It's that friendly competition you see between tailgaters, everyone trying to have the next best thing. Well, one Michiana couple believes they have that next best thing.
It’s a portable storage unit that pops up into an entertainment center known as the HUB. It was just last year when WNDU was first introduced to the HUB, but last year it was just a prototype.
“We actually had an opportunity to talk to Mark Peterson and he threw out and says,' hey are you going to do something to make it commercially available?' and I thought well, I don’t know. Well, as we got more interest we actually put in for a provisional patent, so we are going to be submitting for a patent because we have some ideas and some things with in it that we think are proprietary,” says co-owner of Grexgang Industries John Grecco.
So WNDU decided to follow-up and figure out what makes the HUB the entertainment center of any party.
“We developed a product that is easily transportable, stores your products for backyard parties, tailgates, camping trips,” adds Grecco. “Within a matter of minutes we are able to wheel it down. We have some telescoping polls on it that secure up. The bar top is stored on the inside so once we open it up we bring the bar top back, we turn on the stereo and power it up and we ready to go”.
They say the HUB has six to eight shelves in the inside, has a wooden top and the bottom is aluminum.
“It’s coming from right here. I mean, I’m sure you can go buy a storage box that is coming from off shore and get it for a couple hundred dollars and take it with you, but we are in the area. With the RV industry, there is just a lot of crafts areas, so being a small startup and doing it in America and keeping it this way,” continues Grecco.
“It helps us to stay connected to the kids and their friends. That’s the one thing I miss about them not being in college anymore. So they come back, we get our friends, we never know who is going to come,” adds his wife, Debi Grecco.
It is the ultimate tailgating necessity that grabs the attention of many and has the ability to serve them, too.
The hub does not come with any decals. You would have to get those separately.