Backyard Products announces consolidation of Play Division operations in Canton, Georgia

United States, Michigan, Monroe – 04-25-2019 ( — Backyard Products (“Backyard”), a leading marketing and manufacturing Company of Outdoor Structures (Play, Sheds) announced that it is consolidating all of its play operations into a new 220,000 sq ft facility in Canton, Georgia. The Play division includes Swing-N-Slide, PlayNation and Gorilla branded play sets and accessories.

Currently, Backyard’s play operations are spread out between Swing-N-Slide’s operations in Janesville, Wisconsin and three additional manufacturing/warehouse operations in Canton, Georgia. “By the end of this year, we will consolidate all of our Play division activities under one roof in a large new facility in Canton, Georgia to more efficiently service our customers and improve our long-term competitiveness in the market place” said Thomas van der Meulen, CEO of Backyard Products LLC. As a result of this consolidation, Backyard will phase out of its Janesville, Wisconsin operations by the end of this year. Thomas van der Meulen stated that “Backyard has offered all of its Janesville employees, opportunities for employment at its other manufacturing operations in Monroe, Michigan and Canton, Georgia. We anticipate that at least a third of the work force will be relocating to our other operations. Swing-N-Slide, PlayNation and Gorilla brands are core to our leadership position in the play industry. We will continue to focus on further growing our market position and brand penetration”. Backyard Products is headquartered in Monroe, Michigan and employs approximately 500 employees nationwide through its multiple divisions and 33 branch

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