Grandstand Bleachers for the City of Columbus, Nebraska

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jun 19, 2018 5:59:27 AM

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Located in eastern Nebraska lies the small town of Columbus, an area rich with history and located close to Omaha, the state’s largest city.

Much like Omaha, Columbus was originally a pioneer town, offering early settlers excellent land for crops and access to the Loup and Platte rivers. Today, Columbus is a tight-knit community of roughly 22,000 residents that boasts over 20 city parks and public facilities offering residents the very best the area has to offer.

As part of some upgrades to one of the city’s largest parks, municipal officials reached out to our team through our partners at Crouch Recreation in Nebraska. Dubbed the “picnic capital of Nebraska,” Pawnee Park boasts over 150 acres of space along the Loup River that has become a favourite family location among visitors and residents alike.

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Topics: Bleachers, Our Work, Grandstand Seating

Find High-Tech Branding Power in our Digitally Printed Wall Padding

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jun 13, 2018 6:34:05 AM

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Long known as the heart of any school, the gymnasium means much more than a place in which to play sports for many students and members of the community. These facilities are now hubs for meetings, assemblies, athletic competition and community events. As such, more schools and other facilities are quickly recognizing the branding power these areas possess.

In addition to customized flooring, score boards and bleachers, facility operators often look to the permanent wall padding installed on the walls of the gymnasium as a safety precaution as another place where their message, logo or team colours can be presented.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Digital Print Pads

Tip and Roll Bleachers a Perfect Fit for École Marie-Gaétanne High School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jun 6, 2018 5:57:49 AM

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When it comes to planning seating in a gymnasium, available space is the first question that is asked in the process. While most schools and other facilities would love to pack the sidelines of any volleyball or basketball game with cheering fans, it often boils down to what exactly the gymnasium in question can handle.

While many gymnasiums are relatively similar in nature, there are those that are outside of the typical (84’ long and 50’ wide) gymnasium sizes. For those that are larger in nature, larger telescopic bleacher seating is the typical solution. For those that are smaller than standard gymnasiums, however, are met with a few additional challenges. When planning seating structures with limited space, it can become challenging, despite the highly-customizable capabilities our products have.

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Topics: Bleachers, Gymnasium

We’re Hiring!

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jun 1, 2018 6:47:25 AM

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When it comes to athletic infrastructure and equipment, there is no season quite like the spring and summer. While the multiple facets of our business certainly keep us busy throughout the year, this time of year is where we really shine.

It is now that you will see our teams deployed from coast-to-coast across Canada and the United States erecting large-scale bleacher and seating systems and inside gymnasiums outfitting them with state-of-the-art equipment.

As such, we are always in search of extremely talented and hard-working individuals to join our team. As we were once again recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, we are always on the move and are now hiring for the following positions.

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Topics: Jobs

Retractable Bleachers for Hampton High School in New Brunswick

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 29, 2018 5:48:37 AM

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A little over a year ago, we were enlisted by the Anglophone South District School Board to outfit three of the board’s schools with innovative and customized retractable bleachers. As with many outdated retractable bleacher systems, the existing units were made of wood and were quickly becoming unsafe for both operators and spectators.

As part of the agreement, our team was contracted to remove and dispose of the existing bleachers and replace them with state-of-the-art units, complete with custom colouring and lettering.

As an extension of that project, we were again contacted by the school board to replace some existing bleachers that were approaching the end of their lifecycle.

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Topics: Bleachers

Tensioned Baseball Backstop Netting for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Stadium

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 23, 2018 8:50:17 AM

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Built in 1993, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Stadium was originally constructed to house the Ottawa Lynx of the International League.  With staggering attendance numbers through the inaugural season, the stadium and team set league attendance records averaging nearly 10,000 fans per game.

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Topics: Sports Netting, Netting Barriers, Baseball

A Partition Removal and Gym Divider Installation for Trenton High School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 16, 2018 5:49:59 AM

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Serving nearly 20,000 students in central Ontario, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board(HPEDSB) operates 39 elementary schools and eight secondary schools throughout the region.

Several of the schools in the district have been in operation for many years, serving many students who are now working professionals. As such, some of the equipment located within those schools are dated and in some cases, dangerous for students to use.

One such location with a storied past is the Trenton High School. Located in the gymnasium of the school was a large and dated folding partition that had been used to separate the space for a number of years. While the partition did a great job fulfilling its purpose, the unit had become not only cumbersome to operate but downright dangerous.

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Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Our Work

What We’re Doing to Save on Shipping Costs

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 11, 2018 4:12:00 AM

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Let’s face it, as a business owner, purchaser or facility operator, it’s hard not to notice the increase in the cost of doing business. While many of these rising costs are the direct reflection of a strong and working economy, they do require those in purchasing positions to strategically plan and spend their budgets accordingly.

One such cost that has risen dramatically over the past decade or so is that of shipping. With the rise of online shopping and e-commerce, goods are being shipped at a record pace across the US and Canada. Pair that with volatile oil and gas prices and you have a perfect storm for rising costs associated with shipping by sea, ground and air.

When it comes to our business, traditionally, we do the majority of our shipping on the ground, depending on the location the goods are to be delivered to. While we explore alternative shipping options when shipping overseas, to the Middle East or to the Caribbean, here in North America, we mainly ship the old-fashioned way: by ground.

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Topics: Bleachers, Our Work, Shipping

Innovative Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for the Abilities Centre

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 9, 2018 6:18:05 AM

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Recognized as an International Centre of Excellence thanks to its fully accessible design and inclusive environment, the Abilities Centre truly is one of a kind.

Located in the Greater Toronto Area in beautiful Whitby, Ontario, the 125,000 square foot facility boasts sports, fitness, arts, and life skills programming for people of all ages and abilities.

In addition to a board room, games room, lounge, theatre, 200m indoor track, aerobics rooms and a universally accessible exercise area, the facility is home to three regulation-size basketball courts.

This is where our team was fortunate enough to lend a hand to this amazing facility. Given the variety of participants that frequent the basketball courts, the existing portable backstops were no longer deemed inclusive for all to enjoy. Those who enjoyed the sport from a wheelchair or suffered from other disabilities soon found these floor-mounted systems to be hazardous to their safety.

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Topics: Basketball Equipment, Our Work

Two Banks of Bleachers for Montreal West

Posted by Ryan Wilby

May 2, 2018 4:17:00 AM

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Known as an on-island suburb, the small town of Montreal West is a picturesque community that is comprised largely of young families. With a bustling downtown core business area spanning Westminster Avenue between Milner and Cruzon, Montreal West’s downtown is still dominated by small, locally-owned businesses.

Having worked closely with the primarily English-speaking community over the past number of years, we were once again called upon by their parks and recreation department. Dominated by family-oriented activities, Montreal West is home to a number of community operated sports fields. As part of the updating process that many communities go through over the course of history, we were once again tapped to supply some bleacher seating for use at one of the community’s sports fields.

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Topics: Bleachers, Our Work

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