Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted Boomerangs and other wooden products. As the years went on, Dean and his crew looked for a permanent spot to set up a manufacturing plant. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA.
Channel Craft has been manufacturing Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles that are “Quality Crafted” right here in the U.S.A. for 30 years now! You’ll find American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value.
They have become the preeminent purveyor of historically significant Toys, Games and Puzzles to complement museums, parks and attractions. You’ll find a broad selection of educational and entertaining Nautical, Historical, Nature and Science related products- it’s what Dean calls Edu-Tainment!