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Joy Carpets Sets Service Standard with Lightspeed™ Quick-Ship Program

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Joy Carpets & Co. has enhanced its successful Neon Lights™ Collection with Lightspeed™ a 48-hour quick-ship program that includes 40 of Joy’s most popular fluorescent carpet and carpet tile designs. “We are seeing an increase in requests for immediate delivery, and Lightspeed™ is our answer to those requests,” said Nick Dobosh, the company’s president. “Customers […]

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F2FEC Conference Is Scheduled for February in San Diego, Calif.

October 16, 2015 No Comments

F2FEC is produced by the Three Amigos, Rick Iceberg, Ben Jones and George Smith, and is planned by a diverse group of volunteers from all aspects of the entertainment center industry.  The event is a North American conference for leaders of the entertainment industry, its manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, media and facility owners from traditional family […]

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Resort Is First in China to Install a Deep Water Standing Wave Machine

August 27, 2015 No Comments

The five-star Hainan’s Qizibay Grand New Century Resort has 600 rooms, 1,500 dining seats, and also houses a waterpark including a 20-meter-long, 7-meter-wide SurfStream standing wave system by American Wave Machines. The attraction can create 1-to-3-foot waves. The resort is the first hotel or resort in China and Southeast Asia to have installed a deep […]

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Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® has just completed the installation of an exciting Splash Park in Singapore’s Sports Hub. Working together with Playpoint Singapore, Empex created an exciting array of water features for children to age 12. A central Aquadek with swaying palms is the centerpiece of the installation. This structure has a large fiberglass slide, a tube […]

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Intercard Adds to Sales Team

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., a leader in cash management solutions for the amusement and casino industries, recently hired Christina Littmann to the position of sales and marketing associate. Littmann will help manage Intercard’s advertising, public relations, web content, exhibitions and sales materials, while supporting the company’s sales managers operating in six continents.  She will report to Intercard […]

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Moultrie and Babich Establish Consulting Agreement

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Forty-year industry veteran and ex-Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusements Reggie Moultrie, Moute Point Inc., and the Game Exchange of Colorado’s President and Owner Rich Babich, have established a long-term consulting agreement. “This synergy created a multi-faceted business opportunity for both parties; as ​Rich wanted to grow his FEC presence and I was looking for a long-term, ​experienced​ partner […]

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Live Oak Bank Announces Expansion of its Entertainment Center Lending Team

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Live Oak Bank has announced the addition of two new members to its entertainment center lending team, Mike Cairns and Barbara Duda.  As the lending needs of entertainment centers across the United States evolve and grow, Live Oak continues to be committed to providing financing to this space. “Live Oak is thrilled to welcome Mike […]

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Firestone Financial Joins Berkshire Hills

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) has completed the acquisition of Firestone Financial Corp. Firestone is now known as Firestone Financial, LLC and is operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. “This partnership brings together two organizations with rich histories and strong values.  We both share a deep commitment to our customers, employees and […]

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Funovation and Dizzy Family Fun Center Announce Integrative Testing Partnership

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Funovation Inc., a provider of the Laser Maze Challenge®, recently announced that it will be partnering with Dizzy Family Fun Center in an ongoing, beta test program aimed at elevating the Laser Maze Challenge® operator and player experience. As part of the initiative, Dizzy Family Fun Center installed a fully-featured Laser Maze Challenge® to their […]

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Party Center Software’s Parent Company Celebrates 17 Years

August 27, 2015 No Comments

On June 17th, Party Center Software’s parent company – Agile Software and Marketing – celebrated its 17th anniversary. Company President Scott Drummond founded Agile Software and Marketing in 1998, and a lot has changed over the years. Drummond has always been an entrepreneur, and Agile Software and Marketing began as a way to build websites […]

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Sponsors

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Art Attack

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Max Flight

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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Tear Repair

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Knight Equipment

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

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.

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.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground 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.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Embed

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Formula K Raceways

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

American Changer

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Store on Wheels

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Penny Press

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Family Fun Corp.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Laser Star

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Bulbtronics

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Perfect Fry

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sureshot Redemption

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

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.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Poly Products

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

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