NewsStand - Lionel L.L.C Announces Expansion of “Made in the USA” Product Line
Brand Acquires New Tools from Weaver Models
CONCORD, NC – October 15, 2015 –– Lionel,
America’s leading manufacturer of model trains and accessories, announced today
that it has acquired a broad range of tools from Weaver Models for the
expansion of its “Made in the USA” product line.
“Our ‘Made in the USA’ products have been met with an
incredibly positive reception in the model railroad community, and there has
been an ongoing effort on our side to expand our ‘Made in the USA’ line,” said
Lionel President Howard Hitchcock.
“While we are sorry to see Weaver Models close its doors, I
want to thank them for giving us the opportunity to acquire a wide range of l
tooling that will continue their tradition of production in the United States,”
Product offerings from the new tools will be incorporated
into Lionel Trains’ plans throughout 2016 and 2017. The company’s
long-term goal is to release a full Ready-To-Run set under the “Made in the