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PlayCore Produces Playgrounds for the Children of the World

Before iPhones and tablets, kids spent their summer days on the playground. Where hours playing passed in what seemed like seconds.

"Play is so critical," says PlayCore's Vice President of Manufacturing. "I'm an old guy and when I was little you played outside and I think we've lost a lot of that so hopefully what we are doing will help push them out a lot more."

That push begins in Fort Payne at PlayCore's facility. Half of the 350 employees manufacture metal, the others pour plastic. This rotational molding produces plastic parts of every shape and size.

"Using plastics and the molds gives you color," says Senior Vice President Spencer Cheak. "It gives you texture and shapes that you couldn't necessarily do in metal."

These plastic pieces are produced and pass inspection but on the other side of the plant, it's time to punch and paint the thousands of metal parts that PlayCore puts out. Each part sees a second set of eyes to make sure the small hands that will play here are protected.

"It's really, really nice to be able to do something that your kids, your grandkids can play on," Allen says, "and we always keep that in mind as we are making it."

PlayCore ships out about 50 play systems a week to city parks and schools all over the world with one goal in mind.

"When you go watch children do what we intended for them to do when we designed the equipment and manufacture it, it's a great feeling," explains Cheak.

For more information on PlayCore's playgrounds, click here to visit their website.

By: Latricia ThomasPlayCore Produces Playgrounds for the Children of the World

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