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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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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum Sports

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

Embed

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

American Changer

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Max Flight

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Penny Press

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Perfect Fry

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

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.

Knight Equipment

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Poly Products

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Laser Star

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Bulbtronics

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Rio Syrup

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Aquaventronics

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Art Attack

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Soft Play

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Store on Wheels

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Formula K Raceways

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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