Archive for October, 2012

The Idea Machine

October 23, 2012 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel                         The masses have spoken. I received several emails suggesting that I tackle the subject of how to get suggestions heard and/or how to successfully implement change within an entrenched organization. They are sister subjects. I will try to cover […]

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Tear Repair

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

Perfect Fry

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

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.

Bulbtronics

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Art Attack

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

Max Flight

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Formula K Raceways

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Store on Wheels

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Penny Press

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Brunswick Bowling

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Soft Play

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Embed

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Cost of Wisconson

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Poly Products

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

American Changer

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Knight Equipment

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

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