What Re-Opening Could Look Like in the Athletic Industry

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 14, 2020 6:30:00 AM


    With COVID-19 still  a real concern across much of the world and particularly here in North America, many are asking what a potential re-opening, if any, for the athletic and sports industry could look like. While we certainly can’t pretend to have all of the answers, keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry is what we do. Here’s what we are learning about re-opening plans and what they could entail over the coming weeks and months.

    Bleachers and Seating

    As facilities begin to plan welcoming back participants and possible spectators, much has gone into the planning of seating. It’s obvious at this point that sitting elbow-to-elbow in a bank of bleachers will unlikely be an option for the foreseeable future. When it comes to smaller venues, we are seeing an uptick in small bleacher orders. Many operators are ordering additional seating that would allow seating for a similar number of spectators while maintaining physical distancing.

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    Topics: Industry, Arena Bleachers

    3 Products Designed with the Environment In Mind

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 15, 2019 6:47:02 AM


    We are all blessed to live on such a beautiful planet and for many of us, keeping it in great shape is a priority. As new initiatives are released on a daily basis, there is much for each one of us to do to make the world a better place for the next generation.

    While we all have an individual responsibility to our planet, we believe as a business we do too. This is why, where and whenever possible, we aim to source and utilize the very best materials for our products and to ensure they are manufactured in a way that has as little impact as possible.

    With that in mind, we wanted to highlight a few of our products that we proudly supply that are made using recycled materials. These popular products can be found in gymnasiums and athletic facilities around the world and it is our hope to expand our offerings using recycled materials where the opportunity exists.

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    Topics: Equipment Design, Research & Development, Industry

    The Boom in High School and Collegiate Athletic Spending

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    In recent years there has been an upswing in money spent on high school athletics programs as well as on training facilities. While in the past, sports as well as arts programs in schools were typically the departments to have budgets cut. However, in some areas, this is no longer necessarily the case.

    Athletic directors have worked diligently to fight for the attention and recognition that sports departments are now getting in some locations. Why? The coaches and directors are adamant that athletic programs make a significant impact on the educational development of youth. In sports, you must teach and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, fair play and self-care and these are the exact qualities and values that help youth understand the basics of being a good leader and understanding the importance of being cooperative with others. Athletics require scheduled practice times that are focused on specific goals within that practice time. For students who may be struggling academically, sports could be their outlet. Sports bring people together, even if it’s strictly from a conversation aspect.

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    Topics: Professional Sports, Equipment Design, Industry, Fan Experience, Athletics

    5 Sectors We Serve That You Might Not Have Thought About

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 30, 2016 9:15:26 AM


    Sure, we do a lot of work in the athletic and sports industry.  Our company name and tagline firmly reflects it.

    While we do handle a great deal of projects in the athletic industry varying from municipalities, colleges, universities to private athletic institutions, our products can be found in more places than most might think. As we continue to establish our growing brand and reputation, we are constantly moving the needle on the expansion of our stellar product line.  As our selection and capabilities grow, not only are we able to serve more of our traditional customers, we are able to expand our offerings into new industries and sectors.

    With that in mind, here are five areas in which we operate our business that many of our customers might be surprised to hear us being involved in. 

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    Topics: Sports Equipment, Bleachers, Custom Padding, Industry

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