Is cigar manufacturing in the US dead?
TAMPA, Florida - July 23, 2017 - Galano Cigars announced today the official launch of their new cigar collection: EVO XZ. The EVO collection represents the evolution of the Galano Group’s brands into a new market.
“Some say that manufacturing in the United States is dead.” said Joshua Candamo, President of Galano Group LLC.
Sadly, in a large number of industries, manufacturing in the US has significantly declined during the last 50 years. This fact is evident for those who grew up in a country where about 1 in 4 jobs were manufacturing jobs.
Today, fewer than 1 in 10 jobs are manufacturing jobs.
“At Galano Cigars, we are not about producing more, but producing the best, and we believe the United States is the country to do that. As our brand’s awareness has increased, we are now in a great position to enter a new market.”
However, producing almost anything locally comes with a challenge. Labor and raw materials are simply just more expensive in the US compared to other countries. No wonder why a lot of cigar manufacturers have moved their operations or production to other countries like Nicaragua and Dominican Republic to reduce costs.
EVO XZ is the first Galano Cigar sold under US$10. “With a $6.85 price tag, we invite all cigar aficionados to try a great American product. We still use the best tobacco from around the world, but everything else you see in EVO was made with excellence in the US. Our cigars are 100% hand rolled in Ybor City by Cuban artisans. The label, the beautiful Spanish Cedar box, the packaging accessories, everything is done here at home.”
The first cigar under the EVO XZ lineup is a Toro Rosado, standing at 6 inches tall and 54 ring gauge. This beauty will deliver a medium-to-full, rich smoking experience that will delight cigar aficionados all over the world.
Galano Cigars invites you to be a part of the evolution, and order EVO XZ singles or a 20-count box directly from their GalanoCigars.com online store. Use the code OVER100 at checkout to get free shipping anywhere in the US for orders over US$100.
Galano Cigars is a brand of cigars owned by Galano Group LLC, a privately held company based out of Tampa, Florida. Galano Cigars offer a variety of premium cigars hand rolled in Ybor City and shipped worldwide.