Author Archives: News Release

Polyfab Australia announces acquisition by Nolan Group

By | December 18, 2017

Manhattan Beach —  Chris Nolan of Nolan UDA PTY LTD and Barry Jamieson of Polyfab Australia PTY LTD have announced the acquisition of Polyfab Australia by the Nolan Group.  Barry Jamieson is one of the originators of developing heavy duty knitted HDPE shadecloth for the protection of people from the damaging rays of the sun […]

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Cedar Fair Names Tim Fisher Chief Operating Officer

By | December 18, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that Tim Fisher will join the company as chief operating officer, effective immediately. In this role, Fisher will oversee operations at all of the Company’s parks and resort locations. He will report directly to incoming chief executive officer Richard […]

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Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park Break Ground!

By | December 18, 2017

NEW CANEY, Texas — Grand Texas is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park on December 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon. Both parks are the newest additions to the 630-acre Grand Texas development located on Highway 242 and Interstate 69. Monty Galland, Chief Executive Officer of the developer, proclaimed, […]

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International Ride Training announces winners

By | December 15, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — International Ride Training recently announced winners for the 2017 iROC Audit Excellence Awards for Ride Operations. This year’s recipients are: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio; Holiday World Theme Park, Santa Claus, Indiana and California’s Great America, Santa Clara, California. The award winners achieved the highest rankings in IRT’s International Ride Operator Certification audit […]

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Techni-Lux offers free day of lighting design learning Jan. 9

By | December 15, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Techni-Lux, a leader in advanced lighting technology and accessories, is celebrating its 27th year in operation with a free technology fair and open house at its headquarters on Jan. 9. Attendees registering in advance will have an opportunity to talk to vendors and see dozens of entertainment lighting, video, and special effects […]

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National Roller Coaster Museum launches new online home — New Design Supports Expansion Efforts

By | December 7, 2017

PLAINVIEW, Texas — The National Roller Coaster Museum has a new look and a new way for you to contact them about preserving the history of the amusement industry. This month, the NRCMA relaunched www.rollercoastermuseum.org updating the look and feel of the website and opening its archives for access in a more complete virtual museum. […]

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Generational Expert to Headline 2018 Amusement Expo Education Day

By | December 4, 2017

With so many generations in the workplace today, there has never been a greater opportunity for collaboration.    At the same time, there has never been a greater opportunity for conflict. So says Meagan Johnson, who will lead off Expo Education Day at next year’s AAMA/AMOA Amusement Expo on February 27, 2018 at the Westgate Las […]

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ASTM International Releases New Brand Video: “Connecting the Dots”

By | December 4, 2017

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – Today, ASTM International, one of the world’s leading providers of standards and related services, released a new video that tells the organization’s story through the eyes of a technical expert as she goes to work, develops standards, uses helpful tools, and builds partnerships.   The video was shown at the kickoff […]

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Gary Goddard Takes Leave of Absence From The Goddard Group; Taylor Jeffs Assumes Role of President, Chief Creative Officer

By | November 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Company founder Gary Goddard has taken a leave of absence from The Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Mr. Goddard, founder and CEO of the company, will begin his leave effective immediately, according to an announcement made today by the company’s Chief Operating Officer Barry Kemper. Taylor […]

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Darien Lake to build new roller coaster

By | November 27, 2017

DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. – Darien Lake Theme Park will open a new coaster, Tantrum, in May 2018. This latest capital investment is a nearly $5 million addition to the park.   Tantrum riders will embark on a 98-foot vertical lift at a 90-degree angle – straight up the coaster’s first hill. In a matter of seconds, […]

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