SOURCE: Carousel Works

November 14, 2006 11:57 ET

Whirling Circles Around the Competition Carousel Works Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With Class

MANSFIELD, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Carousel Works is bringing "classic" back. The family-owned manufacturer of wooden carousels is truly one of a kind. Pioneering the production of over 30 innovative wooden carousels, this Ohio-based company brings brilliance and quality craftsmanship to cities nationwide

Carousel Works, which was founded in 1986 by Art Ritchie and Dan Jones, completed the first new wooden carousel to be built since 1933 in 1991 -- the Richland Carousel Park in Mansfield, OH. Since that time Carousel Works has grown to be the world's largest manufacturer of hand-crafted wooden carousels. In addition to its unique business model, Carousel Works is also the only service provider of its kind that can manage your project from conception to completion under one roof.

The affordable, time-honored methods of custom craftsmanship of Carousel Works can be found in locations all over America with five more carousels scheduled to be completed by 2008. The most exceptional project to date is The Bronx Zoo in Bronx, NY. This project boasts the first and only entirely Insect Carousel. Patrons of the zoo can ride a ladybug, a praying mantis and even a grasshopper!

Carousel Works is enjoying continuing success because of its twenty-year commitment to capturing the heart of patrons by creating each carousel as a unique design. Carousel Works can create any type of look or feel you desire ranging from the traditional horse carousels, to new standards of creativity that go beyond the scope of historic style with zoo-themed carousels. In addition to traditional horses, Carousel Works has over 144 animal, insect, and reptile figures to choose from. The first Endangered Species themed carousel is located in the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, in Fort Wayne, IN.

In addition to creating public masterpieces, Carousel Works also operates an entire Restoration and Preservation Department. The Restoration and Preservation branch focuses on the restoration and maintenance of the remaining 150 authentic antique carousels in the United States. The most recent project is the renovation the historic Central Park Carousel located in New York City, NY.

Carousel Works has found success by striving to capture the heart of each project with a sole focus on each carousel being individually designed with the highest quality of craftsmanship, and attention to the smallest detail.

Carousel Works takes pride in providing its customers with the utmost quality of craftsmanship; the unique aesthetics of its experienced artisans; and the dream-like quality of the wooden and brass carousel. Carousel Works is bringing back the lights, music and magic of the carousel one city at a time.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kate Blakley
    Director of Marketing
    Carousel Works, Inc.
    Phone (419) 524-5577
    Email: Email Contact