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JJP Moving to Illinois


By ForceFlow

8 months ago



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    #451 7 months ago

    Jack Hazoff of Toronto Illinois

    #452 7 months ago

    JJP should be able to poach some quality talent from other pin companies in Illinois......

    #453 7 months ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    I think its a good move for JJP but I have to ask, who gives a flying fuck where they make their pins? Or even more ridiculous is what Jack will call himself.

    There is a rumor he is merging with another Jack and is going to reinvent himself...

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    #454 7 months ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    There is a rumor he is merging with another Jack and is going to reinvent himself...[quoted image]

    Changing names you say ???

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    #455 7 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    So right!
    Me in Indiana 2600sqft home$2010 prop tax per year
    My son in Illinois 2500sqft home $5250 per year WTF!

    I cut my taxes by 75% just by moving out of illinois. I was paying through the nose there....mostly for a school system I nor anyone in my family would ever use.

    #456 7 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    So right!
    Me in Indiana 2600sqft home$2010 prop tax per year
    My son in Illinois 2500sqft home $5250 per year WTF!

    Both of those seem cheap to me. Plenty of people in Illinois paying 3.5-4% of their home's value every year in property tax. This state is crazy!!

    #457 7 months ago

    Try $8K in LA for 1400 Sq Ft.

    Your guys property tax is chump change

    #458 7 months ago
    Quoted from wolfemaaan:

    Try $8K in LA for 1400 Sq Ft.
    Your guys property tax is chump change

    Another case of citizens being overtaxed by their crazy liberal governments!
    Kick em out and vote in more conservative leaders who show some common sense

    #459 7 months ago

    I was birthed in and am currently typing this message from Illinois, USA. Politics and regionalism aside, the weather here typically sucks (hot/cold, always very humid), but we've got legal cannibis now! That's probably what prompted the move. Also, historically, many great pinball manufacturers (Gottlieb! Williams/Bally!) were once located here. Some still are! Full disclosure: I played Wizard of Oz once.

    #460 7 months ago
    Quoted from Manimal:

    I cut my taxes by 75% just by moving out of illinois. I was paying through the nose there....mostly for a school system I nor anyone in my family would ever use.

    I agree on the school system tax. Way too much

    #461 7 months ago
    Quoted from wolfemaaan:

    Try $8K in LA for 1400 Sq Ft.
    Your guys property tax is chump change

    imagine what your taxes would be if we didn't have prop 13 in California....

    #462 7 months ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    ...who gives a flying fuck where they make their pins? Or even more ridiculous is what Jack will call himself.

    Like most dumb shit around, you'd be surprised.

    #463 7 months ago

    All I know is Barry from AP has went with JJP now, and if JJP can keep adding great people like him, the sky will be the limit for JJP.

    #464 7 months ago

    Southside Johnny and The Asbury Pinballers

    #465 7 months ago

    Are they moved yet already?

    2 months later
    #466 5 months ago

    Anyone have an update on the move? Hows it going?

    #467 5 months ago
    Quoted from Three60in:

    Anyone have an update on the move? Hows it going?

    I think elk grove is still in the lock down zone.

    #468 5 months ago

    Looks like they actually picked a great time to shut down production for the move, if there is such a thing as "great" in all this.

    #469 5 months ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Looks like they actually picked a great time to shut down production for the move, if there is such a thing as "great" in all this.

    Makes transferring equipment from the old factory easier but hiring & training a new workforce must be a nightmare with the uncertainty on reopening timing. On the good side, they may have built some inventory to facilitate the move which is probably selling well given the uptick in stay-at-home entertainment spending

    #470 5 months ago
    Quoted from luckymoey:

    Makes transferring equipment from the old factory easier but hiring & training a new workforce must be a nightmare with the uncertainty on reopening timing. On the good side, they may have built some inventory to facilitate the move which is probably selling well given the uptick in stay-at-home entertainment spending

    I suspect like Stern uses we have 20 plus temp agencies in that area so they could get a fleet of shop assemblers in a day with a single call. Take a bit of time to show each station what to do but suspect they will manage quickly.

    #471 5 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    I suspect like Stern uses we have 20 plus temp agencies in that area so they could get a fleet of shop assemblers in a day with a single call. Take a bit of time to show each station what to do but suspect they will manage quickly.

    I need a job. Can i stay at your house "in basement of course"?
    I would love to build machines for JJP for a season, even help set up factory. It is kinda what i did before, just on a much larger scale.

    #472 5 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    I need a job. Can i stay at your house "in basement of course"?
    I would love to build machines for JJP for a season, even help set up factory. It is kinda what i did before, just on a much larger scale.

    Having paid temp workers I don’t think you would Want that wage. Plus just a guess but while we all love pinball standing at the same station all day putting the same 9 screws in for 9 hours isn’t as fun or rewarding as one might think lol. And you know if your ever in this area our home/arcade is Always open for you!

    #473 5 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    There are 20 plus temp agencies in that area so they could get a fleet of shop assemblers in a day with a single call.

    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Can I stay at your house? I would love to build machines for JJP for a season.

    OLD NEWS: The Mod Couple carries Mod Magic!, expanding their pinball mod business.

    #474 5 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    I need a job. Can i stay at your house "in basement of course"?
    I would love to build machines for JJP for a season, even help set up factory. It is kinda what i did before, just on a much larger scale.

    Yeah right.... I just saw @yelobirds collection I too want to stay in the basement.

    #475 5 months ago
    Quoted from bssbllr:

    Yeah right.... I just saw @yelobirds collection I too want to stay in the basement.

    Maybe we could hang out at Yelobird’s place like the 70’s show.
    That would be fun wouldn’t it?
    What would be nice is if Pat or Joe could gives us all a looksee at the new place.

    #476 5 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    Maybe we could hang out at Yelobird’s place like the 70’s show.
    That would be fun wouldn’t it?

    Yes it would.

    #477 5 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    Maybe we could hang out at Yelobird’s place like the 70’s show.
    That would be fun wouldn’t it?
    What would be nice is if Pat or Joe could gives us all a looksee at the new place.

    Anytime my friend. We love visitors of like interest in the hobby and meeting new people. Was just in Evansville (Mt Vernon actually) just a few days ago I could have picked you up! lol

    And to the other comment, we have been partnered with Mod Magic and his beautiful creations for some time. A creative talent and great guy so his products are already in our store!

    #478 5 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    I suspect like Stern uses we have 20 plus temp agencies in that area so they could get a fleet of shop assemblers in a day with a single call. Take a bit of time to show each station what to do but suspect they will manage quickly.

    May be one more reason to wait awhile before buying their next game. New/temp employees where probably one of the reasons for the initial problems with Pirates. Lots of States offer recruitment & training incentives to entice new factories, but not sure about IL and typically doesn't apply to temps.

    #479 5 months ago

    WAIT ....?????

    I live in Illinois -- JJP is coming to Illinois???

    SAY IT NOT SO......

    Now .....If only Joe would move to Illinois -

    Maybe, Just Maybe -- The worlds would collide.

    #480 5 months ago

    Looking doubtful that JJP will survive the pandemic. They weren't exactly flush with cash before all this began.

    #481 5 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Looking doubtful that JJP will survive the pandemic. They weren't exactly flush with cash before all this began.

    Maybe if they are in the DuPage part and that reopens before the Cook part

    #482 5 months ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    Maybe if they are in the DuPage part and that reopens before the Cook part

    Huh?

    #483 5 months ago

    Dupage and cook are counties here in Chicagoland. Elk Grove village is in cook county and that’s where jjp is moving to.

    #484 5 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Looking doubtful that JJP will survive the pandemic. They weren't exactly flush with cash before all this began.

    This pandemic might have been good for JJP....layoffs, furloughs, reduce overhead, push restart when its over...

    #485 5 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    This pandemic might have been good for JJP....layoffs, furloughs, reduce overhead, push restart when its over...

    Don't forget government free money to help with the shutdown losses.

    #486 5 months ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Dupage and cook are counties here in Chicagoland. Elk Grove village is in cook county and that’s where jjp is moving to.

    Elk Grove village is in cook and dupage

    #487 5 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Looking doubtful that JJP will survive the pandemic. They weren't exactly flush with cash before all this began.

    JJP will survive this pandemic. Lots happening behind the scenes. Just going to take time and be a little slow at start up.
    Big question...Will there be an expo this year?
    If not, that will play into Jacks hand for TPF next year.

    #488 5 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    JJP will survive this pandemic. Lots happening behind the scenes. Just going to take time and be a little slow at start up.
    Big question...Will there be an expo this year?
    If not, that will play into Jacks hand for TPF next year.

    Fingers crossed for Pinball Expo 2020. Just under 5 months out....

    #489 5 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Fingers crossed for Pinball Expo 2020. Just under 5 months out....

    Almost zero chance of that. Per the Illinois reopening plan, conventions are only allowed in phase 5, which is defined as "vaccine or highly effective treatment widely available or the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period." At this point the question is, will there be a 2021 Expo?

    I am NOT debating the virus, vaccines, treatments, testing, merits of reopening, etc. Just stating the Illinois plan and what it will take for Expo to happen.

    #490 5 months ago

    Expo 2021 it is!!!! 2020 sucks balls!!

    #491 5 months ago

    Or hold Expo 2020 in Youngstown, Ohio

    Ohio, Open for bidness on May 21, 2020

    #492 5 months ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Almost zero chance of that. Per the Illinois reopening plan, conventions are only allowed in phase 5, which is defined as "vaccine or highly effective treatment widely available or the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period." At this point the question is, will there be a 2021 Expo?
    I am NOT debating the virus, vaccines, treatments, testing, merits of reopening, etc. Just stating the Illinois plan and what it will take for Expo to happen.

    WI is open (for now) or maybe they can move it to the parking lot over in lake if cook is still more locked down.

    #493 5 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Or hold Expo 2020 in Youngstown, Ohio
    Ohio, Open for bidness on May 21, 2020

    I forget who said it when they shut down the TPF,but these shows are like a petry dish for disease.If it was just the breathing thing we coul wear mask,but the touching thing is fucked up.

    #494 5 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    I forget who said it when they shut down the TPF,but these shows are like a petry dish for disease.If it was just the breathing thing we coul wear mask,but the touching thing is fucked up.

    also likely little to none NON US based people going as well.

    #495 5 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Or hold Expo 2020 in Youngstown, Ohio
    Ohio, Open for bidness on May 21, 2020

    That would be restricted in Ohio never happen. I'm not even confident Pincinnati will be held and it's in December.

    #496 5 months ago
    Quoted from RichieWrench:

    WAIT ....?????
    I live in Illinois -- JJP is coming to Illinois???
    SAY IT NOT SO......
    Now .....If only Joe would move to Illinois -
    Maybe, Just Maybe -- The worlds would collide.

    LOOK at my activity -- Its like I flat lined and just had a heart beat and woke up -- Man I have been busy - That is something that I do not take for granted.

    #497 5 months ago

    So when might we see the next titlle?

    #498 5 months ago
    Quoted from musketd:

    So when might we see the next titlle?

    Has to move plant still and rebuild it. Covid killed the move in. That phase should start in next couple months. Then, I believe they will start with filling orders of existing product first.
    I think its going to be sometime before we see the new game. I'm just guessing, but I'm close.

    #499 5 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Has to move plant still and rebuild it. Covid killed the move in. That phase should start in next couple months. Then, I believe they will start with filling orders of existing product first.
    I think its going to be sometime before we see the new game. I'm just guessing, but I'm close.

    You don't think they started the move, at all?

    #500 5 months ago

    Sounds like no new title anytime soon then

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