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Food Service Spotlight AZA Report – Controlled Quality: Keeping Food Service Payroll Costs Down Observing and anticipating attendance and sales patterns is a crucial aspect of controlling food service payroll costs at zoos and aquariums. Although certain events – such as spring break or a new exhibit – may be “no-brainers” in terms of staffing […]

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Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

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Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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