Year in Review: Some of Our Favourite Projects from 2015

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM


    Artist Rendering of Richardson Stadium at Queen's University.  A project we were proudly awarded in 2015.

    Another year is in the books and it was a great ride. We had the pleasure of participating in and completing a number of new and unique projects for our growing customer base. During the past year we have grown as a team, both in numbers and in terms of the quality of products and services we offer our global base of clientele.

    No matter how much our team grows, how many different projects we take part in, or how many new partnerships are formed, we would be nothing without you. To our supporters, our past and present customers and our trusted suppliers, we thank you and truly hope you will be a part of our continued growth and success in 2016 and beyond.

    On that note, here are a few of our favourite projects we were honoured to take part in over the course of the past year. While we can’t highlight every single project that took place, we’ll do our very best to focus on as many of our customers as possible. To see a more complete list of our past projects, we invite you to view our Case Studies and would love your feedback in the comments section where applicable.

    January 2015 - Stage Mounted Telescopic Bleachers for Timmins High & Vocational School

    This project that took place in the northern Ontario town of Timmins was a very unique one and is an installation we are quite proud of. While most telescopic bleacher systems are mounted on the flooring surface typically in a gymnasium, this set of retractable bleachers was actually mounted atop the stage in the gymnasium. Click here to read the full article.

    February 2015 - Customized Column & Wall Padding for the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

    This project brought us to Toronto, Ontario, which played host to the Pan Am Games during the summer of 2015. The project took place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), a 300,000+ square foot facility and home to the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. This training centre was in need of a customized padding solution for their Diving Dryland Training Centre, where athletes train using equipment such as trampolines and harness rigs. Click here to read the full article.

    March 2015 - A Residential Rink Kit Transforms a Stage into a Boxing Ring for Toronto Theatre Production

    Every now and then we receive a request that is completely outside of our usual scope of business. While we primarily deal with athletic or educational institutions and municipalities, this request came from us from a theatrical production company in Toronto, Ontario. The customer was looking for a product that would aid them in creating a boxing ring area for an upcoming theatre production. They ended up utilizing one of our residential rink kits, which are typically used to enclose hockey rinks. Click here to read the full article.

    April 2015 - New Bleachers and Stand-alone Press Box for St. Joseph Scollard Hall

    As we moved into the spring of 2015, we completed our first outdoor bleacher and press box project. We were tasked with designing, manufacturing and installing a large bleacher grandstand and a stand-alone press box for the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board. Click here to read the full article.

    May 2015 - Permanent Wall Padding for the Lloydminster Animal Hospital

    One of our new product lines we introduced in 2015 was a specialized padding product for use in veterinary and animal shelter facilities. This particular padding project was a completely customized one for the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in Alberta. This custom wall padding is vital to the safety and protection of the animals under the care of the facility, which in this case, specializes in large mammals such as horses. To read the full article, read here.

    June 2015 - Roof Deck Bleachers for the Pan Am Athletic Stadium at York University

    Once again, in anticipation of the Toronto Pan Am Games last summer, another unique project was awarded to our team, this time, at York University. With the expected influx of spectators for the games, York University was set to be one of the many locations that would host organized events. Organizers were looking to expand the seating capacity of the stadium and came to us to design a very custom solution to add seating to the roof deck of the stadium. Our team ended up successfully installing a one-of-a-kind bleacher seating solution on the 5th level of the stadium. Click here to read the full article.

    July 2015 - Bleachers for Canada’s 2nd Miracle League – The Miracle League of Ottawa

    We were awarded the opportunity to play our part in aiding the Miracle League in expanding its network with a new baseball field in Ottawa. We were particularly proud of this project given everything the organization stands for. The Miracle League serves over 200,000 children who might not have otherwise have the opportunity to participate in an organized baseball league. We proudly supplied bleacher structures fully optimized for accessibility under the guidelines of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Click here to read the full article.

    August 2015 - Wall Padding for the American United School in Kuwait

    While this is not our first project that has taken place outside of North America, this summer we found ourselves working once again with our partners in the Middle East, supplying them with the very best in sports-focused equipment and infrastructure. This time around, we had received a customized wall padding project from our clients in Kuwait at the American United School. Our design team worked closely with the client to provide detailed drawings based on measurements of the gymnasium. We then manufactured the padding to the exact specifications needed and safely and efficiently shipped the product directly to the end user for installation. Click here to read the full article.

    September 2015 - Netting and Pole Padding for Ottawa’s First Archery Tag Facility

    With the popularity of archery tag sweeping North America, we were contacted by Ottawa’s first archery tag facility to provide them with customized padding and netting. The netting was used to enclose the ceiling and protect equipment, while the padding was used on poles on other structures to protect participants. Click here to read the full article.

    October 2015 - New Arena Bleachers for the Massey & District Community Centre

    With hockey season kicking off, we were commissioned to design an arena bleacher seating solution to replace the arena’s out-dated bleacher systems. The project took us to northern Ontario where we installed two banks of steel-framed, closed-deck aluminum arena bleachers, which allowed for adequate seating and a low maintenance solution to their needs. To read the full article, click here.

    November 2015 - Grandstand Bleachers for the Greater Vernon Athletics Park

    This project landed us once again in western Canada in the heart of beautiful British Columbia. We were awarded the contract to design, fabricate and install a customized set of grandstands for the Greater Vernon Athletics Park. What made this project unique was the fact that the seating system had to be built into an existing hillside and had to allow for spectators to enter the bleachers from the pathway on top of the hill. Utilizing a galvanized steel-beam structure, custom rise and run and a closed tongue and groove decking system, we successfully completed the grandstand, which can now house up to 400 spectators. Click here to read the full article.

    December 2015 - Sport Systems Awarded the Richardson Stadium Grandstands Contract at Queen’s University

    December brought some big news to our company as we were awarded the contract for the redevelopment of Richardson Stadium located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. We will be designing, fabricating and installing a large-scale grandstand seating structure for the stadium that will drastically improve spectator sightlines as well as allow spectators a closer view of the action on the field. The project is slated to be completed by the beginning of the Queen’s Gaels 2016 season. Click here to read more about the entire project and for more details about our role in the redevelopment of the stadium.



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