Archive for Industry News

ASD Launches New Show

February 10, 2013 No Comments

ASD has announced the launch of the Miami Wholesale Expo at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Florida. The show is slated for September 30 through October 2, 2013. This event was created in response to market demand for a wholesale merchandise event for vendors specializing in fashion accessories, travel/leisure products, health and beauty items, […]

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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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Correction

Correction

January 10, 2013 No Comments

Due to an editing error, the incorrect photo of a bull-themed game was published in the Brothers Grimm Games News Brief on page 12 of the January 2013 print edition. There is no affiliation between Brothers Grimm Games and Huffer Amusements. The Rope-a-Bull game is available from Brothers Grimm Games.

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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 […]

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Ride Development Company (RDC) Introduces New LED Bumper Cars

Ride Development Company (RDC) Introduces New LED Bumper Cars

January 3, 2013 No Comments

Ride Development Company (RDC), a leading bumper car manufacturer in the United States, recently introduced a new line of LED illuminated bumper cars at the 2012 IAAPA Exhibit in Orlando, Fla. The new cars, “Krazee Wh!rl™” and “Krazee Voltz™” complement RDC’s array of current electric floor and battery powered bumper cars. General Manager Tami Dean […]

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ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

ICE is shipping the milk jug toss game

January 3, 2013 No Comments

ICE is shipping Milk Jug Toss from its busy production facility. The all-time carnival hit is now a skill redemption game and is quickly grabbing operator’s attention with its earnings potential. The game debuted at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. “The game was incredibly well received at IAAPA.  Our good customers from everywhere […]

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Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Soft Play

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

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.

Max Flight

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Art Attack

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

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.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Bulbtronics

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Extreme Engineering

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

Laser Star

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

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.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tear Repair

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Rio Syrup

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Spectrum Sports

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Knight Equipment

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

American Changer

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Family Fun Corp.

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Poly Products

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Perfect Fry

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

Penny Press

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

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