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Arts & Crafts Catalog

PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- Triarco Arts & Crafts Division releases its 2005 catalog. The catalog offers more than 1,000 new products, including the company's exclusive line of Triarco ArtiSelect products -- drawing and sketchpads, artist's quality acrylic paint, and brushes. The extensive catalog includes pictures, specifications, applications, ideas, pricing and more. For more information, call (800) 328-3360 or go to www.etriarco.com.

Tree House Play Structure

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- BCI Burke introduces it first product in the Nature Play Adventure Series, the Tree House. Based on a nature theme, the signature Tree House helps children appreciate the richness of nature while promoting adventure play, discovery and positive social interaction. Burke designed the realistic tree trunk hollow to allow for peak interaction of children and added tree-like knot holes and openings for maximum visibility by playground supervisors. The ground-level trunk cavity and enclosed upper deck also promote socialization for kids in cozy spots as they gather. Burke's two new coordinating climbers, the Leaf Climber and Board Climber, are two of the myriad of design options available to create a customizable adventure. The Burke Adventure Play Tree House is available as a free-standing model, or it can be integrated into an existing play structure. For more information, call (800) 266-1250 or go to www.bciburke.com.

Sanitary Outdoor Fountains

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Halsey Taylor's line of freeze-resistant drinking fountains has recently been expanded to include a variety of models with an ultra-sanitary freeze-resistant valve system. Like the company's standard freeze-resistant models, these systems are designed for ground installation 18 inches below the frost line. Additionally, the new sanitary system features a fully-sealed assembly. Halsey Taylor's Sanitary Freeze-Resistant offering includes pedestal models from its Endura II Tubular, Endura Steel and Sierra Stone families. Most models meet the requirements of the ADA, and have vandal-resistant features and durable finishes. For more information, call (630) 574-3500 or go to www.halseytaylor.com.

Fountains & Aerators

KIEL, Wis. -- Aquamaster Fountains and Aerators manufactures fountain and aeration equipment and bacteria products for any aquatic environment. The company's product types include floating fountain aerators, featuring The Masters Series; Celestial Fountains; the Ultimax Series with air injectors and hyrdomixers; Oxymax Aeration Systems; Volcano II floating surface aerators; AquaAir Diffused Systems; MASTERCLEAR System; and Water Features Fountains. Specifications range from 1/3 to 25 hp, single and three phase and 50 and 60 Hz. For more information, call (800) 693-3144 or go to www.aquamasterfountains.com.

Disinfection System

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- SureWater Technologies Incorporated introduces The Solution, an adjustable wide-range bulk sodium hypochlorite feed system designed to simplify the disinfection process while reducing costs. The product features newly-patented (vacuum) feed technology, rather than pressure, eliminating peaks and valleys, while maintaining continuous breakpoint chlorination. The Solution carries a complete two-year warranty and is certified NSF Standard 50. For more information, call (407) 656-8711 or go to www.sureh2o.com.

Park, Camp & Street Site Equipment

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pilot Rock Park Equipment offers its new 2005 Pilot Rock Equipment Catalog. The catalog includes extensive information on the company's line of park grills, campfire rings, picnic tables, park and street benches, trash and recycling receptacle holders and lids, smoker waste receptacles, lantern holders, bike racks, skateboard racks and more. For more information, call (712) 225-5115 or go to www.pilotrock.com.

Food Service Catalog

CINCINNATI -- Gold Medal Products announces the release of its 60th edition 2004 FUNFOOD Catalog. The full-color, 104-page catalog showcases the company's range of equipment and supplies for concessions, including popcorn, cotton candy, Sno-Kones, shave ice, nachos, pizzas, hot dogs, frozen drinks and others. The catalog includes new and enhanced products, like the POPCLEAN air filter system, an upgraded kettle corn stove, new hot dog grills and steamers, cotton candy machines, additions to the Value Line of poppers, for new Whiz Bang Game and more. For more information, call (800) 543-0862 or go to www.gmpopcorn.com.

Outdoor Receptacles

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- United Receptacle offers the Dimension 500 Series. The new line includes six of the Howard models with new perforated steel panels. The new design is available in black with Anthracite panels that create a layered dimension. All urn and ash/trash models feature a weather urn top. Constructed from hot-dipped galvanized, fire-safe steel, the Dimension 500 Series features UV stabilized Uni-Koat powder-coated finish, and a choice of galvanized or rigid plastic liners. Sizes range from 2.5-gallon to 38-gallon capacities. For more information, call (800) 233-0314 or go to www.unitedrecept.com.

Active Fitness Stations

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems has created LifeTrail, which is designed for outdoor use along existing walking paths, adding strengthening exercises -- particularly for older Americans -- to the normal walking routine. LifeTrail was designed to help people incorporate fitness into an easy daily routine by offering variety and convenience through ten Wellness Stations. The fact that these activities can be enjoyed with a companion is also important. People can walk the trail with friends or a partner and complete the activities at their own pace. The stations are available in two landscape-themed color combinations and panels can be customized to highlight interesting facts about a park or facility, display a map of the trail or include sponsor information. The activities within the ten different Wellness Stations offer two different levels of challenge and include upper and lower body warm-ups, forearm rolls, bench steps and standing push-ups, and many exercises simulate everyday activities. Five of the stations offer wheelchair-accessible options. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Plastic Tree Grates

HOLLY, Mich. -- Structural Plastics Corporation offers Poly-Grate II, a tree grate molded from 100-percent recycled, high-density, post-industrial plastic resins. The UV-resistant recycled plastic tree grates are durable in all climates, and are light enough for a single worker to install in a few minutes. Poly-Grate II uses tamper-resistant assembly bolts to join the two halves, making it resistant to theft or vandalism. Using a concentric-ring pattern, it accommodates years of tree growth. Expanding the tree opening can be performed on-site with little effort or expense. The removal of center ring sections can be performed in minutes with any standard saw blade. For more information, call (800) 523-6899 or go to www.plastictreegrates.com.

Playground Ride

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime introduces the GlideBoard, a rectangular platform attached to a grounded ramp bordered by two rails. The board glides back and forth along the two rails of the ramp. The ramp can be approached from either side, so kids can take turns from either the same or opposite ends of the board. Kids can use the board in many ways. Smaller players are often found sitting on the board, while they scoot along or are gently pushed along the route of travel by a friend. Older children can be seen taking a slight run at the board and jumping on, gliding to the end. For more information, call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Sports Event Management Program

DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education branch of UC Davis, launches a new program in Sports Event Management. The on-line certificate begins in January with courses in planning, logistics, budgeting and finances, marketing and securing sponsorships for sports events. Several high-profile professionals in sports will teach the course, including Andrea Lepore, owner of Adiamo Sports, and Timothy Hinchey III, a sports marketing expert with Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn Inc. Course prices are $700-$750. For more information, call (800) 757-0881 or go to www.extension.ucdavis.edu.

Structure Catalog

DEWEY, Ariz. -- Classic Recreation Systems Inc. offers a 53-page catalog for its line of shade and event structures. The catalog details each of its models with sketches, full-color photos of real-world applications, sketches and specifications. It also includes information on details and ornamentation, colors and application solutions. For more information, call (800) 697-2195, or go to www.classicrecreation.com.

Erosion & Sediment Control

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- RoLanka International Inc. offers BioD-Watl, coir wattle, an efficient, environmentally-friendly, reusable, economical and durable product for sediment control, storm water management and temporary check dams. Upon completion of construction activities, coir wattles can be used as mulch so that it doesn't need to be hauled away as trash. It is made from coir fiber uniformly packed into a durable yet biodegradable twine netting. It is available in 3", 5", 9", 12" and 20" diameters, 10', 15' and 20' lengths, and has a functional life of two years. For more information, call (770) 506-8211 or go to www.rolanka.com.

Management Software

HOUSTON -- CSI Software provides full-integrated software that manages memberships, tracks facility usage, generates bills, takes payments via EFT, debit or credit card and sells products using PC or touch screen point-of-sale systems. Other programs schedule classes and services, check out equipment, create contracts, sell service, schedule facilities and track commissions. CSI also provides complete back office functions including accounts payable, inventory, purchase orders and general ledger. Extensive reporting functions for sites, regions or the corporation are available on demand, utilizing user-defined reporting criteria and standard report writes. For more information, call (800) 247-3431 or go to www.csisoftwareusa.com.

Skate Rail

MINNEAPOLIS -- Skatewave, a division of Landscape Structures Inc., has introduced its new 14-foot Roller Rail, a curved steel rail that allows skateboarders and BMXers to ride directly onto the obstacle. Roller Rails can be used individually or in succession to create a roller-coaster effect for beginner and advanced riders alike, the company says. The Roller Rail is 14 feet long and 20" high at its apex. For more information, call (866) SK8-WAVE (758-9283) or go to www.skatewave.com.

Lighthouse Bollard

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Forms+Surfaces introduces the Lighthouse Bollard, a contemporary interpretation of classic lighthouse design. Compact fluorescent and HID versions are available. Construction is cast aluminum with a powder-coat finish in a range of colors and textures. The bollard is UL-listed for wet locations and is ideal for exterior applications such as pathways, waterfronts, campuses and courtyards. For more information, call (800) 451-0410 or go to www.forms-surfaces.com.

Spreader Covers

PELLA, Iowa -- Lely USA Inc., has custom fit covers available for all of its broadcast fertilizer spreaders. The covers are designed to stop material spillage on the turf and to protect from moisture and rain. The covers are made from nylon pack/urethane with elastic fit and viewing window. To find a nearby dealer and for more information go to www.lelyusa.com and hit the LOCATOR key, or call (888) 245-4684 x2.

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