1/4/2010 - For Immediate Release

American Craftsman Project Flies High

Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine Spirit to carry feature including local manufacturer.

Middlebury, VT—Maple Landmark Woodcraft, located on Exchange Street, in Middlebury received word that the September 2009 photo-essay project in which they participated, the American Craftsman, will be featured in the February issue of Southwest Airlines" Spirit magazine.

The American Craftsman photo-essay project was conceived by Tadd Myers. Myers, based in Texas, is better known for his pictures of Dallas Cowboys icon Jerry Jones, had always known there was a "force" to crafting, creating and manufacturing. "My father was a true craftsman himself, he was a wood worker, home builder, metal worker, guitar player, printing pressman, baseball player, self-made businessman, and a 'fixer' of almost anything." Myers searched for this "soul" in America—the crafter, the artisan, the creator—has taken him to craftsmen throughout the United States, including Maple Landmark.

Jill Stackhouse, Sales Manager commented, "there are four generations here and building and crafting roots that go back over 100 years. We may now be a bit more automated than some of Tadd's other companies but we certainly do embody the essence of his project."

While many television shows have featured the process of how American products are made, Myers chose, instead, to focus on the people. "It's amazing how truly passionate they are about what they do, every one of them," Myers says. "I think we can all learn some lessons from that."

For more information on "The American Craftsman" project, check out www.taddmyers.com. To learn more about Maple Landmark, visit www.maplelandmark.com. To checkout Spirit Magazine go to www.spiritmag.com.

Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
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