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Arts & Crafts Catalog

PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- Triarco Arts & Crafts offers a 355-page, full-color catalog for its selection of arts and crafts products. Product categories featured include airbrushing, bead crafts, books, calligraphy, cutting tools, decorative crafts, drawing, drafting, easels, enameling, fabric decorating, games, jewelry making, markers, metal crafts, modeling, paints, papers and boards, printmaking, sculpture, sign making, stained glass, textile crafts, weaving, woodcrafts and more. The catalog includes photos, specifications and pricing information. For more information, call (763) 559-5590 or go to www.triarcoarts.com.

Climbing & Bouldering

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- NICROS announces two new products, Nicros-EasyWall and NICROS Playground Boulders. Nicros-EasyWall is rock climbing wall panel system that is bolted to an existing wall. It is a lightweight 4' x 4' rock-climbing panel and comes with handholds, mounting hardware, and an installation manual. NICROS Boulders are molded from real rock with "all-natural" climbing features. The company says they are highly durable and stain resistant. They come in three standard shapes and are climbable by tots and older playground users. For more information, call (651) 778-1975 or go to www.nicros.com.

Donor Recognition & Fundraising

STURTEVANT, Wis. -- Gift Bricks offers engraved bricks, tiles and other media, including marble, granite, slate, glass and bronze for donor recognition and fundraising. Gift Bricks' epoxy-filled engraving adds clarity to the lettering and protects the material from chipping, cracking or filling with debris, the company says. Gift Bricks' engraving process allows the capability to engrave copy, artwork, logos and signatures. Gift Bricks also offers marketing, manufacturing and installation services. For more information, call (800) 537-5579 or go to www.giftbricks.com.

Riding Mower

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Walker Manufacturing Company offers the compact zero-turn Walker Riding Mower. The company says the tractor's size and maneuverability are designed to fit and do the work of mid-size walk-behind mowers with the increased productivity of a rider. Seven tractor models are offered from 13-26 HP with gas or diesel engines and seven mower deck sizes ranging from 36" to 74" with grass collection, side discharge or mulching capability. All decks tilt up to 90 degrees for easy maintenance and compact storage, the company says. For more information, call (970) 221-5614 or go to www.walkermowers.com.

Dog Park Bags

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- LeisureMore Corporation offers pet waste dispensers. The company says that it offers a system for reminding pet owners to pick up after their pets for less than $1 per 60 users. The company's high-capacity dispensers hold up to 600 bags each (three rolls of 200 bags per roll). Bags start at $15.50 per thousand before discounts. Dispensers start at $57 before discounts, with mounting hardware and a one-year warranty included. The company also offers custom signs, a built-in lock or padlock latch. For more information, call (888) 700-6673 or go to www.leisuremore.com.

Bomb-Resistant Receptacles

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- American Innovations Inc. introduces its Bomb Resistant Waste Receptacles. The company says that trash receptacles can be used by terrorists to conceal explosive devices. The company adds that the trash receptacles have been successfully tested to a reliable standard at the Energetic Materials Research and Test Center, an independent testing facility that has been designing and testing ordnance devices for the DOD and aviation industry for more than 50 years. For more information, call (845) 371-3333 or go to www.BombReceptacles.com.

Cliff Climber

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems introduces the Cliff Hanger. This rock-climbing activity helps develop upper body and grip strength, the company says. It can be attached to 60" and 72" decks and the stylized hand and footholds make the climbs and ascents safe, the company adds. The Cliff Hanger can be either free-standing or used as a modular play component. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Baseball Diamond Groomer

AURORA, Colo. -- Newstripe introduces the Dirt Doctor. The company says the Dirt Doctor can plow, pulverize, drag, roll and broom the field at one time. The Dirt Doctor features a modular hitch, a tow package, harrow bar, pulverizing bar, lift jack, center grating, a roller and a broom. The company says that it's manufactured from all structural steel for durability, is available in four models and is backed by an 18-month warranty. For more information, call (800) 624-6706 or go to www.newstripe.com.

Wristbands

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- National Ticket Company offers wristbands made of Tyvek in packs of 100. The company says that smaller packaging makes visually identifying paying customers easier. The wristbands can be used for crowd management, special privileges, catering, height restrictions and any application where a visual means of identification is needed. Made of water-resistant Tyvek, the wristbands are easily applied to the wrist with an adhesive strip, the company adds. The wristbands are available in a variety of bright colors and designs, and can be custom-designed and barcoded. For more information, call (800) 829-0829 or go to www.nationalticket.com.

Accessible Picnic Table

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pilot Rock offers a new accessible park table. The new design is accessible to wheel chairs at both ends and full-length seats offer full capacity seating when wheelchairs are not in place. The portable tables can be 6, 8, 10 or 12 feet long. They meet or exceed current ADA guidelines and top and seat material include lumber, recycled plastic, aluminum and vinyl-coated steel. For more information, call (800) 762-5002 or go to www.pilotrock.com.

Shower Tower

ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- Most Dependable Fountains Inc. introduces its Dual Foot & Shower Tower Model 575. It features back to back foot and shower heads, double capacity use and self-closing valves. The company says it's vandal resistant and low maintenance. It comes in nine free standard colors or stainless steel and optional metered valves are available that can be set to run up to 30 seconds. For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Site Amenity Catalog

MADISON, Wis. -- Gerber Manufacturing Ltd. offers a catalog of its site amenities. Products highlighted in the catalog include the company's line of traditional picnic tables, specialty tables, grills, park benches, poolside furniture, bike racks, and more. The catalog includes specifications and prices. For more information, call (800) 393-9923 or go to www.gerbertables.com.

Playground Chimes

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems offers chimes that can be easily added to an existing play structure or area, or be grouped with bells and drums -- also from Playworld Systems -- to create a separate music center, the company says. Three different chime sets provide six different tones and can be placed on panels or banners. The chime banner displays one set, while the chime panel holds two or three sets and is an accessible activity. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Recycled Plastic Lumber Bench

AKRON, Ohio -- The Plastic Lumber Company Inc. introduces the Siena Bench. The company describes it as an upscale bench comprised of a stylish powder-coated cast aluminum framework and recycled plastic lumber slats. The slats are available in a variety of UV-stabilized colors. The framework is available in black only. For more information, call (800) 886-8990.

Basketball System

ST. LOUIS -- Gared Sports introduces its new series of in-ground basketball units. The Gared Pro Series offers fours styles featuring fixed and adjustable height systems, institutional breakaway goals, fitted pole pad for added safety and player protection, steel frame acrylic backboard and board padding and more. The company says that the system is easy to install and operate and has a bolt to ground pole system that allows the user to move the unit if necessary. For more information, call (800) 325-2682 or go to www.garedsports.com.

Pool Equipment

MEDINA, Ohio -- Competition Swim Products offers a catalog for its Competitor line of products. Products detailed include clocks and timers, starting platforms, racing lanes and replacement parts, reels, water polo rinks, accessories, flags, goggles and more. The catalog includes color photos and specifications. For more information, call (800) 888-7946 or go to www.competitorswim.com.

Lift/Picker

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Glenmac Inc. offers the new Harley Model B Hi-Lift/Picker for large-capacity stone removal, large or small space site work and more. The company says that it picks stones, roots and trash from 1/2" to 18" diameter, it doubles as a track screener and beach cleaner, has a PTO drive and 35 to 75 hp tractor and 11 GPM at 1,500 psi hydraulic required. For more information, call (800) 437-9779 or go to www.glenmac.com.

Pool Products

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. -- Aquam Aquatic Specialist Inc. provides a 54-page, full-color catalog for its pool products. Pool products detailed include various types of balls, benches, buoys, cones, diving boards and accessories, fins, floats, fitness equipment, goggles, grab rails, jogging belts, lifeguard chairs, clocks and timers, first aid and rescue equipment, sport equipment and more. Photos and specifications are included for each product. For more information, call (877) 766-5872 or go to www.aquam.com.

Pool Climbing Wall

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Sprint Aquatics offers Pyramide's Aqua Climb. Rising from the water, the Aqua Climb wall has been designed for swimmers to add to their workout or playtime without leaving the water. The panels have a gently-textured, non-slip surface. The Aqua Climb can be permanently installed or designed as a portable structure. For more information, call (800) 235-2156 or go to www.sprintaquatics.com.

Playground Surfacing

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems offers Cushion Play, made entirely from recycled rubber tires. Cushion Play is available in three thickness choices for different fall heights in four different colors. The company says Cushion Play is IPEMA certified, meets all ADA requirements and exceeds all CPSC guidelines for shock absorption. The company adds that it is virtually maintenance free and dries quickly after wet weather. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Outdoor Furniture & Accessories

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Landscape Forms offers a full-color, 35-page catalog for its line of site furnishings. Products include the company's benches, receptacles, shade structures, tables, chairs, urns and bike racks. Photos, descriptions and specifications are included with each product. For more information, call (800) 521-2546 or go to www.landscapeforms.com.

Background Checks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rapsheets.com introduces Regional Criminal Searches to its line of instant records checks, allowing users to search one name in up to 10 states simultaneously and get instant results. The Regional Searches cover the five major regions in the U.S. -- Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Northwest. Each regional search cost $8 per name for Rapsheets.com members, and is slightly higher for non-members. For more information, call (901) 523-1561 or go to www.rapsheets.com.

Accessible Shower

ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- Most Dependable Fountains introduces its Accessible Vandal Resistant Shower. The Model 560 features a metered side of the shower, with the push bar at 40" and the showerhead at 48" to accommodate wheelchair access. The opposite side of the Model 560 features standard foot and shower heads with self-closing valves. The shower is available in nine colors, can be built in 304 schedule 10 stainless steel for areas with high salt and sand and can be both surface mounted or direct buried. For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Utility Vehicle

MEDINA, Minn. -- Polaris introduces the Professional Series UTV 1500 2x4, a utility task vehicle available for a suggested retail price of $6,299. The vehicles has an 18-hp V-twin, air-cooled four-cycle engine, heavy duty transmission and lower gearing. The UTV can carry a payload of up to 1,250 lbs., and tow 1,000 lbs., the company says. Foot activated, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes enable quick stopping, while up front independent MacPherson strut suspension with 4.6 inches of travel provides a smooth ride and eases steering, the company adds. Standard features include an audible reverse alarm, an ergonomically designed dash that includes a glove box and an additional storage compartment, and a 360-watt alternator. The UTV is backed by a one-year warranty. For more information, go to www.polarisindustries.com.

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