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National Ticket Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Shamokin, Pa.—National Ticket Company is this year celebrating 100 years of providing ticketing and admission products to a variety of markets (camps, sports, parks and recreation, amusement, entertainment, etc.) in over 70 countries. The company, now one of the largest ticket producers in the world, is still family-owned and -operated.

For more information, please call (800) 829-0829 or visit www.nationalticket.com.

Classics Now Available in Silver Metallic

Pottsville, Pa.—United Receptacle’s Classics are now available in Silver Metallic power-coated finish. The finish provides the popular look of stainless steel without the high cost or maintenance issues. The company claims the finish is ideal for outdoor use because it provides a superior resistance to scratches and stains. The line is available in 51-gallon and 25-gallon sizes, and features rigid, black plastic liners, leg-levelers for uneven surfaces and custom color options.

For more information, call (800) 233-0314 or visit www.unitedrecept.com.

Easi-Set Industries Launches New Web Site

Midland, Va.—Easi-Set Industries launched an expanded Web site featuring its pre-cast concrete buildings. The new Web site is designed to offer customers comprehensive product information, including a broad range of building applications, finishes, brochures and producer lists. The company claims its transportable, pre-cast buildings offer a lifetime maintenance-free solution to most building needs, come in a variety of sizes, and are weather-tight. Buildings are produced by local manufacturers throughout North America and can be transported to your site and installed in as little as a few hours.

For more information, call (866) 252-8210 or visit www.precastbuildings.com.

55-Gallon Garbage Barrel Covers

Webster, N.Y.—Kwik-Cover has introduced the Kwik-Can Cover, a new way to cover 55-gallon garbage barrels. The new cover (a plastic sleeve with elastic at the top and bottom) is designed to simply slide over your existing metal or plastic garbage barrels, hiding dents, scratches and rust, and leaving you with a clean, pleated look. Kwik-Can Covers are packaged 50-per carton and are stocked in white, black, royal blue and black-and-white check.

For more information, call (315) 498-9253 or visit www.wkikcovers.com.

Brush-cutter for Continuous Medium-Level Work

Newport News, Va.—Solo Inc. has introduced the Model 142 brush-cutter, which the company claims is ideal for continuous, medium-level work. The new cutter is designed to work at low revolutions, which results in less noise, fewer fumes and longer life. The new cutter also features an anti-vibration system that uses flexible elements to connect engine and shaft to the bicycle handle, a two-cycle 40.7 cc gas engine, three-part crankshaft and two-shoe centrifugal clutch.

For more information, call (516) 781-3761 or visit www.solousa.com.

Kid’s Picnic Tables

Cherokee, Iowa—Pilot Rock has introduced a picnic table designed to better-fit children and their activities. Designed to accommodate children to age 11, the new table’s seats are 12 inches high, and its tabletop is 22 inches high. The new table is available in three lengths (4-, 6-, or 8 feet) and three materials (lumber, aluminum, 100-percent recycled plastic). Standard, full-sized tables are also available.

For more information, call (712) 225-5115 or visit www.pilotrock.com.

Athletic Field-Marking Machine

Aurora, Colo.—Newstripe Inc. has introduced the All-Pro 3, a self-propelled field-marking machine, which is a re-design of the previous All-Pro II. The company claims the new machine is faster, 35 pounds lighter, 5 inches shorter, has better traction, and is less expensive ($2,895). The company claims the machine’s 12-gallon tank holds enough material to strip a typical practice football field, and its bi-directional spray heads and adjustable line width (2-6 inches) allow you to save money by laying down less material for practices than for games.

For more information, call (800) 624-6706 or visit www.newstripe.com.

Arts & Crafts Catalog

Fort Atkinson, Wis.—NASCO has released its 2007 Arts & Crafts Catalog, featuring over 1,000 new products as well as the tried-and-true art materials that help every artist, student or camper create amazing work. Each product featured in the 532-page catalog is designed to make teaching more effective and meaningful for students from kindergarten to college.

For more information, call (800) 558-9595 or view the entire catalog online at www.eNasco.com/artsandcrafts.

Hands-On Learning & Discovery

Agoura Hills, Calif.—Nature Watch has released its 2007 catalog featuring 56 full-color pages of products for hands-on learning and discovery. Product categories include: Nature & Ecology, Science Education, Social Studies, Educational Materials and Craft Projects. The company also claims to offer more than 45 Nature Craft Kits and more than 35 exclusive products.

For more information, call (800) 228-5816 or visit www.nature-watch.com.

Synthetic Turf Coatings

Rochestor, Hills, Mich.—Pioneer Athletics announced it has entered an agreement to act as the exclusive provider of the SportsCoatings line of maintenance and restoration products including TurfD, which is designed to provide six months of anti-microbial protection to synthetic turf systems with just one application. Together, Pioneer and SportsCoatings are working to co-develop other coatings for synthetic turf systems.

For more information, call (800) 877-1500 or visit www.pioneerathletics.com.

E-Walk Enhancements

Charlotte, N.C.—Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has announced improvements to the, what it claims is the industry’s only all-electric walking greens mower, the E-Walk. The enhancements include: a redesigned electronic unit which simplifies the functional options, a new D-handle design specific to the Jacobsen In-Command control system and more durable motors to power the reels and drive the traction system.

For more information, call (704) 504-6668 or visit www.jacobsen.com.

Trim and Surrounds Mower

Cary, N.C.—John Deere has introduced the 2653B Trim and Surrounds Mower which offers golf course superintendents two choices of cutting units: three 26-inch or 30-inch units, for a total cutting width of 72 or 84 inches. Building on the success of its predecessor, 2653A the company claims the new unit features improved traction, operator comfort and serviceability.

For more information, visit www.johndeere.com.

Kubota Grand L40 Series

Torrance, Calif.—Kubota Tractor Corporation has introduced the Grand L40-series, which offer three types of advanced transmissions, Kubota diesel engines and redesigned operator-station features. Upgrades for the new series include: factory-installed Grand Cab, loaders, backhoes, and other performance-matched implements.

For more information, visit www.kubota.com.

Spring Awakening

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