Peosta is a growing and thriving due to the people that make up the community. That growth has seen First Gear Inc. become a world-class leader in their field and in the community.

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First Gear has been recognized as an innovative, top quality leader in the diecast replica custom imprinting and custom tooling business since its founding in 1992. Their product line expands far beyond diecast replicas. They now also offer custom toys, building block sets, and other novelty and promotional items. First Gear is a member of the Promotional Products Association International and service a variety of promotional product companies worldwide.

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The goal for any products coming from First Gear is simple; to accurately detail, officially-licensed vehicle models that represent a wide range of manufacturers and well-known name brands. All their products feature the highest quality craftsmanship found in the collectible and premium markets. They offer custom packaging, custom tooling, order fulfillment, warehousing, e-commerce links and collateral for their clients promotional products.

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And speaking of promotional; how about cross promotional. Things like the Elvira Mistress of the Dark 1/64 Mack® Super-Liner® (seen above) or the newly casted AC/DC PWR/UP! 1/64 Peterbilt® Model 389, allow fans of both worlds to enjoy a quality built collectible that can be displayed and enjoyed for years.

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They have even put together fundraising campaigns through their products like the one seen below; which raised funds for Tunnel To Towers. Their mission is to support the nation's greatest heroes and their families in the wake of 9/11.

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The First Gear state-of-the-art office and warehouse facility is located in Peosta, Iowa where they work with the latest order entry software, shipping technology, and in-house engineering, marketing, and graphic design teams. Their professional in-house sales representatives help companies and individuals start planning their custom promotional programs.

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For over thirty years, First Gear has earned a reputation for quality, service and dependability that has made them the first choice for businesses, organizations, and charitable groups world-wide when they are in need of superior quality custom premiums and promotional items with lasting value. And the proof is in the client themselves; check out these testimonials from some of the biggest brands and companies around!

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I even got to take a quick trip though the entire facility and you can too. First Gear has some amazing show rooms and most of the products can be purchased; just ask.

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My tour of the facility was given by Adam Knight. I was able to pick his brain about all things First Gear. We of course had to start right off the bat talking about the AC/DC PWR/UP collectibles. Check out the interview below...

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Adam Knight with First Gear
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In closing, First Gear has a wide variety of officially licensed, authentically detailed, diecast metal replica vehicles available to custom imprint and decorate to your needs for promotional premiums, incentives, gifts, awards, and fundraising events. Or just for fun, why not! Swing by and check them out today! Oh and about Baby Blues? Yup they built a truck that was featured in the newspaper comics as well. Pretty cool.

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