A current employee of the now-defunct "cooperative" told me there is a big meeting today regarding the new buyer for the "corporation". With the recent posting of the newspaper article regarding Burley's financial problems, and the pending announcement of a new buyer (who is expected to sell and/or turn around the business within the coming year), it's clear the marketing man at Burley wasn't either informed to what was going on with the business (which, in itself, is a scary and very unprofessional business environment to be working within); or, more probably, was outright lying when stating that everything was "fine" at Burley, and there was no intention to sell the business. It's not clear why he just couldn't say "no comment" if there were concerns about leaks. It's one thing to try and put a positive spin on a very bad situation; it's another to outright fib to the cycling community. I know that I won't be purchasing anything Burley until I'm sure where the company is headed!