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Welch Products Acquires Manufacturer of Playground Equipment

and Recreational Site Amenities


Welch Products announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of Play Tribe LLC, a manufacturer of playground and recreational equipment based in Ozark Missouri.


Play Tribe's manufacturing capabilities along with their innovative play and recreational products will enhance the playground safety and compliance offerings of Welch's subsidiary the National Safe Surfacing Initiative (NSSI).


In addition to new products and services, Welch will also add two key industry veterans, Ernie Knight and Larry Moody to serve vital leadership roles within NSSI's unique direct-to-customer marketing models as the company continues to evolve its playground compliance offerings.


"Many schools need safer play and fitness areas that are accessible to children of all abilities. To meet these goals they need an experienced company to assist them with achieving and maintaining playgrounds that are fully compliant with the many federal and industry guidelines," stated Tim Mahoney, NSSI President. "By adding the experience of Play Tribe's management team along with their innovative products and services, we will be better positioned to offer a full suite of playground compliance services, including trouble free, high quality turnkey installations of playground equipment, surfacing and outdoor sport facilities."


Welch Products specializes in manufacturing, product research, and market development of environmentally responsible products.  Our patented, proprietary processes are utilized to create quality products from recycled materials, primarily recycled rubber.   Our finished goods can be applied to many applications most often used by state transportation departments, marinas, public schools and child care centers.   Nearly all end users of our products are government agencies.

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