Pink Flamingos Endangered?

Plastic Pink FlamingoWhile still available from many retailers, the last plastic pink flamingo may have already been produced.

For almost 50 years, Leominster, Massachusetts based Union Products has been producing Don Fetherstone’s original design which has grown to iconic status on the lawn and in our hearts. Now the rising material and energy prices have caused Union Products to close its plant.

But this may not be the end for the beloved pink pair. Dennis Plante, president of Union Products is pursuing a new producer for the fine (simulated) feathered friend. For now we can just hope that he can find a producer who will do as nice a job as Union has.

To read more about the potential demise of the plastic pink flamingo check out these articles:

Boston Herald: Not a leg to stand on

Boing Boing: Pink Flamingos, RIP?

Sun Sentinel: RIP: Pink Flamingo, 1957-2006

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2 thoughts on “Pink Flamingos Endangered?”

  1. Just so everyone knows…the Pink Flamingo is not extinct. It is currently being manufactured in the U.S.A by Pink Inc. For more information go to http://www.flamingopinkinc.com or call 847-772-4967 for pricing. These beauties are in stock and ready to ship!

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