Our goal at Tuckington Industries is to take used materials that would have been destined for the landfill and upcycle them into new industrial strength products that you can rely on for years to come.
At a very young age we had been exposed to the idea that you could take items that were not being used and turn them into something useful by our grandfather Hubert C Bullington. You see, anyone who had been exposed to the Great Depression, World War II, The Korean War and the social revolutions of the Sixties would have a diverse outlook on life. He took those experiences and used them later in life when it came to upcycling materials into something useful.
In Hubert's golden years he worked at a local landfill aka "dump" near Vancouver Washington. His sole responsibility at the dump was to work "the checkpoint". He had to check vehicles entering to make sure they didn't have prohibited items and direct them to the appropriate place to relinquish their garbage. This gave him unlimited access to a multitude of treasures other people were throwing away. On a daily basis he was flabbergasted by what people thought was junk and were throwing away. As a young child I can remember him on a daily basis bringing home items that he would fix or modify to sell via the Little Nickel. Surprisingly he was very successful doing this until his death in 1985.
Our fondest memory from this time period was that he would make us the ultimate rubber band gun from reclaimed wood and inner tubes. He would take reclaimed 2x4 and sheets of plywood to make very rudimentary pistols. He would then take inner-tubes and cut them to make giant rubber bands. He'd stretch the giant rubber bands over the barrel of the wooden pistol which produced a rubber band gun on steroids. Needless to say we would go back home to our parents with huge welts and would listen in while Hubert explained to our parents why it looked like we had been beaten within an inch of our lives.
Fast forward to today, the spirit of Hubert is still with us. We are taking materials that would be thrown away and left to rot in a landfill and turning them into something durable you can use for many years. We are constantly researching and developing new products with you the end user always in mind. We know Hubert would be proud and we hope you are too!
We have included a rare photo of the very photogenic Hubert Bullington while working the checkpoint at the dump. Can you spot the upcylcling in this photo?