Oh My, The Good ole’ days!
Sometimes a good trip down memory lane puts life
in perspective as we look toward the future. As we pack our
offices, we are sorting through over 3 decades of Candlewic
history, and we wanted to take a moment to share a retrospective
that only years of experience can offer. We don’t want
to come off as too arrogant, but when you have been in the
game as long as we have, a feeling of pride and accomplishment
can be expected.
is very interesting to see an old Candlewic catalog from
the 1970’s full of projects and supplies that we were
carrying at the time. When you have been doing something
for as long as we have, it is amazing to see how large of
a knowledge base of trends, cycles, and techniques that builds
up with time. This especially rings true for candles that
were popular 20 or 30 years ago, yet are being touted as “new” to
the industry now. One thing that is not in any of the old
catalogs is gel.
We can remember in the early 1990’s when we happened
across our first gel candle that we purchased in a local
drug store. Keep in mind that this is well before many other
resellers were in business, so we were pleasantly surprised
when we happened across this new exciting material.
We researched this new gel for a long time testing for safety, special
wick coatings, suitable
fragrances and so on. Now we offer everything a candle
maker needs to make these exciting “new” candles.
It is very interesting for us to take a stroll down memory
lane and look back at these historical perspectives to
share with all of you. We encourage new or experienced
candle makers alike to tap into our vast
years of experience to solve your problems, or to share
your own adventures in the wonderful world of candle making.
We feel it important to
keep everybody updated with the details of our
move into the larger facility, so here are a few
answers to our most frequently asked questions.
far along is the move?
So far we have completely moved out of our old Doylestown facility.
This includes our office personnel and our shipping department.
Employees may not be totally settled with decorating their new “homes”,
but the core business processes are up and running. By this point
all customer pick-ups should be in the new facility (but please
excuse the temporary moving clutter).
We still need to move all our bulk storage and our production equipment
from the Ottsville facility. It is too large of a job for our personnel,
so we have contracted a company with cranes and large flatbeds
to move the huge equipment in a timely manner. Remember, we are
more than a mere reseller, so moving our manufacturing equipment
is a very big task.
is the moving Sale?
Due to the large amount of items we are clearing out, we have decided
to make the moving sale a weeklong event. The dates are July 26th
through the 30th.
will the showroom be open?
The show room is something we have always felt bad about since
we stopped it a few years back. The simple fact was we needed space
and the show room was taken over by inventory. This new building
has plenty of room, so we will slowly rebuild it along with a few
other surprises. Our sole commitment is to focus on servicing our
customers through the move, so it will be put on the back burner
another month or two, but don’t worry, it is slowly taking
shape as we go.
We would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers that
have helped us to grow over the last three decades. We appreciate
your patience in the short term as we move. Things are coming
along smoothly and we’ll be 100% up and running well before
the busy holiday season. If you have any concerns regarding the
move, please contact our customer service personnel and they
will help you immediately. Big things are happening and we are
proud to service the industry that we have helped build over
all these years.
What May We Expect From the Moving Sale?
Everybody is wondering what exactly is going to be sold
at the clearance sale? The answer is everything! We have
pallets of wick assemblies, boxes and boxes of molds for
as little as one dollar, discontinued scents, dyes, additives,
waxes, and anything else you can imagine. Everything will
be priced to at ridiculously low prices such as 1 or 2-dollar
polyurethane molds, and wick assemblies as low as 2 dollars
per thousand. Credit cards will be accepted for orders over
25 dollars. Bring your trailers, trucks, and vans because
we have plenty of items for everybody!
in the Lake
can put just about any non-flammable object into
gel and make great looking candles for gifts. You
put nuts and bolts into gel for mechanics & handy
men, put paperclips, tacks, and staples in gel for
secretary’s day, or even put pennies in the
gel to sell to banks or financial firms. This month’s
project is for that special golfer in your life who
may occasionally put a ball into a water hazard...
Gel or Clear
Mold Making Kit
Heat your gel or Clear Container Base.
Insert your wick into the jar and lay pebbles to cover the bottom.
You may need to coat the pebbles with mineral oil to decrease
Add a touch blue dye to the gel, or a small bit of lavender color
wafer to the clear container base to simulate water.
Use the mold making kit to make your own golf ball out of wax and
insert into the jar.
Pour the gel into the jar and you have a finished candle that looks
like a golf ball on the bottom of a lake.
|New Kid on
We do not normally mention every new employee,
but this time it is important to introduce everybody
to Tara, our new customer service representative. We
felt it necessary to announce her arrival because she
will be in contact with many of you on a regular basis.
Please welcome her aboard and help us out by placing
using our part numbers when placing orders.
We get many requests for new color block
and liquid dye colors. For those of you who have
an outdated catalog, we do have new colors available
in earth tones (which are hot this year). For color
blocks, we have B-30 Rust Brown, B-31 Cream, B-32
Artic Blue, and B-33 Olive. For liquid
dye, we have EVO-18 Rust Brown, EVO-19 Cream,
EVO-20 Artic Blue, and EVO-21 Olive.