Bridging the Gaps

Wheeler Consolidated designs and fabricates pedestrian and vehicular bridges for parks, trails, golf courses and roadways. Offering structures of either steel or timber construction, Wheeler creates manufactures bridges of enduring beauty, strength and durability. Wheeler now offers the availability of a new wood preservative, Copper Naphthenate, for all current products.

Wheeler Consolidated: 800-328-3986

Player Protection

Aimcon Recreation and Cyro Canada recently joined forces to create a new NHL-approved system for dasher boards, the Optimized Shielding System. The system has superior optics and flex and only requires one size and thickness of shielding, reducing the number of shield supports along the sides and improving sightlines. Acrylic or plastic shields are half the weight of tempered glass and easier to use for the building staff. Acrylic also absorbs much more energy than glass and, with the new polymer coatings added to the acrylic, it's scratch-resistant and cleans up just like tempered glass.

Aimcon: 800-273-6204

Mini Loader

The new MT52 from Bobcat Company is a mini track loader with one of the industry's only ride-on platforms that can be removed in minutes. Just 6 feet long and 3 feet wide, it easily fits into tight areas such as backyard fences and sheds for storage purposes. With a rated operating capacity of 520 pounds, the MT52 is capable of lifting building and landscaping materials easily. More than 18 Bobcat attachments have been approved for this new loader, making the machine versatile and complementing larger Bobcat loaders. Bobcat also offers other new units including the T180 compact track loader.

Bobcat Company: 701-241-8700

Spirit of America

In remembrance of those who lost their lives to acts of terrorism, the residents of Middlesex County, N.J., dedicated a new memorial at Raritan Bay. Overlooking the New York City skyline, this custom arbor structure was based on the combined inspiration of three local high-school students. The structure is made of 10-inch-by-4-inch steel slats resting on 8-inch-by-6-inch curved steel beams, with 12-inch circular columns that represent the American principals of wisdom and liberty. Litchfield Landscape Elements is proud to be part of this dedication in honor of to those principals and the resilience of the human spirit.

Litchfield Landscape Elements: 800-542-5282

Make an Impression

Versatile, affordable displays by Miller Multiplex get attention by looking great. If you need to post schedules, sign-up sheets, posters or other information, get them noticed. A free catalog is available that describes the full line of displays.

Miller Multiplex: 800-325-3350

Fit Kids

Fit Youth Systems, Inc. proudly announces its newest addition to the 14-station line of equipment for children and youths ages 8 to 16 years old: back extension. All its equipment is anatomically designed to fit children and youths with appropriate progression of weights to increase strength (used in research by Dr. Wescott). Equipment includes Bee Fit programs, which includes operations manual, brochures, flyers, posters, ad copy and on-site programs training.

Fit Youth Systems, Inc.: 281-242-4140