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RDG-Designed Loyola University Practice Facility Earns LEED Gold

Loyola University's Alfie Norville Practice Facility has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification for new construction.

STMA to Host Virtual Conference Experience

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – will be hosting the 32nd annual Conference and Exhibition virtually, January 12-14, 2021.

Grants Awarded to 10 Nonprofits Working to Expand Park Access

10 Minute Walk, a national effort led by The Trust for Public Land (TPL), announced $350,000 in funding to ten nonprofits across eight major metropolitan areas to bolster local efforts to ensure that 100% of people in U.S. cities have safe, easy access to a park by 2050.

Pool Safely Introduces PSA to Reduce Child Drownings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, Pool Safely, new PSA, "What if Kids Had Gills and Fins?" aims to remind parents that kids can't swim like fish, and provides clear tips for how to keep them safer in and around water.

Grant Program Aims to Get Student Athletes Game Ready

To help support student athletes The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation is teaming up with longtime Shaquille O'Neal partner Icy Hot to launch Get Game Ready, an initiative to help high school athletics programs financially burdened by the pandemic.

National Park Foundation & Partners Increase Investment in Service Corps Programs

The National Park Foundation announced a more than $3.7 million investment in service corps programs across the country during fiscal year 2020, up from approximately $3.5 million in fiscal year 2019.

NAEYC & Others Call for Congress to Stabilize Child Care & K-12 Education

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a leading advocate for early childhood education, joined more than 125 early childhood education, K-12 and parent advocacy groups in calling on Congress to provide the funding necessary to support child care programs and schools in safely delivering high-quality education and care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney Donates to NRPA to Support Youth Sports, Outdoor Play

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the recipients of its 2020 Youth Sports and Outdoor Play grants.

IHRSA Releases Toolkit for Clubs on Forming a State Alliance

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, has worked with industry leaders in states across the country, providing them with tools and resources to strengthen their voices and expand their reach at the state level. IHRSA has worked diligently to pull these valuable assets together in a toolkit to share with the entire industry.

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Guidance on Return to Sports

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for children and teens who participate in sports activities, clarifying the recommended amount of time that athletes should be held out of practices and games if they or close contacts show symptoms or test positive for the coronavirus.

Athletic Trainers Urge Compliance to COVID-19 Protocols by Higher-Ed Students, Coaches and Staff

A survey conducted by National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) found that while there may be robust COVID-19 preparedness and safety protocols in place at colleges and universities, athletic trainers are seeing concerning trends in regard to environment, supplies and adherence to policies at all levels of collegiate play. .

Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus Summit Highlights Critical Response to COVID-19

The newly formed Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus held its first summit in collaboration with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails and active transportation advocacy organization, and the Greenways Foundation, which promotes trails in the state.

PHTA Announces 2020 International Awards of Excellence Winners

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this year's winners of the PHTA Awards of Excellence.

USA Swimming Announces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and Black Leadership in Aquatics Coalition

USA Swimming, the national governing body for swimming in the United States, announced the formation of two diverse leadership groups developed as part of a long-term action plan to provide expertise and strategic guidance to USA Swimming staff and swimming leaders regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

ICAA's Milner Joins WHO Global Network on Long-Term Care

Colin Milner, a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult, has accepted an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to join its Global Network on Long-Term Care (GNLTC). The network will advise WHO on ways to create equitable and sustainable long-term care models for older people, with a focus on optimizing functional ability and achieving healthy aging.

Parks & Recreation Is Essential, Say U.S. Adults

A large majority of U.S. adults (82%) believe that parks and recreation is essential, according to a newly released report from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The report shows the public's affinity toward their local parks and recreation is strong, with U.S. residents visiting local park and recreation facilities more than twice a month on average.

Medical Experts Speak Out on Gym Safety

As negative public perceptions persist, the fitness industry is looking to further prove that health clubs are safe and vital for overall health. To do so, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is engaging with medical experts to get their professional opinion on the safety and efficacy of clubs.

NRPA Parks Build Community Project Wins National Award

Trojan Park in Wellston, Mo., the 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Parks Build Community project, has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute's 2020 Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable and equitable outcomes in communities.

TPL Partners with the VF Foundation to Improve Access to Parks

The Trust for Public Land is partnering with The VF Foundation to increase access to the outdoors in four underserved city neighborhoods across the country.

Earth Day Network Joins Forces With National Cleanup Day, Keep America Beautiful

Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, announced a partnership with National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful to remove trash across the United States amid a global pandemic.

USA Swimming Delivers Millions in Pandemic Support to Swimming Community

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, concluded its COVID-19 Relief Program with a second round of funding to member clubs on August 11 in the amount of $1,524,253. Nearly twice the number of clubs applied for grants in the second round, with submissions from 627 teams across 56 of USA Swimming's Local Swimming Committees (LSC).

Survey Results Reveal Back-to-School Readiness, Concerns of Health, P.E. Teachers

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators recently compiled the results of a nationwide survey which captured the state of mind of health and physical education (HPE) teachers as they faced school reentry in the 2020-2021 academic year. Results indicate that for these educators, the impact of COVID-19 cannot be overstated.

IAAPA Cancels IAAPA Expo 2020

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the cancellation of IAAPA Expo 2020 in Orlando, Fla. In addition, the association is launching a new virtual conference for global attractions industry professionals so that they can take part in many of the education sessions originally planned to take place at IAAPA Expo.

NRPA Awards Summer Meal Funding to Expand Food Access

Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign awards a generous $200,000 grant to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation. NRPA is awarding the funds to 18 local park and recreation agencies to provide emergency funding relief to support sustained operations of meal programs served through park and recreation sites that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the summer of 2020.

Study Confirms It's Safe to Work Out at the Gym

After analyzing millions of members' check-in data across 2,873 gyms, sports clubs and boutique fitness centers over the course of three months, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and MXM, a technology and knowledge transfer company specializing in member tracking within the fitness industry, conclusively found that fitness facilities are safe and are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz Campaign Continues Pollinator Support During Pandemic

To help protect local pollinators that are critical to the food supply in areas across the country, The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will host the second annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz during September to celebrate pollinators and raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis.

ASLA Announces 2020 Award Winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners.

ACSM Offers Recommendations on Pain in Adolescent Athletes

A team physician consensus statement just released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional sports medicine organizations shares guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and pediatricians to use nonpharmacologic treatments before prescribing opioids.

Equitable Access to Park & Rec Services Is Important, Survey Says

A majority (87%) of U.S. adults say it's important for people to have fair and just access to high-quality park and recreation programs, services and facilities that create healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

IHRSA Releases '2020 Health Club Consumer Report'

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has released the 2020 Health Club Consumer Report: Executive Summary. This annual publication, based on a nationwide sample of 18,000 interviews, is an overview of health club usage, participation and demographics over the past decade.

TPL: 36% of Public School Students Attend School in a Heat Island

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) released a groundbreaking new report on the importance of green schoolyards for student learning and recreation during the pandemic, and for ensuring communities are resilient in the face of the climate crisis.

Urban Land Institute Recommends Expanding, Enhancing Park Space

Two new reports from the Urban Land Institute provide possibilities for expanding and enhancing parks through collaborative partnerships and the transformation of spaces for cars into places for people.

ICAA COVID-19 Task Force Releases Report on 'Next Normal' for Senior Living

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) brought together 154 thought leaders -- providers of housing and services for older adults -- to create strategies and tactics to help all segments of the senior living industry emerge from being locked down.

NRPA Announces First VP of Education & Chief Equity Officer

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, announced that Autumn Saxton-Ross, Ph.D., will become its first vice president of education and chief equity officer.

National Park Foundation Announces Grants to Boost U.S. Women's History

To commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment, which prohibited states from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex, and recognize centuries of under recognized sacrifices and contributions to the U.S. made by women, including Black women, Indigenous women and all women of color, the National Park Foundation (NPF) released the results of a new survey of 1,000 U.S. adults underscoring the need for investments in women's history and preservation efforts.

NAEYC Publishes Curriculum Resource for Early Childhood Educators

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) announced the publication of "From Children's Interests to Children's Thinking: Using a Cycle of Inquiry to Plan Curriculum."

ACSM Publishes Call to Action Addressing COVID-19

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider.

Keep America Beautiful to Conduct Second Annual 'Plogging' Event

Join Stamford, Conn.-based Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, on Sun., Sept. 20 for the second annual Keep America Beautiful TrashDash plogging event and fun run.

Pediatricians, Sports Doctors, Trainers Team Up on Guidance to a Return to Sports, Recreation

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Medical Society For Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) have joined forces to address growing concerns and confusion amid youth sports and recreation participation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Council of Governments Endorses National Capital Trail Network

The Capital Trails Coalition and its founding members the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), are celebrating a major step forward in the vision to connect the region by trails—creating equitable, accessible spaces for walking and biking across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Strong Fitness Participation Growth Reported Prior to Pandemic

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) released the 2020 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, presenting a deep dive into the fitness industry and consumer trends across the United States.

NRPA Announces Resource for Addressing Substance Use Crisis

To support park and recreation leaders across the nation, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the release of "Parks and Recreation: A Comprehensive Response to the Substance Use Crisis." This report explores response strategies and recommendations for park and recreation professionals to take an active role in addressing the substance use crisis in their communities.

IHRSA Refutes Negative Press, Provides Industry Leadership

IHRSA is addressing the negative press the fitness industry is receiving that is overshadowing the safety protocols and cleaning guidelines that health and fitness clubs have put in place to keep members, staff and the community safe.

TPL: Parks Serving Majority Nonwhite Neighborhoods Are Smaller, More Crowded

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) released a groundbreaking new report revealing that across the nation, parks serving primarily nonwhite populations are half the size of parks that serve majority white populations- and nearly five times as crowded.

SHAPE America Selects Leader for COVID-19 Project

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators – announced the selection of Sean Nevills as project director of the COVID-19 project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

NAEYC Joins Initiative to Advance Strategies for Families' Health, Economic Prosperity

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) joined the second cohort of the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend at the Aspen Institute's initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational success, economic prosperity and health and well-being.

American Camp Association Points to Numbers Indicating Positive Experience

Positioned at the forefront of child safety during the current pandemic, more than 3,000 camp directors ran – and continue to run – safe day and overnight camp programs across the country during the summer months.

Farmers Market Week Celebrates Reilience, Safety of Farmers Markets

The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a national organization committed to strengthening farmers markets, announced the launch of its nationwide campaign for the 21st annual National Farmers Market Week on August 2nd - 8th, 2020.

Registration for Virtual NRPA Conference Now Open

Registration for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual) is now open.

IHRSA Reveals Innovation Summit Schedule & Speakers

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has released the schedule of events along with the full list of speakers for the IHRSA Innovation Summit.

NRPA Awards Funds to Expand Access to Healthy Foods Through Local Parks & Rec

The Walmart Foundation awards a generous $2.5 million grant to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation. NRPA is administering the funds to 15 local park and recreation agencies that will provide field work to implement community nutrition hubs to help expand access to healthy foods and nutrition education through the power of parks and recreation.

President Signs 'Great American Outdoors Act,' Historic Win for Parks

President Trump signed the “Great American Outdoors Act” into law, providing $900 million in permanent and dedicated annual funding for the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and funding to address the backlog of maintenance projects in our national parks and public lands.

American Camp Association Offers Context on CDC Study, Implications for Back to School

A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) study of a single summer camp's Covid-19 infections tells an incomplete story. To better understand summer camp safety in 2020, start with a clear understanding that thousands of camps are successfully operating this summer.

SFIA to Launch New Virtual Conference

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) will convene Back on Track: Insights and Strategies as a virtual conference to explore how the sports and fitness industry is approaching COVID-19 challenges and opportunities after months of marketplace disruption.

Orthopaedic Surgeons Caution as Parks, Fields and Courts Open

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons encourages Americans to ease back into the game to allow your body to re-establish healthy habits and routines.

American Academy of Pediatrics Provides Guidance on Returning to Sports

Pediatricians advise that weighing the risk versus benefit of returning to sports activities is driven by the type of sport and setting, local disease activity, and individual circumstances

Urban Land Institute Presents Plan to Bring Equity to Kansas City Parks

Kansas City, Mo., can help tackle the city's racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute.

Sports & Fitness Industry Does Not Expect Full Return in 2020

Seventy-two percent of companies now anticipate that sales will not return to pre-COVID numbers until 2021, and 53 percent report not until Q2 of 2021, according to the SFIA 3rd edition of its monthly COVID-19 Industry Impact Report.

ASBA Cancals In-Person Technical Meeting

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person 2020 Technical Meeting and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas.

IAAPA Continues to Seek Changes, Aid for Attractions Industry

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, representing major theme parks, local and destination fixed-site attractions, waterparks, family entertainment centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, and manufacturers and suppliers, sent a letter to Congress on behalf of its members. The letter urges Congress to consider key issues facing the industry during the next phase of COVID-19-related legislation.

Arlington, Va., Named 'Fittest City'

Arlington, Va., has been named "America's Fittest City" in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem Inc.

Global Attractions Industry Outlines COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Around the globe, attractions that were closed in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, including theme parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers (FECs), zoos, museums and aquariums, are beginning to reopen with new measures in place for the health and safety of guests and employees.

Aquatics Industry Celebrates Lifeguards

On July 31, 2020, Ellis & Associates, a leader in aquatic safety, operations and risk management, will launch "International Lifeguard Appreciation Day" in partnership with aquatic facilities around the globe.

NRPA, American Water Charitable Foundation Award Grants for Water-Inspired Play Areas

The American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) announced the recipients of the 2020 Building Better Communities grant program: City of Franklin, Ind.; and City of Lawson, Mo.

National Park Service Awards Grants to Underrepresented Communities

The National Park Service announced it has awarded $750,000 in Underrepresented Community Grants to support the identification and nomination of sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

ACE Launches Personal Trainer Certification Program

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched an all-new ACE Personal Trainer Study Program, once again raising the bar for certification programs of this type.

NRPA Announces 'Greener Parks for Health' Initiative

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and in partnership with Willamette Partnership, announced the release of Greener Parks for Health resources. This suite of resources offers a variety of research-informed messages, tools and policy solutions to help park and recreation professionals communicate about, advocate for and institutionalize green infrastructure in parks to improve community well-being, especially in communities facing environmental, health, economic and social injustices.

Keep America Beautiful Launches Grant Program for MLK Corridors

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, in partnership with Diageo North America and its Diageo Community Activity and Relief Efforts program, announced the creation of the Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant program to support the efforts of volunteers, residents, community groups and business owners/employees to prevent litter, promote recycling and beautify areas in and around Martin Luther King Jr. corridors and promote neighborhood building by empowering individuals to become engaged in the communities where they live and work.

KABOOM!, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Announce Play Everywhere Design Challenge

KABOOM!, the national nonprofit working to end playspace inequity for good, and the Built to Play Initiative, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced the launch of the Play Everywhere Design Challenge.

Survey: 9 in 10 U.S. Adults Want Youth to Have Access to Summertime Programs

Nine in 10 U.S. adults want children to have access to community-based programs and services — including those sponsored by local parks and recreation — during the summer, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

APA Launches Equity in Planning Video Series

APA released "Equity: The Planner's Responsibility," the first video in a multi-part series demonstrating that equity is a necessary guiding principle for planners and all who participate in the process of planning as advisors, advocates and decision-makers.

New Data Underscores Need for Safe Places to Walk and Bike Close to Home

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released new data about how people are using the outdoors and trails during the pandemic, with findings reinforcing an overwhelming demand for safe places to walk and bike nationwide.

NYS Fitness Alliance Releases Plan to Reopen Gyms, Fitness Centers

The NYS Fitness Alliance (NYSFA) has released a science-based, data-backed, comprehensive plan to safely open gyms and fitness centers across New York.

NRPA's Park and Recreation Month Honors the People of Parks and Recreation

This July, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, invites everyone to celebrate Park and Recreation Month.

Wheelin' and Dealin'

People and company news

CityWave USA Moves to Testing Phase

The world's largest standing wave saw its first official surfers when owners Burke and Robert Bordner dropped in on the wave in early August.

Ecore Athletic Adds Surfaces to Performance Collection

Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, announced the addition of two new surfaces to its Ecore Athletic Performance Collection.

Cooper Lighting's New Ephesus LUMASPORT Improves Control & Performance

Ephesus Sports Lighting's new LUMASPORT Sports Lighting System continues to push the technology, performance and practical application of LED lighting for any indoor or outdoor field or arena—from youth sports to the major leagues.

LG Launches First Touchscreen TV for Fitness Equipment

LG Business Solutions USA is entering the fitness equipment business with the introduction of a new 15-inch touchscreen display designed for a variety of exercise equipment to meet the needs of modern consumers.

Park of Poland Opens First Phase

Park of Poland has now opened the first phase of its development, which includes Europe's largest indoor waterpark, "Suntago Waterworld."

Bobcat Introduces Features on Demand

As an industry leader in compact equipment, Bobcat Company is constantly exploring ways to use new technologies to help its customers accomplish more. Now, Bobcat is launching its newest intelligent, digital solution: Features On Demand.

Elite Turf Completes Installation in New Jersey

On the heels of its U.S. debut, Elite Turf powered by Act Global announced it has completed its installation of the POWER System at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J.

AquaTech Earned CMAHC Certification

Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) announced that its AquaTech program is the first pool operator training course to achieve Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification.

Ellis & Associates Program Earns CMAHC Certification

Ellis & Associates' (E&A) premier vanGUARD: Aquatic Leadership program has achieved Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification – making the program the first-ever Lifeguard Supervisor Course to receive CMAHC Certification.

Interkal Brings Innovative Seating to Hennessey High School

Interkal, a market leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing spectator seating in the U.S., was recently tapped to furnish a new venue in Hennessey, Okla.

Bobcat Company Introduces New Zero-Turn Mowers

As the global leader in compact equipment, Bobcat Company has built its reputation on performance, versatility and toughness. Now, it's bringing the same legacy to the turf market with the all-new lineup of Bobcat zero-turn mowers.

Gold Medal Introduces Ready-to-Eat Gourmet Popcorn Line

Gold Medal Products Co. has officially launched its retail-ready prepackaged gourmet popcorn line.

Ecore to Continue Offering Free Virtual CEUs Through 2020

Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, will continue to offer free seminars on acoustics and performance for Continuing Education Course (CEU) credits from September through November.

TRX Partners with Aaptiv on Training Content

TRX, a leader in functional training equipment, education and technology, announced a partnership with Aaptiv – a leading digital wellness product – to provide members access to video-based TRX workouts.

Resmark Systems' WaiverSign Experiences Surge

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Planet Fitness and Westin Hotels & Resorts have in common? They have all recently begun using WaiverSign, Resmark Systems' digital release of liability waiver application.

ChlorKing Earns NSF 50 Secondary Certificaiton for Sentry UV

SENTRY ultraviolet (UV) systems from ChlorKing are now approved for secondary disinfection use in splash pads and swimming pools following NSF certification.

Codelocks Adds Sophistication to KitLock Products

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, standalone keyless door locks and access solutions, introduces its newest KitLock by Codelocks product:: the stylish and versatile KL1100 RFID.

Crunch Fitness Strengthens Customer Experience Management Program

Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has announced a new customer experience management program with growing fitness franchise Crunch Fitness.

Solera Solar Lighting Hybrid 365 Delivers Reliable Illumination

Light Efficient Design, the premier source of LED for HID retrofit lighting solutions, announced the introduction of its game-changing new hybrid solar area light under the Solera Solar Lighting Hybrid 365 name.

Ramuc Offers Pro 2000 Coating

Ramuc's Ultra PRO 2000 offers a chlorinated rubber coating that is competitively priced and is an excellent choice for recoating previously painted chlorinated rubber surfaces or unpainted surfaces.

Polin Waterparks Introduces Redesigned Website

Polin announced that its new website is now live, offering viewers a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate experience.

Birko Launches Mobile Mister Sanitization Solution

Birko, a leader in providing integrated sanitation solutions in the meat, poultry and protein harvest, further processing, produce and fresh cut, and brewing and distilling industries, launched the Birko Mobile Mister sanitizing equipment for various industries and facilities.

Doosan Bobcat Deliers $81,000 Donation to Wounded Warrior Project

Doosan Bobcat North America announced the donation of $81,000 to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving injured veterans and their families.

Draper Develops Solution for Increased Protection During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has business owners, community leaders and school administrators looking for solutions that will help students, teachers, customers and employees stay safe while conducting in-person business or instruction.

Spring Valley High School Installs T-Cool to Combat Heat on Synthetic Turf

On the heels of The Citadel becoming the first Division I Athletics program to install T-Cool - a revolutionary evaporative cooling technology - on the institution's new synthetic turf field, Spring Valley High School (Columbia, S.C.) leads a contingent of South Carolina high schools that have adopted the innovative cooling technology.

Technogym Introduces Technogym Live On-Demand Platform

Technogym is announcing the launch of Technogym Live, the platform that offers a completely new and engaging training experience allowing users to enjoy live and on-demand training video content on Technogym's equipment consoles and through the new Mywellness app.

Gym Floor Cleaning & Maintenance Resource Page Now Available

Ecore, a manufacturer of safety, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces, announced it has created a dedicated landing page that addresses gyms' cleaning and maintenance needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Elite Turf POWER System Hits U.S. Market

Elite Turf USA has partnered with Act Global to introduce a recyclable, more playable and durable synthetic turf system to athletic facilities, public and private institutions, and more.

Jada Blitz Fitness Invests in Electrostatic Technology for Enhanced Disinfection

Jada Blitz Fitness announced its investment in advanced disinfection through the use of electrostatic technology: meet the Clorox Total 360 System.

Adventure Golf Services Introduces New Name, Logo & Site

Adventure Golf Services is changing its name and will be launching a new website featuring the company's new logo, new brand promise and new website content.

World's First Orbiter Waterslide Opens

Having previously collaborated on 14 projects at 10 water parks throughout mainland China, OCT Group and WhiteWater have developed a flourishing partnership spanning over a decade.

Technogym Launches the New EXCITE

Technogym introduced the new Excite line: the revolutionary range of fully-connected cardio equipment equipped with the ultimate user interface Technogym Live, offering users a new fully personalized training experience tailored to their goals and needs, thanks to a full range of workout content and entertainment options.

RenewAire's DN Series DOAS Recognized

RenewAire's new DN Series dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) was recently named the HVAC category winner in the New Product Awards by Spaces4Learning, a Woodland Hills, Calif.-based trade magazine that covers education facility design, operation and maintenance.

Bradley Express Lavatory Decks Deliver Complete Handwashing Solutions

Bradley Corp., a leading handwashing innovator for nearly 100 years, expands its suite of Express lavatory decks with two new designs.

ClearSpan Structures Now Offers Rental Solutions

ClearSpan Structures unveiled its new commercial building rental offering.

HASA Pool Offers Sanitization Products for Indoor Disinfection

HASA Pool, a leading supplier of liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite) for the sanitization of swimming pools and hot tubs, announced that its products can also be used to clean and disinfect indoor surfaces.

Viralert 3 Temperature Screening System Safeguards Sports & Leisure Sites

Leading temperature monitoring expert AMETEK Land has launched a new human body temperature screening system to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Playtec Solutions, Commercial Recreation Specialists Partner on Sanitation and Protection Solutions

PLAYTEC LLC announced a new partnership with Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), a leading commercial recreation company, to distribute its line of unique, proprietary antimicrobial products designed specifically for the worldwide recreation industry.

Bradley Shares Ways the Pandemic Is Transforming Restroom Design

The global pandemic of Covid-19 is fast-tracking infection control technologies and products in public restrooms.

Digital Waivers Emerging as Key Player in Contact Tracing

WaiverSign has come up with a strategy that allows Contact Tracing to play sleuth digitally. It combines digital waivers with new contact tracing permissions to create the potential for almost instantaneous tracking once an infected contact is reported.

Malahat Sky Walk Selects Gateway Ticketing

Malahat Sky Walk, a new attraction on Southern Vancouver Island set to open in Spring of 2021, has chosen Gateway Ticketing Systems and its Galaxy Ticketing and Admission Control software.

Technogym Launches Mywellness 5.0 App Live and On-Demand Classes

Technogym, the leading company in design-led smart equipment and digital technologies for fitness, wellness and sport, introduced a new content solution within its Mywellness connected platform.

Leading Health Organizations Recommend Hand Dryers

Leaders from Excel Dryer, manufacturer of XLERATOR Hand Dryers, wish to deliver a message to educate the professionals, consultants and government officials who are creating reopening guidelines, and the general public, especially in times of COVID-19: Excel hand dryers are a safe, hygienic touchless solution and an effective way to achieve completely dry hands, a critical part of proper hand hygiene, the top defense against the spread of germs.

Bobcat Introduces V923 VersaHANDLER Telescopic Tool Carrier

Building on the success of prior Bobcat telescopic tool carriers, the global leader in compact equipment has recently expanded its line with the new V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier.

LSI Industries Launches AirLink Blue Wireless Outdoor Lighting Control

LSI Industries has launched its new AirLink Blue wireless outdoor lighting control system, a simple, highly-configurable product that uses Bluetooth mesh technology to manage designated zones of outdoor illumination on commercial property – helping customers enhance safety, reduce energy costs and comply with applicable regulations.

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