Guaranteed to Score

Bison's UltimateTM basketball system stands up to rugged play in even the toughest conditions, guaranteed, with a lifetime warranty. Bison's UltimateTM package starts with a massive 6-inch-square pole made from 3/16-inch wall tubular steel. The backboard choices include steel or aluminum 42-inch-by-60-inch boards with graffiti-resistant, white powder-coated finishes, a 42-inch-by-72-inch steel perforated board, or a clear 42-inch-by-72-inch board of tempered glass or bulletproof polycarbonate. The goal is another Bison UltimateTM , among the first and only basketball goals with an unconditional lifetime replacement warranty. It has a double 5/8-inch solid rim design and can handle chain, nylon or web nets.

Bison Inc.: 800-247-7668

Sun Protection

Shade Systems is the only manufacturer of outdoor shade structures offering the patented Turn-N-Slide® easy canopy removal and re-attachment system. Standard on all Shade Systems frame-supported shade covers, the Turn-N-Slide® makes it easy for even just one person to quickly remove and re-attach the canopy in case of severe storm or winter weather. On playgrounds, sports fields, pool decks and concession areas, an effective solution for harmful sun exposure is a durable and attractive shade product from Shade Systems. It carries a 10-year fabric warranty.

Shade Systems, Inc.: 800-609-6066

Lock in Environmental Credits

Bradley offers Lenox® Lockers, made of 100 percent post-industrial recycled content. The solid plastic material meets all the same performance requirements as the standard Lenox Lockers, especially standing up to humidity and heavy usage. The 100 percent recycled lockers are currently available in black. Lockers help you earn LEED credit for recycled materials.

Bradley Corporation: 800-BRADLEY

Ice and Water

Follett Corporation's Symphony ice and water dispensers use a dual-stage filter system that removes all off-tastes and odors, providing great-tasting water from the building water supply. These attractive dispensers eliminate the hassle of supplying bottled water for employees and instead provide fresh, filtered water and ice at a fraction of the cost. Include the industry-exclusive chilled water option to provide chilled water right from the building water supply. The Symphony series offers models with 12, 25, 30, 50 or 90 pounds of storage. Standard features include stainless-steel construction, integrated air-cooled icemakers, and separate ice and water chutes.

Follett Corporation: 800-523-9361

t Keep Your Fitness Facility Fit

The spring Sportsmith Fitness Parts and Products Superstore catalog features one of the largest selections of OEM and OEM-quality cardio equipment parts at savings up to 30 percent. Parts for major equipment manufacturers include Sports Art, Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, StairMaster, Schwinn, Cybex and True, backed by the Sportsmith guarantee. A selection of some of the best strength and personal-training products also is offered. Sportsmith provides the quality, selection and value busy fitness facility managers demand. Sportsmith Certified Quality Cardio provides a selection of the most popular equipment models; its remanufactured cardio equipment is rebuilt with new parts.

Sportsmith: 800-713-2880

Storage and Workspaces

Lyon Workspace Products' new condensed catalog features products that are carried in stock for immediate shipment at all Lyon distribution centers. The full-color catalog features all-welded storage cabinets, lockers, workstations, ergonomic seating, shop furniture, tool storage, modular drawer cabinets, shelving and storage racks. All are pictured and described in detail, many offering a wide range of sizes and configurations to meet specific use requirements. Lyon Workspace Products, an ISO 9001 registered firm, is the nation's leading manufacturer of storage and related workspace products and maintains the largest inventory of finished goods in the industry.

Lyon Workspace Products: 800-323-0096

Field Marking

Newstripe, Inc. offers improved features on the NewRider 2000 riding field-marking machine. Alloy steel axles, integrated heat shield and reduced height improves its overall durability and value. According to Ralph Newman, president of Newstripe, the NewRider 2000 sets a standard for fast and convenient lining of large, multi-field sports complexes. Its large, 55-gallon tank can paint up to 22,000 feet of 4-inch line, the equivalent of four football fields. Plus, it's fast, lining up to 25,000 feet per hour. The tough, NewRider 2000 has all-welded structural steel chassis, a 10-horsepower commercial-grade engine, dual paint pumps and hydrostatic transmission.

Newstripe, Inc.: 800-624-6706

Salty Story

Look beneath the surface and you'll see that not all salt systems are created equal. With 30 years of experience in the chlorine generation business, ECOmaticTM saltwater systems reduce chloramines, which cause eye and skin irritation and unpleasant odors. It also breaks down contaminants such as sun products and body oils. With a higher hourly output than comparable models and a voltage regulator that ends worries about over-salting, there's no need to look any further for one of the ultimate salt chlorination solutions.

ECOmatic by Balboa Instruments, Inc.: 800-645-3201