Stopol Auctions to Host Second Auction at Little Tikes Hudson, Ohio

SOLON, Ohio – Stopol Auctions, L.L.C. – the leader in hosting and managing plastics industry auctions — will host and web cast an auction October 8, 2008, to sell plastics manufacturing equipment from continuing operations at Little Tikes Co.’s Hudson, Ohio, plant.

Stopol Auctions will conduct a live auction at 10:05 a.m. (EDT) October 8 at Little Tikes’ Hudson facility and air the event on’s webcast portal so that bidders from all over the world can participate in the event using their PCs. Stopol Auctions will hold a preview at the plant October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested bidders also may contact Stopol Auctions to arrange for a private inspection.

The Little Tikes auction will feature a number of rotational molding machines and an array of production toolroom equipment and accessories. For a comprehensive listing of all available items, directions to the auction or more information on auction rules and terms of sale, please visit

“Nearly two years ago, Stopol hosted the first Little Tikes auction, which was a huge success for both Little Tikes and the injection molders and blow molders casting the winning bids,” said Stopol CEO Neil Kruschke Jr. “We are confident the October 8 auction will prove to be just as successful to Little Tikes and equally beneficial to the rotational molders bidding on the equipment.”

Little Tikes, which employs more than 875 people at the facility, has eliminated some of rotational molding operations at its plant to combat skyrocketing material and energy prices. The company uses the machinery to produce hollow toys and parts for its products.

About Stopol, Inc.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, Stopol is the plastics industry leader in providing solutions for processors’ production needs through its three lines of business — Equipment Sales, Auctions & Liquidations, and Business Services (merger and acquisition consulting, appraisal services, financing). With the industry’s largest diverse inventory of equipment, Stopol allows manufacturers to add capacity and capabilities quickly and cost effectively. As the industry’s premier provider of auction and liquidation services, Stopol further enhanced its reputation as an industry innovator in 2004 when it created Stopol Auctions L.L.C. and launched an interactive auction Web portal that allows a global audience to buy and sell new and used equipment and other assets using their PCs. In addition, monthly contact with 30,000 customers and 18 years of purchasing data provide Stopol with unparalleled market intelligence that we leverage to our customers’ advantage.

About Little Tikes

The Little Tikes Company, founded in 1970, is a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, innovative children’s products. In November of 2006, Little Tikes became a part of MGA Entertainment. MGA Entertainment is a leader in the revolution of family entertainment.

Little Tikes® headquarters and largest manufacturing facility are located in Hudson, Ohio. The company also has a number of locations outside the United States, including several manufacturing and distribution centers in Europe and Asia.

Little Tikes products are known for providing durable, imaginative and active fun. Products are manufactured in a wide variety of categories for young children, including infant toys, popular sports, play trucks, ride-on toys, sandboxes, activity gyms and climbers, slides, pre-school development, role-play toys, creative arts and juvenile furniture.