The Fibar Group LLC
Soft landings for kids
We introduced Fibar® Engineered Wood Fiber as a playground safety surface in 1986. Tests conducted through the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association showed that this new surface absorbed shock not only better, but much better than sand, grass, dirt, or gravel. Fibar was now a proven safety surface for playground equipment. Here was an economical product that could save children's lives!
Our company immediately set about building a team of playground safety surface experts and developed the Fibar System, which added a patented, built-in drainage system and heavy-duty wear mats to the Engineered Wood Fiber, so kids could play after it rains and installations would last longer. We added a 25-year Warranty and liability insurance and built a nationwide network of over 100 sales representatives that was soon installing thousands of playground surfaces every year.
The ADA spurs growth
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 helped to accelerate the company's growth. Unlike sand and gravel, a Fibar System surface proved accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers. Testing showed it meets the critical "Final Rule" of the ADA Access Board. That's because the wood fibers knit together to form a springy mat. So now physically challenged kids could play right next to all the other kids–on a safety surface.
Leading the industry
Now Fibar is the leading supplier of playground surfaces in the U.S., with over 50,000 installations in North America. Along the way, the company has continued to strengthen its professional staff and has established a formal set of Fibar Values, emphasizing Integrity, Respect, and Customer Loyalty.
Fibar offers a full line of playground surfaces to meet every design challenge and every budget. Products include FibarPIP (Poured-in-Place rubber), which allows for free-form seamless designs in a broad range of colors, and FibarIndoor play surfaces, made of engineered recycled foam in a variety of colors and finishes. Continuing the Fibar tradition, both meet government standards for impact protection and accessibility.
If you'd like to see what ideas Fibar might have for your play area, call (800) 342-2721 or write info@FibarPlaygrounds.com.
The Fibar Group LLC is a member of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is a member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing creative, fun, and safe play environments for children.
The Fibar Group LLC · 80 Business Park Drive · Armonk NY 10504 · (800) 342-2721 · info@Fibar.com