PRODUCT SHOWCASE

PROBLEM-SOLVER SHOWCASE

PROBLEM:
How can we help pet owners keep our public areas safer and cleaner?

SOLUTION:
Dispoz-A-Scoops are people-friendly and public-safe. Simply scoop, push down to seal and dispose. Dispoz-A-Scoops make the task comfortable and easy. Patented no-touch design isolates hands from the mess and eliminates the hazard of bacterial pass-through, making Dispoz-A-Scoop the public safety choice for any area frequented by vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly.

HealthPro Hygiene: 800-873-K9KP (5957)

PROBLEM:
How can we combine fun and fitness to get kids moving?

SOLUTION:
Why not add an aquatic challenge course? Voted "Best Game or Competition" of 2009, Wibit modular inflatables will change how you think about water play. Wibit elevates the excitement and the motivation by adding a little friendly competition. Kids of all ages just can't get enough of the Wibit challenges, whether it is during open play or an organized event. Create your own age-appropriate configurations for birthday parties, teen nights or "family feud" events to get everyone in on the game.

Commercial Recreation Specialists Inc.: 877-896-8442

PROBLEM:
Our swimming pool drains are not VGB-compliant.

SOLUTION:
Recreation Supply Company now offers an NSF Certified and ASME A112.19.8-2007 Certified Anti-Entrapment Drain Grate. Made of fiberglass and stainless steel, it features a flat design for high-traffic areas, and is perfect for new construction or retrofit applications. Grates are currently available in 24-by-24-inch, 30-by-36-inch and 30-by-48-inch sizes. The 30-by-36-inch size has been approved for floor and wall mounts, and the 30-by-48-inch size is available with flush or raised mounts.

Recreation Supply Company: 800-437-8072

PROBLEM:
Picnic table and bench maintenance is too resource-intensive.

SOLUTION:
Gerber Manufacturing now has recycled plastic and aluminum tops and seats for their picnic tables and benches. The color is molded throughout the plastic, and they will never splinter or decay. Aluminum is also 100 percent maintenance-free and will not get hot in the sun. The hot dipped galvanized frame will make the bench or table 100 percent maintenance-free.

Gerber Manufacturing: 800-393-9923

PROBLEM:
We want to be able to move our bleachers without requiring a lot of manpower.

SOLUTION:
The Bleacher Transporter is a patent-pending, budget-stretching design to assist in the moving of athletic bleachers up to 15 feet in length. This product can be hand-operated or pulled behind lawn equipment. It has high flotation tires for minimum impact and can be transported from site to site on a light-duty trailer, needing only one person to load and unload. Its one-man operation reduces labor, while its simple design reduces lifting injuries.

Indesco: 217-622-6345

PROBLEM:
Sterile playground sites do not address kids' lack of exposure to nature, or Nature Deficit Disorder.

SOLUTION:
Design your next playground with NatureGrounds. Facilities that want to add nature to their playground but aren't sure how can use GameTime's NatureGrounds program guidebook, which illustrates how to incorporate nature into the playground with child-friendly plants suited to your specific planting zone. With complimentary Web resources, including a searchable plant database, it's easy and fun to create a nature-inspired playground that fosters appreciation for the great outdoors.

GameTime: 800-235-2440

PROBLEM:
How can we create an attractive sports facility that can be used year-round—even in the Texas summer heat?

SOLUTION:
Officials from the City of Taylor, Texas, near Austin wanted a sports complex that could be used year-round and keep visitors cool in the summer heat. City Recreation Superintendent Michael De Vito utilized fabric shade structures from Sun Ports to help. "The facility will be a hot spot for youth tournaments all year round and attract teams from outside the city, which will provide a boost to the local economy." The Custom T-Cantilever Wrap-Around shade structure pictured will cover up to 150 people per field.

Sun Ports: 800-966-5005

PROBLEM:
We are looking for bigger lockers that are also more environmentally friendly.

SOLUTION:
Bradley Corp., the originators of solid plastic lockers, introduced their new line of environmentally friendly, spacious and resilient solid plastic Lenox® Gear Lockers. Wider and deeper than standard lockers, Gear Lockers are available in durable 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, made from recycled milk jugs. Backed by a 20-year warranty.

Bradley Corporation: 800-BRADLEY (272-3539)