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Power Systems, Inc. announces the retirement of Julie Pauletto, president, after 25 years of service to and leadership of the organization.

Meyco Pool Covers, a provider of the safety pool cover, has hired Christine Holmes to head their marketing and branding efforts.

Powr-Flite, a manufacturer of professional floor-cleaning equipment, is adding a new section to its website to allow visitors to locate specific parts for all of the company’s machines. For more information, visit www.powr-flite.com/PartsNow.

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Win $100,000 In Community Playground Equipment

Delano, Minn.–Landscape Structures Inc., has partnered with Shane’s Inspiration, a nonprofit organization specializing in designing inclusive playgrounds, to sponsor the 2011 Together We Play essay contest. A grand prize of $100,000 in playground equipment, along with $50,000 of project development, design and educational programming services, will be awarded. Contestants may enter the contest by completing an online entry form and submitting an original essay that describes how their community would benefit from an inclusive playground. The contest begins April 4 and closes Aug. 1, 2011. To find complete contest rules and an official entry form, visit www.playlsi.com/Together-We-Play.

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Play Mart Recognized For Environmental Awareness

Somerset, Ky.–Play Mart, Inc was one of four businesses presented with the Evergreen Award by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The Evergreen Award Program was developed in 1998, by GSA’s Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWACenter), to annually recognize the efforts of partners who do business in an environmentally friendly way. For more information, visit www.playmart.com.

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Tour The Grand Canyon By Phone

Chimani, LLC announces it has released the Grand Canyon app, a complete resource for exploring Grand Canyon National Park. It delivers constantly updated content, including ranger-led activities, free shuttle bus schedules and much more. Users can view sunset and sunrise times for the most memorable scenic overlooks, review lodging options, plan hikes, learn about over 250 points of interest and access a complete list of facilities including locations of all the restrooms in the park. The iPhone app can be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes app store and the Android version from the Android Marketplace (keyword: “chimani”) for $4.99. A “lite” version of the app is available for free.

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NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook Available

Colorado Springs, Colo.–The newly published 2011 edition of the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook is now available for purchase in English and Spanish with both U.S. and Metric units. Updates to the 2011 version are found in the Appendix C Addendum, including the most current information on the P&SS Act, ADA regulations, the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) overview, and a list of all regulations. For more information, visit www.nspf.org.

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Calendar

August

29 Florida Recreation and Park Association, Orlando, Fl.—Caribe Royale Resort; www.web.frpa.org

September

7-10 Alaska Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, Seward, Alaska; www.alaskarpa.org

12-13 South Carolina/North Carolina Recreation and Park Association Joint Conference, Charleston, SC—North Charleston Convention Center; www.scrpa.org

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