June 03

NEWS : Inside the Jersey Shore’s pinball factory : ASBURY PARK PRESS

Asbury Park Press has written an article about Jersey Jack’s history and his pinball facility.  The article also shows Dialed In on the production line .

If you find yourself enjoying a modern pinball machine at one of the Jersey Shore’s fine arcades this summer, there’s a good chance the game in question was created close to home.

Lakewood-based Jersey Jack Pinball is the latest name when it comes to classic gaming. Since its founding in 2011, the company has unveiled a pair of incredibly well-regarded movie-inspired games — “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Hobbit” — and moved nearly 5,000 units of the two games. The company’s third release, the original creation “Dialed In,” will be officially unveiled this week.

This is just the latest development in the amusement-centered life of company owner Jack Guarnieri. A Brooklyn native now living in Jackson, Guarnieri began repairing pinball machines in 1975. Since then he’s run a gaming destination (Fuzzy’s Family Fun Factory in Howell), sold pinball machines online and worked in pinball distribution.

By January 2011, he decided to get into the pinball creation business for himself. At the time, there was only one major pinball machine company in the country, Stern Pinball in Illinois.

Guarnieri moved into his current space — a 45,000-square-foot facility not far from the Garden State Parkway — and by April of 2013, “The Wizard of Oz” was rolling out of the factory.


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Thanks to the Asbury Park Press and Alex Biese for the article and pictures.