Customized Retractable Bleachers for JMA Armstrong High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 24, 2018 6:35:41 AM


    Having a strong partnership with the Anglophone East School District on Canada’s East Coast, our team was once again called upon for another necessary but unique project. The school, established in 1981, is comprised of both a middle school (Salisbury Middle School) and a high school (JMA Armstrong High School).

    Given the fact that the school is, in fact, two schools under one roof, the gymnasium is obviously a busy place. Serving as home for Cougar athletics, sports programming is a large part of student life at JMA Armstrong.

    As with many retractable bleacher upgrades that our team is involved with, the school had a set of retractable bleachers previously installed that were unfortunately dated and deemed no longer safe. As building codes continue to be updated across Canada and the United States, many of these older wooden systems are in need of replacement and we were once again, happy to answer the call.

    In the early stages of the project, our team acquired correct measurements for the gymnasium and prospective space. After having a chance to review the specifications and provide some recommendations, the school board made it official and asked our team to submit a competitive bid for the project.


    Our bid was eventually selected, which consisted of our popular and durable Kodiak 2400 Series retractable bleacher systems. Backed by a five-year warranty, these retractable bleachers truly are the best in their class and are completely customizable.


    In addition to choosing the specific size of the bleachers, the school was very interested in custom colouring for the seating to coordinate with school colours. Key stakeholders from the school chose to have the seating in the school’s maroon and blue colour scheme, with the blue seating spelling out the school’s initials JMA AHS across the two banks of retractable seating.



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