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Hex-Shaped Table

AKRON, Ohio — The Plastic Lumber Company offers its “hex”-shaped table. It is a six-sided structure with a convenient step-through seating design. Routed edges give the hex table a smooth, finished look and it is composed entirely of 100-percent A+ recycled plastic that will never splinter, rot or need painting, the company says. The product includes UV stabilizers that will prevent color fading in the sun, and Earth-friendly advantages include the 1,800 clear plastic milk jugs that are used in making each hex table, the company adds. For more information, call (800) 886-8990 or go to

Water Play Checklist

DENVER — KoalaPlay Group, the commercial play design and development division of Koala Corporation, has made available a listing of design and development issues for owners and operators to consider before building water-play attractions. Available for download at, under the What’s New section, the Design Checklist is based on remarks presented by KoalaPlay Group experts at the recent World Waterpark Association national conference, the company says. For more information, call (888) 214-9698 or go to

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

Changeable Banner System

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — HTS Marketing offs its SIGN SHOP Changeable Banner System. The Changeable Banner System utilizes letters that attach to the banner with Velcro. The company says that the ease and flexibility of changing the message will save time and money for multiple recreation information applications, like special events, tourist information, water parks, camp grounds, food service and more. For more information, call (800) 722-4487 or go to

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

Park Bench

CHEROKEE, Iowa — Pilot Rock Park Equipment introduces the Grey Creek series park bench. The new bench style will fit public parks and streetscapes. All Grey Creek benches incorporate armrests so they are more accessible, and offer surface-mount or embedded installation options. The benches are available in flat or contour designs, galvanized or powder-coated frames, four seat material choices, various colors and three-, four-, six- or eight-foot lengths. For more information, call (800) 762-5002 or go to

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

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