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The Pink Flamingo Era Ends in Massachusetts

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The Pink Flamingo Era Ends in Massachusetts

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The Pink Flamingo Era Ends in Massachusetts

The Pink Flamingo Era Ends in Massachusetts

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In Leominster, Mass., the Union Products company has been making plastic pink flamingos for nearly 50 years. The plant is closing tomorrow, after stopping production earlier this year.

Robert Siegel talks with the man who created the first pink plastic flamingo as a Union Products employee back in the 1950s. Don Featherstone went on to become president of the company before his retirement six years ago.

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