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Klean Kanteen and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Team Up to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottles

CHICO, CA - February 13, 2014 – Klean Kanteen, a leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, has partnered with Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel to offer a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic water bottles. By offering guests and health club-goers the ability to purchase Klean Kanteen reusable water bottles, the hotel expects the partnership to prevent more than 31,000 plastic bottles from entering the waste stream each year.Read More

Jack Johnson Teams up with Klean Kanteen to Promote Plastic Free Initiatives

CHICO, CA - October 23, 2013 – Jack Johnson has partnered with Klean Kanteen, a leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, on his From Here to Now to You Tour and beyond, in an effort to raise awareness and support plastic free initiatives. "At Klean Kanteen, we love it when we see people refuse single use, and we really love it when people share this message to a bigger circle," says Erika Bruhn, director of marketing & brand at Klean Kanteen. “We are honored to see Jack Johnson choose Klean Kanteen for his From Here to Now to You Tour. By providing water stations and reusable solutions for the band and crew, selling custom Klean Kanteen bottles and offering water stations to fans at most venues, they are certainly doing their part."Read More

Klean Kanteen Expands Executive Team to Support Growth, Drive New Products

CHICO, CA - October 9, 2013 – Klean Kanteen nnounces a promotion and two new hires on its executive team. Michael Duffy has been promoted to Director of Sales, Erika Bruhn has been hired to be the Director of Marketing & Brand and Phil Notheis joins the company as the Director of Product Management. For the last 18 months, Scott McGuire has been Klean Kanteen's Director of Sales and Marketing.  These changes follow Scott's decision to balance his time with other business interests while enabling him to remain involved and continue to contribute to Klean Kanteen's long-term success through a more focused consulting capacity.Read More

Klean Kanteen Named Official Water Hydration Solution and Sustainability Supplier for 2013 America's Cup

CHICO, CA - July 1, 2013 – Klean Kanteen, a California-based company that provides sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, has joined the 2013 America's Cup prestigious sponsorship list as the Official Water Hydration Solution and Sustainability Supplier. Through the partnership, the America's Cup has committed to be plastic bottle-free in its venues and Klean Kanteen will provide spectators with convenient water stations for reusable bottles.Read More

Klean Kanteen Launches National Event Tour

CHICO, CA - June 26, 2013 – This summer, Klean Kanteen, the leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, is launching a national tour with three teams of brand ambassadors traversing the country in custom vehicles, attending major events and music festivals to promote reusable bottles and food containers.Read More

Klean Kanteen Names James Forte as Co-Brand Manager

CHICO, CA - June 12, 2013 – Klean Kanteen, an industry leader in providing sustainable solutions for single-use plastic, is pleased to announce the addition of James Forte as its new Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) and Co-Brand Channel Manager. Forte has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and management...Read More

Klean Kanteen Promotes President Jim Osgood to CEO and Chairman

CHICO, CA - Apr 22, 2013 – Klean Kanteen, an industry leader in providing sustainable solutions for single-use plastic, is pleased to announce the promotion of company president, Jim Osgood, to CEO of the organization and Chairman of Klean Kanteen's Board of Directors. Osgood started with the company in 2011 and will be replacing long-term CEO, Darrel Creswell...Read More

Klean Kanteen Hosts B Corp Breakfast at Winter OR Tradeshow

Chico, CA - Jan 11, 2013 – Last year, Klean Kanteen joined a growing list of over 650 companies from around the world that are certified Benefit Corporations (B Corps). B Corps are progressive businesses focused on, above all else, solving social and environmental problems. To help other companies learn more about B Corp certification, Klean Kanteen is hosting an informational breakfast at its Winter Outdoor Retailer (OR) booth, #3009, on Friday, January 25, from 8:30am - 9:30 am with coffee, muffins and fruit...Read More

Klean Kanteen Receives Esteemed B Corp Certification

Chico, CA - Sept 25, 2012 – Klean Kanteen, an industry leader at providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, recently completed requirements including an in-depth assessment process to become a certified Benefit Corporation. Certified B Corporations are progressive businesses focused on, above all else, solving social and environmental problems. The comprehensive assessment through B Lab, a nonprofit organization that certifies B Corps, vets all aspects of company structure from human resources and codes of conduct for the supply chain, to sustainability efforts. Klean Kanteen's mission lives true in the definition of a B Corp and the company is proud to be part of this growing and cutting-edge movement...Read More

Klean Kanteen Continues to Support Sales with New U.S. Sales Manager, Michael Duffy

CHICO, CA - May 31, 2012 – Klean Kanteen, maker of the original BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration and a leader in solutions for eliminating waste from single-use products, announced today that Michael Duffy will serve as the company's U.S. Sales Manager. This is the first major addition since the company hired Scott McGuire as Sales Director in April. Duffy makes his way to Klean Kanteen after nearly two decades in Sales and Marketing with core, independent specialty companies. He served as Sales and Marketing Director at Rapid Media, Marketing Manager at Cypress Grove Chevre and before this as Sales and Marketing Director at Kokatat, manufacturer of premium paddling equipment. He worked in customer service at Yakima and in retail at Adventures Edge in Arcata, giving him a broad view of all aspects of wholesale business...Read More

Klean Kanteen Drives Global Growth with New Sales Director, Scott McGuire

Chico, CA - April 17, 2012 – Klean Kanteen, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration and a leader in solutions for eliminating waste from single-use products, announced today that Scott McGuire will serve as the company’s Director of Sales. As an industry veteran, McGuire brings over twenty years of experience in the outdoor and consumer products industry, working with the smallest start ups at ground level (Keen, Ahnu), as well as strong mid level organizations (Deckers with Teva, Simple, Ugg), and most recently served as the Director of Equipment at The North Face...Read More

New President Drives Innovation at Klean Kanteen

Chico, CA - August 4, 2011 – Klean Kanteen, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration, announced today that Jim Osgood will serve as the company’s new president. Osgood brings 25 years of extensive business and product development leadership experience to Klean Kanteen. Previously the founder and owner of Slickrock Concepts, a product strategy and development firm in Parker, Colo., Osgood has served as an executive with global corporations including The Coleman Company and Baxa Corporation...Read More

Klean Kanteen Partners with the 2011 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Chico, CA - January 14, 2011 - Klean Kanteen, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration, has joined the alliance of national partners for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental film festival in the U.S. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is put together by the South Yuba River Citizen's League (SYRCL), a vibrant community organization leading a range of river and watershed programs. Now in its 9th year, the festival is the largest of its kind in the U.S. This year’s festival kicks off with a 3-day event this weekend, January 14-16, in Nevada City, CA, and follows with a nationwide tour reaching over one hundred venues...Read More

Klean Kanteen Develops Another First Of Its Kind Bottle Design: Meet the Reflect Collection

Chico, CA - November 4, 2010 — For years, we've put our heart and soul into creating healthy, sustainable alternatives to plastic and we're understandably proud of our place in history as the maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle. When Klean Kanteen was founded, we had no idea that our simple solution to plastic and single-use bottles would be such a catalyst; today millions of people are seeking out toxin-free, reusable alternatives to plastic. While continuing to innovate completely new products and solutions, Klean Kanteen has also decided to circle back to our original focus: a long-lasting, quality bottle that is good for you and good for the planet. The result is our new Klean Kanteen® Reflect Collection...Read More

Klean Kanteen Prayer Flag Bottle Supports Breast Cancer Fund

Chico, CA - September 30, 2010 — For the past few years, Klean Kanteen®, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration, has partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund to raise awareness for cancer prevention through sales of a special edition bottle. This year, $2 from the sale of every Prevention Purple Prayer Flag Kanteen will be donated to help support the mission of the Breast Cancer Fund. This year's new Prevention Purple was adopted to refocus the cancer discussion on prevention and empower both men and women to take easy steps to eliminate exposure...Read More

Klean Kanteen Helps College Sailing Go Bottle-Free

Chico, CA - September 7, 2010 — Recently, Klean Kanteen, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration, partnered with the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA), to help them eliminate single-use plastic bottles from all of the ICSA regattas nationwide. An estimated 25,000 single-use bottles are purchased each season for ICSA regattas. With the help of Klean Kanteen and Sailors for the Sea, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and coastal waters, the ICSA hopes to provide a model for clean regattas nationwide...Read More

Pickathon Partners with Klean Kanteen® to Go 100% Plastic-Free

Chico, CA - July 21, 2010 — Many say it is impossible to hold a large, multi-day music festival without using plastic cups and without selling bottled water. The organizers of Pickathon 2010 and Klean Kanteen®, maker of the first BPA-free metal bottle designed for personal hydration, are determined to prove the naysayers wrong. Pickathon is a three-day music festival held every summer at Pendarvis Farm, an 80-acre property outside of Portland, OR. Now in its 12th year, Pickathon is going plastic cup and plastic bottle free...Read More

Breast Cancer Fund Honors Klean Kanteen® Owners with Leadership Award

Chico, CA - May 5, 2010 — Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, the brother/sister team behind Klean Kanteen®, were honored on April 27th in San Francisco at the Breast Cancer Fund's 2010 Heroes Celebration. Cresswell and Kalberer were given the Suzy Cain Leadership Award, recognizing their commitment to social and corporate responsibility...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Becomes a Lean Green Shipping Machine

Chico, CA - May 03, 2010 — Today Klean Kanteen®, makers of the first BPA-free metal bottle, announced a new Green Shipping program to offset the carbon footprint from all orders placed through the online retail store at www.kleankanteen.com. The offsets will mean neutralizing hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide created in the shipping process...Read More

Klean Kanteen Partners with the Tapped 'Get off the H20 Bottle' Movie Tour

Chico, CA - March 19, 2010 — The award-winning documentary, Tapped, is embarking on an eco-aggressive 30-day/30-city cross-country tour to get Americans “Off the Bottle,” and Klean Kanteen® will be there every step of the way...Read More

Klean Kanteen's New Spring 2010 Colors are More than Just Eye Candy

Chico, CA - March 11, 2010 — Klean Kanteen® doesn't just release colors onto the market willy nilly. The old "pick a color, any color" strategy isn't really the company style. With the new color line, as with all Klean Kanteen design decisions, there is way more behind the bottle than meets the eye...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Supports David de Rothschild and Plastiki Expedition

Chico, CA - March 1, 2010 — Klean Kanteen® is proud to support Adventure Ecology's Plastiki Expedition, a handpicked crew of adventurers, scientists and creatives who will sail across the Pacific on the 'Plastiki' - a 60-foot catamaran made from reclaimed plastic bottles. Klean Kanteen will be selling a custom-designed, limited edition Mission Kanteen to support the crew on their expedition...Read More

X Games Goes Plastic Bottle-Free, so Klean Kanteen Goes to X!

ASPEN, CO - January 27, 2010ESPN's Winter X Games 14 begins this Thursday in Aspen, CO and Klean Kanteen®, the company that changed the way people stay hydrated with the first BPA-free, stainless steel water bottle, will be there to celebrate X Games going plastic bottle-free. Klean Kanteen has partnered up with the X Games to provide 2,600 co-branded Klean Kanteens to the staff, production crews, media, VIP’s and special guests of this year’s games. The company will also be sponsoring water refill stations to be located throughout the event venue and back of house areas to service an expected crowd of over 60,000 spectators...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Introduces Double-Walled Vacuum Insulated Kanteen, Baristas Applaud!

Chico, CA - November 19, 2009 — What do you do when you've got a new product that performs so well and is so versatile it could be a game changer? Since bragging doesn't look good on anyone, it's best to just stick to the facts. Klean Kanteen®, the company that created an industry and changed the way people stay hydrated with the first BPA-free, stainless steel water bottle, introduces the Kanteen® Wide Insulated. It's everything an insulated bottle can be, and then some, in three different sizes...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Donates $4 per Pink Bottle to Support Breast Cancer Prevention in October

Chico, CA - October 7, 2009  — Klean Kanteen, the leading manufacturer of lightweight stainless steel water bottles, has partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) once again to donate $4 of every online sale of all sizes of pink, Classic bottles in the month of October to the Breast Cancer Fund in support of its work to eliminate environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer...Read More

The New Sport Cap 2.0 from Klean Kanteen® — It Doesn't Suck!

Chico, CA - August 17, 2009 —Trying to drink water from a sport cap on a metal bottle, (you know, a bottle you can't squeeze), pretty much sucks. Literally. You end up feeling like a Hoover™ but you're lucky to get few swallows for all that work. Goodbye Hoover™. Hello sweet hydration. Last year, designers and engineers at Klean Kanteen®, the maker of the first stainless steel bottle designed for personal use, went back to the drawing board and spent a year developing a new sport cap that delivers some serious flow, the Sport Cap 2.0...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Partners with Healthy Child Healthy World to Protect Kids From Environmental Toxins

Chico, CA - August 10, 2009 — The toxins in our environment are much more dangerous for babies and children than for adults. Because they're still growing, kids are at the greatest risk of developing diseases and illnesses caused by exposure to toxins such as bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, lead, and other chemicals...Read More

Wide Appeal: Klean Kanteen® Introduces Wide-Mouth Collection

Chico, CA - July 10, 2009 — Finally. With competitors and copycat companies popping up left and right, Klean Kanteen®, the leader in the stainless steel bottle industry, has released a wide-mouth line of stainless bottles. Klean Kanteen® was the first company to make a bottle designed for personal hydration from stainless steel, a healthy, sustainable alternative to plastic and aluminum bottles...   Read More

Klean Kanteen® Receives Ocean Heroes Award and Joins Conservation Alliance

Chico, CA - March 30, 2009 — Klean Kanteen, the original maker of lightweight stainless steel water bottles, was honored last Wednesday at the California Ocean's Day Reception in Sacramento, hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Surfrider Foundation, and the Ocean Conservancy, among others...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Chico, CA - December 2, 2008 — Klean Kanteen® joined One Percent for the Planet (1% FTP), pledging a portion of its sales to support nonprofit, environmental groups that help the planet...Read More

Klean Kanteen® Donates 20% of Proceeds to Breast Cancer Fund

Chico, CA - November 24, 2008 — Klean Kanteen®, one of the leading manufacturers of lightweight stainless steel water bottles, has partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund to donate 20% of gross online sales of its “Pink Renewal” bottle until the end of the 2008 calendar year...Read More

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