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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

    Custom Bleacher Graphics for Three Ottawa Schools

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    May 15, 2020 4:58:23 AM

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    When it comes to school spirit, nothing shouts it louder than brightly displayed school colours and logos. With this in mind, we have spent the past few years developing a way to bring these colours and images to life with our superior line of athletic equipment and infrastructure.

    Our retractable bleachers are one of our most popular product lines. These innovative seating structures are designed specifically for indoor use in gymnasiums and auditoriums and also in other spaces such as pools and arenas. These versatile bleachers provide seating when the need arises and are easily stored in place when not in use.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Custom Solutions, Digital Print Pads

    Custom Stairways and Handrails for a Local Arena

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 19, 2018 5:02:22 AM

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    Located just west of Canada’s Capital lies the quaint and quiet village of Carp, Ontario. Anchored for years by historic Diefenbunker Museum, the small rural town has grown significantly after amalgamation with the City of Ottawa. Today the community retains its historic charm while offering residents charming restaurants, and parks along with a brewery and a vineyard.

    As part of one of our most recent projects, we were commissioned by the city to design and install a unique set of stairways for use with some existing wooden bleachers inside the local arena.

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    Topics: Our Work, Custom Solutions, Accessibility

    The Transition from Unused Space to a Multi-Purpose Facility

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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    The forgotten basement, the storage room, or the outbuilding that hasn’t been used in ages are all examples of projects we have had some involvement in over the past couple of years.

    While we do spend a lot of our time on baseball and football fields and inside gymnasiums, we are often tasked with projects that require a refreshed vision and some old-fashioned ingenuity.

    As space becomes limited as programming grows, planners, managers and operators are sometimes left scrambling for additional areas in which sports and other activities can be performed. Rather than incurring the massive expense of an addition to an existing facility or building an entirely new building, many are taking stock of what they can presently maximize.

    In some cases, these spaces are basements, storage areas, sheds, barns and other such structures and with some planning, can be transformed into wonderful facilities all in themselves.

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    Topics: Custom Solutions

    Motorized Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for a Residential Facility

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 4, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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    While we do indeed spend the bulk of our time working primarily with commercial and industrial clientele such as municipalities, colleges, universities and school boards, we do dabble from time to time in the residential space.

    Outside of smaller padding or gym mat orders we often receive from private customers, we do get other large projects suited for homes, home gyms and backyards across Canada and the United States. We have supplied custom “Tar Heel blue” wall padding for a UNC fan, some bleachers and benches for a California resident, residential quiet room padding in the province of Quebec, among many others.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Custom Solutions

    Outfitting the City of Mount Pearl with Six Bleacher Banks and a Custom Shelter

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 25, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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    Nestled on the Canadian east coast lies the historic island of Newfoundland. With one of North America’s oldest European settlements dating from the early 16thcentury, the island is marred with a colourful history that is still visible today.

    Heading southwest from the province’s capital of St. John’s lies the quaint city of Mount Pearl – a suburb of the nearby capital city. As the second most populous city on the island, Mount Pearl shares much of the rich history with its neighbouring city and today the region serves as one of the most popular tourist destinations on Canada’s eastern seaboard.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Our Work, Custom Solutions, Custom Shelter

    A Custom Gym Divider Install for the Grafton Integrated Health Network

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 24, 2017 5:18:41 AM

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    Backed by over 60 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health and intellectual disabilities field, Grafton Integrated Health Network is a leader in care across the state of Virginia.

    With six locations scattered across Old Dominion, Grafton specializes in serving preschool-aged children all the way up to K-12 and is the largest children’s residential provider in the entire state of Virginia.

    Working with key stakeholders at the organization’s Berryville, Virginia location, our partners at Sparks@Play brought a unique project to our attention late this summer. Looking to add a motorized gym divider curtain to the gymnasium at the facility, Grafton approached our partners with a challenging project, which as it turned out, needed a highly specialized team to complete.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Our Work, Custom Solutions

    Branded Wall Padding for The Tech Academy

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 20, 2016 2:46:28 PM

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    Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, The Tech Academy is an educational facility founded on artistic, athletic and academic excellence, offering students a unique opportunity to prepare for further education. 

    The institution is housed in a historic building, adding to the educational establishment’s charm and prestige.  The academy serves students ranging from grades 9-12 with courses offered in the arts, music, business, Canadian and world studies, English, French, mathematics, health and physical education, science, social science and more.

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    Topics: Custom Solutions, Wall Padding

    Make Your Bleachers Mobile with our Fork Lift Pocket Kits

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 30, 2016 5:02:00 AM

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    When it comes to versatility, our design and manufacturing team strives to innovate and create usable solutions for our customers on a daily basis.  With a growing need for a one-size-fits-all solution, many organizations and facilities are looking for new ways to utilize their current equipment or customize new purchases.

    While our line of highway towable grandstand bleachers or transportable bleacher kits serve the purposes of a variety of facilities, we still felt there was a gap in the mobile bleacher space.  In evaluating our past and current customer’s orders, feedback and expressed needs, our team set out to revolutionize the industry once again.

    Tractors and trucks are typically readily available to many of our customers and with a tow kit, they can easily move their bleachers when needed.  That being said, those operating with the use of forklifts were without a truly unique solution that could adequately suit the design and function of this machine.  

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    Topics: Bleachers, Custom Solutions

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