Suncast Corp. is best known for its plastic hose reels, storage products and garden sheds, but its newest products are made of wood.
Batavia-based Suncast bought HomePlace Structures, a company that sells Amish-made wood furniture. The HomePlace product line includes elaborate playhouses, gazebos, garden sheds, cabins and garages. The company in New Holland, Pa., designs the products, which are produced in the nearby Lancaster, Pa., area.
Suncast officials called the purchase a major diversification. With the addition of HomePlace Structures, Suncast now is the only manufacturer to offer outdoor storage products made of injection molded and blow molded plastics and wood, according to company officials.
This is a corporate strategy for outdoor storage to be one of the pillars of our company, Suncast spokeswoman Nancy Ottosen said.
Suncast sells to major home centers, hardware stores, discount chains and warehouse clubs, at more than 25,000 retail locations nationwide.
We admire the Amish craftsmanship, CEO Tom Tisbo said in a statement.
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