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.
A recent project brought to us by the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (DKBIA) is a testament to this, as they approached us to help with some exciting plans they had for the quaint eastern Ontario town.
Located along Lake Ontario, Kingston is home to a myriad of attractions that keep visitors coming back again and again. In some circles, the town is known as the “Limestone City”, denoting the town’s grandiose 19th-century buildings and City Hall.
As tourism remains a mainstay of the town’s economy, we were brought into the project via Alphabet Creative, a local marketing company tasked with creating innovative ways to help local merchants and hospitality venues re-start their businesses following the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Located in the historic Market Square, the Kingston Public Market is the oldest in Ontario and has been providing food and an unbeatable sense of community for the residents of Kingston since 1801.
It is here where the custom kiosks would be installed for local merchants to gain additional exposure. As a way to support the community after having been through so much this year, the this initiative was one we immediately wanted to be a part of.
Each of the kiosks was to be comprised of aluminum framing and measure 8’ x 8’ x 9’ to allow ample space for vendors to showcase their wares. In addition to the aluminum tubular main columns, two sides of the units feature white cedar paneling, an HDPE plastic lumber bar top, and marquis paneling constructed of 18oz. PVC-coated fabric featuring custom messaging.
Following the design phase, our team got to work in the shop to fabricate these new stalls and have them ready for delivery to Kingston. Upon arriving on-site, our team was deployed to ensure the final installation process went off without a hitch.
In addition to bringing renewed focus to local merchants, these new kiosks provide yet another level of community involvement for the residents and small business owners, making Kingston a marvelous place to call home.