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Thomas FX is closed today, Wednesday August 17.
We will resume normal business hours on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM.
Betty had eye surgery this morning and is now at home recovering.
After a quick followup visit with her surgeon first thing in the morning we will head to the office for our late 10:00 opening.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this mid-week closure might have caused.
Normal business hours and emergency after hours service will resume tomorrow.
Thomas FX is in the middle of restructuring our organization, beefing up manufacturing operations with more highly skilled technicians.
We have been conducting "hands-on" work auditions for short listed manufacturing Lead Hand candidates this week and are almost ready to make some decisions.
By the end of next week we hope to have hired and trained a completely new manufacturing crew.
We have set a gruelling pace all week and are now down to the two final candidates that will round out our team.
Once the manufacturing team has been put in place we will resume interviews for Operations Manager, and Customer Care Coordinator, positions yet to be filled.
Then, with the Halloween retail season about to begin we will be hiring customer service and makeup effects consultants to work in our bricks & mortar store.
Stay tuned for more news.
In response to numerous customer requests, Thomas FX is pleased to announce that it has received its first shipment of what seem to be the most sought after selection of UltraMaterials products.
Drop by today and buy UltraMaterials products from our bricks and mortar entertainment supply store, or buy UltraMaterials products online 24 hours a day from thomasfx.com .
Long credited, and cherished, as one of the people responsible for bringing the film industry to Vancouver and Canada, he improved the lives of everyone he touched.
John passed quietly at 5:50 pm on March 22, 1994 with his beloved wife Betty at his side.
Rest in Peace John . . . .
Putting "Cheap" fluid into your special effects equipment is FALSE ECONOMY.
Our service department has been active this year repairing equipment damaged by technicians that are using the wrong types of fluids in their equipment.
You would not put oil into your gas tank, or gasoline into your windshield washer reservoir, so why would you use the wrong fluid in expensive special effects equipment? ..... to save a couple of dollars?
We only sell high quality fluids from reputable manufacturers, and we always recommend that technicians use the manufacturers' recommended fluids. FYI: One brand is not necessarily "exactly the same" as another, so don't be fooled by a sales pitch.
Equipment repairs will cost hundreds of dollars. In some cases equipment has been so badly damaged by cheap fluids that they are simply beyond economic repair.
In the past week alone, we have serviced 7 expensive professional snow and fog machines, for owners whose technicians chose to use cheap fluids as a substitute for the proper recommended fluids.
While we are always ready and willing to repair customer's gear, we would prefer to help them avoid expensive problems in the first place. IF you really want to "save" money, use the manufacturer's recommended fluids in your equipment.
CHEAP FLUIDS = EXPENSIVE REPAIRS
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