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    Our Innovative Approach to Custom Fabrication

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 25, 2020 3:30:00 AM

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    One of the many fortunate by-products of building a world-class team around a business idea is the undeniable opportunities an organization can realize through determination and hard work. Having started out as a father and son business back in the 1970s, we began with a dream that still holds true today; to be a value-focused organization with an eye on the future.

    Those values include operating with character and integrity, serving our clients to the very best of our ability and providing the very best products to our ever-expanding customer base.

    As we grew from our infancy as a basketball hoop manufacturer into what we are today, we have been fortunate to have added an array of talent to surround ourselves with. From our award-winning sales department to our engineers to our welders and fabricators, we have set our sights on Building A Better Game in everything we do.

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    Topics: Custom Solutions, Custom Fabrication

    New Custom Vendor Kiosks for the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 20, 2020 7:26:46 AM

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    While we tend to specialize in the sports and athletic field, we have become much more of a versatile business over the years. Continuing to proudly service the athletic space, we have also become highly sought after as a field custom fabricator for many of our existing customers and for new ones too.

    With decades of experience under our belts and a recently expanded design and fabrication facility, these custom opportunities came to us as a by-product of our years of hard work and constant innovation. With our humble beginnings firmly rooted in the manufacture of basketball hoops, we have evolved into providing large-scale seating structures such as grandstands, or just about anything our customers can dream up.

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    Topics: Custom Solutions, Custom Fabrication

    New Retractable Bleachers for the Anselmo-Merna Public School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 13, 2020 2:30:00 AM

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    Back in the American Mid-West, we were delighted to have been involved in yet another project with our esteemed partners at Crouch Recreation. A family-owned business located in Omaha, Nebraska, Crouch Recreation is committed to providing safe, sustainable and high-quality, durable products to their community and surrounding areas.

    Having worked with Eric Crouch and his team on a number of prior occasions, we were once again brought in to help their team with an upcoming opportunity. Working closely with Dr. Logan Lightfoot, superintendent of the Anselmo-Merna Public School, the team at Crouch was tasked with providing a solution to replacing some outdated wooden bleachers in the school’s gymnasium.

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    Topics: Bleachers

    How to Choose the Best System for Your Outdoor Basketball Court

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 11, 2020 6:00:00 AM

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    Choosing the right outdoor basketball wall mount system to suit your needs is paramount to successfully equipping your court, whether for a school yard, community centre, or otherwise. However, with such a wide range of hoops to choose from, it can become overwhelming. Here, we will offer a few tips on what you should consider before making a purchase.

    For starters, there are 3 main designs to choose from, including the Wall-Mount, In-Ground, and Portable systems. While all three types serve a purpose, the wall-mount system is superior when it comes to stability and durability and is ideal for smaller basketball court areas.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

    New Retractable Bleachers for the Boise Corps Salvation Army

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 6, 2020 2:45:00 AM

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    Heading west for one of our latest projects dropped us right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. This distinct area of the western United States is made up primarily of lowland areas in southwestern Idaho. Stretching from eastern Oregon, the valley runs into the city of Boise, the most populated area in the state of Idaho.

    We were invited by our partners at Hardware Sales & Service Inc., of Boise (HHS Boise) to work on a project they had been involved with at the local Salvation Army location. As an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, the Salvation Army has been dedicated to its sole purpose of meeting human need without discrimination since its inception in 1865.

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    Topics: Bleachers

    Under the Hood – The New Sport Systems

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 4, 2020 3:42:00 AM

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    As many of you are aware, we launched a powerful new web property earlier this year. While lockdowns during the global pandemic threatened to slow us down, we did what we have done for over 40 years; we kept going.

    We combined our 40 decades of knowledge and experience and built a comprehensive and evolving website that we feel will serve our growing clientele for years to come.

    Under the hood or in the back-end of the new website is a section not often talked about by companies. With the flash and imagery getting most of the attention on the front-end, we’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what we’ve built behind the scenes and how it will inevitably make your shopping experience a more pleasurable one.

    One of the biggest customer-centric features we built into this new ecommerce website is the ability for customers to create their own accounts. As many of our clients are institutional or repeat buyers, we wanted to craft a system that would allow them to easily manage orders.

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    A Gym Divider Curtain Update for Collège La Cité

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 30, 2020 6:00:00 AM

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    Located in the east end of Canada’s capital city, Collège La Cité (also know as La Cité), is a beautiful 60-acre campus serving eastern Ontario as the province’s largest French language college. Established in 1989, La Cité proudly offers over 90 programming options and serves over 5,000 students in the National Capital Region.

    The college is a consistent top-ranked Ontario college when it comes to student satisfaction, graduate employment rate, and overall quality of learning. The impressive results of the annual survey conducted by the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities speak for themselves and we were fortunate to have been involved in a big project with the school this year.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains

    How Bleacher Design Affects the Spectator Experience

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 28, 2020 1:45:00 AM

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    Aluminum bleachers are available in multiple designs that offer both versatility and longevity. When you’re ready to invest in bleachers, naturally you want to select a style that suits your facility’s needs and provides the best possible sightlines for your audience.

    Here we will provide information on the advantages of elevated bleachers and how the design changes the game on the field for spectators.

     

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    Topics: Bleachers

    Design Options for Outdoor Basketball Courts

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 21, 2020 3:00:00 AM

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    Basketball has been a longtime favourite game for people of all ages. From playing a casual game in the backyard to cheering on a high school or professional team in an arena, the game truly brings friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours together.

    While basketball has been played on a myriad of surfaces, athletic professionals recognize the importance of best court design to suit the facilities’ needs and that accommodate the players and audiences with those features that enhance everyone’s experience.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

    Bleacher Replacement at Duncan McLellan Park

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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    For one of our recent projects, we  found ourselves in the picturesque city of Owen Sound, in Southwestern Ontario. Located on Georgian Bay, Owen Sound is a popular tourist destination for Ontario residents, particularly during the summer months.

    From a tourist perspective, Owen Sound is known for its access to water in many shapes and forms and for camping and beaching it along the shores of Georgian Bay. The area is also known for a number of spectacular waterfalls located just outside of the city that are perfect for day trips for visitors.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Accessibility

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