captoveur wrote:This thread needs some love so this isn't a great update, but I wanted to keep things alive.
So as far as Testors goes I heard Rust Oleum bought them and a bunch of colors are getting killed. Which sucks, because I liked Model Master.
RPM International bought them in 1984 and they also owned Rustoleum.
"Friday, May 17th, 2013
Dear Valued Partner,
I am writing to inform you about changes that are taking place at the Testor Corporation. For over 80
years, we have provided premium paints and finishing systems to the craft and hobby industry. Today,
we announced that we are transforming our business in order to more effectively address the changing
needs of our consumers and their interests.
We’ve made the decision to exit the following businesses within the Testor® Brand family - Pactra®,
Floquil®, Polyscale®, and ColorArtz®. This will enable the Testor Corporation to return to our foundation
of success – providing premium, innovative product that inspires creativity. We will continue to accept
orders and ship product for a limited time based on available quantities.
Going forward, the following brands will be critical to our success and development – Testor®, Model
Master™, and Aztek®. These brands will be infused with marketing support, innovation and operational
In support of this, we have announced a consolidation of operations at our Rockford facilities. Over the
next several months we will provide updates critical to your order and delivery needs as well as product
availability. We assure you there will be no disruption to service during this transition.
Our commitment to the Testor brand has never been stronger. By implementing these changes, and the
ability to leverage all of Rust-Oleum’s world class services, we are more strongly poised to take your
business to the next level through product and merchandising innovations, and increased customer
intimacy. Please contact me or your sales manager directly with any questions.
We appreciate your business!
Kristin J. Schiro
Director of Sales & Marketing"
Testor's is out of Rockford Illinois, think it is more of Hussein Obama's EPA going out of control.
"ROCKFORD (WREX) -
The Testor Corporation has announced it will refocus its practices on core brands, resulting in the elimination of one Rockford facility and a loss of jobs.
Ed Voorhees, president of North America for Rust-Oleum Corporation, says the company is realigning its operations to better invest in product development with the hopes of future growth.
As a result, Testor's Rockford facilities will be consolidated. One facility will close and staff will be reduced. The two remaining facilities will continue operations."