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National Park Service Announces $15.5 Million in Save America's Treasures Grants

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, announced $15.5 million in Save America's Treasures grants to help fund 49 projects in 29 states.

IHRSA Convention & Trade Show Goes Hybrid

In light of the challenging travel restrictions for many and the health and fitness industry's important worldwide community, the 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) will offer a rich and robust in-person and virtual program.

NRPA Announces 15th Directors School Graduating Class

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, announced the completion of its 2021 Directors School with 41 graduates from across the country.

New Data Reveals Lack of Outdoor Access Near New England Schools

New data revealed by The Trust for Public Land shows a lack of public access to the outdoors and open space near kindergarten-12th grade schools in Northern New England.

World Aquatic Health Conference Moves to Virtual Platform

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) board of directors has made the unanimous decision to hold the 2021 World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in a virtual format only, in the interest of public health and safety. WAHC 2021 will now be presented as an entirely virtual event on December 7-9.

ASBA Announces In-Person Technical Meeting

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced it will present its annual Technical Meeting in person, in Orlando, Fla.

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz Campaign Continues to Advance Pollinator Protection

To help protect the local pollinators that are critical to our ecosystems and food supply, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are hosting the third annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz during September.

Genesis Launches New Brand & Career Pathways

GENESIS, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), presents its new brand, complete with a new website, logo, digital badges and educational pathways.

NRPA Employs New Health & Safety Measures for 2021 Annual Conference

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is hard at work ensuring a safe and educational conference experience in Nashville, Tenn., September 21-23, 2021.

GHFA Works to Prove Fitness Industry's Value

Work is under way on a major new report—The Economic Impact of the Health and Fitness Industry—commissioned by the Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA), conducted by Deloitte, supported by IHRSA, and with the World Health Organization as a key target audience.

Report: Transforming Schoolyards Into Public Greenspace Is an Immediate Park Equity Fix

The Trust for Public Land announced the release of a new report, "Community SchoolyardsT Projects: A Game-Changing Solution to America's Park Equity Problem," on how transforming underused asphalt schoolyards into vibrant public parks that stay open to neighbors after school and on weekends brings significant health, equity and education benefits to students and communities.

YMCA, Wilson Sporting Goods Partner to Inspire Play

Wilson Sporting Goods announced its multi-year national partnership with YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). The three-year agreement provides $500,000 in funding each year to enable access to sport for underserved youth.

Hispanic Access Foundation, USFWS Partner to Build Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders

Hispanic Access Foundation through its MANO Project initiative and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have launched an 18-month fellowship program for the newly reintroduced Civilian Climate Corp (CCC) program at the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).

National Park Service Grants $16 Million to Bolster Locally Led Conservation and Recreation Improvements

The National Park Service announced the selection of 19 project proposals to develop or improve 15 parks and four trails in economically disadvantaged urban areas in 13 states.

Association of Aquatic Professionals & Partners to Offer MAHC Tracts at AOAP Annual Conference

Watershape University and the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announced their partnership with the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) during the Annual AOAP Conference & Exposition, scheduled for Feb. 5-12, 2022, in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

USA Swimming Foundation & Partners Support Mobile Learn-to-Swim Initiative

USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, announced its partnership with Toyota, Hennepin County (Minn.), YMCA of the North and the Sherriff's department of Hennepin County to bring free swim lessons to families in underserved communities throughout Hennepin County.

Majority of Americans Believe Reducing Waste, Increasing Sustainability Will Help Preserve National Parks

Most Americans (84%) believe reducing waste can help preserve national parks for future generations, and a strong majority (83%) wish it were easier to take actions to reduce the amount of waste they generate, according to a new survey from the National Park Foundation and Tupperware Brands.

Park and Conservation Organizations Applaud Grants to Improve Local Parks in Disadvantaged Communities

The National Park Service announced its fourth round of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) awardees, which will distribute $16 million in funding for parks projects across 19 communities throughout the country.

ASLA Conference Focuses on Inclusive Design

Landscape architecture professionals will feature new approaches to inclusive design at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture at the Music City Center in Nashville, Nov. 19-22, 2021.

New Outdoor Rec Guidelines Emphasize Preparation, Inclusivity and Stewardship

The Recreate Responsibly Coalition released new guidelines to encourage people to embrace best practices that foster responsible recreation, inclusivity and shared stewardship as they spend time in the outdoors.

NRPA Releases Statement on Conference in Light of Delta Variant

In consideration of concerns over the delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19), NRPA assures conference attendees that the highest health and safety standards have been at the forefront of conference planning to ensure a safe and educational experience for everyone.

World Aquatic Health Conference Returns as In-Person Event

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced that the 18th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will take place as an in-person event October 13 to 15 in Houston.

Nature Conservancy, Aspen Institute Partner on Wildfire Resilience

The Nature Conservancy and the Aspen Institute have launched a new partnership to improve wildfire resilience in the United States.

Summer Memories Start With Parks & Rec, Survey Finds

The family-friendly summer activities offered by park and recreation professionals in communities nationwide are at the heart of many people's favorite childhood memories, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

Sports & Medical Organizations Encourage COVID Vaccine Conversations as Part of Sports Physicals

A group of sports and medical organizations released a statement encouraging all athletes who do not have contraindications to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.

YMCA of the USA Names Suzanne McCormick Next President and CEO

Suzanne McCormick has been named president and chief executive officer of YMCA of the USA (Y-USA).

Third Milestone Achieved in USA Swimming's Safe Sport Club Recognition LSC Incentive

USA Swimming announced that three Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) qualified to receive the third-level incentive in USA Swimming's latest Safe Sport Club Recognition initiative.

PHTA Launches Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) launched the Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program to help build a more skilled and diverse workforce, and expand the workforce of service professionals in the aquatics industry.

12 Developments Selected as Winners of ULI Americas Awards for Excellence

Twelve impressive developments from across North America have been selected as winners of the 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.

Survey: Four in Five U.S. Childcare Centers Are Understaffed

Child care providers across the country are struggling to fill essential staff roles and maintain financial stability according to a new survey of 7,500 early childhood educators from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a leading advocate for high-quality early childhood education.

Challenged Athletes Foundation Launches 'Move to Include Network'

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), with support from Accenture, has launched the Move to Include Network to provide companies actionable ways and resources to use sports and wellness as part of their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Outdoor Rec Industry Rallies Behind Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

On behalf of the growing $788 billion outdoor industry, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable expressed strong support for quickly advancing bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

JCC Maccabi Games Return From Hiatus in 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, JCC Maccabi Games, a signature event of JCC Maccabi, will return in 2022.

Arizona State University Groundskeeper Wins 'Stars and Stripes' Contest

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – comprised of 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athletes' safety – has declared Josh Lenz the winner of the "Stars and Stripes" contest.

Trust for Public Land Invests $400k Into Closing America's Park Equity Gap

The Trust for Public Land announced a $400,000 investment effort to help close the park equity divide across 13 cities including New York, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Boston, Cleveland, Honolulu, Chicago and Denver.

Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant Awarded

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has awarded the 2021 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the City of North Richland Hills in Texas.

NAEYC Publishes Book on Advancing Early Education Toward Equitable Learning Experiences

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) announced the publication of Advancing Equity and Embracing Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Elevating Voices and Actions.

ORR Applauds Funding Opportunity for Rural 'Gateway' Communities

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable released a statement regarding the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (link) to support economic development through outdoor recreation.

NSCA Announces Launch of NSCA TV

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced the launch of a brand new video-streaming service: NSCA TV. The initial launch includes instant access to more than 400 strength and conditioning and sport science videos from some of the industry's leading experts.

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Opening Schools

The nation's pediatricians call for prioritizing in-person learning and advise schools to prepare to address students' mental health needs

Middle School Sports Have Overall Higher Rate of Concussion

New research presented at the National Athletic Trainers' Associations' 2021 NATA Virtual Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, which is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19, found that middle school sports have an overall higher rate of concussion than reported in high school and collegiate settings.

Study Finds Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball Account for Highest Number of Injuries

New research found that in an analysis of more than 26,000 injuries across high school and college that the sports with the most injuries were male football (25.6%), female basketball (8.5%), female soccer (8.1%), male basketball (7.1%) and female volleyball (6.5%).

PHTA Welcomes Comments on New Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated Into a Building or Structure

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on a new PHTA/ICC-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure.

American Academy of Pediatrics Identifies Children Most at Risk of Drowning, Recommends Layers of Protection

The American Academy of Pediatrics breaks down the latest research in a technical report, "Prevention of Drowning," and finds male toddlers and teenage boys at highest risk of drowning.

ICAA Releases Conceptual Framework for Reimagined Senior Living Community

Where can older adults find an engaging lifestyle that is cost-effective and sustainable? The senior living organizations that offer both housing and services for people 65 years and older have an answer: develop communities that offer a bountiful lifestyle for a middle-class income while being equally cost-effective and sustainable for organizations.

Attractions Industry Supports Efforts Calling for Safely Easing Border Entry Restrictions for Travel

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is one of 24 national travel and tourism trade organizations that have come together to provide the Biden administration a set of science-based recommendations and guidelines for safely lifting border entry restrictions to stimulate international leisure and business travel.

NRPA Invites Parks & Rec Community to Collaborate on a Poem

This year, to celebrate Park and Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is partnering with bestselling author and park enthusiast Kwame Alexander, to create a community poem incorporating the diverse voices of the park and recreation community.

2021 IHRSA Global Report: Fitness Industry Seeks Relief, Recovery

IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association, released The 2021 IHRSA Global Report. This year's report provides a comprehensive overview of the worldwide health and fitness industry with a focus on COVID-19's impact on health clubs, gyms and studios.

NFHS Learning Center Launches Introductory Esports Course

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its Learning Center now address the competitive, organized gaming landscape with a first-of-its-kind course – "Introduction to Esports" – now available for free on

New Report Highlights Latino Heritage Sites in Need of Protection

A new report, Place, Story and Culture: An Inclusive Approach to Protecting Latino Heritage Sites, released by the Latino Heritage Scholars, an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, emphasizes the need for the protection of seven Latino heritage sites that embody the architectural, cultural and deep historical roots of the Latino community currently in need of preservation.

NRPA Begins Annual Park and Recreation Month Celebration

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.

Trust for Public Land Releases Special Report on Community Forest Benefits

The Trust for Public Land announced the release of a special report, "Community Forests: A Path to Prosperity and Connection," in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and with generous support from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.

Second Milestone Achieved in USA Swimming's Safe Sport Club Recognition LSC Incentive

USA Swimming announced today that seven Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) qualified to receive the second level incentive in USA Swimming's latest Safe Sport Club Recognition initiative.

CPSC Extends Pool Safely Grant Program Deadline

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments.

Majority of U.S. Adults Support Expanding National Park Field Trips

A new nationwide, public-opinion survey commissioned by the National Park Foundation (NPF) in partnership with Union Pacific Railroad finds 85% of U.S. adults believe national parks can be classrooms for children, and 70% feel it is very important that parks inspire children to be avid learners.

NRPA Releases 2020-2021 Salary Trends for Park & Rec Pros

A new report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) highlights salary and bonus data for 10 typical park and recreation professional positions, including agency director, planning director, finance director, recreation director and park operations director, among others.

ASLA Urges Appointment of Landscape Architect to Commission on Fine Arts

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)—the nation's largest professional association in the field—has released a letter to the White House urging the Biden Administration to once again include landscape architects on the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Momentum Builds for Park and Outdoor Equity as Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Senators John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced legislation calling for a historic $500 million federal investment in local parks, championing the movement led by the Trust for Public Land with over 300 community organizations and businesses to improve park and outdoor equity in the United States.

New 'Title IX' Course Added to NFHS Learning Center

To educate current and future coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes on Title IX legislation and its monumental influence on high school activities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced a new "Title IX" course is now available at no cost on the online NFHS Learning Center.

LCV Launches $8 Million Field Organizing Effort for Climate Action

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced the launch of a new $8 million field program in eight states and 15 congressional districts across the country to build support and visibility for the once-in-a-generation opportunity Congress has to take action on the climate crisis with investments in clean energy, jobs and justice.

STMA Launches Fifth Annual 'Stars and Stripes' Contest

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – comprised of 2,700 professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athletes' safety – kicked off its fifth annual "Stars and Stripes" contest.

Fitness Industry Asks Congressional Leaders to Support GYMS Act

Sixteen organizations, led by IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, and Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), released a letter calling on Congress to include H.R. 890 and S. 1613, the Gym Mitigation and Survival Act (GYMS Act), as part of any future economic recovery legislation.

Orthopaedic Surgeons Offer Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries From Outdoor Activities

With playground season in full swing, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages parents and guardians to take a moment to familiarize themselves with the risks on playgrounds and ways to prevent injuries.

Step Into Swim Grants Help More Than 6,000 Children Learn to Swim

Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), has recently distributed $99,590 in grant funds to 22 facilities across the country, reaching 6,297 children.

Floodplain Buyouts Becoming Increasingly Needed for Cities, Says ULI Report

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) explores how floodplain buyouts can be a cost-effective land use tool to mitigate damage from rising water levels and get people out of harm's way, but require long-term strategies to offer community benefits.

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Werk-Brau Light Material Buckets Boost Loader Productivity

Werk-Brau Light Material Loader Buckets are specifically designed to dig in virgin soil and re-handle materials up to 3,200 pounds/cubic yard in density, boosting the productivity of loaders of all sizes, including backhoes and minis.

Flowater Eliminates 'Germiest' Surface in Gyms, Fitness Centers

With guest traffic at gyms and fitness centers approaching pre-pandemic levels at many facilities across the country, what might be the 'germiest' surface of all--communal water fountains--is a thing of the past, replaced by new-tech, fully 'touchless' FloWater Refill Stations.

Danley Speakers, Subs and Amps Transform University of Tampa Gymnasium

For years, fans flocked to the University of Tampa's Bob Martinez Athletics Center to witness excellence on the court. But no matter how many national titles Spartans supporters and athletes enjoyed, there was no getting around at least one major disappointment on perennial display at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center: a dud of a sound system.

Fluidra Accelerates Growth With Acquisition of S.R. Smith

Fluidra S.A., the Spanish listed global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, announced it has acquired S.R. Smith, a U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and residential pool deck equipment and accessories, from Champlain Capital, a private equity fund based in San Francisco and Boston.

Industry Veteran Lu Rasmussen Joins Matrix Fitness US

Matrix Fitness, the world's fastest-growing commercial fitness brand, announced that Lu Rasmussen, a fitness industry veteran with more than 20 years' experience in successfully implementing and managing leasing and customer finance solutions, has joined its U.S. team as the director of leasing.

Fernandez Holdings Acquires Nortrax, Schmidt Equipment to Become United Construction & Forestry

Fernandez Holdings Inc., which owns a diverse portfolio of businesses, including 57 John Deere Ag and Turf dealerships in the Northeast and South Central U.S., has acquired 14 John Deere Construction and Forestry stores, nine locations from Nortrax Inc. in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York, and five stores in Massachusetts from Schmidt Equipment Inc.

Bradley Survey Finds Workers Taking Coronavirus Precautions

As office workers in the U.S. continue returning to their places of employment, Bradley Corp. conducted its Healthy Handwashing Survey and found that coronavirus concerns persist, especially as new variants emerge. In response, employees are taking preventive actions.

QubicaAMF, Kegel Expand Partnership

QubicaAMF Worldwide, the largest bowling products company in the world, and Kegel, world's leader in bowling lane machines, conditioners and cleaners, announced that they have entered into a new licensing and manufacturing agreement.

SiteOne, Aspire Software Join to Boost Business Efficiency

SiteOne Landscape Supply announced an alliance with Aspire Software, expanding its business management software solutions offering to its customer base.

SubAir Sport Systems Will Support World Cup Stadiums

With the 2020 Olympic Games complete, the eyes of the sports world turn to another major international competition, the 2022 World Cup, being played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, 2022.

SiteOne Landscape Supply Releases New Mobile App

SiteOne Landscape Supply delivers SiteOne Mobile App, a new mobile application to help landscape professionals on-the-go, offering instant access to personalized pricing, product availability, 24/7 ordering, time-saving tools and more.

Ice Air CCHPD Series Provides Sustainable Hot Water in Cold Climates

Ice Air, the developer and manufacturer of a wide variety of HVAC units and a partner of the AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute) Certification Program, introduces its Cold Climate Heat Pump Domestic (CCHPD) series of air-sourced heat pumps and hot water heaters designed to operate at temperatures as low as -13 degrees.

Ecore Names New Acoustic Engineer

Ecore announced the hiring of Justin Reidling as the company's new acoustic engineer.

Mark Decker Named Land Pride President

Land Pride, a division of Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., announced that Mark Decker has been named division president.

Echelon Appoints Alex Kaplan as President

Echelon, the connected fitness company revolutionizing the way people move, has announced the appointment of Alex Kaplan as president.

Packline Makes Indoor Sports More Accessible

A New Zealand business is continuing to make sport accessible to all with the official launch of Packaline – temporary indoor line markings designed for use in leisure and recreation centers.

Galaxy Connect Welcomes Three New Distributors

Galaxy Connect, the cloud-based platform from Gateway Ticketing Systems that connects attraction suppliers with third-party distributors, has onboarded three new distributors since April 2021.

Aqua Leisure Announces New CFO

Blackford Capital portfolio company Aqua Leisure, a company that designs, distributes and develops products for swimming and recreational water activities, announced that Peter Delahunt has been appointed chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Matrix Fitness Awarded 2020 Gold's Gym Vendor of the Year

Matrix Fitness was awarded the 2020 Gold's Gym Equipment Vendor of the Year at the recent Gold's Gym Global Convention on July 19-21, 2021 in Las Vegas.

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Global Sales Director

Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has welcomed a new director of global sales to their team.

The Abs Company Licenses New Product

The Abs Company announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Kormell, LLC to produce, market and sell The Ab Ball.

Arcis Golf Acquires Arizona-Based Mickelson Golf Properties

Arcis Golf, the second largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of golf facilities in the United States, has acquired six Mickelson Golf Properties from professional golfer and World Golf Hall of Fame legend Phil Mickelson and his business partner, Steve Loy.

Sun Valley Lighting Introduces Marbella LED Luminaire

Sun Valley Lighting announced the introduction of the classically-styled Marbella LED luminaire for street and public area lighting.

RailShot Increases Mini Golf Appeal With Changeable Golf-Hole Shapes

RailShot Mini Golf, a portable, changeable nine-hole miniature golf course is being introduced by Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS).

Doosan Bobcat Continues Expansion in North Carolina

Doosan Bobcat North America, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction for a new $70 million, 600,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and distribution addition to the current office and manufacturing complex in Statesville, North Carolina.

John Deere Debuts Anti-Vibration Undercarriage System

John Deere expands its compact equipment offerings with the introduction of the anti-vibration undercarriage system for the 333G Compact Track Loader.

Pinta Acoustic Panels Absorb Sound at Texas Aquatic Center

To improve the user experience and minimize acoustical issues that are common to indoor pools, pinta acoustic's WHISPERWAVE and SONEX Valueline acoustic panels in custom colors were installed in the new 80,000-square foot facility in Justin, Texas.

SeaWorld Concert Series Goes Swimmingly With L-Acoustics

With summer in full swing and theme parks finally welcoming visitors in large numbers again, SeaWorld San Antonio is celebrating by offering guests its two-month Electric Ocean Concert Series as an extra "free" perk to the park's standard admission price on show days.

Gateway Ticketing Systems Promotes Tom Chiarella to EVP

Tom Chiarella of Gateway Ticketing Systems has been promoted to executive vice president and head of product, reaffirming the executive leadership and organization's belief in his vision for the future of Gateway and its Galaxy Ticketing and Guest Experience solution.

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Marketing Director

Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has added a new director of marketing to the team. Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer create and execute long-term marketing strategies that will help grow the brand.

Mills Phenolic No_Site Partitions Designed for Maximum Privacy

Bradley Corp. introduced a new design of its Mills Phenolic No-Site Partitions, which eliminates unpleasant gaps between doors and pilasters for complete privacy.

Technogym Will Provide More Than 1,500 Pieces of Equipment to Olympic Training Centers

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES have chosen TECHNOGYM as the official and exclusive supplier of fitness equipment and digital technologies for the athletes' preparation.

Vlier Products Dives Into Aquatics With Custom Solution

Vlier Products, a unit of Hutchinson Aerospace & Industry, has dipped its toes into the aquatics field, engineering a custom solution for a leading provider of commercial grade pool equipment.

Reconstruction Begins at BioLab's Lake Charles Plant

After several months of assessing, removing and attempting to salvage structures and some intensive planning to optimize future operations, the BioLab team has begun the reconstruction of the Lake Charles, La., plant.

Kubota Awards 'Hometown Proud' Grant

Kubota Tractor Corp. announced Wayne County Ag Center, in Collinwood, Tenn., as the winner of the Kubota "Hometown Proud" community revitalization grant program.

Gate Solutions by Codelocks Introduces Gate Panic Hardware Kits

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, keyless door locks and access solutions, introduces its Gate Panic Hardware Kits as part of its Gate Solutions by Codelocks.

CloroxPro, ISSA, Global Biorisk Advisory Council Launch Online Fundamentals Course

CloroxPro announced a new program, in collaboration with ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, and the Global Biorisk Advisory CouncilTM (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to help schools, businesses, athletics facilities, restaurants, public venues and other public spaces maintain a cleaner and healthier environment and reinforce visitor confidence as the world is opening up.

Health Guard Unveils COVID Reopen/Stay Open Resource

As the U.S. re-opens, Health Guard by Kutol has launched a new content-rich online resource with guidelines and resources to help facilities re-open and stay open safely.

MF Athletic/Perform Better Introduces PB Extreme Ski Trainer

The PB Extreme Ski Trainer is the perfect way to get a low impact, full-body workout.

Eliminate Cheese Waste With Unified Brands' New Product

Unified Brands, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment, is introducing the Randell Cheeser Station to help pizza restaurants minimize cheese waste and create a more consistent product.

Ecore Offers Continuing Education on High-Performance Athletic Flooring

Ecore now offers a continuing education unit (CEU) focused on the benefits of high-performance flooring for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Bobcat Introduces R2-Series E88 Compact Excavator

Owners and operators looking for exceptional power, leading lift capacity and productivity in an efficient package will meet their match with the new Bobcat E88 compact excavator.

Restoration Experts Recommend Routine Maintenance to Extend Stadium Life

Large crowds, plus the elements, can make any sport played in a stadium that much more exciting. And while stadiums are returning to full capacity after COVID-19 restricted fans from attending most games, now is an ideal time for facility managers and owners to plan and perform maintenance on these important structures.

2021 Special Report on Fishing Emphasizes Highest Participation in 14 Years

Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Outdoor Foundation.

Ecore Athletic Announces Name Changes to Everlast and Performance Collections

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed materials into performance products that make people's lives better, announced some changes in the way the company refers to two of its Ecore Athletic collections and products.

Mecalac Brings Fleet Management System to North America

Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, announced its fleet management system, MyMecalac, is now available in North America.

ADG Launches EpicSurf

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) announced the launch of its new 'EpicSurf' stationary surf wave, which was introduced to the market during a virtual Tradeshow Summit that took place on June 24, 2021 and was hosted by Surf Park Central.

Lo-Chlor Introduces Fast Dissolve Stabilizer

Lo-Chlor L.L.C., a manufacturer of performance pool chemicals has introduced a new product, Fast Dissolve Stabilizer, to its specialty pool chemicals line.

Terracycle Regulated Waste Makes Recycling Even Easier

Recognizing that busy business owners, facilities managers, and contractors may only have a few precious moments to spare for their sustainability programs on a daily basis, TerraCycle Regulated Waste (TCRW), a commercial recycling solution provider that specializes in the collection and repurposing of complex regulated waste streams, has launched a new and improved website to make it easier than ever to establish, implement and meet sustainability targets.

Bobcat Wins Awards for Highest Retained Value

Bobcat Company announced it has received two EquipmentWatch 2021 Highest Retained Value Awards for Compact Track Loaders and Small Skid Steer Loaders.

PlayPower Announces Merger of Soft Play and PLAYTIME Brands

PlayPower announced the merger of its Soft Play and PLAYTIME brands, combining two industry leaders under the Soft Play name to help customers transform play environments into true brand experiences, increasing visitations wherever families go to shop, dine, be entertained and have fun.

Trex Commercial Products Dazzles as Part of New TQL Stadium

Built by Cincinnati, for Cincinnati, TQL Stadium brings distinctive design elements and inclusive viewing experiences to one of the Midwest's rising cities – just in time for the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) season.

Anytime Fitness Partners With Technogym

TECHNOGYM, the world leading brand in fitness and wellness products, services and digital technologies, has been appointed as approved supplier for Anytime Fitness – the only fitness club group present in all seven continents with more than 4 million members and over 4,700 clubs open – including Italy and South Africa.

New Line of Attachments Available for Kubota's SCL1000 Stand-On Track Loader

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced a new line of attachments now available for its SCL1000 Stand-On Track Loader, which hit the market itself just this year.

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