Monday, March 10, 2014

A sad day

My favorite rocket company, Semroc, is closing its doors after providing outstanding products and service to the rocket community for many years. The owner recently passed away and his son was hit by a serious illness that hospitalized him with organ failure. Even though Bruce recovered - thankfully - the small Mom and Pop business could not continue. This was posted today on Ye Olde Rocket Forum:

Future of Semroc

Semroc Fans,
I am sorry to say that we will be closing the company. After my father’s death and my stay in the hospital I have realized that it will be impossible to catch up. I have decided after much thought that it would be in my best interest to close the doors. This is not an easy decision after living a 10yr plus dream with my Dad. We appreciate all the loyalty that you have all shown me and my family over the years, we are forever grateful. We will always cherish the memories and friendships we have made over the years. It has made all this worthwhile. 
All of the current inventory is up for sale but there will not be any custom parts cut and once the kits and parts are gone there will be no more. If anyone is interested in buying out current stock please drop us an email and let us know. Again thank you all for helping me and my family live the dream!

The Semroc Family

I will truly miss these guys - they helped me recapture the excitement of rocketry in building the models of my youth, and there was no one who did more for their customers, even making custom parts for free or a pittance. They were, and are, the absolute best!

1 comment:

  1. This really is very bad news. As an ol' rocketeer from the 60's I am very shocked that my supply of nostalgia is going to vanish. I understand that they did have some serious problems(not business related) that prompted their decision. That have to do what is best for them. Semroc provided an excellent service to the model rocket community and they will be missed by this hobbyist for sure. As they fade into that soft purple sunset, let me say "thank you" and God Bless you for everything you provided and accomplished. Gary.