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IAAPA Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has released its global schedule of this year's in-person events.

STMA Names 2022 'Innovative Award' Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – named Sports Labs, SGL Inc., Covermaster and Turf-Tec International as their “Innovative Award” winners.

Keep America Beautiful Recognizes 2021 Grant Recipients

Keep America Beautiful, in partnership with its sponsor Diageo, recognized the recipients of the 2021 Community Improvement Grant to support areas in and around Martin Luther King Jr. Corridors and neighborhoods.

Regional Trail Network Creates New Access for Millions of Bay Area Residents

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the Bay Area Trails Collaborative, a group of more than 50 businesses, agencies and organizations, released the first comprehensive map detailing a plan to connect 2,590 miles of regional trails.

National Park Foundation Funds Learning Opportunities

The National Park Foundation (NPF) announced 92 Open OutDoors for Kids grants to connect children to meaningful learning experiences with parks across the country.

CPSC Awards More Than $1.3 Million in Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced five awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments.

KaBOOM! Launches Playspace Mapping Program in Colorado

Researchers and community members in East Colfax Corridor, Otero County and Rio Grande County are undergoing an 18-month effort to map play deserts.

New Data Reveals Banner Year for Trail Use

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization, released an analysis of national trail count data for 2021, finding that trail use remained significantly higher than 2019 levels.

ASBA Announces New Officers and Directors

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced its officers and directors for the coming membership year.

ACE Launches Courses on Inclusivity

With the goal of giving individuals and communities access to health and fitness programming that positively impacts their lives, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) furthers its commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion with two new courses on how fitness managers and business owners can build more inclusive environments within the fitness industry.

ASBA Announces Industry Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for design professionals, builders and suppliers of materials and equipment for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of awards of recognition presented in the industry.

2022 KAB Unify & Beautify Community Grant Program Announced

Keep America Beautiful has announced the 2022 Unify & Beautify Community Grant program for its affiliate network, other nonprofit organizations, and community groups to implement programs or projects designed to build clean, green and beautiful places for all to thrive and enjoy.

USA Swimming Launches Million-Dollar Grant Opportunity to Grow Aquatics at HBCUs

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced a grant program focused on creating a new 10-year, $1 million initiative to develop learn-to-swim and competitive opportunities in communities served by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Momentum Builds for Great American Rail-Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) celebrated momentum for the Great American Rail-Trail, the developing 3,700-mile trail that will be the nation’s first walkable, bikeable route across the country, entirely separated from vehicle traffic.

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards.

STMA Names 'Mowing Patterns Contest' Winner

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) — the professional association of 2,700 men and women who are critical to maintaining sports fields worldwide — named Justin Scurry, Grounds Supervisor for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, its 2021 Mowing Pattern Contest winner, with his submission titled "Under the Carolina Sky."

ASBA Announces David Marsden as Winner of Industry Merit Award

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, presented its Industry Merit award to David Marsden, CTCB of Boston Tennis Court Construction Company in Hanover, Mass.

TPL Applauds L.A. Mayor's Directive on Park Equity

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive emphasizing achieving park equity across the city.

STMA Announces 2021 'Field of the Year' Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) — the professional association of 2,700 men and women who are critical to maintaining sports fields worldwide athletes — announced its 2021 "Field of the Year" winners, an award spotlighting the individuals and programs who excelled this year in providing quality, safe playing surfaces.

Female Golfers Hit a Five-Year High

Last year, the number of women hitting the greens surged to an all-time high since 2015, according to the National Golf Federation — and the June 7, 2022 Women's Golf Day (WGD) event will celebrate this milestone by uniting females across the globe through golf for 24 hours straight.

ASBA Announces Publication of Tennis Courts Manual

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor courts and recreational facilities, has announced the publication of the 2021 edition of Tennis Courts: Construction & Maintenance Manual, which it produces jointly with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA).

U.S. Adults Give the Gift of Outdoor Activities

More than three in four U.S. adults plan to purchase gifts associated with outdoor activities this holiday season, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

American Academy of Pediatrics Advocates for Helping Children With Disabilities Become More Active

Children with disabilities should be encouraged to participate in sports, recreation and physical activities that best suit their preferences and abilities, with help from pediatricians who can offer guidance, reassurance and resources.

JCC Movement Partners With Shine a Light to Combat Spread of Antisemitism

A coalition of more than 60 Jewish and non-Jewish organizations across the United States and Canada launched Shine A Light, a new initiative highlighting the dangers of antisemitisim through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement, advocacy and media outreach.

ORR Partners With Oregon State to Bring Resources to Outdoor Recreation Industry

As Outdoor Recreation Roundtable's first higher education member, OSU's CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $788 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the sector's research and workforce development needs through the development of industry-informed and relevant trainings and certifications.

10 Soccer Mini-Pitches to Be Completed at D.C. Public Schools

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, the MLS Players Association, Target and U.S. Soccer Foundation announced the launch of the D.C. Soccer Initiative—an effort to expand access to soccer at DC Public Schools across the District.

Watershape University Endorses the Model Aquatic Health Code

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announced that Watershape University (WU), the industry's leading resource for design, engineering and construction education, has released a position statement firmly recommending adoption of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).

Global Attractions Industry Focused on Growth and Recovery

After a time of incredible challenge and incredible resilience, the global attractions industry reconvened for IAAPA Expo in the U.S. for the first time since 2019.

National Park Foundation Celebrates Service Corp Programs and Crew Members

In honor of the season of gratitude, the National Park Foundation announced its continued investment in service corps programs at national parks across the country.

GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf Hosts Virtual Event on Climate Action

On Nov. 11, representatives from golf and beyond came together at Scotland's Climate Ambition Zone in Glasgow to discuss several important issues around the sport and climate action.

Disney and the NRPA Extend Collaboration in Support of Youth Sports & Play

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the recipients of its 2021 Youth Sports and Play grants.

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 24 Years of America Recycles Day

Every Nov. 15, thousands of local communities across the country come together to participate in America Recycles Day — a national, trademark initiative established by Keep America Beautiful in 1997.

KaBOOM! & Partners Win UNICEF Cities Inspire Award

KABOOM!, the national nonprofit focused on ending playspace inequity for good, and its partners were awarded the UNICEF Cities Inspire Award for the recently unveiled, kid-designed Nature Exploration Area at Heron's Head Park along the San Francisco waterfront.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Invests More Than $300,000 in Community Efforts

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced that it has awarded a combined $308,500 in grant funding to 45 projects across 16 states, with a goal of investing in community-led efforts to create more opportunities for people to connect with trails in their neighborhoods--either through activities and events, or through improved, connected trail infrastructure.

IOC Framework Centers Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the launch of a groundbreaking new framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations.

NRPA Applauds Passage of Infrastructure and Jobs Act

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) applauds the final passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Keep America Beautiful Merges With RETREET

Keep America Beautiful officially announced a merger with RETREET, the national authority in post-disaster tree planting.

Economic Analysis Illustrates COVID-19 Impact on Outdoor Industry

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released new data on the economic impact of outdoor recreation in 2020. BEA found outdoor recreation accounted for $689 billion in gross output (consumer spending) and 1.8% of gross domestic product in 2020.

New Report: Local Officials Face Harassment, Threats at Alarming Rate

The National League of Cities (NLC) released a new report that finds harassment, threats and violence directed at local elected officials are rising at an alarming rate, with these concerning behaviors most frequently occurring on social media platforms.

NYC Soccer Initiative Opens 50th Mini-Soccer Pitch

The New York City Soccer Initiative (NYCSI) partners, including the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and First Team coaches and players from New York City Football Club (NYCFC), celebrated the completion of the five-year initiative with the unveiling of a final mini-pitch at P.S. 184 Shuang Wen in Chinatown, Manhattan.

WWA Attendees Get Together Again With Enthusiasm

In a return to its in-person roots, this year's WWA Show was humming with energy and good vibes as people were more than ready to be together again to learn from many of the industry's best leaders and to explore a bustling marketplace filled with key industry designers, suppliers and innovators.

IAAPA Announces Service Award Winners

Continuing a week celebrating industry leaders and professional excellence, earlier today IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the winners of the 2021 IAAPA Service Awards and the 2021 IAAPA Young Professional of the Year.

IAAPA Announces Brass Ring Winners

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the winners of the 2021 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards.

NRPA Survey: U.S. Adults Agree Local Trails Are Important

Three in four U.S. adults agree it is important that they have access to public walking, hiking and biking trails close to home, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

City Parks Alliance Commends Congress on Passage of Infrastructure Act

After months of negotiations, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which will now head to President Biden's desk for signature. This legislation will make historic levels of investment in the physical and human infrastructure that provide the lifeblood to our communities.

$788 Billion Industry Celebrates Recreation Wins in Infrastructure Deal

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) provided a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the infrastructure package, with $100 million in outdoor recreation infrastructure support included, among other programs vital to the outdoor recreation economy.

NAYS Celebrates 40th Year as Youth Sports Leader

Widely recognized as one of the leading advocates for youth sports, the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is proud to celebrate its 40th year of providing the highest quality training programs and resources for volunteer coaches, parents, officials and league administrators.

GEO Foundation to Host 'Driving for Net Zero' Event

GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf will host a special event on 11th November, coinciding with the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, highlighting the roles golf can play in climate action and exploring the pathways to net-zero emissions.

IAAPA Hires Kelly Repass as Director of Global Research

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has named Kelly Repass director, global research. In this role, Repass will develop a new strategy for the IAAPA research program and oversee its implementation and execution.

NRPA, Niagara Cares Announces 2021 Perk Your Park Winners

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, in partnership with Niagara Cares, a philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, announced the winners of the 2021 Perk Your Park Project

ACE Grows Health Coach Education

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched the Health Coach Advanced Training Program, an immersive, modern learning experience packed with advanced coaching skills, hands-on training and practical experience needed to enter the field of health coaching with confidence.

RWJF Selects 10 Communities as Culture of Health Prize Winners

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 10 communities chosen to receive the 2020–2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize.

New Hampshire Program to Benefit Camps & Families Recognized

In a move recognized by the American Camp Association (ACA) and the White House that will help more kids experience the mental health benefits of camp, the New Hampshire Department of Education and the NH Community Behavioral Health Association have successfully implemented two vital programs to support families and summer camps in New Hampshire through their Every Kid Goes to Camp program, which is funded by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund.

Soccer Mini-Pitch Honoring BWPC Opens at Smith Elementary

A new mini soccer pitch honoring members of the Black Women's Player Collective (BWPC) was officially unveiled at Smith Elementary School in Rex on Saturday.

IHRSA 2021 Ignites Fitness Industry Comeback

After a daunting two-year hiatus, fitness industry professionals gathered for IHRSA 2021, the 40th Anniversary IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show.

STMA Announces Mowing Patterns Contest

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields from recreational, professional and major college programs across the country to ensure athlete safety – announced entries are now open for its eighth annual Mowing Patterns Contest.

IAAPA Names New EVP & COO

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has named Jakob Wahl executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective November 1.

USA Swimming Recognizes Club Excellence Recipients

USA Swimming announced 201 clubs will be recognized as Gold, Silver or Bronze medal clubs in the 2021-2022 Club Excellence Program.

'Indiana's Year of the Trails' Launches

The Indiana legislature has designated and Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed 2021-2022 as "Indiana's Year of the Trails," recognizing that "connecting trail segments is a powerful tool for economic and community development that should be actively facilitated."

PHTA Releases Industry Research

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has recently released several industry research documents, including the 2020 Market Report, 2021 Economic Impact Study, and Quarterly Pulse Surveys.

JCC Association Announces JFest, A Virtual Arts Festival

Starting this fall, JCC Association of North America in partnership with Schwartz Reisman JCC | Prosserman JCC, Toronto, ON, Virtual J platform, is piloting a new initiative called JFest, an Arts Festival for the JCC Movement offering high-quality cultural and educational content for all ages.

Soccer Mini-Pitch Honoring Black Women's Player Collective Unveiled

The latest mini-pitch honoring members of Black Women's Player Collective (BWPC) and Black Players for Change (BPC) was officially unveiled at Petersburg Park.

Wheelin' and Dealin'

People and company news


Shopserve Microfiber Towels Enable On-the-Go Cleaning

Take microfiber cleaning and detailing on the go with Hospeco Brands Group's Shopserve microfiber towels, now available in a convenient dispensing box.

PLAE Expands With New Innovation Factory and Custom-Built Racks

PLAE has invested more than $10 million in a 90,000-square-foot factory to custom-build a new line of premium strength training racks.

Colorado Time Systems Partners With Total Aquatic Programming LLC

Colorado Time Systems (CTS), a PlayCore company, has joined Total Aquatic Programming's (TAP) "Dream Team" as a Bronze Partner.

Yanmar Adopts Premium Red Color Across All Machines

Yanmar Compact Equipment has adopted an eye-catching Premium Red paint color across all its machines globally.

John Deere Expands Attachments Family

John Deere introduced new additions to its attachment family for excavators with the ME36 and ME50 Mulchers, and the RE40 and RE50 Rotary Brush Cutters.

Perkins&Will's Denver Studio Appoints New Directors

Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has appointed new leaders for its Denver studio: Ernest Joyner has stepped into the role of Managing Director, and Jeff Chermely has become Operations Director.

Fecon LLC Acquired by Windjammer Capital

Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment and related forestry accessories for more than 30 years, has announced that LFM Capital has sold Fecon to Windjammer Capital Investors.

Turface Athletics Announces Winners of Rebuild the Field 2.0

After receiving more than 100 nominations for its Rebuild the Field 2.0 contest, Turface Athletics has selected four programs to win $1,000 in product credit to be spent on field maintenance supplies with their local Turface distributor.

JLG Architects Chosen to Lead Design of New Rice Lake Aquatics Center

The new Rice Lake Aquatics Center is seeking to enrich the community of Rice Lake, Wis., with the creation of a new aquatics and recreation project designed to support the diverse needs of their community and students with vibrant activity and inclusive interaction.

Luminis Wins LIT Design Award

Luminis, an established innovator and manufacturer of specification-grade, interior and exterior lighting solutions, announced its Scena family of exterior luminaires has received a LIT Design Award.

Beach Park Waterpark Unveils Waterslide Combining Music and Visual Effects

One of the largest waterparks in Latin America, Beach Park, announced its newest attraction called Tobomusik! The Tobomusik is specially designed by Polin Waterparks with sound and light effects.

Andy Kearns Named COO of SportsPlay Equipment Inc.

SportsPlay Equipment Inc., a manufacturer of playgrounds, sports equipment and site amenity products announced that Andy Kearns will become the company's new chief operating officer.

KFC Yum! Center Arena Ups Its Game With DiGiCo Consoles

Louisville's 22,000-plus-seat KFC Yum! Center, the largest arena in the United States by seating capacity designed primarily for basketball, has done it all over the last decade.

Bobcat Company Expands Features On Demand Technology Platform

Bobcat Company is expanding its proprietary Features on Demand digital platform to include all 60 Platform R-Series compact track loaders and skid steer loaders.

Werk-Brau Roll-Out Bucket Adds 24 Inches of Dump Height to Any Loader

Werk-Brau introduces Roll-Out Buckets, which add 24 inches or more to the dump height of wheel loaders.

ASV Launches Yanmar-Powered RT-40

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces a repowered RT-40 Posi-Track loader with a Yanmar engine.

L-Acoustics K, A and X Series Keep UCCU Center Well Covered

From sports to speech to music, the center's extensive speaker ecosystem offers the highest possible operational flexibility and sonic excellence throughout the full property.

Bobcat Expands E-Commerce Platform to Canada

Beginning today, Canadian customers will now be able to order select parts, accessories and attachments directly from BobcatParts.com, the company's e-commerce platform.

Polin Leads the Way Toward Net-Zero Waterparks

As a pioneer of innovation in waterparks, Polin Waterparks is leading the way when it comes to decarbonizing the amusement industry.

Franchisee Successfully Operating AGS Mini Golf Courses at Municipal Parks, Shopping Malls

Renovating, operating and renting mini golf courses has been good business for Rodney Knight, an entrepreneurial franchise owner of Wheel Fun Rentals in Minnesota.

Ex-Cell Kaiser Releases Arena Series

Ex-Cell Kaiser's NEW Arena Series is available beginning Dec. 1, 2021.

Bobcat Launches Bobcat Machine IQ Mobile App

Bobcat Company (Bobcat) now offers owners and fleet managers a new way to stay connected to their machines through the Bobcat Machine IQ Wireless Communication (Machine IQ) mobile app.

Fecon Video Series Assists With Machine Maintenance

Fecon has launched a series of informative videos on its YouTube channel aimed at helping owners with maintenance aspects of their Fecon Forestry Mulchers.

Bobcat Introduces TL619 Telehandler

A go-to favorite for agriculture, construction, landscaping, snow removal and many other applications, the all new TL619 telehandler from Bobcat gives operators the flexibility to accomplish a variety of demanding tasks with superior precision and performance.

Add ID Photo Badge Souvenir to Make Attractions Stand Out

Tourist attractions — including amusement parks, zoos, museums and aquariums — continuously look for ways to incorporate new services that will both enhance the guest experience and grow revenue for the venue. One unique way to do this is to add to an already existing attraction instead of building something new.

Empire Screen Printing Achieves New Efficiencies

Empire Screen Printing expanded its printing capabilities with the introduction of a revolutionary new multi-color, roll-to-roll screening press that more efficiently produces superior quality, highly-durable printed products for the industrial decal and OEM markets.

The Abs Company Announces New Showroom

The Abs Company continues to expand its footprint by opening a new Showroom in Mt Laurel, New Jersey.

Aqua-Leisure Acquires Airhead Sports Group

Aqua-Leisure Recreation, LLC, a pioneer in water sport leisure product development and aquatic goods, announced today the acquisition of Denver, Colo.-based Airhead Sports Group.

Miracle Recreation Sets The Rube Goldberg Institute Partnership in Motion With Miracle Machines

Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing thrilling playgrounds for nearly a century, announced a strategic partnership with The Rube Goldberg Institute For Innovation & Creativity, the family-run nonprofit that encourages creativity and access to STEM and STEAM education through the creation of comical and overly complicated chain-reaction machines that achieve a simple task.

Bobcat Company Launches Reimagined Toolcat Utility Work Machines

Operators looking to perform a wide range of jobsite tasks will find unbeatable versatility, performance and productivity with Bobcat's all new UW53 and UW56 Toolcat utility work machines.

Triotech Wins Two Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA Expo 2021

Triotech was awarded the IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Best New Product in the Major Ride/Attraction category for Hyper Ride, its innovative interactive media-based dark ride.

Youth Athletes United Takes 'Swing' Toward Becoming Largest Children's Sports and Enrichment Franchise

With the acquisition of TGA Premier Sports, the largest golf and tennis franchisor in the country with 59 units in 23 states, Youth Athletes United took another step toward becoming the largest youth sports and enrichment brand in the country.

Walchem Expands Water Treatment Controller Family

Walchem introduced the newest member of its water treatment controller family, the Intuition-9.

WhiteWater Offers Update Following IAAPA Expo

WhiteWater outlined developments it has been making to its business, team and products during the past 20 months. Projects have continued, and some notable openings this year and next were highlighted.

Les Mills Joins Virgin Pulse Partner Network

Les Mills announced it has partnered with Virgin Pulse, a leading global provider of tech-enabled wellbeing solutions, making its LES MILLS+ home workout streaming platform available for contract through Virgin Pulse to employers and health plans internationally.

Matrix Fitness Announces Integration With Woven

Matrix Fitness, the world's fastest-growing commercial fitness brand, announced an integration partnership with Woven, the workplace management platform for multi-unit operators.

Trex Commercial Proves a Lucky Charm for The Shamrock Zone at K-State

Following a recent $52 million renovation, the Bill Snyder Family Stadium is attracting new generations of Wildcats fans with amenities that have revolutionized the gameday experience.

Outdoor Voices, YMCA Enter Three-Year Partnership

Outdoor Voices and the YMCA have entered into a three-year partnership with the goal of making exercise more accessible for all, providing Recreationalists everywhere with equal opportunity.

Aqua Leisure Launches Premiere Watersports Line

Aqua-Leisure Recreation LLC, one of the largest designers and providers of high-quality, performance-based aquatic products and accessories, debuted its Aqua Pro 2022 line at the 2021 Land N' Sea Marine Distributor Show in Uncasville, Conn.

Bobcat Introduces Redesigned Snowblower

Bobcat Company introduced an all-new, ultra-durable snowblower attachment that will make quick work of even the most unrelenting winter drifts.

WhiteWater Receives Brass Ring Award for Parallel Pursuit

At this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla., WhiteWater was honored with a Brass Ring Award for its racing slide, Parallel Pursuit, in the category of Best New Product—Water Park Ride/Attraction.

Goric Announces Joe Gervase as National Sales Manager

Goric Marketing Group, USA, a supplier of innovative play and playground equipment for children and adults, announced the appointment of veteran sales professional Joe Gervase as national sales manager.

Dixie Chopper Introduces New Zero-Turn Mower

Dixie Chopper recently unveiled a new electric zero-turn concept mower at the 2021 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Ky., along with the full product line and two new "SS" models for the 2022 model year.

PlayCore Announces Acquisition of AquaWorx

PlayCore Holdings Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of play and recreation products has announced the acquisition of AquaWorx.

ClearSpan Prioritizes Quick Shipping, Easy Assembly With Newest Offering

ClearSpan Structures announced the newest addition to its line of building solutions, the Bolt Up Building.

Lab Test Proves Fellowes Air Purifiers Remove 99.9999% of COVID-19

A leader in commercial air purification, Fellowes announced that AeraMax Pro AM3 and AM4 air purifiers have demonstrated to neutralize the airborne viral load of SARS-CoV-2 entirely and were able to remove 99.9999% of the aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 through a single pass of the purifier in testing by the University of Genoa in Genoa, Italy.

Walltopia Shows Off New Product Lines at IAAPA

Walltopia, a leader in the climbing and the adventure & leisure industries will be at Booth 4017 of the IAAPA Expo in Orlando this month.

Wayne State Chooses L-Acoustics A Series for Basketball Arena

On Friday, November 5th, the Wayne State Warriors officially opened their university's new basketball arena with an inaugural game against the Michigan Wolverines.

Newly Launched ICON Leisure Introduces Operational Design Consulting to Lagoon & Surf Park Planning

ICON Leisure, in partnership with ICON Experiences, officially launched by announcing strategic relationships with four top brands in the leisure industry.

New Bunkers & Bumps Course Boosts Per Capita Spending

Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS) is introducing Bunkers & Bumps (B&B), a new style of putting course offering entertainment venues such as FECs, hotels, resorts, restaurant and bar operations with an entertainment component, and other venues, the opportunity to incorporate the family and date night fun of mini golf play into the overall guest experience.

Sprinturf Celebrates 15 Years of Greenplay Organic Infill

Sprinturf, a national leader in artificial turf systems that improve cooling, performance and safety, is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its Greenplay naturally blended coconut-based infill, which has revolutionized temperature control in artificial turf playing surfaces while also providing an enhanced level of athlete safety that is unmatched by any existing synthetic based or rubber infill system.

BioGuard Recognized as PHTA Education Partner

BioGuard announced that it has been approved as a Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Education Partner.

Fecon Introduces QR Codes

Fecon announced that it has begun imprinting each piece of equipment with a QR code unique to that particular item, allowing customers one-click access to parts and instructions for that specific equipment.

Fluidra Announces Acquisition of Taylor Water Technologies LLC

Fluidra, a worldwide leader in the pool and wellness industry and global manufacturer of equipment and connected solutions, announced it has acquired Taylor Water Technologies LLC, a leading US-based manufacturer of water-testing solutions.

Tuff Coat Announces Major Brand Refresh

Tuff Coat is an attractive, easy-to-use, water-based, rubberized non-skid coating that provides optimal traction for pool decks, splash pads, locker rooms, commercial/industrial applications and much more.

Oldcastle APG Acquires Pool Finish Manufacturer PebbleTec

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, has acquired Pebble Technology International, an industry leader in branded outdoor living products and the category-defining brand in aggregate swimming pool finishes.

Ecore Manufacturing Facilities Achieve Zero Waste Validation From UL

Ecore has achieved environmental claim validations from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for two of its manufacturing facilities.

Hayward Supports Step Into Swim

Hayward Holdings Inc., global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, announced its platinum-level sponsorship of Step Into Swim, a 10-year initiative organized by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to create one million more swimmers.

S.R.Smith Adds Industry-Leading 'Order Tracker' Tool

S.R.Smith's new Order Tracker is made available to customers so they can track orders 24/7 without picking up the phone.

Bobcat Company Launches New Excavators

Bobcat Company introduced three all-new models to its popular R2-Series compact excavator lineup.

360GOLF Transforming Mini Golf

360GOLF, a new concept for miniature golf courses considered ideal for FECs, amusement parks, bars, restaurants, hotels, resorts, cruise ships and more, premiers at the November 2021 IAAPA Expo in a joint announcement from Holovis and Adventure Golf and Sports (AGS).

Kubota Unveils New Mowers

Further building on Kubota's one-stop-shop of equipment solutions for today's busy commercial landscaper, Kubota is unveiling its new line of Hydro Walk Behind Mowers and new product enhancements within two of its powerful zero-turn lines – all designed to reduce costs and maximize uptime.

Bobcat Introduces Redesigned Snowblower

Bobcat Company introduced an all-new, ultra-durable snowblower attachment that will make quick work of even the most unrelenting winter drifts.

ADG Provides Master Planning & Development for New Chickasaw Nation Resort

A $300 million resort, including a waterpark, retail, dining and hotel, is set to be built by the Chickasaw Nation along the Oklahoma River in southeast Oklahoma City.

Outdoor Ventures Charts Course for Future Growth

Bahman Azarm, founder of Outdoor Venture Group and designer, builder and operator of The Adventure Parks of Outdoor Ventures has announced the promotion of Candie Fisher to the role of company president.

Haviland Announces Promotion of Meg Post to President

Haviland Enterprises Inc. announced the promotion of Meg Post to President.

Aquatic Development Group President Recognized at Waterpark Show

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) President Jim Dunn was recognized at the 2021 World Waterpark Show (WWA) for his induction into the WWA hall of fame.

Sprinturf Provides Muhlenberg College With Eco-Friendly Turf System

Sprinturf, a national leader in artificial turf systems that improve cooling, performance and safety, installed its Ultrablade DFE Extreme dual-fiber turf system with environmentally friendly cork and coconut infill at Scotty Wood Stadium at Muhlenberg College.

SYNLawn Recognized by Synthetic Turf Council

 SYNLawn announced that its company, corporate leadership and distributors were recognized for their achievements in the artificial turf industry with six awards presented by the Synthetic Turf Council.

Profile Products Acquires Florikan

Profile Products announced the acquisition of Florikan, a leading manufacturer, blender and distributor of controlled-release fertilizer to high-value ornamental horticulture, agriculture, golf, turf and professional landscape markets throughout the world.

Lesco Launches Line of Spreaders & Sprayers

SiteOne Landscape Supply launched its new, exclusive LESCO ride-on spreaders and sprayers, including the LESCO 100, 200, 300 and 600 Applicator Models.

YBell Fitness Wins 2021 Women's Running Fitness Award

YBell Fitness has won a Women's Running magazine award for its YBell Neo as the Best in Test in the Tech category.

InCord Wins Top Workplace Award for 11th Year

InCord, North America's largest custom netting manufacturer, has been honored as one of Hartford Courant's Top Workplaces for the eleventh year in a row.



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