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Out of the Archives: Hydrant Sprinklers, Circa 1930

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Aug 13, 2014 1:25:47 AM

 

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Summer is not yet over and, as the heat turns up, people will be looking for relief. Most seek a pool or lake, but there is also an unconventional way to escape the heat.

Introducing the Bradley Fire Hydrant Sprinkler. This is a discontinued product for Bradley but Hydrant Sprinklers are actually still relevant today. Commonly thought to be illegal to open, there is a way to go about opening a fire hydrant and enjoying its cool water in a legal manner.

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Topics: History, Gallery, Products, fire hydrant, Bradley Fire Hydrant Sprinkler, old ads

How Was Your Restroom Experience?

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jul 28, 2014 8:40:22 AM

 

Bathroom experiences can easily alter one's view on a restaurant, business or school. According to Bradley's 2013 Healthy Handwashing Survey, 64% of Americans say they’ll think twice about patronizing a business or will never visit again if the restrooms are less than satisfactory.

Since restroom cleanliness is proven to be a large factor in the perception of a business, how do businesses detect and overcome uncleanly restrooms? Point-of-Sale survey kiosks may be the answer.

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Flashback Friday

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 27, 2014 2:58:24 AM

Happy Friday! This weekend marks the first weekend of Summerfest here in Milwaukee and I am sure many of you are anxious to start the weekend with music and food down by the lake shore. However, before you take off for the weekend we want to show you a little bit of Bradley history.

Like Summerfest, Bradley has been a part of Milwaukee tradition for decades. Pictured below you can see an old advertisement illustrating the versatility of Bradley products between different commercial settings. From corporate buildings, factories, schools, hotels and even Summerfest, Bradley products can be found hard at work.

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Topics: History, Gallery, Products, Events, flashback friday

The Bradley Survivor

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 23, 2014 1:39:39 AM

Back in April of 2002 on a block between St. James Street and Mit Stegall Drive in Winnipeg, Canada, you would have stumbled upon a demolition scene that gave the feeling that you were in a post-apocalyptic time. However, on a gray day in April, amongst the rubble, a passerby found something rather interesting. A Bradley Washfountain was the lone survivor of the demolition of the Canada Metal Complex.

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Topics: History, News, Products, International, Washfountains

Where in the World are the Bradvans?

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 20, 2014 9:49:15 AM

 

If you are not already familiar with Bradley’s Bradvans, you are soon sure to be. Bradvans are on-the-go showrooms displaying selected Bradley products.

Recently, Bradley updated their three-van fleet and put together an architectural sales blitz. To help carry out this effort, Bradley has hired three summer sales interns. These interns have quite the summer ahead of them as they drive throughout the United States assisting Bradley’s Sales Reps and providing a seamless experience for customers.

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Bradley group showers still standing strong at UW-Whitewater

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 16, 2014 5:05:45 AM

Bradley’s 6-person column showers have withstood years of use and abuse. These showers accommodate moderate to heavy traffic throughout the academic year.

The largest user of these showers is the UW-Whitewater Swim and Dive Team, NCAA Div III. The women’s team consists of roughly 30 swimmers/divers that utilize the shower facility every Monday through Saturday during their season (late September to mid March).

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Topics: Products

Where in the World is Bradley: Headed Back to School!

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Aug 23, 2013 2:30:07 AM

Back to school is right around the corner and that means making sure that you and or your children are ready for the upcoming year. Gathering school supplies, memorizing your schedule and picking out the perfect first day of school outfit is a yearly ritual many students go through. Not only do parents and students have to go through a check list of to-dos before the educational year starts, but schools also do their part by making sure the facilities are up-to-date and safe for students.

Offering a wide array of products to fit laboratory, restroom and locker room needs, Bradley is the go-to company that schools across the globe look to for their facility updates. At Grange Technology College - Bradford in West Yorkshire, UK, Sentry Washfountains replaced the outdated and damaged fixtures. Facility Manager, Melanie Royale stated "Sentry Washfoutains are modern looking and a little out of the ordinary, which certainly satisfied the students' requirements. The Washfountain concept also met our need for a heavy-duty fixture and a need to conserve water."

In Indianapolis, Indiana, the Washington Township School System took on the challenge to replace paper hand towels with touchless hand dryers throughout the entire school district. After installation of Bradley's Aerix Hand Dryers, Phil Smith, Director of Operations told Bradley "When you look at the big picture, Aerix hand dryers have substantially reduced our facility costs. In just the 18 months that we've used Aerix hand dyers, the reductions we've seen in both electricity and maintenance expenses have been remarkable."

Closer to home, there are many schools here in Wisconsin that currently use Bradley products. At the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee one can find 27 Bradley recessed wall-mounted combination drench shower and eyewash units at the Lapham Hall research facility. The installation doubled the amount of safety fixtures in the building and the Department of Bio-sciences can rest assured that their students are safe. In Menomonee Falls at St. Mary Parish School all restrooms on the first and second floor were completely gutted to make room for a brand new design. The school installed Bradley's Express Lav System instead of traditional china sinks. David Ciepluch, Director of building and grounds stated "I would definitely encourage facility managers to go the Bradley route. The benefits of a group hand washing system far outweigh installing individual wall-hung china sinks."

Whether it is across the globe or right here in Wisconsin, Bradley Corporation has helped many schools, colleges and universities keep their washroom facilities clean and "green."

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Where in the World is Bradley: Jamail Texas Swim Center - University of Texas at Austin

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Aug 9, 2013 5:05:53 AM

The University of Texas is home to one of the most renowned Olympic-sized competition pools in the world. The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center is home to many elite level athletes and hosts nearly 40 national level swim competitions every year. Because of such high traffic, it is important that facilities, such as the locker rooms, are in pristine condition and are ready to withstand the moist and humid environment.

In 2007, the Swim Center initiated a month long renovation of the Center's locker rooms. Charles Logan, Director of the Jamail Texas Swim Center stated "Our old metal lockers were plagued with terrible rust issues. My top goals for this renovation were to improve the overall look of the locker room, use sturdy lockers proven to uphold daily wear and tear - even in a moist and harsh area like a swimming area - and, ultimately, increase the overall satisfaction of those who visit our facility."

All of the old and rusted metal lockers were replaced with Burnt Orange and White colored Bradley Lenox Lockers. These highly durable lockers were the perfect solution because they are made out of solid high-density polyethylene that is unaffected by by moisture, humidity, chlorine, and even odors!

The Jamail Texas Swim Center couldn't be happier with their decisions to install Bradley's Lenox Lockers." Aside from their durability, they were very easy to install because they are shipped in one solid piece so they're ready to go after unpacking. Plus, the lockers have been easy to clean and maintain - markers and dirt can be wiped right off with a rag and regular cleaning solution. Needless to say our staff has been very pleased."

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Where in the World is Bradley: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jul 25, 2013 5:01:25 AM

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Where in the World is Bradley: Pepperdine University

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jul 19, 2013 4:51:49 AM
Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California, had lockers that had seen better days. The old metal lockers that were in the water sports locker rooms, as well as in the general locker rooms were outdated, and due to high traffic and water, they were very worn down. Pepperdine's solution to their problem was installing Bradley's Lenox Lockers.
Lenox Lockers are made out of highly durable materials that can stand up to the harshest environments and damage.
Heetland explained that his goal during the renovation was to use quality products as well as adding some "pizzazz" to the design. "From a recruitment perspective, it's important that our locker rooms are furnished with quality materials and products. They also need to be clean and well-maintained and stand the test of time."
Another perk about Bradley' s Lockers is that they are 'green'. "We've been making an effort to 'color' our facilities green, so when we learned that Lenox Lockers are comprised of recycled material that's also very durable, we knew it would be a positive choice" explained Dave Heetland of Pepperdine University.
Pepperdine University is very happy with their Lenox Lockers. Since installation they have had only positive feedback from maintenance and students alike.
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