Hobbico

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About Hobbico, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products.
Description Hobbico, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products — in fact, the largest model hobby company in the world — and, 100% Employee-Owned.
Hobbico is engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of thousands of hobby products including radio-control and general hobby products. Our merchandise includes a wide variety of radio-control models from cars and boats to airplanes and helicopters. In the general hobby category, we offer plastic model kits, rockets, road race sets, die-cast models, model trains, jigsaw puzzles, science and educational kits, games, kites, craft kits and much more.
Hobbico began in 1971 with just two people and now employs over 650 in facilities that include our West Coast distribution center in Reno, Nevada, facilities in Penrose, Colorado and Elk Grove Village, Illinois and our Corporate Headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. We sell over 60,000 items through three sales divisions targeting Retail, Wholesale and Mass Market sales channels.
Mission We are proud to be the hobby industry leader and we're absolutely dedicated to provide customers with excellent products, exceptional service and outstanding value. Hobbico's dedicated staff continues to set high goals and achieve excellence in everything we do.
Overview Hobbico distributes its products through several channels. Tower Hobbies, the world's largest mail order/internet hobby retailer, sells direct to consumers.
Great Planes Model Distributors sells to over 3,000 independent hobby stores in the U.S. and to 75 countries around the world.
United Model, Revell and Estes distribute entry level products to a growing number of large chain store accounts. Revell, Estes and United Model's customers include "big box retailers" such as Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us; craft stores such as Michael's and Hobby Lobby; Educational Channel Distributors selling to schools; as well as a variety of other drugstore chains, specialty toy stores, catalog companies and regional chain stores coast to coast.
Phone (217) 398-3630
Web site http://www.hobbico.com
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