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National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $42.5 Billion to 2021 U.S. Economy

The Department of the Interior announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2021 resulted in a $42.5 billion benefit to the nation's economy and supported 322,600 mostly local jobs.

Report Details Global Fitness Industry's Economic Impact

A new IHRSA and Global Health & Fitness Alliance report highlights the immense economic and socioeconomic impact of the global health and fitness industry.

NRPA Releases Statement on Title IX 50th Anniversary

"At the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), we believe all children — no matter their ability, age, gender identity, race, ethnicity or household income — deserve equitable access to high-quality sport opportunities," begins the statement.

ULI Offers Drought Solutions to Save Water & Money

Real estate and land use professionals can address the challenges associated with drought and limited freshwater availability by prioritizing water conservation, efficiency and reuse, according to a report released by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

NLC's 2022 State of the Cities Report Examines Top Issues Facing America's Mayors

This year, the topics local leaders highlighted as top priorities in their annual state of the city speeches include infrastructure, economic development, budget and management, and public safety.

Move United Selects Hoover, Ala., as Host for 2023 Nationals

Move United, the national leader in community-based sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, has selected the City of Hoover and Birmingham, Ala., as the host for the 2023 Move United Nationals. In addition, the event will expand to include adults as well as youth athletes with a physical, visual and/or intellectual disability.

Wellness Model Toolkit Places Parks & Rec as Central to Equitable Community Health & Well-Being

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, has launched a new resource to help park and recreation professionals create equitable community health and well-being through Community Wellness Hubs.

Study: Teens Should Exercise Vigorously 20 Minutes a Day for Heart Health

A new study, "Intensity and Duration of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness," in the July 2022 Pediatrics (published online June 13) found that adolescents might just need 20 minutes of panting and sweating a day to be healthy.

National Park Foundation's Will Shafroth Makes Case for Increased Park Investment

Will Shafroth, National Park Foundation president and CEO, will testify in front of the House Natural Resources National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee about the combined power of public funding and private philanthropy to protect parks and improve visitor experience.

NRPA Recognizes Excellence in Parks & Rec With Innovation and Spotlight Awards

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the recipients of this year's NRPA Innovation Awards, Spotlight Awards and Scholarships and Fellowships.

RWJF Recognizes Sports Leaders Building a Culture of Health

Ten organizations have been selected as 2022 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award.

ORR Highlights EDA Competitive Recreation Funding

In 2021, ORR worked to ensure funding for outdoor recreation as part of the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) American Rescue Plan funding. From this pool of competitive grant funding, ORR is highlighting the recreation-specific projects that EDA has chosen to fund.

Research Says Wyoming Is Best State for Americans to Get Fit for Free

Research conducted by a global discount voucher website has found that Wyoming is the best state for Americans to get fit for free during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

ACSM Announces 2021 Paper of the Year Selections

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced the 2021 Paper of the Year for each of ACSM's five highly acclaimed journals during its annual meeting symposium.

ACSM Recognizes Honor and Citation Award Winners

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognized several distinguished award recipients at its annual meeting and world congresses.

$2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for its Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) to assist state and local governments in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas.

Recreate Responsibly Coalition Promotes Safety

Amid sustained demand for outdoor spaces, it is increasingly important that everyone recreating outside take actions to protect each other and the wild spaces we all love.

National Park Foundation Announces Partnership to Support Deferred Maintenance Projects

The National Park Foundation and The Corps Network announced the launch of the NPS Youth Corps Partnership, an initiative to assist national park sites to engage the Conservation Corps in completing critical maintenance work made possible by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).

Wellness Industry Revitalizes Opportunities for Older Adults

As the world adapts to the pandemic era, the respondents to a new survey from the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) believe that in this 21st century, updated approaches that recognize the longer health spans, longer work lives and active lifestyles of older adults are the future.

Retro Fitness Announces Project LIFT

Retro Fitness, one of the fastest growing health club franchises, announced the launch of Project LIFT, a new company initiative to open 500 health clubs in 50 Black and Brown communities across the country over the next five years.

U.S. Adults Want Inclusive Park and Recreation Agency Practices and Policies

According to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll, 81% of U.S. adults want parks and recreation to ensure inclusivity through policies and practices.

SHAPE America Selects Secondary HPE Teacher for Hall of Fame

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced that Kristine (Kris) Fritz has been inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.

SFIA's 2022 Industry Research Reports 15.8% Industry Growth

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its 2022 State of the Industry Report, which features an in-depth analysis of the trends and issues affecting the sports and fitness industry, including participation, economy and the industry environment in 2021.

Presidential, Senate Proclamations Kick Off Great Outdoors Month

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – along with federal, state, private and nonprofit partners across the country – is celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month, a national celebration of outdoor recreation on America's treasured lands and waters.

U.S. Soccer Foundation Completes Installation of 500th Mini-Pitch

The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced that it has completed its 500th mini-pitch toward its goal of creating 1,000 by 2026.

KaBoom! Announces New Board Members & Executive Leadership

KaBoom!, the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity for good, announced new board members and a new executive leadership position critical to driving its mission forward.

SHAPE America Announces 2022 National Teachers of the Year

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced its 2022 National Teacher of the Year award winners, five individuals who are among the elite of the adapted physical education, school health education, and physical education professions.

American Hiking Announces National Trails Day Community Grant Recipients

American Hiking, with financial support from the U.S. Forest Service, announced the recipients of the first-of-its-kind National Trails Day Community Grant.

ORR Showcases LWCF-Eligible Projects

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released results from its annual industry-wide Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) collection survey to highlight key projects eligible for the $900 million in mandatory annual funding thanks to the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act.

U.S. Soccer Foundation & Partners Announce Site of New Mini-Pitch

KC Current, Target, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced the site of a new mini-pitch coming to Ashland Square Park.

Growth Projected for MENA Fitness Market

IHRSA and the Global Health & Fitness Alliance collaborated with Ken Research to produce the Assessment for Direct and Indirect Impact of Health and Fitness Clubs to MENA Economy - Outlook to 2025 report.

National Park Service Launches New Land Use Innovation Grant Program

The National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA announced the first recipients of a new grant initiative to help communities transform brownfield areas into community assets for a more just and resilient future.

SHAPE America Awarded Funding for Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced that it has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Healthy Schools Branch for the National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education.

Study Illustrates Economic Potential of Great American Rail-Trail

The Great American Rail-Trail, which is the nation's first cross-country multiuse trail, will have a significant economic impact for the communities it serves, according to a new analysis released by Headwaters Economics, in partnership with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the organization spearheading the trail's development.

City, State & County Leaders Celebrate Historic Infrastructure Investments

Leaders from the nation's leading city, county and state organizations kicked off Infrastructure Week (May 16-20) by sharing how game-changing federal investments in infrastructure are benefiting communities across the country.

U.S. Soccer Foundation, Adidas to Launch Free Neighborhood Soccer Leagues

To continue to chip away at barriers and level the playing the field, adidas and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced that they will launch new free, competitive neighborhood soccer leagues in New York City and Los Angeles this fall.

2022 Finalists Announced for NRPA Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced the finalists for the 2022 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

National Park Foundation Supports Climate Resiliency Through Service Corp Programs

The National Park Foundation announced its fiscal year 2022 investment in service corps programs across the country. Many of the service corps programs are helping parks be more climate resilient and helping people deepen their environmental stewardship.

SFIA Releases Second Batch of Single Sport Reports for Fitness Activities

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its second of three batches of 2022 Single Sport Reports, including 24 new individual reports for fitness activities. T

Players Health Unveils New Grant Program to Help Cover Rising Costs of Youth Sports

Players Health announced the launch of a new micro-grant program to pay youth athletes' registration fees as a thank you for the sacrifices made by parents and guardians.

EWG: About 75% of Sunscreens Have Inferior Sun Protection or Worrisome Ingredients

The Environmental Working Group released its 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens, finding that about 75% of more than 1,850 products evaluated rate poorly for skin protection from the sun, or have ingredients that could be harmful to health or heighten sensitivity to the sun's harmful rays.

American Council on Exercise Announces New Suite of Tools for Exercise Pros, Health Coaches

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) released a new suite of career support tools and resources to help exercise professionals and health coaches embark on lifelong learning and charter personalized career paths.

NRPA Survey: U.S. Adults Agree Access to Life-Saving Training Opportunities Is Paramount

Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults agree it is important that the public has access to first-aid training and certification opportunities, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

LWCF Coalition Applauds Grants Expanding Access to Parks

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Coalition applauded the announcement made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, for $61 million to be allocated to communities across the country through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program.

Experts Point to Safe Spaces Away From Busy Streets as Essential to Inspiring People to be Active

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced results from its latest survey of outdoor trail use and physical activity. Findings show the impactful role the nation's trails can serve in helping Americans become more physically active.

Annual National Trails Day to Leave the Trail & Outdoor Community Better Than Ever

Millions of people from across the country will hit the trail on June 4, 2022, celebrating the 30th annual American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. This year's celebration is about coming together to leave the trail and the outdoor community better than they found them.

Outdoor Recreation Industry Showcases Power of Americans Getting Outside

On the same day the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the first-ever recreation package, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and its members released an energizing video highlighting myriad outdoor recreation activities, the $689 billion outdoor recreation economy, and the more than 4.3 million jobs it supports while urging Americans to get outside and recreate.

New Report Examines Parks & Recreation Agencies

A recently released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) report, the 2022 NRPA Agency Performance Review (2022 APR), outlines the vital services parks and recreation provides communities and offers industry professionals the information they need to gain funding support, improve operations and better serve their communities.

Landmark Commission on Professional Excellence in Early Childhood Education Launched

At a time when early childhood educators confront a deepening crisis despite proving how critical they are to children, families and the American economy, 17 national organizations dedicated to young children have come together to form a new Commission on Professional Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

Cities to Advance Local Community Safety

The National League of Cities (NLC) with the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation announced the launch of the Municipalities Reimagining Community Safety Initiative in response to upticks in violence in some cities and the need for coordinated local response.

ORR Applauds USDA's Investment in Climate-Smart Infrastructure

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) celebrates Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $800 million in climate-smart infrastructure across 40 states and several U.S. territories.

Sara Kooperman Named Most Innovating Fitness Pro by Fitness Industry Technology Council

Fitness industry veteran and CEO of SCW Fitness Education, Sara J. Kooperman, JD, has earned another accolade to add to her growing list: the 2021 Most Innovating Fitness Pro Award from the Fitness Industry Technology Council (FIT-C).

Trust for Public Land Releases Statement on Newsom's 30x30 Plan

Trust for Public Land hailed Governor Newsom's final Natural Working Land Strategy and conservation plan to conserve 30% of the state's lands by 2030 as an ambitious step towards protecting the state's biodiversity, climate resiliency, and making the outdoors accessible to all Californians.

YMCA Board Elects Four New Members

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the 2,600 Ys across the country, announced the addition of four new members to its National Board of Directors.

USA Swimming Expands Team Services Department

USA Swimming announced that it has restructured and expanded its Team Services unit to enhance member services and provide more direct contact and support to members and clubs.

Move United Leadership Conference Scheduled for May 9 to 11

Move United, the national leader in community-based sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, is hosting its annual Education Conference May 9-11, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

National Park Week Sparks Celebrations Across the Country

National Park Week, April 16 through 24, encourages everyone to discover something new about their national parks. With more than 400 national parks hosting a mix of special programs, activities and digital experiences, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite all to explore and enjoy national parks during this annual event.

10 Ways to Take Action for Keep America Beautiful Month

Keep America Beautiful Month in April celebrates the work led by our 700 state and community-based affiliates, local partners, businesses, public officials and millions of passionate volunteers.

USA Swimming Partners With Diversity in Aquatics

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced a multi-year partnership with Diversity In Aquatics (DIA), a volunteer-led organization working to bring together diverse aquatic stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of water safety and drowning prevention education.

Milestones Build Momentum for Great American Rail-Trail in the West

Progress made this week to advance the Great American Rail-Trail is reason to celebrate, according to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization and the lead organizers in the effort to connect the cross-country multiuse trail across 3,700 miles and 12 states plus the District of Columbia.

Partnerships Spark Collaboration Benefiting Parks and Local Communities During National Park Week

The National Park Foundation is celebrating the myriad ways that partnerships spark not only collaboration, but also creativity, discovery, innovation, opportunity, preservation and action that benefit national parks and local communities.

American Camp Association Partners on Child Abuse Prevention Initiative

The American Camp Association (ACA) is partnering with the YMCA Champions for Child Protection, YMCA of the USA, The Redwoods Group Foundation, the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, and Darkness to Light on the Five Days of Action initiative. Designed by Darkness to Light, the Five Days of Action is a weeklong campaign to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse.

SFIA Releases Single Sport Reports for Team, Racquet & Action Sports

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its first batch of 2022 Single Sport Reports, including 35 individual sport reports in team sports, racquet sports and action sports categories. These reports provide a detailed analysis and breakdown of participation by various demographics, and by specific sport or fitness activity.

ACSM Releases Call to Action on Exercise & Autism

Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is the world's fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting one in 44 children in the United States alone. Fortunately, exercise provides many benefits for those with autism, including improvements to quality of life and management of stereotypical behaviors like verbal repetition and hand-flapping, says the American College of Sports Medicine.

National Park Service Awards $1 Million to Help Preserve Underrepresented Community History

The National Park Service (NPS) awarded $1 million in Underrepresented Community Grants to 22 projects in 16 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. These funds will support the identification, planning and development of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places to increase representation of Black, Indigenous and communities of color listed in the system.

IAAPA Promotes Michael Shelton to Vice President & Executive Director, NA Region

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the promotion of Michael Shelton, ICAE, to vice president and executive director of the IAAPA North America (NA) region.

Trust for Public Land Releases Statement on Biden Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure

Diane Regas, president and CEO of Trust for Public Land (TPL), released a statement in response to Vice President Harris' announcement on bolstering clean school infrastructure and transportation to support student learning and health.

ASLA Urges Governments to Focus on Cities and Nature to Meet Climate Goals

The third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)--Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change--which was created by nearly 300 scientists in 65 countries over the past seven years, finds that cities are a significant contributor to global emissions.

YMCA of the USA Names Cesar Silva as EVP/Chief Administration Officer

YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for the 2,600 Ys across the country, has appointed Cesar Silva as executive vice president/chief administration officer (CAO), a new position for the organization.

ACSM Names Certified Fitness Pro of the Year

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced Alexis Batrakoulis, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, EIM-II, as the 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year.

IHRSA Seeks Fitness Facilities to Participate in Global Report

IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, is calling on health clubs, gyms and studios worldwide to partake in its 2022 Global Report Survey with the chance to be featured in its bestselling—and most requested—research publication, The IHRSA Global Report.

President Proposes $3.6 Billion Budget for National Park Service in FY23

The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President's Budget for fiscal year 2023.

YMCA of the USA Board of Directors Elects New Chair

YMCA of the USA announced the election of CiCi Rojas to a two-year term as chair of the nonprofit's National Board of Directors.

NFHS Introduces National Coaching Credentials

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has unveiled a new professional development pathway for high school coaches through the NFHS Learning Center that will mirror the NFHS School Honor Roll program.

Proposed Budget Includes Increased Investments for Local Governments

National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued a statement in reaction to President Joe Biden's proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget.

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Walter Pyramid Turns to L-Acoustics Ai Series Loudspeakers

The Long Beach State Walter Pyramid, the sports and event space has hosted several NCAA events, including women's volleyball NCAA matches, the 2001, 2003 and 2019 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships, and the 2003 NCAA Women's Volleyball Regionals.

New MZ-Smart Station From Myzone Includes Fitbench Workouts

Designed to deliver a better exercise class experience, the new MZ-Smart Station from Myzone is including FITBENCH workouts among its 1,300-plus individual instructional videos.

Impact Wrap Introduces Heart Rate Monitor Integration

Impact Wrap, a leader in connected heavy bag tracking, announced an industry-first cloud-based integration of heart rate (HR), calorie burn and striking metrics.

JLG Architects Earns Minneapolis Merit Award for White Bear Lake Sports Center

AIA Minneapolis recently announced four Merit Awards, including JLG Architects' renovation of White Bear Lake Sports Center in White Bear Lake, Minn.

FINA, Myrtha Pools to Collaborate on FINA's Pools for All

With the aim to promote and develop grassroots aquatics participation, FINA announced that Myrtha Pools will support FINA's Pools for All Program for the next four years, providing swimming pools in locations around the world.

FlowRider Launches FlowSurf

Inspired by river waves, FlowSurf has all the qualities you know and trust from FlowRider, but instead of riding this wave on a flowboard, guests use a surfboard.

KemperSports to Be Third-Party Facility Manager for 3STEP Sports

KemperSports, a property and experience management company that manages more than 100 sports, leisure and event facilities and destination resorts nationwide, announced a new long-term agreement with 3STEP Sports, the leading youth sports event and club team owner in the U.S., to become the exclusive property management and marketing partner for its facilities.

Ecore Launches First Vinyl Sports Floor With High-Performance Rubber Backing, Suite of New Athletic Surfacing Products

The latest high-performance flooring products from Ecore are designed to raise the game of today's modern sports facilities and health & wellness spaces from the courts and workout areas to the locker rooms.

Endless Surf Teams With Myrtha Pools to Solve Wave Pool Construction, Maintenance Pain Points

A new pool building partnership between Endless Surf and Myrtha Pools has been announced, with plans to alleviate many of the common challenges that surf park developers face when constructing and operating their surf lagoon.

Bradley Evero Matte Quartz Material Brings Natural Elegance to Washbasins

Bradley Corp. introduces Evero Matte, a fresh new quartz option with a stone-like appearance for commercial handwashing basins.

Chlorine Genie Partners With Blake Sales

Chlorine Genie, the flagship product of Ultimate Water, is partnering with Blake Sales Associates to represent and support the expansion of the Chlorine Genie in the Western United States.

PoolWarden Controllers Changes Ownership

PoolWarden Controllers, a well-known line of chemical controllers for commercial aquatic facilities based in Grass Valley, Calif., has changed hands and is now owned by long-time employees Gary and Alicia Baku.

ControlOMatic Moves to Larger Facility

ControlOMatic Inc., a California manufacturer of saltwater chlorine generators for pools and spas, has moved to a new, larger, state of the art manufacturing and warehouse facility.

Invisa-Rope for Automatic Pool Covers Creates Aesthetically Pleasing Look

Automatic Pool Covers Inc. offers new Invis-A-Rope on all of its automatic pool covers.

Life Fitness New Zealand Secures Distribution of FITBENCH

Life Fitness New Zealand has added FITBENCH to its suite of premium brands and vast fitness equipment options for commercial and consumer customers.

Players Health Adds Enhancements to Abuse Prevention Offerings

Players Health announced enhancements to its abuse prevention offerings with a new anonymized incident reporting portal for youth and amateur athletes as well as a full investigation unit comprised licensed private investigators with a wide range of experience including former detectives.

SportsArt Releases New Line of Front-Drive Ellipticals

SportsArt is releasing not one, not two, but three new front-drive ellipticals this summer.

WhiteWater Announces USA Project Openings for Summer 2022

With the start of the waterpark season already under way in the United States, WhiteWater highlights a number of projects this year, both opened and upcoming, from coast to coast.

UFC Gym Announces Partnership With Piatt Companies to Expand Pennsylvania Footprint

UFC GYM, the first major brand extension of UFC, announced that the company has partnered with Western Pennsylvania real estate developer and management company Piatt Companies to develop a new 40,000-square-foot UFC GYM Pittsburgh facility.

PLAE Adds Fitness Industry Veteran Roy Simonson as Director of Product Innovation

PLAE announced fitness industry pioneer Roy Simonson as director of product innovation.

Spectrum Aquatics Adds New Color Options for Kersplash Pool Climbing Walls

Spectrum Aquatics, a PlayCore company, announced that Kersplash Pool Climbing Walls are now available with multiple color options, Kersplash Kolors, to complement any pool area.

POOLCORP Partners With YMCAs for A Splash of Joy

By the end of 2022, POOLCORP will have donated over $2.2 million to fund more than 20,000 scholarships for swimming lessons and lifeguard training at YMCAs in underserved communities across the country.

WhiteWater Awarded Best Managed Companies Gold Standard

WhiteWater has achieved the prestigious Gold Standard status as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.

Bobcat Company Brings Electric-Powered Construction Equipment Innovations to California

Bobcat Company recently showcased the capabilities of its battery-powered construction equipment lineup at a series of test-drive and live demonstration events in California.

Werk-Brau Introduces 6-Year Bucket

Werk-Brau has created and shipped their first 6-yard bucket for Production Class excavators.

JLG's Derek Maher Receives Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Award

JLG Architects' Derek Maher, AIA has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Award presented by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation.

Ellis & Associates Announces Staff Addition

Ellis & Associates announced the addition of Darlene Reese-Sittig to the organizations' full-time staff.

Dr. Deborah Birx to Keynote GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, announced that Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert and diplomat, will be the keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, August 16-17, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The inaugural GBAC Symposium will bring together scientists and industry thought leaders to share innovations and best practices for improving indoor air quality in nonhealthcare settings.

WSF Helps Redefine the Term 'Dog-Friendly'

Willoughby Stainless Fountains (WSF) announced that it has partnered with Wagtown Inc. and SMART Dog Park.

Hydrel Expands SAF Family of Exterior Floodlight Luminaires

Hydrel announced the expansion of its SAF floodlight luminaire family with the introduction of SAF1 and SAF28 luminaires.

Bobcat Company Announces New Minnesota Assembly Plant

Bobcat Company announced plans for a new assembly plant in Rogers, Minn., a northwest suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

Five Codelocks Locks Achieve UL Fire-Rated Certification

Codelocks Inc. announced it has achieved UL 10C certification and three-hour fire rating for selected models within its mechanical, electronic and smart lock ranges.

WhiteWater's Vantage Announces New President: Attractions Technology Leader

Vantage Technology Ltd., part of WhiteWater's family of companies, helps venues unify their systems around their guests and enables seamless, personalized experiences that drive rave reviews.

Mean Green Launches Professional-Grade Electric Mower

Mean Green announced the availability of the new Mean Green NEMESIS electric mower, designed for people who want a professional-grade mower but do not require go-allday battery power.

Yanmar Launches Website Dedicated to Compact Equipment

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America launched a state-of-the-art website dedicated to its lines of compact equipment.

Stop Rust Spots on Athletic Courts With Wipe-Out Stain Blocker From ICP

Wipe-Out Stain Blocker--the newest California Sports Surfaces brand offering--is calling a timeout on dingy brown spots that can develop over time on tennis, basketball and other outdoor and indoor athletic playing surfaces.

Bobcat Introduces All-New TL723, TL923 Telehandlers

A go-to favorite for agriculture, construction, landscaping, snow removal and many other applications, the all new TL723 and TL923 telehandlers from Bobcat give operators the flexibility to accomplish a variety of demanding tasks with superior precision and performance.

Legendary Fitness Miami Builds Legends Using Fitbench

In its quest to enable its members to build the stamina to overcome any obstacle and ultimately reach their goals, Legendary Fitness Miami has had to conquer its own challenges.

SuperGrit Safety Treads Enhance Stairwell Footing

Wooster Products presents SuperGrit two-stage safety stair nosings and treads, which provide superior traction on interior or exterior stairs.

Colorado Time Systems Renews Partnership With U.S. Masters Swimming

Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, announced the partnership renewal with U.S. Masters Swimming through 2025.

DecoTurf Returns as Surface of Choice for Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships

DecoTurf, a California Sports Surfaces brand, has once again been chosen as the surface of the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida.

Draper Introduces Next-Generation Gym Control Systems

The modern gymnasium is designed around multiple uses and simultaneous activities. Draper is introducing the next generation of gymnasium equipment control systems to meet those demands.

Aqua-Leisure Recreation Acquires INYO Pool Products

Aqua-Leisure Recreation LLC announced the acquisition of Longwood, Fla.-based INYO Pool Products LLC.

Scepter Celebrates Sports Facilities Maintenance Crews During Turf Pros Week

Scepter has designated the week of April 17-24 to be Turf Pros Week in recognition of the hardworking professionals who keep the facilities where we play and watch sports in tip-top shape.

Ecore Donates Flooring to Lionheart Youth Training Facility

Ecore continues to make good on its mission to make people's lives better through its most recent donation of 2,000 square feet of performance flooring to Lancaster, Pa.-based Lionheart Training, a youth facility that provides physical conditioning and athletic training to inner-city children aged 6-12.

Putterman Athletics Welcomes Industry Veteran

Putterman Athletics announced the hiring of Randy Futty to its staff as executive vice president of business development.

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