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Re: What happened??

Posted By: neontek
Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2009, at 11:48 p.m.

In Response To: What happened?? (gavin)

> Its been a while since i last posted for
> various reasons - none of which matter
> anymore. I thought id check in to see whats
> happening on USA side of the planet.
> What can i say? We may have narrowly missed
> a recession but as one of my customers said
> today - its like someone turned the neon tap
> off.
> All American owned franchises have directed
> no more neon - only LED
> Shopping centres - only LED
> Local Chinatown - no more exposed neon.

> So we now have poorly lit fabricated
> letters, dotted with light pixels that just
> are not lasting, costing more and are less
> energy efficient... and yet LED is
> "green".
> So us 2 last remaining neon shops in my city
> squabble over whats left of a neon business,
> trying to eek it out till we actually work
> out what the hell we are going to do
> instead. The run up to Xmas is the boom time
> for us - its just so flat though.
> man - what happened??


The sad part is, most of us have a strong passion for making NEON. It's not just another business, we love what we do.
So, after 26 years in the NEON business it will be hard to figure out what else to do for a living. Who wants a "job" ?
I will always continue making NEON, but may have to look for additional sources of income.

Tony D.

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