Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Get to Know Partac Peat-Beam Clay!

BEAM CLAY® began nearly 100 years ago to provide clay to the new US Open natural clay tennis courts in 1922.  Later it began supplying clay to the NY Yankees and eventually sold products to every MLB team, most minor  league teams, and thousands of colleges, schools, and towns in all 50 states and in over 30 countries.  We now supply over 10,000 products for all sports with natural or synthetic surfaces.  Our signature and unique BEAM CLAY® surfaces are available for baseball, softball, cricket, tennis, bocce, horseshoes, track, equestrian arenas, BMX tracks, etc., in bulk or bags thru AEPA for all 50 states and all climates from plants across the USA.

Although BEAM CLAY® supplies thousands of products as diverse as bases, ball netting, wall padding, and windscreen, supplying baseball and softball facilities with infield mixes, mound and batter’s box clay, and red warning tracks remains our core business from our unique clay mines.

What makes BEAM CLAY® so special, especially for baseball/softball infields?  BEAM CLAY® is able to control the silt content of its mixes.  Silt plugs up drainage causing infields to require more conditioners and work and time to make infields playable in wet conditions.  In dry weather, silt increases compaction and makes infields hard, dusty, and harder to maintain.  Silt separates and increases wind and water erosion and consequently requires replacement more often.  Many infield mixes on the market contain 33% or more silt.  We keep silt as low as possible in our BEAM CLAY® infield mixes (under 10% and generally around 3-4%) and that is one of the reasons why our infield mixes play and maintain so much better.  

Partac looks forward to continuing to partner with AEA Purchasing and solving your needs for Athletic Equipment & Supplies for K-12, higher ed, private schools and cities & towns. Learn more about all of our products for Iowa schools here or contact:

Denise Pierce | Bid Manager
One Kelsey Park | Great Meadows, NJ  07838
800.247.BEAM [2326], 908.637.4191, Fax 908.637.8421
Contract Reference:  AEPA Athletic Equipment & Supplies 18.5C 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Husqvarna August Specials!

Check out the latest deals on Husqvarna zero-turn mowers and top-handle saws in their "August 2020 Promotions" slide deck, found here!

Iowa schools and Area Education Agencies receive up to 27% off MSRP on these makes and models. View the slide deck for complete pricing and ordering details!

  • HUSQVARNA –Z554X (Zero-turn mower)
  • HUSQVARNA –Z548 (Zero-turn mower)
  • HUSQVARNA –Z560 (Zero-turn mower)
  • HUSQVARNA –T540XP (Top-handle saw)
Contract details and information is available here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Vendor Profile: Troxell-CDI

Troxell Communications is an authorized dealer/reseller for Interactive Flat Panels, Audio Visual and Technology equipment, supplies and services. As part of their bid for AEA Purchasing's Statewide Technology Buy, Troxell is our trusted partner for the following line items:

  • Front Row Classroom Amplification System
  • Various Bretford Charging Carts
  • Two specific Aver Charging Carts
  • Kensington Wireless Keyboard and dual docking station
  • VisionU50 Document Camera 
  • Dremel 3D Printer
  • Optoma Projectors
In addition to our Statewide Technology Buy, Troxell has also been awarded the following interactive touchscreen displays, in response to AEA Purchasing's ITD2018AEAPURCH solicitation:
  • 65" ProColor Interactive Touchscreen Display - Boxlight 652U
  • 75" ProColor Interactive Touchscreen Display - Boxlight 752U
Tiered pricing is available on the touchscreen displays. 

For more information on Troxell solutions covered under contract, visit their profile page on our website or contact:

Troxell Communications
Rita Bermudez, Account Executive
4675 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Ste. 155 Phoenix, AZ 85040
Toll Free:  800-352-7912 ext 1761
Bid reference: STB2020AEAPURCH (Technology line items)
                        ITD2018AEAPURCH (Interactive touchscreen displays)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Pitsco Virtual Conventions

Connect and collaborate (virtually) in the zone!

Pitsco is all about meeting you where you currently are – not just in terms of your classroom and student needs, but also literally.

In a typical year, Pitsco does their best to connect face-to-face with educators by exhibiting at conventions. These events are so important in building strong relationships and sharing new products.

Since they can't meet you face-to-face, Pitsco has created the next best option -- a virtual convention to connect with YOU.

See what they've been up to in the areas of coding, robotics, STEM, and full-scale programs by visiting their virtual convention booth. (Psst . . . just like a “normal” convention, there are prizes!). Feel free to wander over to their virtual conventions blog to read up on the virtual booth as well as learn how to set up a virtual meeting with team members!

As a reminder, Iowa schools receive an exclusive 2% off their purchase along with free shipping as a result of the AEA Purchasing/AEPA contract with Pitsco! Enter promo code AEPA22 during checkout.