Timeline

1986

Lifetime invents and patents the first home basketball system that can be adjusted in seconds

First Adjustable Basketball Hoop

1992

Lifetime invents the first complete basketball system packaged in one box, creating industry-revolutionizing opportunities for mass-distribution at retail stores

bball packaging

1993

Lifetime invents a blow-molded portable basketball base that is watertight

blow molded base

1995

Lifetime invents the first table with a blow-molded polyethylene table top — a picnic table designed to fold flat

25 Years

1996

Lifetime invents the Power Lift® — the first one-hand pneumatic height adjustment mechanism for basketball hoops

Powerlift

1998 Blow Molded Table

Lifetime invents blow-molded polyethylene folding banquet tables

Banquet Tables

2000 Folding Chair

Lifetime invents the first and only folding chair to meet BIFMA strength standards

Folding Chair

2001 Mammoth

Lifetime introduces its line of high-end professional-quality home basketball systems for aggressive players

Mammoth Basketball System

2004 Backboard

Lifetime introduces basketball hoops with virtually unbreakable polycarbonate backboards

Shatterproof Backboard

2005 First Shed

Lifetime introduces its line of revolutionary outdoor storage sheds

Lifetime Outdoor Storage Shed

2007 Playground

Lifetime introduces its line of residential playground equipment

Lifetime Playground

2008 Tent Trailer

Lifetime expands its offerings to include all-in-one tent trailers

Lifetime Trailers

2009 Composter

Lifetime creates an innovative compost tumbler that virtually eliminates the mess and odor of composting

Lifetime 80 Gallon Composter

2010 Kayak

Lifetime acquires Dragonfly Innovations, expanding its offerings to include kayaks

Lifetime Kayaks

2010 25 Years

Lifetime celebrates its 25th Corporate Anniversary

25 Years 25 Hoops

2011

Lifetime acquires Emotion Kayaks, making Lifetime one of the largest kayak manufacturers in the world

Emotion Kayaks Logo

2012

Lifetime introduces its line of utility tent trailers for yard and/or family camping use

utility tent trailers

2012

Lifetime patents two innovative table features: a bypassing folding channel, and a stacking tabletop

Stacking Table Top

2012

Lifetime integrates High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel in select table designs

HSLA Exposed Frame

2012

Lifetime innovates an Auto-Locking frame for tables

Automatic Locking table frame

2013

Lifetime introduces the first blow-molded tandem kayak in the US

tandem kayak

2014

Lifetime introduces a residential folding chair 100% made in the U.S.A.

Chair Proudly Made in the USA