Management Today - Spring 2012 - (Page 90)
M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G
The Power of Play
PLAYWORLD SYSTEMS WORKS CLOSELY WITH EACH CLIENT TO PROVIDE PLAYGROUNDS THAT INSPIRE COGNITIVE, SOCIAL AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT.
> P L AY W O R L D S Y S T E M S I N C .
From infancy through adulthood, the idea of play has served an important purpose, ranging from developing cognitive skills to maintaining a healthy, physically ﬁt lifestyle. In today’s high-stress, busy world, play for children is more important than ever before. For Lewisburg, Pa.-based Playworld Systems Inc., the idea of play has formed the foundation of the company. Playworld started in 1952 as QE Manufacturing Co., producing precision machine parts in central Pennsylvania. Seven years later, the company began supplying products to playground companies and, as its reputation for quality grew, “so did our passion for play,” Playworld says. In 1971, the company introduced its own brand of commercial playground equipment, and has spent the past 40 years providing innovative commercial play and ﬁtness equipment for people of all ages and abilities. Playworld says it remains the only multigeneration, family owned and operated manufacturer of play and ﬁtness equipment in the country.
-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Playworld Systems Inc. www.playworldsystems.com Headquarters: Lewisburg, Pa. Sales: $60 million Employees: 235 Specialty: Playground equipment --------------------------------------------------------------
// Playworld Systems Inc. has been developing and manufacturing playground and fitness equipment since 1971.
“Our mission comes to life in every playground we build and on the face of every child we inspire,” the company says. “You’ll also see it embodied in every Playworld Systems team member that you encounter. For three generations, we’ve built our company’s culture around core values that support our life’s work as the world’s leading advocates of play.” Playworld’s experienced employees ensure each system is built to the highest quality possible, and proudly made in the United States from foreign and domestic materials. Many employees boast more than a decade of experience at
the company. “This allows us to lead in service, quality and product innovation,” the company says, “all to build the bestpossible U.S.-made playground for our schools and communities.” Each product is manufactured with the environment in mind, taking “green action” whenever possible, it says. “Playworld Systems has invested signiﬁcant resources to take genuine steps to protect the environment for future generations,” the company says. “We are the ﬁrst and only playground manufacturer to have products Cradle to Cradle-certiﬁed.” This certiﬁcation requires a rigorous
MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012
Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Cotter Bros. Corp.
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
US Pole Inc.
ADA Environmental Solutions
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Salient Federal Solutions
Management Today - Spring 2012