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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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The original Washfountain dates back to 1921. This revolutionary product changed handwashing in many factories and commercial washrooms. Each Bradley Washfountain could replace eight china sinks saving water, space and break time spent in the washroom.  It is no surprise that Canada Metal installed a Bradley Washfountain in their complex, but the mystery is why was it saved? Where is it now?

Using pictures the passerby provided, it was easy to locate the address of the picture taken in 2002.  As you can tell by the picture below there is a business named “Best West Pet Foods” near the location of the Fountain. A search provided an address and thanks to Google Earth a picture of the area 10 years later is also shown below. The rubble is gone and in its place is a large parking lot serving a “Real Canadian Superstore”. The Bradley Washfountain is since gone but the small blue box on the 2012 picture gives you an idea of where it would have been located 10 years ago.

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April 13th, 2002

 

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Did someone think it was too unique destroy? Was it going to be recycled? Or, did the construction guys just become too lazy to move it the last 20 yards to the dumpster? Why the fountain was sitting there amongst the destruction we might never know. However, this picture illustrates the craftsmanship, innovation and quality Bradley invests into every one of its products. Even amid chaos, Bradley products stand strong.

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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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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

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.

 

 

On Wednesday, Bradley announces nationwide availability of the Advocate®. This touchless, all-in-one lavatory system provides safer, cleaner and more sustainable washrooms to the entire nation. Not to mention this lavatory system is ADA compliant for use in commercial and public-facing environments. With the hands-free faucet, soap dispenser, and dual-sided hand drier built into one, the Advocate offers a new public washroom experience.

AdvocateAVThe Advocate is made with highly durable Terreon® solid surface material to create that sleek, award winning look. “As an architect, I appreciate how intelligent design can solve everyday problems,” said Ken Dalton , president of MRP Design Group, a commercial architectural and engineering firm.

Check out the full announcement here.

 

 

 

 

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