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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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See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Embed

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Spectrum Sports

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

Knight Equipment

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

Tear Repair

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Penny Press

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

Rio Syrup

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Store on Wheels

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Art Attack

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Soft Play

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

American Changer

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Aquaventronics

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Laser Star

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Extreme Engineering

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Max Flight

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

Bulbtronics

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Perfect Fry

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

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