Superior International Industries, Inc., is a total solutions manufacturing and
supplier to many industries, with its roots deep in the park and playground
markets including churches, schools, and day care centers. Over the years, the
company has expanded to new markets including resorts, hotels, airports and
restaurants. SII has developed into the only company in its field to offer direct
to all of its customers, the ability to purchase outdoor playgrounds, shelters,
shade, indoor playgrounds, water slides and site amenities, thus giving SII the
ability to supply products for total solutions for its customers.
Ray Derbecker, who along with Rob Pepper founded Sii in 1992, emigrated from Canada with little more than $10,000 and a dream to build a business to provide components to the playground industry. Since opening a small plant in Carrollton, Georgia with six employees to becoming one of the largest playground and park products companies in the world, Ray has led Sii as an entrepreneurial company, always striving to build teams and partnerships that deliver an exciting and ever growing array of products and services to our customers.
Along the way, Sii has acquired or developed many brands and products including Child Works, Playland, Grounds For Play, Litchfield Landscape Elements, Webcoat, WOW Playgrounds, Superior Shade, Playsystems, Skyspan and others.
Ray, his wife Karen, and others at Sii have built schools, clinics, orphanages and playgrounds all over the world for underprivileged children.
Since 1984, Child Works has provided its customers with the finest playground parts and accessories across the world. Child Works was founded in 1984 by Rob Pepper, after graduating from MIT in 1971 and working for MIT developing rocket propulsion control systems. For the next ten years, Rob concentrated on his passion of designing, building and racing motorcycles. In 1984 he formed Child Works and over time, his small garage turned into an 80,000 square foot building after joining forces with Sii in 1992 to shape what Superior International Industries is today.