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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A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Art Attack

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Perfect Fry

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

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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.

Store on Wheels

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Knight Equipment

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Rio Syrup

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Poly Products

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Soft Play

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

Penny Press

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

American Changer

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Laser Star

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Spectrum Sports

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Aquaventronics

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Max Flight

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tear Repair

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

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.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Bulbtronics

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

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Formula K Raceways

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Extreme Engineering

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

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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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