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M.C. Gannon Hat Company

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Sorry to hear this, Brent. Do you know what the issue is with Winchester?


Lots of hatters are having a hard time getting felt from Winchester. Robert @belfastboy was told that Winchester can’t get people to work at their felt plant so they are running way below pre-Covid capacity. Winchester hasn’t accepted new customers for years and in the last couple of years they have dropped some of their smaller volume customers.
 

Rmccamey

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I know this is incredibly easy to say and extremely difficult to do, but some of these small builders might get together and order/buy as a block to gain some leverage. That does not solve the labor situation but it might get them in the queue.
Lots of hatters are having a hard time getting felt from Winchester. Robert @belfastboy was told that Winchester can’t get people to work at their felt plant so they are running way below pre-Covid capacity. Winchester hasn’t accepted new customers for years and in the last couple of years they have dropped some of their smaller volume customers.
 
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You are not making me happy, Brent. Just so you know!


Michael is a great guy and a great milliner I hope things work out.

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He’s a special hatter. I hope he’s able to keep getting felt and making hats. I think he’s going to keep trying with FEPSA, but Pure Beaver is frequently out of stock of felt too.
 

Mighty44

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Lots of hatters are having a hard time getting felt from Winchester. Robert @belfastboy was told that Winchester can’t get people to work at their felt plant so they are running way below pre-Covid capacity. Winchester hasn’t accepted new customers for years and in the last couple of years they have dropped some of their smaller volume customers.
Geez didn’t know all that. Too bad.
 

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