At Little Tikes Commercial, we believe in the developmental value of play. We understand that play is necessary for healthy child development, and that’s why our play structures are specifically designed to encourage the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and sensory development of children of all abilities. Our commitment to delivering fun, innovative play structures that promote value of outdoor play has been a focus of our designs for over 35 years.

Our Legacy

2015

KIDBUILDER REFRESH

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We’ve taken our popular KidBuilders line to the next level. With striking angles and a fresh new look our innovative line-up of play events and components is sure to amp-up any play space.

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2013

INTRODUCING N-R-G FREESTYLE SYSTEMS

N-R-G Freestyle systems help children develop strength, balance, and agility, giving kids an exciting way to test their skills.
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2012

INTRODUCING NU-EDGE

Where nature meets built environment. Natural Urban Edge was inspired by the outdoors and all the fun activities that happen there.
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2011

INTRODUCING GELEFISH

Modern, Contemporary, Eye-catching. We transformed the traditional playground by fusing trend-setting design with our classic play events kids love. 
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2009

FIRST IN THE INDUSTRY

The first to integrate patented musical sounds into playground platforms and decks.
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2008

LEADING THE INDUSTRY

The first Playground Company to offer LEED certification points and obtain both ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certifications.
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2005

INTRODUCING SKYBUILDERS

Towering over adventure. SkyBuilders™ are fully enclosed towering play structures with 17’ tunnel slides.
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2004

PLAYPOWER ACQUISITION

PlayPower acquired the manufacturer of the Little Tikes Commercial product line to expand its family of brands and is now the world’s largest recreational play company
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2003

“IDEA” DESIGN AWARD

The first to launch a revolutionary modern climber, Infinity® , which won the “IDEA” design award.
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1999

HELLO “CUSTOM-BUILT”

The re-engineered manufacturing facility resumed operations and led the way as the first “custom-built” manufacturing process in the industry. 
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1995

NEW PARTNERSHIP

The first to offer an exclusive epoxy primer to the paint process offering superior paint adhesion. Purchased Canadian based Paris Playground Equipment (est. 1947). 
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1994

NEW ADDITIONS

The first to introduce realistic three-dimensional theme components including a Castle, Ship, and Frontier to the KidBuilders portfolio.
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1993

THE BEGINNING OF LITTLE TIKES COMMERCIAL

Rubbermaid purchased Iron Mountain Forge and changed the name to Little Tikes Commercial.
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1990

AWARDS-WINNING SLIDE

Introduced the first One Piece Spiral Slide which won 2 awards including “Product of the Year” and “First Place” in the Large Category by the Worldwide Association of Rotational Molders.
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1985

THE START OF COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUND ERA

Entered the Commercial Playground market with the introduction of the KidBuilders® product line with punched steel decks. 
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1980

MOVING FORWARD

The business moved to a 30,000 sq. ft warehouse with one truck, one trailer and five employees – sales reached $1million USD.
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1979

THE BEGINNING

Iron Mountain Forge®, now PlayPower LT, started operations inside a 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse.
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