Moving A Trumpet Company

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eclipse trumpets, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Just out of interest!!

    If you had a trumpet repair and manufacturing company located in Europe and you were thinking seriously of re-locating it to the States, where would you move it all to?

    Bear in mind:

    You didnt really want terrible rainy weather like you have in your own country
    Close enough to a major city (for customer purposes)

    Nice area to live that isnt over the top on house and workshop prices

    Lots of trumpet players wouldnt hurt of course!

    Within 4 or 5 hours drive of the sea or nice big lakes could be good too

    Any ideas????


  2. trpguyy

    trpguyy Piano User

    Nov 26, 2003
    New York City, or its surroundings. There is a serious shortage of music stores in NY, let alone a trumpet workshop. The East Coast, in fact, is pretty barren of instrument makers. Monette used to be in Boston, and that's all that comes to mind.
    There is an endless amount of players, you're an hour awat from the Jersey Shore, and I bet Dillon's would love you that close by. I admit, I'm a little biased because I would love nothing more than to have you guys no more than 3 hours away from me. I could also suggest L.A., but I've never actually been to the West Coast.

    Just imagine...."Eclipse- the preffered trumpet of Broadway musicians." 8)
  3. Bourbon City

    Bourbon City Pianissimo User

    Jun 8, 2004
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    OK. I have the location for you. Louisville, KY. It's a great place to live. It's on the beautiful Ohio River. It's just a few hours away from the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. It has one of the finest music schools in the nation. It has the Kentucky Derby and all the festivities that go with it. Louisville is close to Lexington, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Nashville.

    And Trumpet players? Yes. We have good ones, great ones, cool ones, big ones and not so big ones. I'm one of them.

    Let me know if you want to come and vist. I'll put you in contact with people in the know.
  4. Vessehune

    Vessehune Pianissimo User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Sunnyside, WA
    Yakima Washington

    It is nice in the summer. Very close to Mountains and Lakes. Not a huge city, but has reasonable pricing. I would have suggested Seattle or Portland, but you mentioned the rain thing. Yakima has around 300 days of sunshine per year. There are several universities within driving distance. And it's close to where I'm from!! :)

    As a side note Manhasset music stands are made in the Yakima area.

    Here is a link to a website about Yakima:
  5. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

    Dec 6, 2003
    I'd have to second New York. Lots of people, lots of trumpet players, close to the water. Also, you get all kinds of weather. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and everything in between.

    Or Toronto, whatever. :-)
  6. ScreaminTrumpet

    ScreaminTrumpet New Friend

    Feb 25, 2004
    Lubbock, TX
    The Eastern US barren of manufacturers or music stores.....are you for REAL! I have a great location for's dry....good climate, great people, centrally located. Lubbock, TX. It would be great to have a manufacturer in this part of the world! If anywhere is barren of GOOD music stores etc, it would be here.
  7. uatrmpt

    uatrmpt Piano User

    Nov 29, 2003
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    In 2001, Tuscaloosa was named the country's only All-American City. There is low crime and a small town feel, yet you have all that you need in town (shopping, eating, medical care). Tuscaloosa is also home to the University of Alabama and is within driving distance of University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Southern Miss. Univ., UAB, Samford Univ., Jacksonville State. Univ, Auburn and Troy State Universities. Also, Tuscaloosa is approximately 3 hours from Atlanta and a day's drive from the Gulf of Mexico and Warburton & Lawler in Florida. As you see, there is a wide area for local sales.

    Alabama is quickly becoming an automobile manufacturing center, with the Mercedes-Benz plant that manufactures the M-Class within 15 minutes of town, and Honda and Hyundai plants in Northern Alabama. Blackburn Trumpets are located slightly north of Alabama in Tennessee.

    The winters are mild and the summers are warm and humid, but with the Black Warrior River and Lake Tuscaloosa in town, there is plenty to do to keep cool. Mean annual temp - 63.4° F Lowest mean temp. (Jan.) - 46.9°F Highest mean temp. (Jul.) - 81.7 ° F

    The dual cities of Tuscaloosa/Northport have a combined population of slightly less than 100,000. As I said earlier, you are very close to several large cities, all of which have international airports:
    Birmingham, AL 58 Miles
    Atlanta, GA 198 Miles
    Memphis, TN 197 Miles
    New Orleans, LA 294 Miles

    If you're looking for a great place to raise a family, give Tuscaloosa a shot.

    Check out these links:
  8. Mr. Stomvi

    Mr. Stomvi Pianissimo User

    Nov 14, 2003
    It's gotta be San Diego. 365 days of sun, right on the ocean and two bays. Yea - I know housing costs are through the roof but just think - you are right on the Mexican border. Think of those thousands of Mexican mariachi trumpet players just dyin for a new trumpet :D

    Seth Moore
  9. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    Try the midwest. I personally think Iowa's education program is pretty great. There are a few cities that are near the mighty Mississippi like Dubuque, Davenport, Clinton, and Bellevue. And the Cedar River is in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and Charles City. The Iowa River is Iowa City and Coralville. I am not sure about Des Moines however...
  10. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Hi Guy's

    I have to say that they all sound enticing so far!

    Oh and does anyone have any spare Green Cards??? will pay well :lol: or we can do some kind of deal for horns? remember we do a great flugel now too so maybe a C trumpet a flugel and a Bb :lol:

    I did actually look at a government site the other night out of interest to see what were the basic requirements and to be honest it seems pretty difficult unless you are a top brain surgeon or a Teacher.

    Or you have to have 6 billion dollars in loose change

    It may be a lot simpler than i have been led to believe, but i guess it would take a couple of years to sort out anyway.



    Keep those suggestions coming, its very interesting to hear about these lovely places all over the States.

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