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Horton - belly up

I learned tonight that Horton has shut its doors. Two weeks ago I heard it was a possibility they might not be open at the end of the month. And apparently their bank came in and locked the doors.

Not 100% sure what happened, but might be a good business opportunity for someone to purchase if they are looking to get into the xbow industry.

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Dnt think so. I just returned a Havoc 150 for repair and they received it yesterday...

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Re: Horton - belly up

Been some rumors circulating for about 2 months now about their future. All that was carrying them was their reverse draw bows. The rest of their lineup has been dead for far too many years.

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Re: Horton - belly up

Im not sure of their current operations, I just know what I learned last night...and that is fact their bank came in and locked the doors.

I have no idea how many employees they have. But being a PA based company...it stinks for everyone involved.

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I thought Horton was in Ohio? Either way, that is sad news. They use to be #1 and made many crossbow models and you saw them everywhere. I wonder where they went wrong?

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Just spoke to someone on the inside. This locking is just a rumor.

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They maybe from Ohio, I know the meetings we've been involved in with Horton were held in their office in eastern PA.

Good question, where did they go wrong. Too much time spent trying to re-engineer the reverse limb technology? Over spending on brand exposure?

Either way...its a shame such a big name is in so much trouble. You would think with the growing popularity of xbows in general, they would be doing well. I guess thats not the case. Possibly a serious case of mismanagement. Dont forget the common link between Horton and the sinking reputation of Thompson Center.

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RobertG, all due respect, I hope you are right. But my direct sources tell me otherwise.

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I dont know all the details as to whats going on besides the possible sale of the company. But, I received an email from a tech and.engineer there this morning at 9am. They are working on my bow.

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I hope this is not true,purchased a havoc 175 in late october last fall after my parker buckbuster right limb broke,had a heck of a time with parker resolving my issue and needed a bow for the last two weeks of the season.so far the havoc 175 has been very good,quiet, manuverable and well balanced.I sure hope i dont have any issues with it. jeff
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