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IATP 5th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Best American Trampolines was honored to be a Gold Sponsor at the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) 5th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Palm Springs. The 3-day event took place September 19-21, 2017 and included close to 500 domestic and international attendees and vendors. Best American Trampolines has been involved with the IATP and their commitment to developing standards that ensure trampoline parks are manufactured and operating with safety in mind since the inception of the organization. Phillip Howell, President and CEO of BAT, was a founding board member of the IATP who served on the IATP board for…

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Rockin’ Jump Bounces into Las Cruces, New Mexico

Rockin' Jump's latest trampoline park has opened in Las Cruces, NM located at 805 S. Solano. Rockin' Jump will offer its world class facilities where Fitness and Competition Are Disguised as Fun. The 17,000-square foot park includes: open jump area trampolines, X-beam jousting, a Rock climbing tower, a Dodge Ball Arena, Basketball Dunk Lanes, Sling Shot extreme jumpers, Stunt bags and an Arcade. Rockin' Jump Trampoline Parks are family-friendly and focus on Safe.Clean.Fun.™ The facility also has a lounge area, with Wi-Fi, for parents to sit and view their kids on wide screen monitors, as well as a select service café.…

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The Evolution of Trampoline Parks

The July 2017 issue of InterFun magazine includes a special feature highlighting the rise and transformation of trampoline parks. Best American Trampolines (BAT) was one of a few industry experts asked to share their thoughts on the rapid evolution of the trampoline park industry. The interview begins with the introduction of Larry Howell, BAT’s founder, then moves towards the transition of the company from Larry to his eldest son, BAT President and CEO Phillip Howell. “Best American Manufacturing Corporation was founded in 1978.” said the company’s Marketing Director, Erica Mercer. “At that time, the company manufactured track and field equipment,…

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The addition of a trampoline park takes Wisconsin’s largest FEC to a whole new level

The June 2017 issue of Tourist Attractions and Parks featured a recent BAT adrenaline park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The established family entertainment center, Action City, made the decision to add a 30,000-square-foot trampoline park to their facility last year and couldn’t be happier with the results. Billy Bandli, Action City Manager, told Tourist Attractions and Parks “We were blowing down the doors when it first opened and although it’s leveled off some, I wouldn’t say it’s died down by any means.” The Action City trampoline park includes a state-of-the-art ninja warrior course, basketball slam dunk trampolines, jousting beams, dodge ball…

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IATP 2017 European Conference Interview with Phillip Howell, Best American Trampolines, President & CEO

Best American Trampolines President and CEO, Phillip Howell answered questions about the future of the trampoline park industry at the first International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) European Conference & Tradeshow. Phillip discussed the evolution of trampoline parks and how they have grown from basic trampoline attractions with simple court layouts to family entertainment centers that include trampoline elements, climbing walls, game zones, soft play areas, and full-service cafés. He continued to say that future trampoline parks will include even more innovative and exciting elements. The Best American Trampolines team is currently working with clients that are incorporating roller coasters, cloud coasters, and…

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IATP 2016 Conference Interview Series, Pt. 2

Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky interviews Caleb Hailey, Director of Project Management at Best American Trampolines during the 4th annual conference that took place in Nashville, Tennessee. Frank: “Caleb, I’ve heard a lot about Best American (Trampolines) at this trade show, this year. Tell me a little bit about why Best American is the best.” Caleb: “Best American is the best because we have the heaviest frames, we are the fastest on install – our closest competitor is two-to-three weeks. The design aspect is what we pride ourselves on, designing these facilities for the end-user – with all the different elements…

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Best American Trampolines Receives Exhibitor of the Year Award at the International Association of Trampoline Parks 4th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Best American Trampolines exhibit at IATP Conference & Trade Show PLANO, Texas - Sept. 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Best American Trampolines (BAT) has been named Exhibitor of the Year by the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) during their 4th Annual Conference & Trade Show held in Nashville, TN, from September 13-15th, 2016. With over 500 park registrants and vendors in attendance, representing 25 countries, the event was a testament to the growth both domestically and internationally of the indoor trampoline park industry. The IATP conference is the premier event for trampoline park owners and operators from all over…

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IATP 2016 Conference Interview Series, Part 1

  Frank 'the Crank' Seninsky interviews Bethany Evans, Executive VP of the International Association of Trampoline Parks about the 4th annual conference that took place in Nashville, Tennessee. Frank: “Bethany, good morning!” Bethany: “Good morning, Frank” Frank: “Bethany Evans, Executive VP of IATP, this is probably the best trade show I’ve been to in my entire career.” Bethany: “That is quite a compliment!” Frank: “It is unbelievable to me how you ran this thing; you grew this association…tell me how you did it.” Bethany: “It’s a lot of hard work and dedication coming from the members, and from our dedicated…

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We’re Hiring! Interior CAD Designer – Plano, TX

We are currently seeking a full-time Interior CAD Designer, based out of our corporate office in Plano, TX.   The Interior CAD Designer will play a vital role in helping Best American Trampoline's design team achieve custom attraction space concepts that our clients are looking for. This person will be responsible for designing areas that fit within the client's budget, available space and needs. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, energetic self-starter who is goal oriented and can work well in a team environment. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!   To apply, please…

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IATP Conference & Trade Show

The International Association of Trampoline Parks Trade Show is a dynamic three day conference offering networking and educational opportunities to indoor trampoline park owners, operators, and amusement vendors from all over the world. The IATP Conference is composed of educational seasons geared towards all levels of indoor trampoline park, entertainment center and sports facility owners and operators, whether they have established business or are just getting started. The 4th Annual show is being held in Nashville, Tennessee and will showcase over 70 industry suppliers and service providers in the exhibit hall.   Hotel rooms sold out early last year, and…

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Rockin’ Jump trampoline park owners sought out kid-friendly venture

'A bouncing baby boy' — for John and Gina Emmons, trampoline park owners. That phrase took on an amplified meaning as they opened Rockin’ Jump Las Vegas, a new indoor trampoline sports park at 7200 Montessouri St., Suite 160, at the same time they were expecting their third child.   The 20,000-square-foot trampoline park features a large open jump area with wall-to-wall trampolines. Kids 6 or younger have a dedicated space to jump. There’s also a spot where jumpers of any age can leap from trampolines into a pit topped with a stunt air bag. There are two trampoline dodge…

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Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park – Montgomery, AL

Best American Trampoline Parks shatters records with a 4-Day Install of Rockin’ Jump’s new Montgomery, Alabama location.

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