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Next Innovations Produces Unique Ornaments for the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree

Walker, Minn. – In conjunction with our 2014 national Capitol Christmas Tree, Next Innovations was selected to produce 1,000 artistic quality vibrant color-infused steel tree ornaments. The ornaments will be used to help raise donations to off-set expenses related to the tree’s placement on the Capitol Mall in Washington DC.

The image infused on the 4 inch steel oval ornament was a special image that commemorates and celebrates the origins of the 88 foot white spruce tree. This unique colorful ornament with an eagle circling a decorated Christmas tree with the Capitol dome in the background  recognizes the regions cultural heritage and role of the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in making this year’s “The People’s Tree” event truly memorable.

“Our employees were excited to be able to demonstrate their meticulous skills in recreating this 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree image with all its intricate colored details on a steel medium," says Arnold Volker, president of Next Innovations.  As Volker continues, “It is a high quality U.S. made commemorative and we were honored to have a role in supporting this once in a generation event for our north central Minnesota region and our country.”

This special ornament was commissioned by Choose Outdoors, the coordinator of many events related to The People’s Tree, in cooperation with the Chippewa National Forest and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe . Choose Outdoors is a non-profit organization which unites the many diverse interests of using our public lands with emphasis on promoting and preserving access, use, and the future of outdoor recreation on our public lands.

Next Innovations of Walker Minn., a company founded in 2001, is comprised of business segments which create and fabricate high quality, 3-D like color-infused steel artistic products for a variety of markets including motorsports businesses, home décor, wildlife art, outdoor lawn & garden, theme parks, zoos, and shooting sports as well as producing custom-designed items. All products are designed and produced in the USA.


Arnold Volker, President, Next Innovations, 218-547-5990, Arnold.volker@nextinnovations.net 


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