Grinnen's Last Stand
A Real Stand For A Real Tree !!
Made in Wampum, PA.
It is 2012 and we still sell tree stands
My name is Jim Grinnen and my wife is Barb.
We would like to tell you a little about our stand.
When we got married I found out that Christmas decorating
was one of Barbs favorite pass times. So our first Christmas we needed a big tree and a good stand.
The tree took longer to pick out then our living room furniture but the stand would be easy (I though).
The stand I found was $18.00 and the box said it
would hold a tree as well as the Earth did.
After 2 hours of trying to get the Earth like grip I cracked the stand.
I was #$*+@ to say the least and Barb was Crying, what to do next? Have a few beers, not a good start
to the holiday.
Having a back ground in masonry I realized that for something to stand it has to have a strong foundation.
I started playing around with different designs over the years. Finally I designed this stand as a simple and strong foundation for a Christmas Tree.
This may not be a good picture. But I think you can tell Barb is happy.
Barb likes this picture.
This tree had 150 pounds of frozen rain on it.