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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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“What do all of them have in common?” – old Bradley advertisement

 

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Washrooms at Summerfest featuring Bradley Corp. products

 

Bradley’s Flashback Friday

Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

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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. However, with the intense schedule of the three vans it can be difficult to stay connected with the locations they are visiting. If you want to stay up-to-date with the whereabouts of the Bradvans, make sure to follow the Bradley Bradvan Blog at http://bradvan.tumblr.com/. This page won’t just let you know where the Bradvans are, but will keep you updated on the cross-country adventures of the sales interns. Already this summer, you can take in the scenery with Patrick at the Eldorado Canyon State Park in Colorado, discover the animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Garrett and explore Chicago with Luke. There is more to come so don’t miss a beat. Follow the Bradley Bradvan Blog and keep your eyes peeled for a Bradvan out on the road.

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In support of the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day last month, Bradley’s Menomonee Falls and Germantown facilities participated in an electronics recycling and a printing challenge. Employees were encouraged to bring in old, unwanted electronics and dispose of them in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner. Every year, 80-85% of electronics end up in landfills or incinerators, contaminating the ground and air with harmful toxins.

Each facility was also challenged to reduce the average number of pages printed in a week by 10%. The Menomonee Falls location won the challenge, reducing their total by 12%! At Bradley, we are committed to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. As a responsible corporate citizen, manufacturing premium-quality commercial washroom fixtures, we’re committed to using all resources wisely, as well as safeguarding the communities and environments in which we operate.

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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.”
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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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Located in Chicago, O’Hare International Airport started off as Orchard Field in 1945 but was named O’Hare in 1949 in memory of Lt. Cmdr. Edward H. “Butch” O’Hare, a Medal of Honor recipient from Chicago who passed away serving in WWII. In 1955, O’Hare opened its gates to commercial traffic. From that moment, O’Hare boomed. Today, O’Hare International Airport intercepts nearly 76 million travelers each year. In 2012, O’Hare was honored with the Global Traveler Award for the Best Airport in North America for the 13th year in a row.

With so many people passing through the airport each day, amenities, such as the bathrooms, take a toll. O’Hare works hard to keep the airport modern while also leading the way in Green initiatives. So, when O’Hare was looking to update their restroom facilities, they turned to Bradley Corporation. O’Hare’s goal in renovation was to make the restrooms easier to maintain while better serving users’ needs. Cracked china sinks were replaced with the Frequency Lavatory Systems and other outdated fixtures were replaced with new Bradley washroom accessories. With the lower level sink the Frequency Lavatory System is ADA and TAS compliant. Raymond Campbell, plumbing foreman for O’Hare stated “These lavatories are much easier to install than a bank of individual china sinks, and Bradley provided helpful solutions along the way. Customers have given us a lot of positive feedback about the new look of the restrooms with these lavatories. They’re easy to use and give the restroom a completely different look.”

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Summerfest is an iconic symbol of summer here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 1968 Summerfest has been attracting artists and music lovers of all kinds. Summerfest got its start back in the 1960s as a festival that would mimic the Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany. Today, Summerfest houses 11 stages with over 800 acts and over 1,000 performances across 24 acres along the coast of Lake Michigan. Nearly 900,000 visitors attend from all over the world to participate in this rich Milwaukee tradition. 

However, every great show needs a great crew and that is where Bradley comes in. From 2011 to 2012 the Summerfest grounds underwent a major renovation spending $34 million on updating 2 music venues, VIP decks, restaurants, entrance gates and plazas, parking lots and of course the RESTROOMS. Behind the scenes at Summerfest, Bradley products can be found in every bathroom. They include Bradley’s Multi-Founts, OmniDecks, Bradmar 100% Recycled Partitions, stainless steel washroom accessories and Verge Lavatory Systems. According to Robert J. Gosse, AIA, Summerfest’s Director of Design and Construction, “Restrooms are a direct reflection on any establishment, whether it’s a fancy restaurant or music festival. Our goal was to raise the level of design in our restrooms a few notches to heighten our patrons’ overall experience.”

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With Bradley products gracing every restroom at Summerfest, the public restroom experience should be more pleasant at this year’s festival. To find a map of the Summerfest Grounds (complete with locations of all restrooms) Click Here

The Bradvan was spotted outside the Port of Los Angeles, the largest and most lucrative port in the United States. Bradley’s Verge lavatory system, washroom accessories, and partitions will be installed at the port. Very exciting! Six Bradley Bradvans are scattered across the country. If you spot one, be sure to upload a picture and tell us about it!

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ISH 2013 is going great!  People are enjoying the products and displays here at Booth K46. Specifically, the Advocate is a big hit.  Lots of people love the sleek design and functional touchless features. A faucet, soap, and hand dryer ALL-IN-ONE. It’s the sink that makes sense. What are some of your favorite Bradley displays at ISH?

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wpdMarch 11, 2013 – Today, Bradley celebrates World Plumbing Day– an international day designed to emphasize the importance of plumbing in the health and safety of our current society. Many believe that clean water is a right, but in some places it is a luxury. Studies show that 3.1 million people across the world die of diseases related to a lack of water sanitation and safe drinking water. A large percentage of these deaths are children under the age of five.

The World Plumbing Council and the World Health Organization are dedicated to reducing these numbers with the “Health Aspects of Plumbing” publication. “Health Aspects of Plumbing” raises awareness about the best plumbing practices/systems and discusses their benefits. It is a resource for administrators and citizens across the world.

Please join us in celebrating and promoting this important day.

For more information on World Plumbing Day click here.

 

 

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Visit us at ISH 2013!

We will be showcasing Bradley products at ISH 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany from March 12 to 16, 2013. Visit us in Building 4.2 Booth K46.

ISH is the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, and renewable energies.

Featured Bradley products at ISH 2013

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Bradley will be presenting our latest innovations including:

Need to register for the show? Click here