Playworld Systems' Duck Spring Rider makes its prime-time debut on popular "How It's Made" TV series

Timeless Playground Favorite to be Featured on Discovery’s Science Channel Thursday, May 9 at 9pm EDT

LEWISBURG, PA (May 8, 2013) – Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, today announced its Spring Mates® Duck will be featured on the Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” program on Thursday, May 9 at 9pm EDT.

The upcoming segment will provide an exclusive look at the quality manufacturing process and craftsmanship behind the motion play product. From aluminum sand casting to the oven-baked coating and airbrushed painting, viewers will be taken behind-the-scenes to see the making of one of Playworld Systems’ popular products.

“The spring rider was one of my favorites as a young boy and now my own children get to enjoy this timeless classic,” said Matthew Miller, chief executive officer of Playworld Systems. “We are proud and excited to see our US-manufactured product featured on national television.”

In additional to quality craftsmanship, Playworld Systems is also well known for manufacturing sustainable equipment. Viewers will get to see firsthand why customers feel good about purchasing Playworld Systems’ products.

Thursday’s episode will be the first time “How It’s Made” focuses on playground equipment.

About Playworld Systems, Inc.

For more than 40 years, Playworld Systems has delighted in igniting joy in people of every age and ability through play and fitness. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld Systems turns dreams into reality with its imaginative, customized commercial playground and fitness equipment. Our innovative product lines – PlayDesigns®, PlaySimple®, Playworld®, Origins™, NEOS®, ENERGI®, and LifeTrail®, to name just a few – are designed to unleash the transformational power of play, and imaginations soar and bodies strengthen along the way. An industry leader, we are first and foremost a family-owned company that cares about our customers as if they were family. Our customers benefit from unparalleled personalized attention from our network of local distributors and our value-added services. We invest significant resources to measurably reduce our impact on the environment. Our aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) helped Playworld Systems become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver. We are deeply committed to evolving the world of play by moving beyond accessibility to create truly inclusive play spaces. That’s why we developed the Inclusive Play Design Guide™, a free comprehensive resource that enables the creation of landmark inclusive play spaces.

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