Flybar Inc., a New Jersey-based sporting toy company that is one of the largest manufacturers of pogo sticks, is investing $8 million to open new distribution operations in Greenwood County that will create 36 jobs.
Founded in 1918 as the “original pogo stick company,” Flybar, Inc. manufactures an assortment of pogo sticks as well as skateboards, ride-on vehicles, trampolines, sleds and preschool toys, according to a news release.
The company makes 25 different pogo sticks, including “extreme” models that can take riders up to 10 feet in the air, according to a description on the Flybar website. In the past seven years, Flybar has expanded its inventory to more than 500 products in 14 categories, including other bouncing toys such as foam pogo hoppers, animal hoppers and hopper balls.
The company’s products are available at major retailers in store and online.
“Our mission is to create smiles and lifelong memories for our customers, our team, and our communities,” said Flybar’s president and CEO Saul Wolhendler. “Greenwood’s infrastructure, proximity to the port and mature business market made it the ideal location for our main distribution center. We can’t wait to get Greenwood bouncing and smiling.”
Located at 795 W. Alexander Road in Greenwood, Flybar Inc.’s new distribution operations in Greenwood will support its increasing inventory and fulfillment needs, the release said.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $75,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Greenwood County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
Operations are expected to be online by early January 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Flybar, Inc. team should visit the company’s contact page.