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Air Tool Line Expands with New Flexzilla® Pro Mini Impact Wrench – #AT8505FZ

MARION, Iowa — New professional air tools in the distinctive ZillaGreen™ color will soon be available through automotive wholesale suppliers. Legacy™ Manufacturing Company, known for their line of Flexzilla® Air and Water Hoses, is introducing the Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench with a half-inch drive. It will be available as a stand-alone tool and as part of a complete kit.

“This compact wrench, with a body length of 4.4 inches, a weight of 2.5 pounds and breakaway torque up to 800 foot-pounds, has one of the best size to power ratios in the industry,” said Matt Weems, V.P. Legacy Manufacturing. “It will allow professional mechanics to reach areas that full-size impact wrenches just don’t fit and remove even the tightest, rusted nuts.”

The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is rated at 550 ft-lbs. of working torque and 800 ft-lbs. of nut-busting torque.

It features an ergonomic grip with a patented forward/reverse toggle switch and torque selector that provides easy one-hand operation. A variable speed trigger and three torque settings give mechanics precise control for different applications. The handle exhaust directs air away from the user and the built-in swivel allows the hose to rotate freely.

The professional kit includes a 50-foot Flexzilla Pro Air Hose with field-repairable ends, along with Flexzilla Pro High Flow Fittings and Ball Swivel that deliver twice the airflow as compared to standard interchanges.

“The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is the first in a new line of tools coming from Legacy Manufacturing,” said Weems. “We are excited to bring Flexzilla quality and innovation to professional automotive and industrial customers.”

Flexzilla products are made and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing Company, an international business located in Marion, Iowa that specializes in durable and innovative products for automotive, industrial and home markets. Their products include Flexzilla air and water hoses, extension cords, work and garden gloves, air tools and lube equipment, SmartFlex™ air and garden hoses, Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and ColorConnex®, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1990. For more information, visit or

Flexzilla® SwivelGrip™ Garden Hose Ranked as One of the Best Garden Hoses of 2017

MARION, Iowa — The Flexzilla SwivelGrip Garden Hose was recently named one of the top products in Ezvid Wiki’s list of the ten best garden hoses for 2017. The full review can be viewed at

The sites reviewers said, “The impressive Legacy Flexzilla extends up to 50 feet in overall length and is further equipped with SwivelGrip male and female connectors, allowing it to be attached from either end without twisting.”

Flexzilla hose is made with the original Premium Hybrid Polymer that doesn’t kink and stays flexible in all weather conditions. The patent pending SwivelGrip fittings make it easier to connect the hose to spigots or attachments. The swivel action works on both ends, so sprinklers lie flat and moving the hose is more efficient. This all-purpose hose is ideal for a wide variety of applications and is drinking water safe.

Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki claims to have traffic among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Its YouTube channel has over 175,000 subscribers, providing information that individuals have used to make purchase decisions for more than $85 million worth of products and services.


See how Flexzilla stacks up among the Best Garden Hoses of 2017 >>

Hint: look toward the bottom of the page or the end of the video for the best reviewed hoses.


National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 9-11, 2017

The 2017 National Hardware Show is May 9-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Come explore 15 major product categories on display by thousands of exhibitors. Legacy will showcase new innovative products that expand our brands in the Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living, Farm & Ranch, Automotive and Industrial categories. Visit Legacy at Booths #12246 and #6442!

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – November 1-3, 2016

Legacy™ will attend the AAPEX Show November 1-3, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 44,000+ targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their brands: Flexzilla air hoses, water hoses, and power cords; SmartFlex™  air, garden, and RV/Marine hoses;  Lock-n-Load™  grease guns and accessories; Cyclone®,  blow guns and ColorConnex®,  couplers and plugs. Visit us at booth #2867!

New Products!

Flexzilla® Heavy Duty Grease Gun with 18” Grease Whip Hose – The Flexzilla Grease Hose provides extreme flexibility under pressure, from subzero to 140°F. Designed with a soft barrel grip to provide better ergonomic control and comfort. Click here to learn more!

Flexzilla® Pro Mini Impact Wrench Kit includes: Flexzilla Mini Impact Wrench, High Flow Couplers and Plugs, 3/8”x50’ Air Hose that is field repairable. The mini impact wrench has 800 ft-lbs. of nut-busting breakaway torque and an extremely lightweight design. Click here to learn more!
Flexzilla® Pro Heavy Duty Leather Hi Dexterity Work Gloves – Heavy duty grain leather palm for heavy duty wear performance, TPR back patching for impact protection, stretch fit spandex back for comfort & flexibility and TOUCH SCREEN GLOVE TECHNOLOGY. Click here to learn more!

IGC Show Chicago – August 16-18, 2016

The 10th Annual Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show is August 16-18, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The IGC Show is widely recognized as single best event for garden center owners, managers and buyers. Each year the entire industry comes to buy at IGC because it has hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products and scores of educational opportunities. Legacy will showcase Flexzilla® SwivelGrip™ Garden Hose and introduce the new Colors™ Garden Hose, from the makers of Flexzilla®. Visit us at booth #519!

Legacy™ Manufacturing Joins Venturini Motorsports’ Family of Sponsors

April 5, 2016 (Concord, NC) – Announced today, Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and Legacy™ Manufacturing Company have entered into a strategic marketing partnership with core emphasis on promoting the company’s well-known Flexzilla® brand through a highly targeted motorsports marketing and activation campaign. Race Car Quater Panel Decal

Legacy, with corporate headquarters in Marion, IA, is a manufacturer of high-quality, durable equipment for professional and domestic use.  Legacy is the driving force behind the popular Flexzilla brand of air and water hoses, extension cords and other products designed to make your work easier than ever. Leading edge technology and premium materials have established Flexzilla as the industry leader.

Venturini Motorsports is a professional motorsports team with over 40-years of experience competing in NASCAR and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

VMS is widely known for their successful driver development program. Since 2007, Venturini Motorsports has built a strong reputation of preparing the country’s top NASCAR driver prospects for the big stage. Most notable Venturini Motorsports’ Alumni include NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Erik Jones.

Logano, winning two races with Venturini made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debuts with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008 and in 2015 became the second youngest Daytona 500 winner.

Erik Jones, also a winning driver for Venturini Motorsports, drove for the Concord, NC based team during the 2013-2014 ARCA season and is now considered one of NASCAR’s hottest commodities. Jones won the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Other well-known drivers making their rise up the NASCAR ranks with Venturini Motorsports include Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Brian Scott, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman and Brennan Poole to name a few. Overall, Venturini Motorsports has assisted over 40 drivers who’ve gone on to compete in one of NASCAR’s top three series’.

Flexzilla products can be found nationwide through a variety of automotive, farm, industrial and home improvement stores – including the ARCA Racing Series’ presenting sponsor, Menards.

For more information about Venturini Motorsports visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

National Hardware Show in Las Vegas – May 4-6, 2016

The 2016 National Hardware Show is May 4-6, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Come explore 15 major product categories on display by thousands of exhibitors. Legacy will showcase new innovative products that expand our brands in the Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living, Farm & Ranch, Automotive and Industrial categories. Legacy’s product offering includes: Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments; SmartFlex air, garden, RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load grease guns; ColorConnex couplers & plugs and Cyclone blow guns. Visit Legacy at Booth #6442!

A Garden Hose for Arthritis Sufferers

This summer has been, well, A SUMMER if you know what I mean. Living in pain with spinal osteoarthritis has been challenging and relearning how to live my life with lower pain levels has been drama. Happily I have changed my diet, now exercise daily, and am learning to adapt to a different style of gardening. “What’s that got to do with a garden hose?”  Everything, my friends, everything.

You see, kinky hoses have been a factor in my daily life for the last ten years. While “kinky hoses” sounds like a rock band or something incredibly naughty, the truth of the matter is that hoses which kink HURT ME PHYSICALLY.  This limited me in a few ways: 1) I could not water a garden bed without stopping and starting several times to unkink the garden hose in several locations so it took twice as long to water, and 2) Pulling, bending, twisting, and unintentionally hurting myself while gardening is a daily act if you have hoses that kink or knot up and down the length of the garden hose.

A No Kink Hose

This season I was invited to the P. Allen Smith Annual Garden2Blog 2015 event at Allen’s Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas – a fabulous event where I learned a lot about gardening products (see Allen with me above). While I was there I was introduced to the Flexzilla Hose team (right). I was standing in the back half-heartedly listening because I thought I really knew hoses. They all kinked. They all hurt me. End of story. Then the team started Flexzilla Eventusing words like, “lightweight”, “no kink under pressure”, “leak-free connections”, “attractive colors”, and “drinking water safe”. This got me thinking that I could use their hoses for organic gardening because traditional hoses have chemicals associated with their use. It would also reduce my watering time because I would not have to stop and de-kink the kinks.

I called the team when I returned home and asked if I could review several of their P. Allen Smith WaterColors Collection Garden Hoses by Flexzilla® in “Crazy for Coco”. Initially my thought was to bury the hoses so that I could have chemical free water transported all over my garden underground for my organic bed. Crazy for Coco is a nice color because it’s a light brownish tone that hides itself when it’s in the garden – a definite positive – and burying the hoses seemed unnecessary.

Then on July 16, 2015 I was diagnosed with a rather severe case of degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine. It held up everything in my life this summer and I stared at the hoses for a while, afraid to try them, because I knew they would hurt me. Then one day I lost my mind in anger over the old kinky hoses, pulled out the new one’s to test and I have been positively addicted to the Flexzilla hose ever since.

Truth is in the Testing

When Flexzilla says the hoses don’t kink, they mean that the hoses don’t kink. Part of that is because of their unique “swivelgrip” feature. I TRIED to kink them and bend them in odd shapes and the garden hose would consistently pop out of the kink attempt and go straight again. Because they are drinking water safe, they are also safe to water organic garden beds.Flexzilla Garden Hoses Connected Connecting 3 hoses together meant I could go FAR away from the water spigot with no loss of water pressure and water quickly and efficiently with no hose kinking. To test the theory, I connected 300 feet

of hose and watered my farthest reaching garden area and the hoses worked like a champ. Then I laid the hoses out and ran over the connecting units and hoses with my car. I purposely tied the hoses in knots to see if it would cut the water off and the water still powered through. I tried to cut the hoses with the tip of my shovel. No damage whatsoever. Best yet, the hoses did not hurt me – they are light weight and easy to lift, do not kink, attach to my favorite watering wands with no trouble (see below), and are great for my garden needs.

Want a no-kink garden hose that helps prevent arthritis pain and physically makes it easier and less time consuming to water your garden? I highly recommend the P. Allen Smith WaterColors Collection Garden Hoses by Flexzilla® – this is definitely one of the most favorite products I have reviewed in my test garden because of it’s great ability to help me while looking attractive in the garden. Want to impress the gardener in your life? Buy it as a gift for the upcoming holiday season or just get it for no reason at all instead of chocolates to say “I love you!”.


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AAPEX Show Las Vegas – November 3-5, 2015

Flexzilla® will attend the AAPEX Show November 3-5, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla, will gather with over 39,000 targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Flexzilla will showcase their product offering of air hoses, water hoses, pressure washer hose and accessories, custom built hose program, tire inflators, high flow couplers and plugs and power cords. We hope to see you there!

New Legacy plant will double capacity

Flexzilla manufacturer plans new 133,000-square-foot facility in Marion, Iowa.

Legacy Manufacturing, the maker of Flexzilla extreme-performance water and air hoses, is building a $10.4 million facility to consolidate its operations and double its capacity.

The 133,000 square foot building will be located in Marion, Iowa — the same as its current facility — where the company has done business for over 20 years.

According to Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Manufacturing, there are two main factors driving the company’s decision to build. “We have outgrown our current facility and operate out of several locations,” says Weems. “We need the space to increase our efficiencies and support continued growth for the future. This new building helps us to supply our customers at an even higher service level.”

Also impacting the decision is Legacy’s goal to re-shore more of their products. The company expects to move into the new facility during the first quarter of 2016.

While Weems says Legacy products are available in the U.S. and Canada through multiple market channels, there are opportunities for considerable growth in many others. “We are projecting significant growth in the next five years,” says Weems.

Legacy Manufacturing Company specializes in durable and innovative products including Legacy equipment for the automotive and industrial markets, Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments, SmartFlex air, garden and RV/Marine hoses, Lock-n-Load grease guns and ColorConnex, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1986. For more information, visit