[Rhodes22-list] Apparent Change Of Ownership @ JSI
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 06:38:15 -0400
Richard & Toad,
I just saw this notice. I appears SailNet has bought out JSI. They are in
the process of moving the JSI sail loft to S. Carolina. If you are still
considering ordering a full batten mainsail from these folks, then take
S/V Dynamic Equilibrium
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam and Cheryl Boyle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 9:19 PM
Subject: Changes at SailNet
> Cheryl and I would like to let you know about some changes that are taking
> place at SailNet. As most of you know, we've spent the past three years
> integrating the old JSI into SailNet. We've also survived some very
> troubling times for any small company, much less a "dot com." Between
> economic meltdowns and terrorists we've struggled to maintain a quality of
> service for our customers - the people who ultimately make SailNet
> We're fully aware that we've missed that goal on occasion, delivering
> than" the service you deserve. We want you to know that we're taking
> to improve the way we do business.
> The first step was selling three operating units, Canvas, Cushions and
> Spars, to a group based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The second step is to
> relocate the remaining Florida operations, Order Fulfillment, AirForce
> Sails, and Custom Rigging to a new facility located in North Charleston,
> South Carolina. That will be accomplished over this upcoming weekend.
> the next few months, we will move the rest of the Company into this new
> What does this mean for you? Three things. First, the three units that
> sold each produce high quality custom products, but, for a very small
> audience, most of whom are located within a 60 mile radius of Tampa/St.
> Petersburg, Florida. As hard as we tried, these units do not fit with our
> business model and national audience. We have formed a strategic alliance
> with the new owners so that we can continue to supply these items to our
> customers that need them.
> Second, by moving the remaining parts of the business to our facility in
> South Carolina, we no longer have to charge sales tax in the state of
> Florida. That's right, no more sales tax for Florida residents beginning
> September 1st.
> Third, by consolidating all our operations into a state-of-the-art
> in South Carolina we will improve the quality of service we deliver to
> both with faster order processing and shorter shipping times (St.
> was almost at the end of the logistics pipeline).
> As part of this process, we've also increased staffing in our Call Center
> and Customer Service and we've started implementing a new inventory
> management system. We intend to steadily improve the quality of service
> the point where your service experience at SailNet is literally "second to
> We appreciate your past support and business. Please let us know how
> doing as these changes unfold over the next several months. Your feedback
> is as important to us as ever - without you there is no SailNet.
> Sam and Cheryl Boyle
> SailNet, Where Sailors get it!