New Barrier-Free Bleachers for Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 12, 2023 5:07:42 AM

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    Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario in the province's beautiful Niagara Region lies the city of Grimsby. Retaining its small town charm despite being situated between Hamilton and Saint Catherine’s has been one of the major attractions for residents of this lovely town.

    We were brought to the region to take a look at a project at one of the city's schools. Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School operates in Grimsby as part of the Niagara Catholic District School Board which serves over 21,000 students across the region. 

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    Topics: Bleachers

    Bleacher Upgrades for Essa Township

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 31, 2023 10:36:01 AM

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    One of our recent projects brought us to beautiful Essa Township, located just southwest of the town of Barrie, Ontario.. Known for both its annual potato harvest and strong military presence thanks to nearby CFB Borden, the community approached us looking for solutions to some older bleachers at one of their parks.

    Located at a busy local baseball diamond, the outdated bleachers were deemed unsafe as they no longer met the stringent specifications set out by today’s code requirements for bleacher seating. The township had plans of dismantling and disposing of the bleachers themselves and came to us for the plan with what to replace them with.

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    Bleacher Upgrades for the City of Oshawa’s Terry Kelly Field

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 2, 2023 4:22:58 PM

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    One of our recent projects brought us to the City of Oshawa where our attention was turned to one of the city’s most popular recreation complexes. The Civic Recreation Complex was the brainchild of Terry Kelly, a man who enjoyed local sports so much as a young immigrant from Hungary, that he spent much of his younger years fundraising and raising awareness for local athletic programming.

    In 2014, the complex was named in his honor, more specifically Terry Kelly Field. Set to host upwards of 2,000 spectators, the field was the pinnacle of the recreation complex and local sports. As time has marched on, the elements had begun to wear down certain areas of the concrete grandstand and seating. The bench seating that was originally installed was now beginning to dip and sag and while facility managers made some temporary fixes along the way, it was time to work with a bleacher expert to solve the issues once and for all.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Grandstand Seating, Bleacher Additions

    Telescopic Bleacher Replacement for Napanee District Secondary School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 28, 2023 7:09:40 AM

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    A locked out bleacher sat in the gymnasium at Napanee District Secondary School (NDSS), condemned due to a number of safety concerns when the phone call came in. It was our friends at the Limestone District School Board and they needed a solution ahead of the new school year.

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    Telescopic Bleacher Replacement for the Anglophone South School District

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 21, 2023 5:00:00 AM

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    For a number of years now, we’ve been helping the Anglophone South School District (ASSD) in beautiful New Brunswick update and upgrade their athletic facilities and equipment. Serving as one of only seven school districts that service the maritime province, their role in shaping the lives of future generations is something they take very seriously.

    Along with that role includes promoting health and safety across all of their schools and in their facilities. As we’ve mentioned many times before, a big part of what we do is assess aging equipment and replace those no longer deemed safe for use. A big portion of the unsafe equipment that we deal with are outdated telescopic bleachers.

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    Grandstand Seating for Loyalist College and the Quinte Skyhawks

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 14, 2023 6:37:35 AM

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    In the fall of 2021 we received an invitation to visit Loyalist College and tour the school’s football field. Located in Belleville, ON, our team made the trip to not only have a better feel for the facility, but to also meet with key stakeholders about future plans for the busy field.

    Loyalist’s women’s soccer program has been picking up steam over the past few years with more and more spectators attending their home games. In addition to the soccer club, the local football team, known as the Quinte Skyhawks is also making waves, using the field for their home bouts.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Grandstand Seating

    Three New Bleacher Banks for Lion’s Ball Park

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 31, 2023 11:41:50 AM

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    Nestled southwest of the city of Barrie, Essa Township provides the perfect opportunity to residents looking for a rural lifestyle without sacrificing access to amenities. Located a mere 100 kilometers from Toronto, it also offers a commutable community to those working in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

    It was earlier this year when we were approached by key stakeholders from the township who were looking to make some improvements to a local baseball diamond. With over 25 sports fields, pads and facilities across the region, athletics and physical activity is something that residents in this family-oriented community value most.

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    New Telescopic Bleachers for Idaho Central Aquatic Center

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 18, 2023 10:54:09 AM

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    Unique product offerings attract unique projects and at one of our most recent opportunities in beautiful Boise, Idaho, a state-of-the-art facility found a home for one of our most specialized products. It was a couple of years ago when a sizable architectural firm in the United States reached out to us with questions regarding our high-humidity telescopic bleacher systems.

    Designed specifically for high-humidity areas such as pool decks, our product offering is very unique in its design. Constructed using a galvanized steel understructure paired with stainless-steel hardware, we are proud to be one of the very few supplying this highly specialized product in North America.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Our Work, Pool Bleachers

    How To Determine What Size Of Bleachers Your Facility Needs

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 19, 2023 4:30:00 AM

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    A common question we field from customers is determining first, the number of seats needed, and then pairing that number with the proper sized bleacher system.

    As a general rule of thumb, we recommend about 18” of space for an individual seat. Meaning for every 18” of space per seating platform, you should attribute one seat. For illustration purposes we will use our 4-Tier Aluminum Bleachers (model: BL-4TB-12DR ), measuring at 144" x 82" x 38" for a total of 576” of total seating space. Divide that number by our standard 18” per person measurement and you are looking at seating for about 32 people. This is an easy calculation to help you assess your seating needs.

    Bleacher Sizes            

    Here is a quick breakdown of our standard bleachers and sizes (contact us for custom sizes), and please note that all of our bleacher systems feature welded steel frame work for ultimate durability and a virtually maintenance free seating solution:

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    How Bleachers Become Condemned

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 17, 2023 6:56:11 AM

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    When we think about the word “condemned”, we often think of derelict properties  and barely standing buildings on the outskirts of town.  In addition to these commonly conjured images, many bleachers get condemned across Canada and the United States each and every year.

    With aging schools and equipment, and especially with equipment located outdoors, degredation is a problem that is difficult to avoid. With time and continued exposure to the elements, even aluminum bleachers are subject to breaking down in one way or another. It’s important to keep an eye on your bleachers and the understructure on which they are built. 

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    Topics: Bleachers

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