‘Tis the season!
Plymouth Foam Inc. associates had the opportunity to reveal a project that began construction several months ago. The big reveal came during the Plymouth Holiday Parade and featured this year’s company float; what most viewers didn’t know was the background of the float and process in which it was built.
Our 2014 float began with the idea of “volunteerism” (giving back to the community), we began construction in mid-October. The float took a more traditional direction as we added banners that coincided with our theme, but also added winter elements to stay with the spirit of the season. As construction continued, we discovered that several ideas couldn’t be used in the final design based on time and space available. Some of those ideas included another tree (which we didn’t have ample time to build) and a team of reindeer (which required more room on the trailer). Overall, we were very proud of our team members’ attention to detail during the building. Each ornament on the tree was unique and every penguin was hand-painted with minor differences and poses.
After all was said and done, the float required about 100 man hours over the course of six weeks. Although it required a solid amount of effort and extra time on behalf of our associates, we were honored to be a part of such a wonderful event and proud to support our local community. Building our holiday float has become a tradition in our company and we look forward to continuing that tradition in future years!
Check out pictures of the Plymouth Foam, Inc. holiday float below: