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Maui Business Featured in Product Showcase at White House

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Hawaii Sea Spirits’ Ocean Vodka, is representing Hawaiʻi at the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase, taking place at The White House this week.  Ocean Vodka operates an 80-acre organic farm and distillery on the slopes of Haleakalā on Maui along Ōmaʻopio Road in Kula.

The company is showcasing American-made OCEAN Organic Vodka, KULA Rum line-up, and BRUM Rum during the event.

“We are very proud to have been selected to represent the State of Hawaii,” said Founder and
President of Hawaii Sea Spirits, Shay Smith. “Made-in-America is not just a label but our
heritage and foundation for our future. We strive to craft the best products in the world that
showcase American ingenuity and quality.”

“Being recognized among the other American companies is a true honor,” said Brian Graham,
Managing Partner of Hawaii Sea Spirits. “We are fortunate to be in a country that promotes the
entrepreneur while providing infrastructure that enables businesses like ours to thrive in a global
economy.”  Graham added, “Given the access, tools and support of our local, state and
federal government, we continue to earn year-over-year growth in sales, personnel and investor

  • The event highlights products made in America and features both big and small businesses from a wide range of industries.

“We were excited to once again host businesses from all 50 states at the White House to highlight and celebrate American-made products,” a White House official said. “In today’s booming economy, President Trump and his Administration are proud to tout businesses that create jobs and support our local communities.”

Brian Grahm shows his vodka in the East Room of the White House, a product of Ocean Organic Vodka from Hawaiʻi, Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Made in America Product Showcase event held at the White House. (Courtesy Photo by Caleb Spencer)


Representatives from Companies of All 50 States include the following:


Redline Steel, LLC – Alabama
Alaska Rug Company – Alaska
Arizona Chile Roasters – Arizona
Rich-N-Tone Calls, Inc. – Arkansas
HOSTYLE Racing Products, LLC – California
Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, Co. – Colorado
Luke’s Toy Factory – Connecticut
Backyard Jams & Jellies, Inc. – Delaware
Kino Sandals, Inc. – Florida
2 Day Designs – Georgia
Ocean Organic Vodka – Hawaiʻi
Buck Knives, Inc. – Idaho
Stern Pinball, Inc. – Illinois
Janus Motorcycles – Indiana
Bannor Toys – Iowa
Cobalt Bolts – Kansas
QuaLex Manufacturing – Kentucky
McIlhenny Company – Louisiana
Jack Traps, Inc. – Maine
THAAD, Lockheed Martin Corporation – Maryland
KettlePizza, LLC – Massachusetts
Michigan Mittens – Michigan
3M – Minnesota
Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory – Mississippi
Snake Bite Co. – Missouri
Schnee’s – Montana
T-L Irrigation Co. – Nebraska
Fisher Space Pen So. – Nevada
BaileyWorks, Inc. – New Hampshire
Benjamin Moore & Co. – New Jersey
Weaver Guitar Straps – New Mexico
Tough Traveler Ltd. – New York
Council Tool Company – North Carolina
Dakota Micro, Inc. – North Dakota
Airstream, Inc. – Ohio
Gameday Ironworks, LLC – Oklahoma
Willamette Valley Vineyards – Oregon
Zippo Manufacturing Company – Pennsylvania
WaterRower, Inc. – Rhode Island
Freeman Boatworks – South Carolina
Dakota Grills, LLC – South Dakota
Litespeed Bicycles – Tennessee
Nokona – Texas
ENVE Composites – Utah
Johnson Woolen Mills – Vermont
The Little Burros – Virginia
CMI Orchards, LLC – Washington
Marble King, Inc. – West Virginia
Carmex – Wisconsin
Jackson Hole Hat Co. – Wyoming

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