Indiana manufacturer helps you 'hurt the one you love' ... in good fun, of course

Posted by LDonia on 01/06/2014

Fort Wayne-based Tippmann Sports is the leading manufacturer of paintball markers and accessories in the world. Entering into the paintball business in 1986 was a smart move for the company, as the emerging fad quickly transformed into a competitive, world-renowned sport. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, more than 16 million people play paintball in over 140 countries, spending an average of $50 for one day of play.

Tippman started with 8 employees at its Fort Way facility, and grew to 100, now manufacturing 150,000 paintball markers there every year. It was the first company to manufacture semi-automatic and fully-automatic paintball markers and now offers a full product line including accessories, product upgrade capabilities and technical support. In addition to the 98 Custom, Crossover, A5, X7 Phenom and the TPX, the company also manufactures a dedicated line of products for the U.S. Army in its training programs.

Written by Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Field Coordinator Rachel Bennett Steury.

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