ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

University of Manitoba Chooses Scranton Products' Tufftec® Lockers for New Active Living Facility Expansion

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

Scranton Products
801 East Corey St.
Scranton, PA, 18505

Press release date: May 2, 2014

Scranton Products, a leading manufacturer of premium plastic partitions and lockers, announced that the Frank Kennedy Centre at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, selected Tufftec® Lockers for a major $3 million locker room expansion. This includes dozens of upgrades, including the expansion of the women's locker room and new lockers and benches in both the men's and women's locker rooms. A world-class Active Living Centre connected to the Frank Kennedy Center and main campus will share these locker rooms when it opens in 2015.

Simon Wang, manager/director of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management facilities said they selected 3,000 Tufftec lockers to replace worn out metal lockers. "The metal lockers were badly rusted and dented after four decades of non-stop use," he said. "We took a good, long look at all the alternatives and decided on Tufftec, with long-lasting durability as the driving factor. We wanted a product that will not rust and that is easy to clean."

Engineered for strength and durability, Tufftec's HDPE material withstands the harshest daily use, with very low-maintenance. The lockers are also impact, dent and graffiti resistant as well as impervious to moisture. They feature ergonomic handles and several hardware and lock options. Tufftec's surface is naturally resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew. No need for painting means there are no VOC emissions.

Tufftec lockers are available in eight classic and two speckled colors. It is also possible to have custom colors designed upon request to match any décor and custom engraving of team logos or symbols in one or two colors. Designed to endure the wear and tear of athletic and recreational environments, they are Children & Schools GREENGUARD Gold Certified for indoor air quality.

"Tufftec met our criteria and features a 25-year warranty," said Wang. "So far, we've only needed to spot clean them and wet mop and vacuum inside the lockers as needed. The locker's gray tones also blend very nicely with the new fresh look of our locker rooms."

The expanded locker rooms and additional lockers will accommodate increased traffic when the new $46 million, 100,000 sq. ft. Active Living Centre opens next year.

For more information, contact or visit

About the University of Manitoba
Founded in 1877 as Western Canada's first university, the University of Manitoba (U of M) located in Winnipeg is the province's largest and only research-intensive, post-secondary institution. With extremely comprehensive post and undergraduate programs, today it offers more than 27,000 daily students the opportunity to achieve degrees in over 90 separate disciplines.

About Scranton Products
For more than 25 years our premium brands have led the plastic partition& locker market setting new benchmarks for the industry in quality and innovation. Our well-known brands, including Hiny Hiders®, Resistall™, Tufftec® and Duralife®, feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won't dent, rust or need painting, and because they have color throughout, delamination is not a factor. For more information, visit

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Non-Industrial Products
Plant Furnishings and Accessories
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
HDPE Lockers feature fully fire rated design.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Tufftec® Lockers from Scranton Products Selected by Little Company of Mary Hospital Near Chicago to Create an Uplifting Environment
Scranton Products' Duralife® Lockers Bring School Colors and Style to Cologne Academy
Providing a Safer Gym Locker Against Bacteria
Scranton Products Welcomes Renco Sales, Inc., of California to Canvas Western Markets
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Locker Room Benches
Locker Room Equipment
Join the forum discussion at:
Hard to Handle
The Factory Floor

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address