GameTime Inc. of Fort Payne, Ala., is investing $1.3 million in expansion for its playground and custom rotational molding businesses. GameTime will install a Ferry RS-500 four-arm rotomolder at Fort Payne by early 1997, when it completes a 25,000-square-foot expansion, the firm recently announced. The machine can make parts as heavy as 300 pounds or more and has a 200-inch-by-185-inch spherical swing.
GameTime and its custom rotomolding subsidiary GT Fabri-cators have annual sales of about $50 million, according to Janet McConnell, company manager. Most of the volume relates to plastic playground equipment sold to schools, cities and distributors, and a range of custom-molded products like coolers, health-care items, construction components and point-of-purchase display parts. It also makes metal components and does welding and powder coating.
McConnell said her firm rotomolds linear low density polyethylene and high density PE, and specializes in in-mold decorating using abrasion-resistant coatings in designs as large as 4 feet by 4 feet. It established GT Fabricators in December 1993.
GT's growth has used up excess machine time on GameTime's Ferry RS-220, 280 and 430 machines, forcing it to order the RS-500.
McConnell said the building expansion will be designed for easy space addition in the future, when the company hopes to add three or four more rotomolding machines as sales grow. It now has 250,000 square feet of space.
Privately held GameTime was established in 1929 and employs about 320.