaner. From there, it exploded into a bowling ball manufacturer.

Corbet Austin runs Storm’s production he told ABC4 what makes them successful is their love of bowling. Austin said, “We get to work with a product and be innovative with a product we want to build and because of that we have been very successful.”

Have you seen the inside of a bowling ball? Each ball has a different center, changing the spin helping to get all the pins down.

More than 2,000 bowling balls are made each day inside the Brigham City facility. Each ball gets personal attention, making sure what leaves the facility is perfect.

While Storm has several “models” of balls, their scented balls really put storm on the map. Christman told ABC4 the idea was to try and bring something that smells good into a bowling pro shop. At first people laughed at the idea but now, Christman is spelling the “sweet smell of success.”

Storm is proud to say they are Made in the USA.

Austin said, “We think it’s important to be made in America. We see people going overseas and we think that's hurting business - we don't want to do that.”

Dave Symes from Storm said, “It’s important to keep jobs in America as much as we can. There isn’t enough manufacturing happening in our country anymore.



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