|Empire Industries Inc was a subsidiary of
Empire of Carolina.
It designed, manufactured and marketed a variety of consumer products including toys, plastic decorative holiday products and golf accessories. The Company's products included Big Wheel Ride-Ons, Grand Champions collectible horses, Buddy L vehicles, Crocodile Mile water slides, Water Works pools, Snow Works winter sleds, toboggans and snowboards.
In November 2000, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Industries, Inc., filed for bankrupcy.
In July 2001, Empire Industries was sold substantially to Alpha International, Inc, which is also known as Gearbox Pedal Car Company, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.