Lincoln Logs, the popular building toy created nearly a century ago by a son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.
Toymaker K'Nex has brought manufacturing of the wooden pieces to Burnham, Maine, after decades of being made in China.
"With such an iconic brand like Lincoln Logs, which has been made in China for the last almost 60 years, we've been working on bringing it back for the last four years. We've had some fits and starts, but finally have a supply chain built," said K'Nex CEO Michael Araten.
That supply chain involves Pride Manufacturing, which won the three-year contract and has undergone 17 months of planning, building machinery and testing paints, strength and tensility of the Lincoln Logs to gear up for full production in January 2015. The move means that 80 percent of the iconic toys will be "Made in the U.S.A." in the same place where Pride manufactures golf tees for Wal-Mart Stores and wooden cigar tips for other clients.