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Restroom Confidential: 5 things we do - and don't do - in public restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To keep a pulse on American’s preferences, behaviors and actions in public restrooms, Bradley conducts an annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Got a tricky Industrial plumbing problem? Let Design on Demand solve it

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Does your facility have a plumbing issue that seems impossible to figure out?  It’s no secret that industrial plumbing problems are often quirky, complex and even frustrating. Many times there are no easy answers for configuring plumbing applications that also take into account spatial needs, industry requirements and limited budgets.  

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Topics: design on demand

Fine-tuning Summerfest's Restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When people think of Summerfest, images of music, Milwaukee, crowds and beer often come to mind. And with good reason.  Summerfest attracts nearly 1 million spectators each year from Milwaukee and around the world. Many of whom love listening to live music – and drinking beer. While Summerfest’s music stages are clearly the venue’s top attractions, its restrooms also draw many repeat visitors.

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Topics: bradley product case studies, summerfest

Universal Design

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

No matter your age or physical ability, aren’t you a bit relieved whenever you come across a doorway with automatic doors?  You don’t need to pull, push, twist or touch any handles. You needn’t recombobulate the packages or gear you’re carrying in order to free an arm or hand to operate the door. Understandably, manual doors are even more cumbersome for those using walkers, wheelchairs or strollers.

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Topics: universal design

Emergency Shower Power: Next Gen Advancements

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to efficacy of plumbed emergency fixtures, response time and washdown is where it’s at. Bradley’s product research and innovation are using cutting edge technology to make its line of emergency fixtures work harder, better and quicker. Our goal is providing customers the absolute best emergency relief possible. Here’s how:

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Topics: spintec showerhead, Emergency Safety Fixtures, Emergency Signaling Systems, halo

The State of Public Handwashing in America... More By the Numbers

Posted by Steve Thielke on May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The State of Public Hand Washing in America… More By the Numbers

 The results are in from Bradley Corp.’s latest annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey. Bradley looked at everything from American’s hand washing beliefs and behaviors to public restroom likes and dislikes… and everything in between.  

Which numbers surprise you most?

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Topics: healthy handwashing

The State of Public Hand Washing in America... By the Numbers

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The results are in from Bradley Corp.’s latest annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey. Bradley looked at everything from American’s hand washing beliefs and behaviors to public restroom likes and dislikes… and everything in between. 

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Bradley's Bradvans Going the Distance

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 6, 2017 1:30:00 PM

They just keep on truckin’ along! Bradley Corp. has five mobile display vans that travel the country year round showcasing our latest product innovations. If you don’t have time to get to a tradeshow or visit us in person, let Bradley come to you. The Bradvan gives you the exclusive one on one opportunity to experience our products first hand. Inspect the quality. Take them apart. Get inspired. It’s all here, at your doorstep.

Each year, the vans travel a combined 75,000 miles and visit roughly 1,000 firms. That’s a lot of Red Bulls and Five Hour Energy Drinks!  They travel east to west, north to south, as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Newfoundland.
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Topics: bradvan mobile showroom, bradvans

Another 5 Reasons you need Verge with WashBar for your Restroom:

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM



Reason #1 – Finally a high tech hand washing experience for non-techies.

The all-in-one WashBar makes ordinary hand washing an extraordinary high-tech experience. Your clientele will be impressed with the WashBar’s features that make hand washing a breeze. LED lighting on the WashBar changes from blue to green – along with easy to read icons on top of the bar, which visually guides users through the hand washing process.

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Topics: Verge with WashBar Technology, Verge LVQ, WashBar

Interpreting the Secret Business Language of Restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Business owners know that the condition of public restrooms can make or break customer experiences. They can also become significant business detractors– or ringing business endorsements because the state of restrooms speaks volumes about rest of the establishment.

To better understand these customer perceptions, Bradley Corp. set out to pinpoint American’s biggest public restroom pain points in its latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey. An overwhelming majority named the following circumstances as “Extremely or Very Aggravating” in restrooms:

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Topics: healthy handwashing

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