BOSTON—The original pink flamingo lawn ornament, the symbol of kitsch
whose obituary was almost written after its central Massachusetts
manufacturer went out of business, is rising phoenix-like from the ashes
and taking wing to upstate New York.
A manufacturer that bought the copyright and plastic molds for the
original version plans to resume production in Westmoreland, N.Y. HMC
International LLC will pick up where Union Products Inc. left off last year
when it shuttered its Leominster, Mass., plastics factory after 50 years of
Flamingos back from the dead (link via
Back in October, I reported on the
demise of the plastic pink flamingo, but I'm happy to report that the pla
stic pink flamingo has been taken off the extinction list.
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