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Field Notes

Bradley Corporation, designer and manufacturer of commercial washfountains, celebrates 90 years in business. Since it was founded in 1921, the company has expanded its product line to include plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, partitions, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers.

Staging Concepts, a portable performance staging company, has unveiled its new website at The new site includes a an interactive home page and enhanced navigation tools allowing for fast and easy access to product pages, case studies, and contact information

GPD Group announces that Jester Jones Schifer Architects, a Marion, Ohio-based architectural firm, has joined the firm.

Aquatic Development Group, Inc. (ADG) announces that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Vermont-based Alpine Products, LLC, manufacturer of the Alpine Supercoaster mountain coaster and the Superslide.

Air-O-Lator Corporation announced that President Douglas Cramer retired effective December 2010. Meanwhile, Roy Watkins (VP of Sales & Manufacturing) and Deborah Hendrickson (Corporate VP) have purchased all of the stock of the corporation. Watkins is now president of the corporation and Hendrickson remains vice president.


Hayward Looking Out For VBG Compliance

Elizabeth, N.J.–Hayward Pool Products announces its pledge of up to $1 million dollars in safety vacuum release systems (SVRS) to North American pools in need. The Safe Swimming Initiative is designed to assist public pools that are facing compliance challenges with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB) because of budgetary issues. The initiative will run through July 1or until $1 million in SVRS products have been awarded, whichever comes first. To submit a request for consideration, visit and click on the “Hayward Pledges up to $1 Million for Pool Safety” button.


Pioneer Awards Fields Of Excellence

Cleveland, Ohio–Pioneer Athletics announces the winners of their 2010 Fields of Excellence awards. From a pool of over 200 applicants, Pioneer selected 76 athletic fields. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified teamwork and dedication.

As a direct result of the field crew’s hard work, two schools were honored with scholarships to give to a deserving student; Girard School District in Girard, Pennsylvania and Richmond High School in Richmond, Missouri.

All 76 fields displayed a commitment to excellence. Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Fields of Excellence® banner.


Online Aquatic Engineering Schedule Available

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.–Keiser University eCampus announces its 2011 class schedule for students interested in enrolling in the Associate of Science, two-year Aquatic Engineering Degree Program available through its eCampus online degree program center. Effective this year, new energy efficiency and eco-friendly technologies are introduced in each module. For more information, visit and click on online education.

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