News from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)

January 3, 2013 No Comments

Marla  Calico, director of education at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame at its convention last November. Calico is the former general manager of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield, Mo.

Also at the convention, the 2012 Heritage Award winners were announced. The winners were Joseph Bolchoz of the Coastal Carolina Fair; Bill Marohl of the Vernon County Fair; Donald McCroskey of the Cabell County Fair and West Virginia Pumpkin Festival; Steve Patterson of the Hendrick’s County 4-H Fair and Bob Schlutz of the Louisa County Fair.

Additionally, Jayme Buttke was recognized with The Rising Star Award. The award was created by the IAFE Young Professionals Initiative (YPI) to recognize leadership and industry contributions of  IAFE members age 40 and younger.


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Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.


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.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.


Manufacturer of waterslides

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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


Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Poly Products

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

Tear Repair

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.


Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Laser Star

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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