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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Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Extreme Engineering

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Laser Star

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

American Changer

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

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.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Aquaventronics

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Bulbtronics

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Embed

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Rio Syrup

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Soft Play

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Family Fun Corp.

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

Art Attack

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Penny Press

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tear Repair

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

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Perfect Fry

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Max Flight

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Knight Equipment

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

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