July 05

He’s a pinball wizard: NJ man brings new ideas to old-school game : NJ 101.5

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LAKEWOOD — You probably don’t even need an entire hand to count the number of pinball machine manufacturers in the United States. One of them is right here in New Jersey.

Jersey Jack Pinball cranks out 15 to 17 machines per day in its 42,000-square-foot Ocean County facility, putting a modern spin on an old favorite.

“Old school fun, but the latest technology,” explained founder Jack Guarnieri, of Jackson, who’s been in the industry since 1975 and launched the company in 2011.

Since then, thousands of machines using the company’s “Wizard of Oz” design have been manufactured and shipped to customers throughout New Jersey and the rest of the world. Right now, the group of about 60 workers is filling pre-orders of the company’s latest creation based on “The Hobbit” movie trilogy.

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Thanks to New Jersey 101.5 and Dino Flammia for the article and pictures.