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GWComposites.com: Your Composites Resource

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Ever wondered about pultrusion and how we get unidirectional carbon rods and tubes?  Do you understand how roll-wrapping works?  Which material is best for your project, carbon or fiberglass?  How closely can Goodwinds measure straightness in a rod?

 

Goodwinds has just launched our sister website, www.GWComposites.com, where you will find the answers to these questions and so much more.  Meant to be an informational website with lots of specifications for engineers and inventors, GW Composites gives you information on how composite rods and tubes are created and how they can be used in a variety of applications.  Check it out today!

Goodwinds has moved!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Goodwinds LLC has officially moved to 2629 Henson Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274! We are excited to be in a bigger and better warehouse  to better serve our customers! Our new place will allow us to expand our business while still maintaining our exceptional level of customer service!


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Meet Baby James!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Congratulations to Amelia and Tony on their beautiful baby boy James DeWiley Cook! Born on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. He will join his big brother Charles at home!

Here he is!

Baby Damien

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Well, you met baby Julius, now meet baby Damien, who arrived a mere three days after Julius:


What a cutie he is!  It’s a baby boom at Goodwinds!

Goodwinds’ Babies for the Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

On December 9th and 13th, Goodwinds employees welcomed two new baby boys into their families.

On the 9th, Derrick welcomed baby Julius into his family.  Isn’t he adorable?!  Julius joins big sister Isis at home.

Hector also had a baby boy, Damien, on the 13th.  We’ll post a photo of the little guy as soon as we can!

Welcome to two wonderful little boys!

Goodwinds.com Purchases Avia Sport Composites

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Goodwinds.com has purchased competitor Avia Sport Composites and is currently moving all of Avia’s business assets to Goodwinds’ Mount Vernon location.  Avia was located in Hickory, North Carolina and was in business for 15 years.  We have already hired our first couple of employees, and we’ll introduce them to you here within the next few days.  They are great guys and doing an excellent job cutting carbon!

Kurt Degener, owner of Avia Sport Composites, has decided to retire from business to pursue personal interests and world travel.  He asked Goodwinds to purchase Avia because of the high level of service Goodwinds can offer to former Avia customers.  We want to make sure that this transition is smooth, but we know it will be a bit of a bumpy ride.  We have already ordered far more carbon than we have ever kept in stock before – this means that within a few weeks, we will very likely always have lots of inventory of even the most obscure sizes of carbon!  Additionally, we now own several proprietary Avia connectors and fittings, as well as the G-Force wrapped carbon tubes.  We will begin new production on the connectors and tubes as soon as possible.

To accomodate all the new orders, we have added additional warehouse space and a dedicated cutting area across the parking lot from our current location. 

We at Goodwinds.com are excited about this new stage of business and we are confident that we can continue to offer excellent service.  Visit www.goodwinds.com for more information on Goodwinds as well as the fine carbon and fiberglass offered.

Customer Spotlight on: Warlord Sports

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

You may or may not be familiar with medieval combat games or Live Action Role-Playing (LARP), but at Goodwinds.com, we count those who participate in LARP and combat games among our best customers.  These customers have a lot of fun with their sport!

Many of the foam weapons used in LARP and medieval combat games use a fiberglass core.  Warlord Sports (www.warlordsports.com) is a quality purveyor of foam swords using Goodwinds’ fiberglass.

Warlord Sports Omniblade

“Warlord Sports uses fiberglass tubing in the vast majority of our
products. When properly padded it has incredible resiliency, just the
right amount of rigidity, and a strength-to-weight ratio that simply
cannot be beat. We manufacture an entire line of top-end combat sports
products that rely on fiberglass tubing as the core component and no
other material can replace it.” -Brennon Meiners, Warlord Sports

We are happy to be a part of the LARPing world and supplying fiberglass to Warlord Sports.  We also work with Edhellen Armoury and Merchants Wares, so there’s lots of Goodwinds fiberglass in LARP across America.  Check it out, you might just find a fun new hobby!

Goodwinds has Good Dogs

Monday, December 14th, 2009
Leland and Alli

Leland and Alli

One of the great things about Goodwinds is that it’s always “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” around here. 

Alli is Roger & Jane’s dog, and she is a 35 pound Carolina Dog, or American Dingo.  She’s very sweet and eager to please, and she especially loves elderly women (perhaps because my grandma was always so gentle with her and always had a pocket full of treats).  Before becoming a retired working dog with an occasional stint at Goodwinds when she comes to visit, Alli went to work every day with our parents and greeted guests in their motel in Long Beach, WA.

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Buster is my dog.  Well, he’s our family dog, and he loves Leland and my parents, too, but he’s really my dog.  Or maybe I’m his human?  Buster is an 80 pound mutt, likely a Rottweiler-Chow Chow mix, along with some other breeds, as well.  He is furry and happy, and he loves to play with his “sister,” Alli.  He especially loves playing in the water and chasing the spray from a hose.  He and my 13-month-old get along great, especially because Charles issues a nearly-endless supply of “treats” from his high chair during meals.

I frequently bring Buster to work with me – it beats staying at home alone or in his kennel, and we have been having some pretty cold weather lately.  Yes, he sports a thick fur coat, but I still worry about him outside.  He finds ways to amuse himself when he’s not greeting customers at Goodwinds:

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