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  • Infographic: Texas’ ‘Space-Age’ Lockers

    by AB Staff August 2017

    When the University of Texas announced the details of its $10 million football facilities, the stars of the show were the lockers. Estimated at $10,500 apiece (later revised to $8,700), the lockers will be unlike any others in college football, featuring at least six different patent-pending technologies, according to head coach Tom Herman. "We needed something modern, something sleek, something that conveyed the message that we're the University of Texas and we're going to give our kids and student-athletes the best in the country," Herman said in an interview.

  • Product Spotlight 2017: Locker Rooms | Laundry Components

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

     


    RELATED: Locker Room Branding with Paint, Graphics


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    Master Lock Company
    With Master Lock's Electronic Built-In Locker Lock, facilities can elevate locker security without distributing keys or managing combinations. Designed for health clubs, gyms and recreation facilities, the Electronic Built-In Locker Lock features an easy-to-use display screen for intuitive operation, long battery life to reduce operating costs, anti-jamming features for reliable security, and the ability to accommodate single- and multi-user settings. The Electronic Built-In Locker Lock will be available this August.
    www.MasterLock.com/ell
    (800) 308-9244

     


     

    Extractor Corp./SUITMATE
    The SUITMATE® water extractor is an innovative system that removes 95 percent of the water from a wet swimsuit in eight seconds, without using heat. The SUITMATE® unit is a highly valued amenity not only for guests, but also for property owners, as it helps prevent water damage from dripping-wet swimsuits, resulting in a cleaner, dryer environment for all.
    www.suitmate.com
    (800) 553-3353

     


     

    SAG North America
    With SAG's SAFE-O-TRONIC access locks, users benefit from a state-of-the-art electronic locking system for lockers and safe deposit boxes. The award-winning design and flexible modes of operation such as RFID, PIN code or both make SAFE-O-TRONIC access an outstanding product that can easily be customized with logos and numbering to convey corporate identity. This locking system also offers convenient central control functions, which can be retrofitted at any time and require no cabling at all.
    www.sag-schlagbaum.com
    (415) 870-9651

     


     

    List Industries
    List Industries' Superior® Recruiter™ wood sport lockers offer a variety of options for a high-quality locker room tailored to the client's specific requirements. A security box door can be fitted with a variety of locks and engraved with the team logo. The Recruiter™ features a chrome-plated coat rod, hang-hooks and a ventilated footlocker with a flip-up seat. Lockers are constructed of furniture-grade red oak and finished with a three-coat, catalyzed lacquer for durability. Designs are fully customizable.
    www.listindustries.com
    (800) 776-1342

     


     

    Am-Finn Sauna & Steam
    Am-Finn's Himalayan salt sauna combines the quality and craftsmanship of the company's traditional custom-cut saunas with the health and relaxation benefits of pure Himalayan pink salt. Am-Finn's pre-engineered salt panels are made with 100 percent natural salt blocks and do not require any mortar or harmful adhesives. A building-block system makes installation easy, and panels can be added to existing saunas or new construction.
    www.am-finn.com
    (800) 237-2862

     


    These products originally appeared in the July | August 2017 issue of Athletic Business, a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

     

  • Locker Room Branding with Paint, Graphics

    by Emily Attwood August 2017

    Waterfalls, HD TVs and LED backlighting in custom colors are all wonderful things to have in an athletic locker room — if you have a few million dollars to spend. While the juggernauts in collegiate athletics compete for the title of "best locker room in the country" (hoping it leads to other titles), most college and high school athletic programs are working on a more limited budget.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    Precor
    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
    www.precor.com
    (800) 786-8404

  • Designing Public Locker Rooms with an Eye on Privacy

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    On March 23, 2016, North Carolina governor Pat McRory signed into law the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, making his state the first in the nation to mandate that designated restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings (including those on public school and university campuses) be used by individuals based on the gender indicated on their birth certificate. Over the previous year, five additional states — Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — had considered similar legislation to no effect (so far), and a so-called "bathroom bill" in Arizona circled the drain way back in 2013.

  • NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation of HS 'Hate Crime'

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    At a conference Monday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, addressed the press concerning a recent incident involving an African-American member of the Wiggins football team and a noose. On October 13, a player was allegedly attacked in the boys’ locker room at Stone County High School in Wiggins on October 13, when another player threw a noose around his neck and tightened it.

  • New Product Roundup: Weight-Room Tile, Lane Line Storage and More

    by AB Staff September 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Influencing a Recruit: 5 Keys to a Competitive Brand (Sponsored)

    by John Hamari, Facility Source August 2016

    This sponsored content was provided by Facility Source. What is sponsored content?

    One or two key recruits can change a program, and in this competitive "arms race" between universities, it is wise to try to gain every advantage afforded you. Creating a remarkable, well-designed space that represents your brand is one way to gain an advantage and engage a recruit. If done right, this advantage can not only sway recruits, but donors, players, fans and alumni. Adding one or two additional supporters in each of these key areas can give you an edge.

  • Product Spotlight: Locker Room | Laundry Components

    by Paul Steinbach July 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Integrated Locking Systems Benefit Facility Users, Owners

    by Emily Attwood July 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.