Plastic Products - Ottawa, Ohio 1947- 1968
owners: Vic and Larry Unterbrink
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Former location of Plastic Products
1959 - Plastic Products built the bowling lane
portion of Highland Lanes.
construction photos coming
Larry Unterbrink drew the plans for the
bowling part of the building. To get a
clear span without a post in the middle,
12 lanes was the maximum you could span
with a small walkway along each the side.
RILCO heavy rafters, laminated and glued
for a clear span, were used. They were
placed 6 or 8 feet apart and tied together
with wood cross members. Thus, the curved
roof on Highland Lanes.
In those days, if you wanted AMF or
Brunswick machines, you bought the
machines and they had to build the lanes
and install the machines. Since Plastic
Products was going to build the lanes, the
machine were rented from AMF at a cost of
10¢ per game per lane.
This page background picture shows an
example of bowling lane frames being
constructed, but not Highland Lanes.