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Dino Dig Zone

Discovery Digs to Dino Displays – Digging for Dinosaur Bones in Central Montana

October 4, 2016Jim Markel
Montana has a reputation for dinosaur discoveries. With Red Oxx factory located nearly smack dab in the middle of dinosaur country, the herd got curious about visiting and even doing some dino digging of their own after being approached to build a custom dinosaur bones cleaning shelter. During one lovely weekend this summer CEO Jim
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Graphitti Art in NYC

Montana Cinematographers and Mini Boss Bag Debut in NYC Documentary Premiere

August 25, 2016Jim Markel
MAKOSHIKA… This unusual word has its origins in the Lakota tribe‘s description of the rough and tumble plains of Eastern Montana. The word translates to “bad land” or “bad spirits”. A small group of young eastern Montanan’s grew up near this country and recently chronicled its inhabitants in their documentary film “Makoshika, Stories of the
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Dogs are Minimalists.

Minimalism Travel Ain’t Too Much Monkey Business – 2016 Guatemala Report

June 16, 2016Jim Markel
Trimming down the Travel Troubles Due to the constant changes in travel along with my current state of physical decline, I am now seeing the light on being a minimalist. While not all trips allow for cutting back on the kit, some leave quite a bit of wiggle room. Recently I made of couple of
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Red Oxx Government Contract Capability Statement

Red Oxx Government Contract Capability Statement

February 5, 2016Jim Markel
Red Oxx Manufacturing is a Veteran founded, owned and operated member of the SBA. Winner of the 2016 Montana SBA Veteran Owned Business of the Year Award, Red Oxx was established in 1986 in Billings, Montana. Red Oxx specializes in LEAN manufacturing of soft sewn goods. All Red Oxx built products are backed by our
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Planning for the future.

Announcing Our 30th Anniversary : 1986~2016

January 20, 2016Jim Markel
30 Years in Retrospect. CEO Jim Markel’s 2016 State of the Oxx Address. I still recall the phone ringing at the Para loft circa 1986 and a shout that Gunnery Sergeant Markel would like to speak with Corporal Markel. Bummer! Found me again … No matter where I went in the world it seems the
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The Great Zimbabwe

Hippo Booty Smacking, Tiger Fishing and More Part 1 – Red Oxx Rocks Africa 2011

August 22, 2014Jim Markel
Back in 2011 Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel and President Perry Jones joined forces and headed to Africa. This was the be Perry’s trip of a lifetime with plenty of fishing and exploration of the county’s of Namibia and Zimbabwe. In this first installment we find the two taking in the Great Zimbabwe, visiting with
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Jim poses with Rooi, our Ridgeback Mascot

Lil Sherpa Jr. Reborn – Part Deux

August 11, 2014Jim Markel
PORTRAIT OF A RESTORATION OF A 1949 DODGE ROUTE VAN, THE SEQUEL. Every great old car has a history. When we decided we wanted something unique to transfer our finished bags to our factory outlet store, we had no idea it would end up becoming a story in and of itself. CEO Jim Markel puts
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Tony “el general” Neumann blows glass.

Magic in the B.A.G.I. – Learning to Dance in Thermodynamics

March 19, 2014Jim Markel
Two Days at the B.A.G.I. Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel treks to San Jose for his first lessons in the art of blowing glass. We have all made plans to travel and had to cancel at the last minute due to circumstances that conspire to keep you at home. I never have a good feeling
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Spending time with family and friends - priceless.

How to Survive the Black Friday Apocalypse

November 26, 2013Jim Markel
A letter from CEO Jim Markel regarding Black Friday Every year as the holidays come rushing upon us, I’m amazed at the pace of life here at Red Oxx. This year we have a lot to be thankful for. Our new Factory 8 expansion has been coming along online and production output is on the
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Birth of a Bag

Witness the Birth of your Bag

July 23, 2013Jim Markel
Understanding the Steps it Takes to Hand Craft Your Gear Red Oxx Bags are tough. The only way to build a bag that can stand the test of time is to build each one by hand. CEO Jim Markel explains the manufacturing process and shares them with you here. Patterns & Cuts In an age
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