Hedstrom Sports has over 100 years of experience in the manufacture, sales and distribution of toys.


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From the great outdoors to the great room, Halex® has everything you need for a full day of fun. From the pitch to the court, Mitre® has what you need to satisfy your love for the game. If you’re a fan of soccer, netball or futsal, look no further than Mitre®. Balls, protective gear and everything else for the games you love, made from high-quality materials and built to last, so that you can play season after season. America’s pastime, the beautiful game, the gridiron — no matter what you play or where you play it, we’ve got the gear you need. We have decades of experience manufacturing top-quality sporting goods, and we share the same passion for sports you do. Hedstrom Sports is committed to bring high quality, affordable sporting goods and outdoor games to homes across America.

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Join a group of problem solvers, sleeve roller uppers, and goal driven individuals. At Hedstrom we value our employees and everyone’s voice is heard. Opportunity is given to all to advance and many of our employees have been with Hedstrom over 10 years. See where you fit in by browsing our job openings.

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  • 1913

    Eagle Rubber start in a small garage with a handful of employees to manufacture toy balloons.

  • 1923

    Rubber equipment is added and a new line of rubber and sponge rubber play balls are introduced to the market.

  • 1939

    Eagle Rubber is purchased by Kenton R Cravens and John Sweeney. Harry Gill, Sr. started National Latex the morning after the sale.

  • 1941

    The US enters WWII; Eagle Rubber joins the war effort by manufacturing military equipment.

  • 1943

    A disastrous train wreck caused a fire that completely destroyed the main Eagle factory.

  • 1957

    Eagle forms a subsidiary company after the acquisition of a sporting goods manufacturer: The new company is called Kent Sporting Goods.

  • 1980

    Hedstrom acquires Eagle Rubber and begins molding the Pogo Ball, which will become the hottest selling product over the next few years.

  • 2004

    Scott Conery and Dave Wurster win a Stalking Horse bid, ensuring that Hedstrom [dba Ball, Bounce & Sport, Inc] would remain in Ashland, OH.

  • 2009

    Hedstrom upcycles the old Walmart PLaza in Ashland, OH into its new factory and world hedquarters.

  • 2017

    With a new team at the helm, Hedstrom continues to keep the ball rolling for a bright and prosperous future.