Columbia Bowling Balls

The first major innovation in the manufacturing of bowling balls occurred in 1960 when Columbia Industries Inc. successfully utilized polyester resin for manufacturing the Columbia 300 bowling ball. At that time, Columbia was a fledgling corporation headquartered in Ephrata, Washington, near the famed Columbia River. Its production capacity was about 40 balls per day. The company has come a long way in the intervening years. Columbia 300, Inc. moved to San Antonio, Texas and now is based out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Today, Columbia 300 is owned and operated by Ebonite International.