Hodgdon has sold Goex

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Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by sackett » Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:49 pm

Read this on another site and found the story on the Hodgdon site, verifying it. It seems that sometime last year Hodgdon sold Goex. No word on who the buyer is or whether they will produce sporting BP, but at least it is a step in the right direction......

The paragraph about Goex is near the bottom of the page:
https://hodgdon.com/company/about-us/

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by JonnyV » Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:56 pm

Good to see Hodgdon out of the picture. Hopefully the Swiss bought it.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by marlinman93 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:09 pm

I read the paragraph at Hodgdon's website, but not sure I see anything confirming it is going to begin producing BP again from the fact they sold the name or BP part of Hodgdon? Was it the new owners that blew up the plant last year, or was it sold after the plant blew up?

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Coltsmoke » Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:05 pm

I hope the Swiss didn't buy it, they don't need a monopoly on the BP market. Competition is a good thing.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by SSShooter » Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:58 am

Coltsmoke wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:05 pm
I hope the Swiss didn't buy it, they don't need a monopoly on the BP market. Competition is a good thing.
Amen to that. Swiss is up about 50% in price in the last 2yr. Keeps going it will soon catch up to primers (1000%).
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by sackett » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:28 pm

Coltsmoke wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:05 pm
I hope the Swiss didn't buy it, they don't need a monopoly on the BP market. Competition is a good thing.
You mean like Hodgdon and the smokeless empire they currently have.....LOL

With that being said, I do agree with you......

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by JonnyV » Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:48 pm

Well, if the Swiss don't get it, then I hope its someone equally as competent as they are at running the operation. Never read one article about the Swiss factory exploding yet... What we don't need is some company getting it and then "streamlining" (firing more employees), "cutting red tape" (ditching safety protocols), and "incentivizing" (overworking whoever's left). Seems like Goex's problems started when they moved to LA, you gotta think that the Chinese firework factory approach to safety might have had something to do with that.

We need to have a stable, safe company making a good product that people will buy. We need them to succeed, here's hoping it happens!

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Kenny Wasserburger » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:01 pm

Goex, Gerhart Owen, had a bad explosion in PA also in 1991.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by ScrapMetal » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:57 am

I know this is a bit vague and I couldn't find the source for it but, I had read somewhere that Estes (the model rocket company) had bought out the Goex facility and name as they were a major percentage of Goex's business.

Has anyone else seen that?

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by rgchristensen » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 am

Since the US military is one of the biggest users of BP (artillery igniters, etc) a concern is that they might acquire the plant, and run it as Govt Owned/Contractor Operated, and no longer do civilian sales.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by jbrower » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:52 am

I don't know if anyone has ever lost money selling stuff to the US Government, especially for military applications, so I sort of doubt that Uncle Sam himself would run the operation.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by MC One Shot » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:56 pm

I would have thought that some group such as BAE Systems would have possibly secured GOEX on behalf of the DoD to ensure a supply of powder.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Gussy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:08 am

Who is actually making the rounds for the military? They must have a massive reserve supply?

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Chief Beck » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:18 am

China.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by JonnyV » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:46 am

I would be amazed if china had anything to do with supplying ammo for all military. I know that when I was active (late 80's) every crate of ammo was stamped Lake City. There may be laws prohibiting foreign supply of essential military supplies as well..

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