“A” for Originality?

It’s true what they say; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  And this goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway), imitation should not be confused with innovation.

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Over the years, we’ve sat back as one of our competitors talked to anyone who would listen about how our solar roof mounts are inferior to theirs, citing our use of EPDM rubber bushings, which are an integral part of our patented, watertight compression technology.  Their claim has always been that EPDM rubber will break down, and even crack over time.  This is not the case.

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That’s OK, though, we know better.  Taking statements like this with a grain of salt is easy when you simply know that your product line is everything you say it is.  A few words come to mind here:  Watertight. Durable. Dependable.  Secure. Fast. Straightforward. Cost-effective (technically two words, but the hyphen makes it count as one). The list goes on.

I have to admit, there is a certain degree of amusement to be had as this competitor, who was quick to point out imagined flaws, is now, almost out of thin air (and rather quietly, I might add), offering products that incorporate the use of EPDM rubber bushings to form a watertight seal.  Hmmm…..interesting.

But it’s not all smoke and mirrors.  You see, the reason for this is exactly what it appears to be – Lo and behold, our method works!  What a discovery!  EPDM rubber bushings are superior in creating a watertight seal that will remain impermeable even in the harshest environments.  We weren’t just making this stuff up.  After all, why would anyone ever want to take the time to design, engineer and manufacture products that wouldn’t work?

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While we can’t give our competition an “A” for originality in this case, it’s easy to see why the idea would be replicated – it works on such a grand scale for us, so maybe it will do the same for them.

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On a completely separate topic, and in saving the best part of the story for last, we hope you all have at least one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  If you have even one thing, you can count yourself as lucky.  If you have more than one thing?  Well, our hats are off to you!  We hope your Holiday is a memorable one, full with family, friends, warmth, and laughter.

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Oh, and before I forget….If you wake up Friday morning and find that you have any leftover stuffing (or dressing, depending on which part of the country you live in), shoot me an email and I’ll give you my address!

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