SOLD! Ohio Art Co. sells popular toy, Etch A Sketch

SOLD! Ohio Art Co. sells popular toy, Etch A Sketch

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio Art Company, a business and community leader for more than 100 years, announced Friday that it has sold its Etch A Sketch and Doodle Sketch brands in a move designed to allow it to focus on its metal lithography business and invest in its manufacturing operations in Bryan.

Ohio Art's first lithography press was installed in its Bryan, Ohio facility in 1912 and the company has since specialized in precision printing and beautiful color reproduction that is protected to withstand the rigors of stamping and fabrication.

The company has been a leader in the metal lithography business for more than a century.

"Ohio Art is squarely focused on continuing to build its reputation as one of the premier metal lithographers in North America," said CEO Elena West.

The Etch A Sketch and Doodle Sketch brands have been sold to Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties.

"We are very happy that children around the world will continue to be able to enjoy Etch A Sketch, one of the world's most iconic toys, as Spin Master is committed to building upon the success that The Ohio Art Company has created and sustained for more than 50 years," West said.

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