Solgaard makes for easy packing and unpacking

Norwegian-American innovation at its very best Michael Kleiner Business & Sports Editor The Norwegian American Every traveler faces the predicament: How much can be packed in the suitcase? Will the suitcase be too heavy to carry? Adrian Solgaard hails from near Kristiansand, Norway, but “most of my growing up, [I] was bouncing around Europe and Canada.”  He traveled and worked remotely, first as  a videographer and then after launching a bicycle lock on Kickstarter in 2012. He understood what it meant to live out of a suitcase. Necessity is the mother of invention “I had this constant need to travel and live on the go,” said the 36-year-old founder an
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit;

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