Thursday, January 12, 2012

Twinkies, Snowballs, and Hostess Cupcakes

   Another company that is not making it in America. I will now save those Twinkies in my freezer for the grand kids to sell on eBay when I am gone. I grew up on this brand, yes I was a chubby kid but I myself made the choice to lose the weight on my own without a government agency telling me I had to or them taking the food off the table to safe me from myself.  Why does a company really stop to exist or decide to close it's doors?  It is union, management, government rules and regulations that finalizes the deal to shut down production.
  The hope is that with a new President the country will turn around and create the jobs, good paying jobs, that American's need to survive and  feed their families.  The American people will continue to settle for less and see their standard of living continue to go down.  It is a fact family business, farms, and fishing, whats left of it, will soon disappear or at best be owned by some large financial group headquartered overseas. Inferior product is now out there and what people, who can, buy.   I see this in my own business.  Most factories have been replaced by public housing and those that are left are now owned  and operated by some foreign entity or giant financial group.  I know, I see the payment checks coming from Japan and from China.

  example, Gorton's of Gloucester

Gorton's History At-A-Glance

  • 1849 – John Pew & Sons emerges as an official company
  • 1874 – Slade Gorton & Company is founded
  • 1875 – “Gorton’s” becomes a registered trademark
  • 1889 – Gorton’s codfish becomes the first record of nationally advertised fish and Gorton’s codfish becomes a household word. Gorton’s billboards line railroads and roads across the United States
  • 1899 – Slade Gorton & Company patents the Original Gorton Fish Cake
  • 1906 – Gorton-Pew Fisheries is founded
  • 1926 – Gorton-Pew introduces Gorton’s Ready-to-Use Codfish in a can
  • Late 1950’s - Gorton’s Research Laboratory achieved a revolutionary new frozen process, exclusive under the brand name of Gorton’s of Gloucester, Inc., known as the Fresh-Lock Process. The “Fresh Lock” process was patented in 1963
  • 1957 – Gorton-Pew Fisheries name changes to Gorton’s of Gloucester
  • 1963 – Gorton’s acquires BlueWater Sea Foods, a Canadian brand
  • 1964 – The Gorton’s Fisherman first appears on a Gorton’s box
  • 1965 – Gorton’s of Gloucester becomes The Gorton Corporation
  • 1968 – Gorton’s merges with General Mills as a wholly owned subsidiary
  • 1978 – First production of the Gorton’s jingle “Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman, Gorton’s of Gloucester”
  • 1995 – Unilever purchases Gorton’s from General Mills
  • 2001 – Unilever sells Gorton’s and BlueWater Seafoods to Nippon Suisan (USA), Inc.
  • 2005 – Gorton's removed trans fat from its entire line of products one year ahead of the January 1, 2006 U.S. federal deadline


  1. We are losing too many companies because of the government


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