Duluth Trading Contest Flushes Out Top Plumbers in America; Celebrates the Legendary Plumber's Butt-Covering "Longtail T"

Mar 23, 2011, 16:45 ET from Duluth Trading

BELLEVILLE, Wis., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Without plumbers we'd all be in deep you-know-what. Thankful for plumber ingenuity and for making its Longtail T® famous, Wisconsin-based retailer Duluth Trading Company is saluting plumbers with a "Hug a Plumber " contest in honor of National Plumber's Day on April 25. Duluth Trading, whose Longtail T is three inches longer than an ordinary T-shirt and stays tucked in when you bend or crouch, is searching for heroic plumbers throughout the U.S. who deserve a little recognition and a hearty heaping of Duluth Trading workwear.

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Between now and April 8, folks can share their plumbing success stories and nominate their favorite plumber for top honors via hugaplumber@duluthtrading.com. Duluth Trading will feature the winner on its website and reward a $250 gift certificate to both the winning entrant and their heroic plumber (who also gets a lifetime supply of Longtail Ts).  

Most of us never think about plumbers, but without them, there would be no flush toilets, hot showers or freedom from squalor. "Over the years we have had a lot of fun with plumbers and our Longtail T, and we think it's high time that plumbers are recognized for their tremendous contributions and craft," says Stephanie Pugliese, senior vice president for Duluth Trading Company. "After all, the problem plumbers and other hard working people suffer inspired our Longtail T." 

With more than one million sold since it launched in 2002, the Longtail T features side seams to keep it from twisting, generous sizing for workday needs, smooth taped neck and shoulder seams, and a pocket large enough to hold a cell phone. The tee comes in 18 varieties, including short-sleeve, long-sleeve, sleeveless, pocket, no-pocket, henleys, 100 percent performance, and new trim fit. There's also a Longtail for the ladies – with an added two extra inches. What's not to love?

On Plumber's Day, Duluth Trading will feature several ways to celebrate plumbers at www.duluthtrading.com, including the availability of a limited edition "Hug a Plumber" Plumber's Day Longtail T® for $19.50 and a Plumber's Day only promotion – buy two Longtail Ts or more (regularly $16.50), receive each for $14.50. The festivities also ratchet up at the Duluth Trading Flagship Store in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, beginning April 25 through May 1.

SOURCE Duluth Trading