On May 26, 2011, Herff Jones announced the closure of the Spherical Concepts
Division and the discontinuance of the Artline Brand. The closure is effective
May 31, 2011.
With less than 1 week notice to the Spherical Concepts dealers, Herff Jones
closed down the Spherical Concepts Division which they acquired in 2007. The
remaining inventory from Spherical Concepts was turned over to the Cram Globe
Division at Herff Jones where the inventory is being sold on a first come first
How does this action affect you, our World Globe Universe customer? The
bottom line is, there is a limited number of Artline Globes left in inventory
at the Cram Globe Division and in our own warehouse. As the inventory is
exhausted the products will be pulled from our active sales pages and placed in
the discontinued products archive.
For a more detailed look at the impacts of the closure of Spherical Concepts
and the discontinuance of the Artline Brand, we invite you to read the article;
Where did they go? The
disappearing US globe manufacturers.