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EarthQuaker Devices celebrates latest achievement; their own street

Akron, Ohio-based, hand-crafted effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices have had an unprecedented 2019 so far. In addition to receiving Exporter of the Year 2019 from the U.S. Small Business Administration in May, sponsoring a tour of Japan featuring the legendary Boris later that month, releasing their first ever artist sponsored collaboration pedal (Life Pedal) with Sunn O))) in June (and selling out in five hours), they launched the lauded Plumes Small Signal Shredder in August, and then a second run of their Life Pedal (which sold out in minutes).

Now the folks at EarthQuaker have another accolade to add to the growing list; their own street.

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In late August, the street where the company resides was renamed, EarthQuaker Drive. Watch the unveiling here.

For the unindoctrinated, EarthQuaker Devices, top-six in the U.S. and one of the top-10 in the world, create products that are available in over 865 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Its key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Thomann. The company has sold approximately 250,000 units.

The company’s current workforce reaches over 50 individuals, and has been praised for its commitment to inclusion, diversity and cooperation with other pedal manufacturers by Best Guitar Effects. The company also has an in-house global marketing team, and, in 2018, rolled out a live dealer training program, which has been completed in 31 cities.

EarthQuaker Devices also has recent distribution partnerships with Yamaha Australia and Yamaha Asia.

Additionally, Stillman also holds a U.S. patent (Patent no: US9,.899.013BI, issued February 20, 2018) pertaining to an effects pedal implementing a switching mechanism between forward and reverse delay effects.

On May 6, EarthQuaker Devices founder and president Jamie Stillman and his wife, Chief Executive Officer, co-owner Julie Robbins, received honors as Exporter of the Year 2019 from the U.S. Small Business Administration during an awards ceremony at the National Institute of Peace. The presentation was part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week activities. National Small Business Week is a national recognition event to honor the country’s top entrepreneurs. EarthQuaker Devices was selected for this national award amidst candidates from each of the 50 states, as well as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

If you’d like to interview Robbins or Stillman, please contact us. In the meantime, visit them at the links below. And though I know it is hard to believe, there is more big EarthQuaker Devices news to come yet this year!

https://www.earthquakerdevices.com

https://www.instagram.com/earthquakerdev/

https://www.facebook.com/EarthQuakerDevices/

https://twitter.com/EarthQuakerDev

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About Joseph Timmons (8752 Articles)
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