The good folks FBM have had a rougher winter than most so they’ve put together this article to give a bit more insight and some perspective on how things have been for them over the past few months.
“In the past few months, we have been face with multiple issues that have disrupted FBM’s business operations, heres a brief rundown of our weird ass bike company and the winter antics.
As a small independent manufacturing based company, we have different details to our operation that add up to making it difficult to have lots of cash flow, things like tooling expenses, machine shop supplies, maintenance, manufacturers liability insurance, welding supplies, and a laundry list of other complicated details that come along with assuming the responsibility and the task of making bikes, and parts, and warehousing them on our own.
We choose to do things this way…
One of the drawbacks is that the space we require as a company such as FBM is rarely affordable given the nature of the BMX industry, and we end up in places like an old shoe factory that made boots for U.S. soldiers during Wolrd War 2.
In addition to what is listed here – Some of you may know- John Lee had a bad accident, and while he recovers we are down one person with the day to day at Heaquarters. John Lee is the man who essentially manages the warehouse, and much of the behind the scenes action at FBM, him being out for a couple months has had an impact on our everyday work scenario.” - FBM