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IHRSA Releases 2022 Health Club Consumer Report

IHRSA released it's Health Club Consumer Report, which shows lingering impacts from COVID closures and only partial industry recovery even as consumers expand participation in programs to benefit physical and mental health.

ACE, WIFA Further Partnership to Support Women in Fitness

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Women In Fitness Association (WIFA) have advanced their partnership through WIFA transferring ACE its business and programmatic assets.

National Gold Medal Award 2023 Applications Now Open

The National Gold Medal Award Program, governed and managed by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), is the premiere award in parks and recreation.

CPSC Awards MOre than $1.1 Million in Pool Safely Grants

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced three awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments.

Voters Approve $8.7 Billion for Parks, Climate and Conservation

According to a Trust for Public Land analysis, on Election Day, voters approved nearly $8.7 billion in new funding for parks, climate resilience, and land conservation.

Landscape Architects Aim for Zero Emissions by 2040

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced that it has set new goals for the profession. Together the ASLA Climate Action Plan and the Climate Action Field Guide for ASLA Members chart a pathway for landscape architects to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in their projects and operations and increase carbon sequestration by 2040.

PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on Revisions to PHTA/ICC-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on revisions to the new PHTA/ICC-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance.

New Government Data Shows Outdoor Recreation Is a $862 Billion Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2021 exhibiting outdoor recreation's powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output and 4.5 million jobs.

IAAPA Announces 2022 Brass Ring Award Finalists

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced the finalists for the 2022 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards.

Keep America Beautiful Features Rural Recycling Efforts

As legislation to improve recycling for America's rural communities in considered by Congress, Keep America Beautiful is highlighting rural recycling programs and efforts within the KAB affiliate network as potential models for communities to follow should this legislation pass Congress.

IAAPA Announces 2022 Service Award Winners

IAAPA annually recognizes significant achievement in the global attractions industry with the IAAPA Service Awards and the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award.

Confluence of States Leaders Gather, Elect New Leadership

State-level outdoor recreation leaders representing the Confluence of States gathered at the Outdoor Media Summit alongside industry partners to elect organization leadership, discuss key issues affecting the $689 billion outdoor recreation economy, and strategize about the continued advancement of the outdoor economy through their engagement with the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence of States Accords.

IAAPA Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

The four newest inductees set to join the IAAPA Hall of Fame ranks represent some of the finest leaders of the global attractions industry and represent decades of innovation and evolution that have shaped the industry across a number of brands and sectors.

New Partnership to Advance Equitable Access to Youth Sports

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced a new, multi-year partnership to advance equitable access to youth sports.

Richmond Rising Partnership Receives $35 Million Grant

Trust for Public Land (TPL), the City of Richmond and a partnership of Richmond community nonprofits that includes Rich City Rides, GRID Alternatives, Urban Tilth and Groundwork Richmond, announced that it has been awarded a $35 million grant from the California Strategic Growth Council's Transformative Climate Communities Program.

USA Swimming Recognizes 2022-2023 Club Excellence Recipients

USA Swimming announced 200 clubs will be recognized as Gold, Silver or Bronze medal clubs in the 2022-2023 Club Excellence Program.

Pool and Hot Tub Alliance Announces Technical Reorganization

The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is expanding and enhancing its technical structure with the formation of a Technical Advisory Council (TAC) that will oversee five committees governing the technical aspects of the organization.

Shoreline Restoration Projects Supported by National Park Foundation

The first project locations for Stericycle Inc.'s five-year, $1 million partnership with the National Park Foundation will support wetland restoration efforts at the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve in Jacksonville, Fla., as well as the Cumberland Island National Seashore in Saint Marys, Ga.

Ten New Mini-Pitches Honoring Black Players for Change to be Created by End of 2023

Black Players for Change (BPC), Black Women's Player Collective (BWPC), adidas, Musco Lighting and the U.S. Soccer Foundation are extending their partnership and will create 10 more mini-pitches by the end of 2023.

Sports Field Management Association to Host 34th Annual Conference

Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) — the professional organization for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide — announced that registration is now open for its 34th annual Conference & Exhibition on January 16-19, 2023, held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

NRPA, Niagara Cares Announce 2022 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 2022 Perk Your Park Project.

Trust for Public Land Supports Ballot Measures to Fund Parks, Conservation and Climate

Trust for Public [TPL] announced that it is supporting 33 different ballot measures across 14 states that will be on ballots across the country this November. If all are approved by the voters, they would generate $11.6 billion in new state and local funding for parks, conservation and climate.

City of Uvalde, Archewell Foundation and KABOOM! Unveil New Playground

The City of Uvalde, Archewell Foundation and KABOOM! recently partnered to support community unity and healing by creating a playspace for kids and the community to enjoy.

MAHC Tracks Offered at the AOAP 2023 Conference

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) is partnering with the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) to offer MAHC Tracks for the second consecutive year during the Annual AOAP Conference and Exposition, scheduled for Feb. 11-18, 2023.

Attractions Industry Leaders Sponsor Scholarships

As a way to give back to the global attractions industry and ensure the future development and growth of young professionals, industry leaders are sponsoring scholarships for students through the IAAPA Foundation.

NRPA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

Trust for Public Land, City of Richmond Announce First Phase of Richmond Wellness Trail

Trust for Public Land and the City of Richmond announced that construction of Phase 1 of the Richmond Wellness Trail has officially been completed.

NATA Hosts Youth Sport Specialization Awareness Week

Whether it's the crack of the bat, the kick or pass of a ball or the swoosh of a field hockey stick, fall sports are fully underway on the youth sport playing field. Young athletes may be pursuing activities they like best, but with too much specialization comes the risk of injury.

PHTA Reveals the 2022 International Awards of Excellence Winners

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

NLC's 2022 City Fiscal Conditions Report Examines Cities' Financial Health and Recovery

In the past two years, America's cities, towns and villages have experienced some of the most dramatic fiscal downturns in their histories. Now in its 37th year, NLC's City Fiscal Conditions report presents a snapshot of where cities are financially as they turn the page on the COVID-19 fiscal downturn and get back on their feet.

ACE Announces New Partnerships

The American Council on Exercise announced new partnerships with Ate Food Journal, CEOwned, GAIN Fitness, and Remote Coach, all formalized between July and September 2022.

Capitol Hill and Association Veteran Joins IHRSA

Liz Clark, president and CEO of IHRSA, the Global Health and Fitness Association, announced that Jeffrey Solsby joined as senior vice president of communications.

Trust for Public Land, Township of Nicodemus and National Park Service Expand Nicodemus National Historic Site

The Township of Nicodemus, Trust for Public Land, and the National Park Service announced the expansion of the Nicodemus National Historic Site.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation Presents Its Flagship Community Challenge Event

Returning to Mission Bay, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is set to host its flagship event, the Community Challenge, powered by Strava featuring the San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

Survey: Park and Recreation Offerings Are Vital to Youth Development

Park and recreation facilities, spaces and programming are essential for youth outside of school hours, according to the latest National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll.

IHRSA Issues Statement on National Strategy and Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

The Biden-Harris Administration hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, and the Administration released a National Strategy with actions the federal government will take to drive solutions to these challenges.

Heart You Park Day of Service Initiative Building Resiliency in Communities Through Parks

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is partnering with CITGO Petroleum Corporation for the fourth year of its Heart Your Park Day of Service initiative. This year, Heart Your Park is supporting Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation, Texas, and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Ill., to advance efforts to promote resiliency in local parks and preserves through volunteer actions.

NLC Issues Statement on Biden Administration's National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration's new National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

U.S. Soccer Foundation Joins Clinton Global Initiative, Announces Commitment to Create Safe Places to Play

The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced a new commitment to increasing access to safe places to play at the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City.

Proposed Standard Provides Test Method for Synthetic Turf Materials

ASTM International's committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces and facilities (F08) is developing a standard for particle size of infill materials used in sports fields made from artificial turf.

Trust for Public Land Joins Biden-Harris Administration in Efforts to Bring Nature Benefits to More Communities

Trust for Public Land's [TPL] Equity Director Ronda Chapman joined Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and White House Council on Environmental Quality [CEQ] Chair Brenda Mallory for a roundtable discussion of the newly convened Nature in Communities Committee to collaborate and help in strengthening investment in access to nature in underserved communities.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Results of 2022 Great American Cleanup

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, announced the results of the 24th annual Great American Cleanup (GAC): More than 150,000 volunteers and participants took part in over 6,000 events during the three months of GAC.

Pool Industry Expert Rudy Stankowitz to Deliver Aquatic Conference Keynote

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced that Rudy Stankowitz will be delivering the keynote presentation at this year's World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), taking place October 12 to 14 in Houston.

Urban Land Institute to Release New Report Highlighting Models for Creative Placemaking

A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) explores the social, environmental and economic benefits of creative placemaking, along with successful case studies in the United States.

JCC Association Announces $3 Million Grant to Send Children of Military Families to Summer Camp

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, this week The Marcus Foundation and JCC Association of North America announced a new $3 million grant to send 300 children of active-duty Jewish military service members to Jewish overnight camp from the summer of 2023 to 2026 through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council (JWB), the nation's oldest organization serving Jewish military families.

Outdoor Participation Grows to Record Level, 2022 Trends Report Shows

Outdoor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association, released the 2022 Outdoor Participation Trends Report that concludes that participation in outdoor recreation continues to grow at record levels.

Sustainable Golf Week Drives Green Agenda Forward

The first ever Sustainable Golf Week will next month, hosted by GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf with its partners and collaborators globally to reflect, celebrate and accelerate industry efforts to build a greener future for the game.

NRPA: U.S. Adults Says Parks and Rec Is a Necessary and Important Service

Almost all U.S. adults (90%) agree that parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local government, according to a newly released report from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Trust for Public Land, Nike Announce $2 Million Grant to Help Communities Combat Climate Change Impacts

Trust for Public Land [TPL] and Nike announced a grant of $2 million to the Trust for Public Land's efforts to create more parks, trails and community schoolyards to increase access to the outdoors, while helping to combat the effects of climate change in communities most impacted.

The Y Partners With Gatorade to Break Down Barriers in Sports

A new partnership between YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and Gatorade seeks to break down barriers young athletes face, including financial challenges, lack of role models, too much pressure and low self-confidence.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Names Indiana State Rep. Carey Hamilton 2022 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails, walking and biking advocacy organization, announced Indiana State Representative Carey Hamilton (D-87) as the 2022 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to Offer New Educational Lineup at Equip Expo

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) will be providing four sessions for the new Pool & Spa Education Track at the 2022 Equip Exposition, Oct. 18–21 in Louisville, Ky.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Participation in National Cleanup Day

National CleanUp Day, in partnership with EARTHDAY.ORG, Keep America Beautiful, and Let's Do It World (organizers of World Cleanup Day), will return for its sixth year on Saturday, Sept. 17.

National League of Cities Report Examines Key Drivers Shaping Workplace Changes

The National League of Cities (NLC) investigates the state of work in America's cities, towns and villages and key strategies that will shape workplace changes over the next 10 years in its new report, America Works: How Entrepreneurial City Leaders Can Shape the Future of Work Now.

New Soccer Mini-Pitch Comes to Yonkers

Former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, Target, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and the City of Yonkers officially opened a new mini-pitch at Pelton Park.

NASM Launches Updated Online Women's Fitness Specialization Program

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) announced that its Women's Fitness Specialization program has been updated with the latest science on women's health and fitness.

BioBlitz Campaign Continues to Advance Pollinator Protection With Support From NRPA

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

Trust for Public Land, L.L.Bean Announce Recipients of Award to Improve Park Equity

The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, has announced the recipients for the fourth round of the L.L.Bean Community Award, which will support park projects this year for those communities that need them most.

HHS Secretary Becerra Appoints New National Fitness Foundation's Board

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has appointed new members to the board of directors of the National Fitness Foundation (Foundation).

NRPA: Vital Access to Locally Grown Food Is Limited in Many Communities

Only 40% of U.S. adults have "extremely easy" or "very easy" access to locally grown food like fruits, vegetables and meats, according to the latest National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll.

ASBA Announces 2022 Technical Meeting

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, design professionals and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announced its upcoming Technical Meeting, to be held in Palm Desert, Calif., this December 2-5, 2022.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces 2022 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced the five recipients of the 2022 PHTA Fellowship and PHTA Scholarship Programs: Graham Lamb, Emily Broom, Colton Morris, Jason Marsh, and Meghan Partrick.

National Park Service, National Park Foundation Recognize Outstanding Employees, Volunteers and Partners

A variety of National Park Service (NPS) employees, volunteers and partners were honored at a ceremony to Celebrate America's National Parks.

Aspen Institute Releases Youth Sports Report in Oakland

A new report released by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program shows a divide based upon race, gender and income in youth sports experiences for some children in Oakland, Calif.

Together Outdoors Marks One Year of Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation

Together Outdoors (TO), a coalition committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the outdoor recreation experience, commemorated its first anniversary with a look back at a year of progress, and a look ahead at new efforts to make the outdoors more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

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Vortex International Wins 2022 IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Vortex Aquatic Structures International announced that Dream Tunnel has received a 2022 IAAPA Brass Ring Best New Product Exhibitor Award.

WhiteWater Showcases New Innovations at IAAPA Expo 2022

WhiteWater introduced six new products, discussed how parks can take advantage of the concept of the Joy Economy and showcased iconic projects that were completed this year or are in progress to make world-class destinations.

FXPRO Series RGBW12 Spot LEDs Illuminate Fountains and Splash Pads

Fountain People's FXPRO Series RGBW12 Spot LED color-changing light fixture illuminates both fountain and splash pad spray effects.

Extreme Engineering Unveils Details on New Products

Extreme Engineering, the global supplier in family-friendly coasters, adventure rides and engineering design announced several upcoming ride installations and unveiled new products.

Gerflor to Contribute to The Salvation Army's Efforts

Gerflor USA, a global leader in designing and manufacturing specialized resilient flooring for residential, commercial, transport and sport environments, announced that it would donate $0.10 per every square foot of discontinued and obsolete material sold from November 1 through December 31, 2022, to the Salvation Army.

Okana Resort and Indoor Waterpark Breaks Ground

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) was part of Chickasaw Nation's groundbreaking ceremony for the new 140-acre OKANA Resort and Indoor Waterpark.

Debra Lechner Named Chief Marketing Officer of Ecore International

Ecore International announced the hiring of Debra Lechner as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

AGS Introduces EdgeRider Mini Golf

EdgeRider Mini Golf is the name of a new pre-designed nine- or 18-hole portable modular mini golf course featuring a new miniature golf ball edge transfer system.

MRT Announces New Vice President of Sales

MRT announced the hiring of Gary Ferguson to the position of vice president of sales – Aquatics and Parks Segment.

Gerflor Acquires Stagestep Dance Floors

Gerflor, a global leader in designing and manufacturing specialized resilient flooring for sport, commercial, transport and residential environments, announced that it has acquired Stagestep, the oldest dance floor company in the United States.

LaMotte Company Expands for Future Growth

LaMotte Company, a leading producer of water-quality testing instrumentation and reagents, headquartered in Chestertown, Md., has opened a new facility in Newark, Del.

Hilltip Acquires Industrial Metal Products Inc.

Hilltip, a leading manufacturer of snowplows, spreaders, de-icing sprayers, sweepers and other road maintenance equipment, has acquired all assets of Industrial Metal Products Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of truck beds and other quality metal products.

Bobcat Grows Its Electric Fleet With E19e Compact Excavator

Bobcat Company, a leader in the global compact equipment industry, has unveiled the latest machine in its electric excavator lineup: the E19e compact excavator.

Yanmar Exhibits at bauma 2022

Since bauma 2019, Yanmar Compact Equipment has embarked on a transformational journey that has seen its business, products and brand revitalized. Yanmar City, the company's booth at bauma 2022, has been designed to demonstrate just how far, fast and successful that transformation has been.

ASV Introduces New Mulchers, Snow Attachments and Dozer Blade

ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduced new high-performance mulchers for the MAX-Series RT-135F and RT-75HD Posi-Track loaders as well as the first ASV-branded snow attachments.

Bobcat Advances Automated Operations With Autonomous Mower

Bobcat Company, a leader in the global compact equipment industry, is accelerating its innovations in the landscaping and grounds maintenance industries with the announcement of its new autonomous mowing system.

Ecore Ups Its Game With Built-On-Site Turf Surfacing Systems

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed materials into high-performance products that make people's lives better, is making a full court press into the sports, recreation, health and wellness markets with the launch of its new BOSS (Built On Site Surfaces) line of surfaces engineered for spaces ranging from playgrounds to outdoor courts and fields.

Improve Efficiency With New LESCO Mounted Tank Sprayer

SiteOne Landscape Supply launches its LESCO 300 Truck Mounted Tank Sprayer, offering increased profitability for green industry professionals.

JLG Architects Earns Three North Dakota AIA Awards

JLG Architects was presented with three design awards at the Annual Convention of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Recognition included an Honor Award for White Bear Lake Sports Center.

Epic Surf Receives Surf Park Award

Aquatic Development Group announced that its deep water stationary surf wave EpicSurf, has received the Surf Park Award for "Democratizing Access to Waves for More People."

Bobcat Looks to the Future, Presenting New Innovations at bauma 2022

Bobcat Company, a leader in the global compact equipment industry, is looking to the jobsite of the future with its latest products and innovations at the bauma 2022 global construction machine trade fair in Munich.

Charlie Luecker Recognized With Al Turner Memorial Commitment to Excellence Award

Charlie Luecker, director of commercial for POOLCORP and Lincoln Aquatics, was recently awarded the Al Turner Memorial Commitment to Excellence Award by the World Waterpark Association (WWA).

Bobcat Expands Into Light Compaction Equipment Industry

To meet the compaction demands of numerous industries and jobsite requirements, Bobcat has launched nine light compaction machines in North America.

ICP Introduces CoolTop Cool Pigment Technology to California Sports Surfaces Product Lineup

By utilizing the latest in technology, ICP has formulated CoolTop Cool Pigment Technology — a new range of vibrant topcoat colors that, through infrared reflective pigments, reduce acrylic athletic court surface temperature via solar reflectance (when compared to standard competitor court surfaces), assisting in overall player comfort.

HTC, Spree Interactive Win VR Bobble Award at IAAPA London

At the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show held at ExCeL London, two VR Bobble Awards were handed out, recognizing innovation in the VR arcade game business.

Talking Pools Podcast Network Sponsors CMAHC

The Talking Pools Podcast network is a new sponsor of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and safety of people, families and staff members at public swimming facilities.

Bio-E.P Gear Oils Perform Like Synthetics

Renewable Lubricants presents patented, ultimately biodegradable Bio-E.P. Gear Oils, which are ideal lubricating spur, helical, bevel and worm gears subject to heavy loading or shock loading in heavy-duty applications.

WhiteWater Projects Earn WWA Leading Edge Awards

At the World Waterpark Association Show in Las Vegas, WhiteWater was honored with four Leading Edge Awards for its achievements in extraordinary projects.

Corkeen Surfacing Retains CO2

The carbon balance of the Corkeen system, a revolutionary impact-absorbing surface solution for play, leisure and recreational spaces, is -102kg CO2 eq/m2. This means that the Corkeen system promotes carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that exceeds the CO2 emissions from its production.

ICON Leisure Selected as Master Design and Operational Consulting Firm for Leander Springs

ICON Leisure, an end-to-end operational design consulting group specializing in multi-use developments anchored by aquatic and entertainment attractions, has been selected as the official master design and operational consulting firm for Leander Springs in Texas.

Hospeco Brands Group Acquires ChemCor

Hospeco Brands Group, an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of personal care, cleaning, and protection products serving the entire away-from-home marketplace, is adding another influential name to its formative brands by acquiring ChemCor Chemical Corp.

Hilltip Introduces Rotary Broom Attachments

Hilltip introduces its SweepAway rotary brooms for use on pickups, tractors and other equipment.

Codelocks Announces First Smart Lock Suitable for Glass Doors

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company designing and distributing innovative, access control solutions and keyless door locks, announced its first smart lock designed to be used on glass doors, the CL4500 GD.

Fluidra Appoints Lennie Rhoades as New President of Fluidra North America

Fluidra, the global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, announced the appointment of Lennie Rhoades as the next president of Fluidra North America.

Bobcat Company Unveils New Loader Lineup

The Bobcat T86 compact track loader and S86 skid-steer loader set new standards for productivity, attachment versatility, speed, control and weight-to-horsepower ratios.

Mecalac Introduces New Swing Loader Models

Mecalac, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces three new swing loader models to the North American market.

Yanmar Compact Equipment to Exhibit at BAUMA 2022

Yanmar Compact Equipment aims to create an engaging and interactive experience for visitors of BAUMA 2022.

Cotton Candy Sales Get Bright With Gold Medal's LED Light Kit

Making cotton candy just became even more entertaining thanks to Gold Medal's newest cotton candy machine accessory, The Show LED Light Kit.

WhiteWater Discusses New Products, Projects, Regional Expansion

At a press conference at IAAPA Expo Europe 2022, WhiteWater, a designer and manufacturer of waterparks and attractions, made some big announcements regarding its projects, personnel and products.

Corkeen Safety Surfacing Arrives in USA

Corkeen is an innovative solution produced from cork, a 100% natural, recyclable and renewable raw material, to create safety surfacing for playgrounds.

292 Design Group Merges With JLG Architects

JLG Architects announced a merger between its firm and the Minneapolis-based 292 Design Group, a hockey and sports-focused architecture firm with strong ties to elite athletic programs and NHL programs across the country.

TenCate Grass Launches Synthetic Turf Recycling Program

TenCate Grass, a manufacturer, distributor and installer of synthetic turf for sports and landscape applications, announced a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. to recycle end-of-life artificial grass — a groundbreaking initiative that leverages Cyclyx's feedstock processing expertise and ExxonMobil's Exxtend technology for advanced recycling.

Yanmar Compact Equipment Will Highlight New Products at Equip Expo 2022

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, prepares to debut new products at the Equip Exposition October 18-21, 2022, in Louisville, Ky.

Sesame Place San Diego Adds Outdoor Instruments From Percussion Play

Sesame Place San Diego is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's newest theme park, full of immersive experiences and offering guests a chance to use their imagination and practice their musical skills on a variety of chimes and bells.

ACE Expands Health Coaching Market Share Through Acquisition

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced an expansion of its health coaching education and training via the acquisition of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI).

Ecore Puts the Game on Ice With Surfacing for Off-Ice Areas

Off-ice movement is as easy as gliding across the rink with Blade, a next-generation flooring surface from Ecore.

Water Odyssey Offers New Cloud9 Mister Nozzle

Water Odyssey now offers an innovative new water feature product known as Cloud 9.

Alkorplan-Touch-Origin Offers Look of Granite for Commercial Pools

Renolit now offers a new designer PVC membrane called ALKORPLAN-TOUCH-Origin that gives commercial aquatic facilities a high-end designer look.

AGS Announces Sports-Themed High-Tech 360GOLF

Adventure Golf and Sports (AGS) in cooperation with Holovis is introducing a nine-hole sports-themed 360GOLF course.

Bobcat North Dakota Open Brings Sports and Community Together

The 58th annual Bobcat North Dakota Open, held August 26-28 at the Fargo Country Club, brought the best amateur and pro golfers to compete while also supporting The Village Family Service Center—a local nonprofit agency providing behavioral health and community services to children and families throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

Cyclone Introduces Slotted Poles for Exterior Lighting

Cyclone Lighting announced that it has released a line of slotted poles. Vertical slots in each pole enable easy-on, easy-off additions for accessories such as pedestrian lights, parking or street name signs, speakers or plant holders.

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