Archive for February, 2013

The Industry Loses Former BPAA CEO Don Harris

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Don Harris, former executive director of the BPAA,  passed away December 23, 2012, from complications of a stroke.  He was 60.  He headed the BPAA from January 1996 through September 1999, a time during which he breathed new life into International Bowl Expo, making it a premier bowing industry event.

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Keith Bax Joins National Ticket Company

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Keith Bax has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing for National Ticket Company. A former vice president of Marketing for Research Data, Inc. and Conquest Graphics, he brings a wealth of marketing, business analysis and complex solutions development experience to his new role.

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Digital Centre America Offers Cutting Edge Products

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Digital Centre has the new software Expression with QR-Photo technology and Share Secure. The new software Expression comes with the QR Technology that allows the QR-Photo, QR-ID and the Share Secure. QR-Photo has an exclusive and unique QR Code to each print to get photos anytime from any Smartphone or DC PhotoBooth. QR-ID is an […]

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Amaze’n Mazes to Install Second International Aqua Maze Project

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Colorado-based Amaze’n Mazes has finalized plans for a second international aqua maze, to open in St. Kitts in late March or early April, at SaddleHill Adventure Park.  The first aqua maze in the world opened June 2012 in Bessemer, Ala., and the first international aqua maze opened in November in Dunsborough, Australia.

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Gold Medal Purchases New Building

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Experiencing double-digit sales growth and preparing for the aggressive pursuit of new opportunities, world-wide concession leader Gold Medal has purchased a 42,000-square-foot building in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Buying Outside the Box

February 10, 2013 No Comments

For the February/March issue each year, we bring you the Who’s Who Buyer’s Guide. The listing is a chance to get familiarized with all of the top vendors in the industry, and highlights the companies that are advertisers in the issue with all of their contact information. This year’s edition has been streamlined, and we […]

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Simple, Clear and Concise: Finding the Communication that Works

February 5, 2013 9 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel No one can argue that clear information and communication are critical to running a successful facility. Everyone has to be on the same page to make the operation run seamlessly. However, how do you find one level of communication that works with the many different levels of your workers? Where To […]

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Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

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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.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Formula K Raceways

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Soft Play

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Art Attack

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

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Laser Star

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Knight Equipment

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Extreme Engineering

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Poly Products

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

American Changer

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Family Fun Corp.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Bulbtronics

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

Aquaventronics

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tear Repair

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Penny Press

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Perfect Fry

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Store on Wheels

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
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