Our 176 Saunders Rd, Barrie location is often referred to as our Head Office/Factory location. At this location we have a retail area showcasing our Formenta FIberglass Flagpoles as well as our flags and many other items available for purchase. Stop in a say hello at 176 Saunders Rd or our retail store at 234 Barrie St, Thornton.
Who would believe it is February 6th with this Spring like weather in Ontario. This garden banner just arrived and is perfect for Spring.
We are often asked by our customers how to dispose of a worn Canadian flag .
A flag is considered to be worn when the colour has faded, it has developed a hole or the outermost seam (fly) of the flag has become frayed. When a flag becomes tattered and is no longer in a suitable condition for use, it should be disposed of in a dignified manner.
The disposal of a flag may be handled in the following manner:
- Flags made of natural fibers (wool, cotton, linen) should be burned in a dignified manner, privately, without ceremony or public attention being drawn to the destruction of the material.
- Flags made of synthetic material (nylon or polyester) should not be burned due to environmental damage and potential fire hazard. They should be respectfully torn into strips, with each element of the flag reduced to a single colour, so that the remaining pieces do not resemble a flag. The individual pieces should then be placed in a bag for disposal – the shreds of fabric should not be reused or fashioned into anything.
To keep your Canadian flag looking bright and beautiful take it down from time to time. If you are expecting an ice storm or a winter blizzard and your flag will not be seen, take it down to avoid any damage to the flag. By taking your flag down in cold or poor weather it will help the flag to last longer.
From time to time inspect your flag and check it for fraying or loose ends, small holes or rips and tears. We are available to perform flag repairs for a low cost.
Always inspect your flag to be sure it is not catching on any items such as trees or roof lines as that will further accelerate the deterioration of the flag.
Flags can be hand washed in cold water if necessary and hung on the pole damp to quickly dry. Wrinkled nylon flags can be ironed at the lowest/delicate setting .
We are two weeks away from Christmas and are all in full seasonal decorating and shopping mode. Seasonal Flags are such an easy way to decorate the outdoors for the holiday season. We have a full stock of new Seasonal flags and we are now offering personalized Seasonal flags and banners as well. What a great gift idea for the flag lover on your list!
Black Friday in Canada started over a decade ago when the Canadian dollar was worth the same as the American dollar and Canadians started crossing the border to shop on Black Friday.
This is a great time to try one of our hand sewn nylon Canada Flags made at our factory in Barrie, Ontario. You won’t be disappointed with this stunning Canadian Made Flag!
In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
This 25 Ft Formenta Fiberglass Flagpole with a Canada Nylon Sewn Flag(made at our factory in Barrie) was installed by our company for a lovely new customer in Kawartha Lakes.
Formenta Signature™ flagpoles are the leaders in fiberglass flag poles and are known to be the world’s maker of the finest quality flagpoles. In 1972, Olov Nyholm took his 26 years of flagpole making experience and began Formenta with one mission – to be the world’s maker of the finest quality flagpole. Formenta, to this day combines the Swedish handcrafted tradition with state-of-the-art technology to produce each magnificent Formenta flagpole. Formenta continues to fashion flagpoles using an exact blend of woven roving fiber and resign to add strength and durability to every Formenta flagpole. Formenta’s elegant fiberglass flagpoles utilize SilentShaft™ technology to prevent noisy halyard clanging. Formenta is recognized as the worlds’ only ISO registered maker of fiberglass flagpoles for its dedication to consistent product quality and commitment to environmental responsibility. A high and consistent quality standard for their products is of highest importance, to meet the demands from our customers. Through close and active relations with our suppliers, we meet market needs and work for future product development. All Formenta flagpoles are made from long lasting glass fiber reinforced polyester and their maintenance free material combines guaranteed strength and low weight with a brilliant, clean finish.
Formenta Signature™ Series is the benchmark line in our selection of fiberglass flagpoles. All Formenta flagpoles are made from long lasting glass fiber reinforced polyester. The maintenance free material combines guaranteed strength and low weight with a brilliant, clean finish.
We are the North American dealer for Formenta Flagpoles, give us a call!