Scale Model Toys is privately owned by its founder, Joseph L. Ertl. In 1999 Joe was inducted into the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame. As a businessman, Joe is committed to keeping jobs in the Dyersville community. Therefore, all of their products are Made In America at the Dyersville, Iowa facility. Scale Model Toys, as well as its sister company, Dyersville Die Cast, have been ISO 9002 quality certified manufacturers since 1999.
Scale Model Toys are suitable for children and adult collectors alike. All toys at this time are American made and feature modest details similar to ERTL toys from 20-30 years ago.