3/24/2010 - For Immediate Release

American Manufacturer Inks Deal with Canadian Distributor

Maple Landmark Signs on with Silly Pants Inc. to Reach Canadian Retailers

Middlebury, VT—Maple Landmark, manufacturer of high quality, American made, wooden toys gifts and games has reached an agreement with Silly Pants Inc. of Canada for the distribution of Maple Landmark's Schoolhouse Naturals™ products.

The Schoolhouse Naturals™ line was created, in 2008, amid the lead paint recalls. The product line consisting of rattles, building blocks, simple trucks, teethers and ABC blocks are crafted from responsibly harvested native hardwood maple all with no finish. The Schoolhouse Naturals™ products target children under 3 because that group has the highest propensity for putting objects in their mouth thus creating the most anxiety about finishes.

"All of our finishes and products were and still are safe but we understood that any finish was going to be scrutinized. Giving store owners and ultimately parents a choice of our non-toxic finished products or the Schoolhouse Naturals products that are unfinished made good business sense to us," commented Jill Stackhouse, Sales Manager. "Our Schoolhouse Naturals line is our fastest growing product line and partnering with Silly Pants will continue to push the line forward."

Silly Pants Inc. based in Kanata, Ontario, Canada, imports and distributes superior childrens products into Canada. Silly Pants chooses products based on product quality and appeal, and works closely with the parents / engineers at Green Parents List to ensure that these products meet the highest green standards. "Maple Landmark is a fantastic example of good old fashioned North American quality," stated Bruce Calder, VP of Distribution Services. "Maple Landmark is a great fit with our philosophy of Silly Kids. Responsible Parents."

The new distribution deal covers specialty toy and gift stores across Canada. Stackhouse also mentioned that "we have had a lot of Canadian store owners that like our products but need a better way to get product to their store and we hope Silly Pants is the answer to this."

To learn more about Maple Landmark visit www.maplelandmark.com. Images of the Schoolhouse Naturals products can be obtained at dealers.maplelandmark.com. Green Parents List can be found at www.greenparentslist.com. For more information on Silly Pants and the product lines they represent please visit to www.sillypants.ca.


Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
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