BCI Burke

December 01, 2009 15:53 ET

BCI Burke Signs Largest Minnesota Playground Rep Firm

FOND DU LAC, WI--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Earl F. Andersen Inc. (EFA), Minnesota's leading marketer of playground equipment for school and parks, has reached an agreement under which the firm will be the state's exclusive provider of BCI Burke playgrounds.

"EFA has installed thousands of playgrounds throughout Minnesota and has built an excellent reputation since it was founded in 1971. We're proud to have them representing the BCI Burke brand and product line," said Tim Ahern, owner/CEO of BCI Burke.

EFA will market BCI Burke's playgrounds and related products throughout the state, according to Jeff Corniea, EFA's vice president of sales and marketing.

"As we met with major playground manufacturers throughout the United States, it was clear that BCI Burke was the best fit for our firm and for our customers throughout Minnesota. Their new Nucleus line is the only one in the market that can integrate traditional playground components with Burke's innovative Intensity fitness play complex. We believe these and other Burke products will create a lot of excitement among those who manage playgrounds for schools, parks, day care centers and others with playground needs," said Corniea.

Ahern said EFA's staff -- which includes three outside salespeople who are all certified playground inspectors -- was an important factor for Burke. "We focus on hands-on, personal service, and there is no substitute for experienced, highly trained playground experts who can help clients assess their needs and design playgrounds that suit those needs," said Ahern.

Individuals seeking additional information on Burke playgrounds in Minnesota may contact EFA at 952-884-7300. Individuals interested in representing BCI Burke may visit or call 920-921-9220.

BCI Burke, with headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc., is a premier manufacturer of commercial playground, park, and recreation equipment. More information is available at, and

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Carl Carter
    205 823-3273

    BCI Burke
    Fond du Lac, WI