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He is delighted with his new American beauties

Bucking national and international trends towards "outsourcing," the Selbyville, Delaware on-line retailer has built a "Great Wall" around China by replacing its foreign-made pink flamingo inventory with high-quality, Made-In-America versions while still holding the line on pricing!

Originally created from clay sculptures by the legendary Don Featherstone, the plastic pink flamingo made its mass-production debut back in 1957. It was a mainstay of 50's and 60's pop culture fans until 2006 when the original Featherstone manufacturer, Union Products, closed its doors for good. Rising costs for fuel and plastic resin, it seemed, had permanently clipped the wings of these famous Featherstone birds., the very first on-line retailer to reintroduce these icons of classic kitsch to the American public, knew there was still a market and sought to fill it. Early on, Chinese and other foreign manufacturers scrambled to fill the gap created by Union Products' demise, but this Delaware firm looked for and finally found its own red, white and blue supplier to save the day.

Now carrying flamingos from two American manufacturers, co-founder, Stu Eisenman says "He is delighted with his new American beauties". He pointed to the use of high-grade, machine-blown plastic which is treated with a UV inhibitor cocktail that will keep them "in the pink" for years of outdoor use.

He also commented that since these home-grown manufacturers use galvanized steel legs, there is no danger of rust crippling the new birds. "That," Eisenman says, "is just another quality advantage of these American-made winners. Ultimately, we've seen double-digit increases in flamingo sales since making the switch, proving that our decision to in-source these products is not only patriotic, but an economic success as well."
9 Mason Drive
Selbyville, DE 19975


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