Did you know that alligators are native only to America and China?
As for GatorDocks and GatorBridges, well, aside from the bauxite raw material, our end products are mostly native to America! We custom-design and fabricate all orders at our plants in Sanford, Florida, and Ball Ground, Georgia, using aluminum extrusions made from primary quality billet. The billet, made at American plants, is from approximately 75% recycled scrap and 25% primary aluminum.
Gator takes pride in our 45-year heritage as an American manufacturer focused on building aluminum docks, piers, marinas and bridges. As we celebrate Independence Day, let’s look at the importance of American manufacturers to our economy. Did you know:
Have fun on the 4th! And celebrate the fact that 238 years ago, 56 members of the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This is the document that famously asserts “all Men are created equal.”
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Benjamin Franklin, at 70
John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President)
Bristol, Rhode Island has held a Fourth of July parade since 1785
After the War of 1812
c. The flag story was made up in the 19th century by Betsy's descendents
John Adams. His prediction: July 2 "will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival" and that the celebration should include "Pomp and Parade... Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other."
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, in 1872
Dave Righetti of the NY Yankees in 1983