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  1. 29 minutes ago, The Inflatable King Of Ohio said:

    Oh really? Huh. Most companies go out of business because of low sales not because the investors decided not to invest in the company. 

    No seriously!  I heard that when I was talking to them!  They told me that specifically!

  2. When I spoke to someone in the company, they said specifically that sales and demand has nothing to do with it!  They've been selling their products very well in stores.  They only thing is that the investors decided not to invest with them.  If the company has lasted for 60+ years, that means they've done very well. That's what I heard when I was talking with them!  

  3. On 12/30/2017 at 10:56 AM, timpwk said:

    Was at a local garden center today for their 60% off sale.  The manager of the store saw me with my card load of blow molds and I mentined to her that I thought it was the last chance to get them with the closing of GF.  She told me that their supplier just informed them that there was a buyer for the GF molds and he expected to sell them blow molds for next Christmas.  She said if she got further info she would post it on their web site.  Do not know if anyone else is hearing this rumor.....

    Please let me know what the truth its!

  4. I do know that the Tarboro location is permanently closed.  Norfolk, VA is still there.  I do know that the investors who invested with GF decided to invest somewhere else.  Demand and Sales has nothing to do with the reason they closed the Tarboro location.  Who bought some of their molds!

  5. On 12/30/2017 at 10:56 AM, timpwk said:

    Was at a local garden center today for their 60% off sale.  The manager of the store saw me with my card load of blow molds and I mentined to her that I thought it was the last chance to get them with the closing of GF.  She told me that their supplier just informed them that there was a buyer for the GF molds and he expected to sell them blow molds for next Christmas.  She said if she got further info she would post it on their web site.  Do not know if anyone else is hearing this rumor.....

    That's good news.  What's the name of the company?  I haven't heard any announcement saying that GF is completely closing at all.  The latest I read on Google is that they're finding a buyer.  I also read that GF wasn't closing because of the demand.  It was because the investors decided to stop investing with them.  When my father spoke to GF Customer's Service, they said that they're looking for a buyer.  The website is still up.  The catalog is still the same.  That's good to know!  If GF stops manufacturing certain molds, I'll manufacture them.  That's because I'm  going to start a blow mold business and manufacture discontinued blow molds.  I know that they'll sell!

  6. 10 hours ago, RichardG said:


    I’m sure my contact with GFP is more than what you have to go off. They are closing 12/31. The website hasn’t been updated in ages.


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    I don't know why it hasn't been updated.  I guess they haven't found a buyer.  I do know that they hired a finance company to help them find one!

  7. Let's remain hopeful that they find a buyer!

    On 12/14/2017 at 8:52 PM, RichardG said:

    Nope. No change. They are closing at the end of this month. Auction sometime next year.


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    The website is still what it is.  That hasn't changed.  Maybe they'll find a buyer!

    On 12/14/2017 at 8:55 PM, BamaSanta said:

    Please keep all informed when you do get the company off the ground. We will all be searching high and low for molds to get our hands on. ?

    Meaning?

  8. Hello Everybody. I've heard no updates from General Foam.  I've gone to the GF website.  It's still the same.  There are no updates.  The website doesn't say GFP closing.  Maybe things have changed.  The General Foam blow mold catalog is the same.  Let's still remain hopeful they find a buyer.  In fact, I'm planning to start a blow mold business myself with other partners.  I know that I'll succeed.  

  9. Well, I remain the same way.  We just don't know who'll purchase them.  Blow molds are definitely popular.  They're better than inflatables!  My guess is that the finance company is doing the work for them too!

  10. I found out that they hired a finance company to help them find a buyer.  They want to please their customers.  They know that customers will be very upset if they close completely.  They don't really want to layoff their current employees.  They want to stay open and continue.  If a new company buys them, either the company name will change or it will continue to be GFP.  I have a feeling that they'll find a buyer.  What do you think?

  11. Listen up everybody.  I found out what the truth about GFP closing is.  They told me that sales and demand has nothing to do with it.  Their sales have been doing very well as well as the demand.  They know that a lot of people like their products.  I'm praying for them to find a new company.  I think Cado will buy all the pieces.  Cado is open to new ideas and suggestions.  They own all of Union and TPI blow molds too!  GFP expanded too rapidly.  Call GFP customer service at 1-855-277-0085. We should contact them and tell them that this isn't good.  

  12. Seems like each year Mama penguin gives me less time to put up display, maybe when the little penguins grow up in the next few years they will help father penguin outside and mama penguin indoor

     

    enjoy the pics

     

    http://s1084.photobucket.com/user/jbialous/library/Christmas%202013

    I really love that TPI snowman with the green hat.  He looks so cute.  I like that patriotic snowman too(the one with a blue carrot).  He holds a broom in one hand and a pipe in the other.  I saw the Empire Santa with a dog in his green bag.  I have that blow mold too.

  13. I have a 31" snowman and I use a standard 25 watt bulb in him.  I have a 42" Santa which I used a 25 watt bulb in him for years.  I realized that I could use a 40 watt bulb in him since his size was bigger.  Although 60 is the maximum, I don't use it because it might melt the plastic.  That's why I use 40 watt bulb in Santa now.  I found a 42" TPI snowman.  I use a 40 watt bulb in him.  Does it make sense to put 25 watt bulb in smaller blow molds and 40 watt bulb in bigger blow molds?

  14. I have a small TPI snowman which I only use a 25 Watt bulb.  I felt that a 15 watt bulb would make it look too dull.  In my big Santa, I did use a 25 watt bulb for a long time.  However, when I looked at the tag, it said that the maximum is 60 watts.  I didn't want to use a 60 watt bulb because it's the border.  It may start to melt that way.  I upgraded it to a 40 watt bulb to make it look brighter.  I realized that santa could use a 40 watt bulb because he's bigger.  You can probably only use a 40 watt bulb in the bigger ones.  Is this right?

  15. I know how to fit on the carrot nose. I went to a hardware store. I found a cork a little bit bigger than the size of the hole. I bought a headless screw. I screwed the screw in the center of the cork, inserted the smaller end of the cork into the hole and there it popped in. Finally I twisted the carrot on the screw, put Krazy glue on the cork and layer the snowman on its back for a while. I put it back to normal and it stayed. The carrot needs something to support it.

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