A Sensory Calming Room for Sir John A McDonald School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 3, 2019 4:00:00 AM


    Used to create an environment completely removed from outside distractions, sensory rooms have been proven to help students in schools across North America since becoming widely used over the past decade or so.

    Used in other facilities such as special needs centres, respite centres, old age residences and a number of other locations, their effectiveness in the educational sector has provided students of all ages with a quick escape when required and are complete with both audio and visual aids to promote relaxation.

    One of our more recent projects was brought to us by the esteemed team at Avron Distribution. As a leading supplier for a wide range of educational, multi-sensory resources intended for all ages and abilities, Avron has grown to be one of the most recognized suppliers in the industry. Their permanent and mobile solutions have helped promote learning, cognitive ability and physical development since the company’s inception in 1994.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Padded Rooms

    Creating Safe Rooms for a Number of Southern Ontario Schools

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 10, 2019 6:06:44 AM


    As the topic of mental health continues to gain steam here in North America, schools across Canada and the United States are turning to safe rooms to help children deal with every day stress. While in some isolated cases, these rooms have come under fire because of blatant misuse by staff, the research suggests that when used properly, they are proven to calm students down in a safe and controlled manner.

    While also used in a variety of other industries, schools in particular have taken notice of the advantages and importance of creating and constructing these types of spaces for their students.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Padded Rooms

    A Completely Padded Quiet Room for Cairine Wilson Secondary School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    Designed to offer students a place completely void of outside distractions, quiet rooms, sensory rooms and de-escalation rooms are now commonplace in many academic institutions across Canada and the United States.

    Depending on their exact purpose, these types of rooms can be outfitted with equipment used to help stimulate the senses or can have nothing at all and simply serve as a quiet place for students who simply need some time alone. Constructed entirely using our custom padding department, these rooms often feature wall padding including custom cut-outs, door padding and customized floor padding to ensure the environment is also a safe one for those who use them.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    A Padded Room for Spring Harbor Hospital in Maine

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    One of our recent projects landed us in coastal New England, home of chowder, warm hospitality and some of the world’s most formidable sports franchises. While the region spans a total of six diverse U.S. states, this project took place in the picturesque state of Maine.

    Located in Westbrook, a suburb of Portland, is the Spring Harbor Hospital, a 100-bed non-profit psychiatric hospital offering services for both children and adults.

    Part of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, the facility has three adult units totalling 60 beds, a child unit with 14 beds, an adolescent unit with 14 beds and a 12-bed unit for patients with developmental disorders.

    After some unfortunate water damage to certain areas of the hospital, the facility was undergoing some fairly heavy-duty renovations. During the process, stakeholders from within the organization got in contact with members of our team in search of fire-rated wall padding for one of the rooms in the hospital.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    New Wall Padding for Village Babies Childcare Center

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 13, 2017 6:04:16 AM


    As one of New York City’s largest commuter towns, the need for a quality childcare facility in South Orange, New Jersey is something Dana Kearney noticed early on. Beginning with a babysitting service operated from her home, Kearney used her fifteen years of nursing experience to provide the best care possible for her children and the children of others in the community.

    As her business grew over the years, she outgrew her small home-based business, registered an LLC and created what is now known as Village Babies Development Center. With a spacious facility, Kearney’s business now offers not only care to children between the ages of six weeks and five years of age, but a variety of learning programs for children in each age category.

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    Topics: Our Work, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms, column padding

    Custom Padding for a Residential Time-Out Room

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 21, 2017 5:08:09 AM


    While we typically service the industrial and institutional markets, oftentimes we lend our prowess to the residential crowd where and when possible.  From installing indoor or outdoor basketball systems, barrier netting projects, or providing hockey goals for backyard rinks, our products are used around the home more than most think.

    One such area in which we provide a great deal of coverage for the residential market is within our custom padding department.  Due to the wide variety of uses and specific needs, we are seeing a much higher volume of residential padding projects coming into our facility.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    Complete Padding for a Sensory Room at the Julia Dyckman ANDRUS Center in Yonkers

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 13, 2016 4:14:44 AM


    Once again, we were hard at work at the prestigious Julia Dyckman ANDRUS Center in Yonkers, New York.  Earlier in the fall, we were involved in padding two other rooms located in the facility with the help of our partners at Tri-State Folding Partitions.

    In that project, our team designed a complete padding solution for a small support room in the facility that had to accommodate an existing playhouse and structure previously installed in the room.

    With that project in the rear view, our team once again got to work for ANDRUS, this time on a much larger sensory room.  These rooms are used to create an environment completely removed from outside distractions and come complete with audio and visual aids, promoting extreme relaxation.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    Custom Support Room Padding for The Julia Dyckman Andrus Center in Yonkers, NY

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 25, 2016 1:51:22 PM


    Once again we found ourselves in the state of New York for one of our recent projects.  Located in Yonkers, The Julia Dyckman Andrus Center or ANDRUS is a private, non-profit organization that specializes in teaching children and families the skills to express and cope with strong emotions.  Providing childcare, home visiting, mental health services, residential treatments, and special education programs, ANDRUS aims to be a national leader in shaping policies and practices that give children and families the skills required to overcome challenges and adversity.

    In the construction phase of their new facility, key stakeholders within the organization reached out to us in an attempt to secure a custom wall padding solution for a pair of rooms inside the facility.  As with any complete wall padding project, the nature of the project requires an on-site visit to really understand the complexities of the rooms and prospective padding.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

    A Customized Padded Room for Le Centre de Réadaptation en Déficience Intellectuelle et en Troubles Envahissants du Développement de Montréal

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 6, 2015 9:34:38 AM


    As the summer months came to an end, our fall season immediately kicked into gear. While we are still completing the last few large-scale outdoor projects, we now begin to see more indoor-focused purchases such as basketball equipment, volleyball systems and a variety of wall and custom padding projects.

    Our most recent project came to us out of the beautiful province of Quebec in historic Montreal. One of the city’s most prominent rehabilitation centres was in the market for some very specialized wall padding for a particular room in one of its many locations around the city.

    The client was Le Centre de Réadaptation en Déficience Intellectuelle et en Troubles Envahissants du Développement de Montréal (CRDITED). An institution in the health and social services network, CRDITED provides specialized services for adaptation and rehabilitation for over 4500 people with intellectual disabilities and with autism spectrum disorder.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Padded Rooms

    The Role of Customized Padding in Prisons and Other Correctional Facilities

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 1, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    We specialize in a variety of different padding applications, where no two jobs ever seem to replicate one another. Our custom padding department is one of our most complex divisions as every surface, window, door, and angle must be taken into account during the design process.

    We utilize the very best in technology and match it with our award-winning team members, each with years of experience in the custom padding field. While our padding department is deeply involved with many athletic-focused projects, in recent years we have witnessed our padding business grow exponentially into other niche markets.

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    Topics: Padded Rooms

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