New Bleachers for the 2024 U-18 Curling Championships

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 19, 2024 12:00:33 PM


    Offering a bit of closure to an earlier post about this specific project, we’re happy to announce that the final installation was completed and the event was a huge success. Working closely with key stakeholders at Ottawa’s RA Centre, we were brought onboard to help close out the Centre’s new Curling Centre of Excellence.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Custom Solutions, Arena Bleachers

    A Gym Divider Curtain in a Cafeteria? Oh Yes We Did!

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 11, 2023 4:00:00 AM


    One of our greatest assets as a company  is our ability to tackle incredibly complex and custom jobs. Our flexibility and ingenuity allows us to take on  a massive grandstand seating project, a netting barrier for a unique sports field or in this case, a gym divider curtain installed inside a cafeteria.

    Of all the places we have installed a curtain in the past, which include gymnasiums with unique ceiling structures, size constraints or ones with stages, this is the first we have designed and installed for use inside a cafeteria.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Custom Solutions

    Massive Indoor Retractable Bleachers for Millard North High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 19, 2021 9:53:18 PM


    While somethings can be considered timeless, not everything that is old is worth keeping. When it comes to the safety and functionality of equipment such as telescopic bleacher systems it is important to keep up with modern technology and recent developments.

    Millard North High School, located in Omaha Nebraska, opened in 1981. Boasting a gymnasium capable of accommodating up to 2,600 spectators, their facility has hosted innumerable games and individuals over the last 40 years. As a school with such a storied history, it was time to take a closer look at the existing bleacher seating inside the gym and begin planning the future of athletics for the Millard North Mustangs. It was eventually decided that the bleachers were bound for replacement and the district began their search for the perfect partners on this massive project.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Custom Solutions

    Our Custom Fabrication Department Aids in the Expansion of the Dairy Distillery

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 4, 2021 7:06:50 AM


    Hearing the words “dairy” and “distillery” together can create some immediate feelings of confusion and bewilderment. Traditionally, we associate distilleries with our favourite whiskey, tequila, gin and vodka producers. Most alcohol is created using products such as barley, corn, wheat, agave, juniper, potatoes and other grains. So, you may still be asking, how and where are dairy products being used to distill alcohol?

    Luckily for us, it happens to be directly next door to our production facility and head office in beautiful Almonte, Ontario. Established only a few short years ago, the Dairy Distillery has taken the alcohol industry by storm with their innovative and environmentally-friendly vodka product, Vodkow.

    Artfully bridging the gap between artisanal distilling techniques and cutting-edge technology, this organization has found a way to transform milk sugar into an incredible-tasting spirit.

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    Topics: Custom Solutions, Custom Fabrication

    Our Innovative Approach to Custom Fabrication

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 25, 2020 3:30:00 AM


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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