AARON PANONE IS A DESIGNER AND ENGINEER specializing in mechanical design and creative solutions. Aaron is big on quality, local, and small. All of his products are proudly manufactured in the USA. This site contains select featured works.
Aaron is a co-founder and member of Fringe in Somerville, Massachusetts.
“Behind the utility of Cuppow, our commitment to developing and maintaining the best localized supply chain possible has proven to be incredibly rewarding. We didn’t anticipate that one product, made through utilizing domestic resources that we are happy to support could have such an impact.
In the ten months after our first sale, in January of 2012, we realized that we were making an impact on domestic industry when part-time workers at our fulfillment center were suddenly full-time, and owners of businesses in our supply chain were suddenly very happy to speak to us on the phone when we called. We decided to go through our books and evaluate the impact that our product has had on the domestic industries that serve us, and once we crunched some numbers, we were very proud. Our design team interpreted the data into an easily digestible infographic. The product of our efforts is a compelling argument for the maintenance and reintroduction of domestic supply chains in the production of consumer products.”