Introducing the Lightning Bolt Bike Rack

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 23, 2018 5:22:27 AM

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We’ve spent decades serving municipal governments, educational facilities and parks and recreation departments with the very best in indoor athletic equipment and infrastructure. While we complete a lot of work inside gymnasiums and out on the turf, we also help these very same institutions and organizations with other products outside the immediate realm of sports and athletics.

From recycled, eco-friendly plastic benches to dynamically designed bicycle racks, our aim has been to fully service our clientele any way we possibly can. One such department that has seen great growth for us over the past decade or so is the bicycle rack. With such a dramatic increase in cycling, not only as a hobby but as a way of life, many of our customers are searching for the right solution to store them while not in use.

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Topics: Bicycle Storage Systems, Bike Racks

Complete Wall Padding for Judo Aikibudo Quebec

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 21, 2018 5:31:08 AM

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Directly translated as “the path of harmony through martial practice,” the martial art of aikibudo is unique in that both the attacker and the defender are referred to as partners rather than adversaries. The Japanese martial art is unique in that the traditional philosopher recognizes neither a winner nor a loser.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930s, this martial art has gained international acclaim in recent years, particularly in France, as well as in Europe and North America.

As part of one of our more recent projects, we were introduced to the art of aikibudo by the highly-trained team at Judo Aikibudo in eastern Quebec. As a borough of beautiful and historic Quebec City, the team at Judo Aikibudo specializes not only in aikibudo but also in other martial arts such as judo, tai-chi and self-defense training for women.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding

How to Choose the Right Tennis Net

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 15, 2018 5:11:03 AM

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Dating back to the late 1800s, the modern game of tennis as we know it has seen the countless volleying of hollow rubber balls by rackets strung with cord as it has developed over the years. Officially governed by the International Tennis Federation for over 80 years now, the game has grown from play on the lawns of great British estates to the international stage where it resides today.

In addition to its popularity, accentuated in the past two decades by players such as Roger Federer, the Williams twins and many others, it offers participants and fun and cardiovascular exercise, with more tennis courts across North America than ever before.

As a game traditionally played in the great outdoors, having the right equipment has been of paramount concern. With Mother Nature’s ability to cloak courts with rain, sunshine, heat, cold and snow at any given time, the netting used for the sport has been developed to both withstand the elements and the test of continued play.

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Topics: Sports Netting, Tennis Equipment, Tennis Nets

New Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for the Portage Lewis Fitness Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 13, 2018 5:58:06 AM

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A project just over a year in the making, the fall of 2017 marked the final construction and opening of the Portage Lewis Fitness Centre in New Brunswick. As a part of Portage Atlantic, a non-profit organization specializing in drug addiction rehabilitation for Atlantic Canadian youth, construction of the facility was kicked off in January 2017.

As the project progressed through the summer months, our team was contacted to help design and install a number of basketball systems in the facility’s gymnasium.

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Topics: Basketball Equipment, Our Work

Retractable Bleacher Replacement for the North London Optimist Community Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 6, 2018 4:01:00 AM

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Working with the city of London in southern Ontario, this project consisted of a much-needed upgrade to the seating in one of the city’s most popular community centres. A hub for athletic activity and community gatherings, the North London Optimist Community Centre also supports other community initiatives by offering residents spacious meeting rooms and spaces complete with kitchenettes. The unique facility allows members of London’s community to rent these spaces for functions such as bridal and baby showers, registration events, corporate meetings and birthday parties.

The facility is, however, better known for their extensive sports and recreation activities. Home to a large gymnasium, three indoor tennis courts, two indoor squash courts and the city’s only roller skating program, there is no shortage of sporting-inspired programming at the location.

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Basketball Systems and Wall Padding for the South Nepean Muslim Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Feb 1, 2018 2:15:29 AM

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Based on fostering community understanding and cohesiveness, the South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) is a non-profit organization based in Canada’s capital city. Offering Ottawa residents an opportunity to congregate, educate and enhance their lifestyles, the SNMC offers their services and location to members of any faith, culture or ethnic background.

With services such as marriage and family counselling, prayers, funeral services and even a match-making program, the organization has been a pillar in the community since its inception.

While the early history of the organization included a number of different locations, in 2015, the SNMC settled in to their current home, complete with a mosque, allowing them to continue to strengthen their community.

The 1,500 square- metre facility is home to a three-level prayer room, library, fitness area and funeral facility. In addition, the facility also houses two large halls that are transformed into basketball courts for athletic programming.

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Telescopic Bleachers for Alexander Galt High School in Quebec

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jan 30, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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Originally known as Hyatt’s Mill, Sherbrooke, Quebec was renamed after a British General who was Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Governor General of British North America in the early 1800s.

Nestled along the border of the United States in southern Quebec, the city sits at the confluence of the Saint-Francois and Magog Rivers, boasting a population of roughly 220,000 residents. The city is a hub of post-secondary educational institutions such as the Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University. The educational sector of the city boasts over 40,000 students and provides jobs for roughly 11,000 of the city’s residents.

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How Safety Netting is Taking over MLB Ball Parks

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jan 25, 2018 4:03:00 AM

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On September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium, a toddler was struck in the face by a 105-mph baseball off the bat of Yankee Todd Frazier. In the hours immediately following the harrowing incident, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made a promise to spectators to make taking in a game a safer experience.

While some argued that sudden implementation of these safety regulations would impede the fan experience, for most, the changes made perfect sense.

Known as America’s pastime, baseball attracts thousands of fans across the United States to stadiums each and every year. The unfortunate reality is that nearly 2,000 spectators are hit by bats and balls while watching games each and every year. While not every instance involved injury, many had begun to question whether or not a slightly obstructed view was worth running the risk of injury to both adults and children.

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Topics: Sports Netting, Netting Barriers

Massive Welded Vinyl Banners for Our Partners at 53 Colours

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jan 23, 2018 4:01:00 AM

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Thinking outside of the box, like only our esteemed partners would, the team at 53 Colours approached us as they were preparing to open their second location. After providing us with years and years of excellent service and a stellar product, we were honored to have come to mind and jumped at the opportunity to help another local business in their growth.

Specializing in custom signage, print, vehicle graphics and more, 53 Colours has been serving the Ottawa market and beyond from their flagship location in Carleton Place. Looking to expand their business, they acquired another location in nearby Smith’s Falls, giving them an even deeper market penetration and allowing them to meet more potential customers face-to-face.

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Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers, Our Work

Congratulations to Chris Jotham - Shop Foreman

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jan 18, 2018 4:03:00 AM

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Topics: Company Announcements

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