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Goodwinds Hosts Diaper Drive

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Goodwinds is proud to be a donation site for the Skagit Diaper Drive, happening this week, April 6-12, in Skagit County!

Skagit Diaper Drive

The brainchild of our very own Amelia Cook (co-owner of www.goodwinds.com), the Skagit Diaper Drive is intended to help families in need.  Diapers are expensive, and according to a recent Yale study, families in need often cut back on food and utilities in order to afford diapers for their children.  Some daycares won’t let children be dropped off without an adequate supply of diapers, so parents miss work if they can’t afford diapers, perpetuating the cycle of need.  Amelia worked with Community Action Agency of Skagit County to set up the donation sites and publicize the event.  Community Action will distribute diapers to needy families through WIC and the 13 Skagit Food Banks.

If you are in Skagit County and would like to donate, you can drop new disposable diapers, loose or in packages, at our office at 2629 Henson Road in Mount Vernon, WA.

Thank you for your support!

Goodwinds LARP

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Goodwinds has launched a new portal for boffer weapon supplies at www.goodwindslarp.com.  Are you a LARPer?  Do you build boffers?  We have durable fiberglass epoxy tubes for boffer cores at great prices.

 

What is LARP?  LARP stands for Live Action Role Play and we have several LARP customers here at Goodwinds, all of whom are looking for a few things: cores and accessories for boffer weapons.  Filament Wound Epoxy Tubing, our lightweight fiberglass tubes, are ideal for the center, or core, of a LARP sword.  Typically wrapped with a foam pool noodle, the fiberglass tube is stiff enough to hold up but lightweight enough to be easy to carry as a boffer.  We also sell a variety of sticky-back tapes in multiple colors so you can customize your weapon.

Check out the new page and let us know what you think!

Customer Profile: TableHockey

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Wow!  Goodwinds customers sure do some amazing things with carbon and fiberglass!  Check out www.TableHockey.com and these wonderful table hockey games – each made with Goodwinds fiberglass rods.  These excellent mechanical hockey games are beautifully made by master craftsman Rick Benej, a good customer and a super nice guy.  Don’t you want one of these fantastic hockey games in your game room?

Fiberglass Art at the Dallas Love Field Airport

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Goodwinds is proud to have provided fiberglass rods to artist Brower Hatcher of Mid-Ocean Studio for an amazing installation art project at the Dallas Love Field airport!  Described as “a whimsical torus of intertwined fiberglass rods,” Hatcher’s sculpture, entitled Sky, is 70 feet in diameter and is suspended over the airport’s concessions area.  It features LED lighting and 3000 embedded flying objects, from birds and bees to biplanes and clouds.  Take a look at this masterpiece!

 

 

This makes us want to take a little trip to Dallas!  Nice work, Brower!

Goodwinds on the Schmooze Cruise

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Goodwinds is very excited to be a part of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County’s Schmooze Cruise on April 19-20!  What does this entail?  If you are local or visiting, we will be giving tours of our facility and telling our story of business growth every half hour.  The Schmooze Cruise is designed to introduce businesses looking to open new facilities in the next couple of years to Skagit County.  In addition to Goodwinds, visitors will tour eleven other manufacturing sites to learn about the broad range of industries and amenities available here.  The public is also encouraged to attend the tour.

 

As a part of this fantastic program, we were honored with an article in EDASC’s insert into the Skagit Valley Herald on April 7.  You can read about it here: EDASC Article

 

See You in Paris!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Next week, Paul de Bakker, Goodwinds’ Composites Engineer and Sales Rep, will be making the rounds at the JEC Europe Composites Show.  Goodwinds will have space at the Washington State Booth in the U.S. Pavilion and if you’ll be there, Paul would love to meet you.  He’ll have carbon samples to hand out and plenty of time to chat about projects, prototypes, and replacing your steel, aluminum, or plastic rods and tubes with carbon or fiberglass.

The advanced composites and aerospace industries have grown immensely in recent years and we anticipate JEC to be incredibly busy – if you would like to meet up with Paul, please contact us at info@goodwinds.com so we can set up a meeting.

A bientot!

Log In to the NEW Goodwinds.com!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Phew!  The last few weeks and months have been intense, but we are pleased to direct your attention to the NEW www.goodwinds.com!

We have worked hard to make www.goodwinds.com easier to navigate, more secure, and, well, prettier.  We’re still in the process of uploading photos and working out bugs, but we’re confident you will find everything you’re looking for and more.  Take a look around!  Create a user account by clicking on “log in” in the upper right-hand corner!  Add items to your favorites list!  Go crazy!

If you are a wholesaler who previously logged in to www.goodwinds.com to view special pricing, please create a new account with us.  We will then update your user account to Wholesale and you will, once again, see discounted pricing and have sales-tax-free status.

We welcome any feedback or concerns you have with the new site – we want to make it the best experience possible for you.  Please contact us at info@goodwinds.com today.

Customer Profile: Roscoe Guitars

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Did you know that carbon fiber rods are becoming more and more commonly used by luthiers to reinforce guitar and bass guitar necks?  Luthiers are guitar makers, and they know that Goodwinds carbon rods provide excellent stiffness without a lot of added weight.

 

Meet Roscoe Guitars, a custom bass and guitar maker that uses Goodwinds carbon in the necks of their beautiful instruments.  The brainchild of Kieth Roscoe, Roscoe Guitars is based in North Carolina and supplies guitars and basses throughout the world via instrument retailers.  Check out their website at www.roscoeguitars.com today!

Customer Profile: Newland Custom Batons

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We love to hear what our customers do with our carbon and fiberglass rods and tubes.  We have been supplying Newland Custom Batons with solid carbon and fiberglass rods for years and they have been machining it into perfectly balanced, beautiful conducting batons.

Aren’t these gorgeous?  Newland Batons handcrafts every piece of their batons, from the beautiful wood handle to the tapered length of carbon or fiberglass.  This fine craftsmanship is an excellent example of how beauty and precision can be enhanced by quality composites.

Please visit Newland Custom Batons at www.newlandbatons.com and check out their range of conducting batons for yourself.  And look for more Goodwinds Customer Profiles coming soon!

Goodwinds Turns 4!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

On April 28, Goodwinds turned four years old.

Now, you might be thinking, “But wait!  Goodwinds Kites has been around for ages!”

True, but Goodwinds LLC, the composite rod and tube company, is a company that grew as an offshoot of Goodwinds Kites- an offshoot purchased by Leland Holeman, Roger Holeman, and Amelia Cook four years ago.

A lot has changed in those four years.  We still supply American-made carbon and fiberglass rods and tubes at the very best retail and wholesale prices.  We still are happy to custom cut every order.  We still enjoy working in this industry.  But also, we have hired four staff in addition to the owners.  We’ve added another website, www.gwcomposites.com, to appeal to engineers and industrial companies.  And, we’ve expanded our product offerings and our on-hand inventory four-fold.

In the coming year, you’re going to see a few great changes to Goodwinds.  Chiefly, we will be redesigning our website, www.goodwinds.com, to be easier to navigate and to facilitate ordering.  We would love to hear from you – any suggestions or feedback on the current website and how it can be improved would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all our customers, employees, and friends for a great four years!