As some of you may have already been aware of, Gorilla CNC
closed it's doors
on November 16. 2009. As one of the founders of the company, this was an
unfortunate turn of events. When Ron and I started Gorilla in his garage we
had dreams of the company ruling the CNC
One of the great disappointments in this closing is the fact that we had
managed to partner with General Manufacturing to introduce CNC
the woodworking industry. We were very proud of this accomplishment.
General's entrance into the CNC
market has been a great success and they
have determined this is an opportunity they will continue to pursue.
I have been working with General since November 2008 to develop this
lucrative market opportunity and, while Gorilla's closing was a setback for
us, we are committed to continuing to serve the wood industry with a lineup
of North American manufactured CNC
routers for both hobbyists and
professionals. General has already found alternative sources for electronics
and a technical support infrastructure has already been put in place to
insure that the equipment sold is fully supported. We are convinced that the
product and it's support will be greater than ever!
On a personal note, I want to assure all of you who I have met over the past
5 years that my commitment to helping all customers make their CNC
the most profitable tool in their shop has not diminished. It has been a
pleasure to have had the opportunity to introduce Gorilla's "Wild
Technology" to the woodworking marketplace and I am looking forward to doing
so on behalf of General. Also, in my 30 plus years of marketing experience
(wow am I getting old) it is rare to find a company that has such integrity
and a commitment to quality and customer support. I look forward to a long
and prosperous tenure with General.
The Gorilla CNC
website is still active www.gorillacnc.com
and will remain
so until we have established a General CNC
website. I will inform you when
this occurs. Meantime, if you have any support issues, want more information
on the General CNC
product or just want to snoop around and see what we are
up to feel free to surf over to see us.
On behalf of me, my family and the team at General, I want to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and
a blessed and prosperous 2010.
Director of Marketing - CNC