Proven Profits

Gold MedalĀ® Products Co. unveiled its 65th edition of the catalog in 2009. This definitive guide includes the latest industry innovations and new products to help businesses expand their sales. Featured are proven profit makers and the most recent advancements that will help improve ease of use and attract new customers. Gold Medal has it all with a variety of machines and supplies for popcorn, Sno-KonesĀ®, caramel corn and other gourmet flavors, cotton candy, nachos, pretzels, hot dogs and much more. All products are backed by more than 75 years of experience and are designed with the customer in mind.

Gold Medal Products Co.: 800-543-0862


Hafele now offers low-voltage, electromagnetic and electro-mechanical locking systems for all furniture solutions. EFL15 is a radial lock designed to be a compact, high-load locking mechanism that uses eight locking jaws to capture and hold an inserted mating stud. EFL 25 is an in-line that is a very thin lock fastening mechanism designed for high-cycle applications where space is limited. The MCL-1 Nano Magnetic Lock is a compact, medium-load locking mechanism that uses electromagnetic energy to capture and hold an armature plate, which is released on command when the power is turned off. All of these locks can be operated by switches or Dialock Terminals.

Hafele America Co.: 800-423-3531

Take a Seat

A new seating options is now available on Pilot Rock Model SQT-4 square picnic tables. Each contour seat will comfortably fit two adults for up to eight adults around the 48-inch square table. The expanded or perforated steel top and seats are vinyl-coated in your choice of colors. The tables can be portable or stationary designs. R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc. is celebrating 50 years of service in 2009. The Pilot Rock product line includes picnic tables, pedestal grills, park and street site benches, campfire rings, bike racks, trash and recycling receptacles and lids, lantern poles and more.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc.: 800-762-5002

Lock and Go

Locker users now have the freedom to move around and enjoy their visit at amusement or waterparks, while their belongings are kept safe and sound in a locker secured by a new lock system with "legs." Bradley's new Pocket Lock is a portable and convenient security solution for shared locker environments, such as amusement or waterparks, where patrons must typically pay each time they want to secure their belongings. With the Pocket Lock, the user rents the lock once, as the device travels with them from locker to locker, eliminating the inconveniences of operating pay lockers or having coins available to rent new lockers.

Bradley Corporation: 800-BRADLEY

Loop de Loop

Whitewater West debuted its new AquaLoop slide featuring the AquaRocket entry and launch into the industry's first looping waterslide. The two exciting features offer an exhilarating experience. Riders' anticipation begins the moment they start climbing the steps of the tower, where they eventually meet the operator and enter the door to the capsule, which contains lights and music. The capsule is the vessel of the trap door within the floor, which creates the ultimate thrust start. Facing forward, riders place their arms across their chests and then wait for the countdown. The trap door plummets below the riders feet and accelerates them into a more-than-40-foot vertical free-fall drop with maximum force into the looping slide.

Whitewater West: 604-273-1068

Ice Is Nice

C. Cretors and Company offers the Echols line of high-speed ice shavers. Ideal for the amusement and entertainment industries, these innovative machines are an attractive and highly efficient primary element in the making of snow-cones. Cretors' high-speed ice shavers, which fit securely on display cases or a counter stand, feature heavy-duty cast aluminum construction for years of reliable use. The machines can shave up to 500 pounds of ice per hour, and for operator convenience, the shaver can use ice in sizes ranging from small chunks to 4.5-inch chunks. The Echols line is available with either gas or battery power.

C. Cretors and Company: 800-228-1885

Cool Drinks on Hot Days

The "Original Crowd Pleaser" from Most Dependable Fountains first introduced the parks and recreation industry to this drinking fountain as a solution to satisfying the thirst of three children at once. Not only was the Model 493 a crowd pleaser, it also meets the needs of ADA. In addition, Most Dependable Fountains recognized the need for a drinking fountain that would meet the needs of younger children with the lower arm height at 27 inches to the bubbler. This fountain can be customized to include the optional jug filler or recessed hose bibb with locking cover. It is available in your choice of 17 beautiful standard powder-coated colors and is just waiting to satisfy the thirst of children on the playground or in the park.

Most Dependable Fountains Inc.: 800-552-6331

Wash and Go

With Acrylic, Corian and Stainless Steel Amenity Shelf Dispensers, Spa Partners has the perfect answer for turning your locker room into the perfect post-workout sanctuary. All with your own logo. What amenities should the club offer? Essential is an all-in-one shampoo and body wash. Recommended are moisturizer, conditioner, hair spray and deodorant. Wonderful extras include massage oils, mouthwash and shaving cream. Spa Partners is your one-stop shop, direct from the manufacturer, for amenities, eucalyptus and disinfecting wipes.

Spa Partners: 973-386-1158