Category Archives: July 2012


Field Notes PEM Surface Creations, a St. Louis-based company and provider of slip-resistant matting, is celebrating its 15th anniversary.   Curtis Industries LLC, a producer of cab enclosures and accessories, hired Michael Alexander as Vice President of Marketing & Sales, reporting to John Rachwalski, President and CEO.  Alexander comes to Curtis Industries, LLC from Club Car Corporation.   Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck, N.D. Bobcat also announced … Continue reading

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Wading Through The Rules

Four initiatives shaping aquatic facilities By Connie Sue Centrella When it comes to government regulations and standards in the aquatic industry, there are plenty of changes–enough to make our heads swim. Yet, keeping abreast of these changes is critical for facility managers and pool operators, who are responsible for the health and safety of guests and employees. There are currently four initiatives with which aquatic professionals should be familiar:  The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading

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Managing Aquatic Facilities

Juggling responsibilities requires a unique skill set By Adam Blackmore “Aquatic manager” is a fairly common designation in the world of pool management. The manager oversees competition, open-swim, therapy, and instructional pools, as well as water parks ranging from 100 acres to only a couple of activity areas. Each facility requires a unique managerial skill set that is often either unknown or taken for granted. High-Risk Attractions Usually the rides that guests think are the most fun also pose the … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Note: On Vacation

By Rodney J. Auth I’m stuffing my son and oldest daughter into the car for an impromptu weekend trip to Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series. We’ve got tickets to Game 3 (thanks to the wonder of StubHub) featuring the mighty Kent State University Golden Flashes — a local college and educator of choice for many of our staff members. It’s only the second time a team from Ohio has made it to the tournament–and since a lot of … Continue reading

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