Ally Minutes – August 2011

New Line Management System Boosts Your Bottom Line

The Qtrac Electronic Queuing System, newly-available from The Tamis Corporation, increases your line management efficiency.  The system enables any site to process customers through lines more quickly, and provides a sophisticated mechanism for communicating with customers while they are in line.

Audio and video alerts tell customers about the next available sales agent.  The video monitors can also be used to promote products.  Working in conjunction with other line management fixtures – such as portable posts and retractable belts and point-of-purchase displays – the Qtrac system can increase your bottom line by making your customers happier and promoting impulse buying.

The components of a Qtrac system are easy to set up and adaptable to your needs.  Qtrac’s wireless communication enables fast and easy installation – just plug it in and turn it on.  It works independently from your other networks, and comes with pre-installed alerts, voices and images.

Special Offer
Classic Blockader 8-foot barricades for sale

A limited supply of used crowd control barricades is now available for sale at deeply discounted rates.  These barriers had previously been part of our rental inventory.  You can purchase these used 8-foot Classic Blockader barriers, with bridge bases or flat bases at a discount of nearly 50% off the list price.  These barriers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they will be shipped from the closest warehouse.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these barriers, contact Jason Vaughn at 412-436-1085

Tamis Barriers at Boxing Hall of Fame Event Featuring Sylvester Stallone, Mike Tyson

The Tamis Corporation supplied 43 interlocking steel barricades, accessorized with custom-fit barrier jackets, to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York for the Hall’s 2011 Induction Weekend Celebration, June 9-12.  The event was highlighted by the June 12 ceremony in which boxing greats including Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez, as well as actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Barriers created a space between the bandstand stage and the audience during the ceremony.  They were also used along the sidewalks outside the Hall to provide a space for the celebrities to enter the building and sign autographs and chat with fans.

For previous induction ceremonies, the Hall had used posts and rope, but barriers were needed this year because of the larger crowds drawn by the celebrity of this year’s inductees.

Tamis supplies crowd control barricades for other summer events nationwide

Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey rented 170 Blockader barriers for the first-ever concert held at the venue on June 18.  The arena, home of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team, used the barricades to create “no access” zones around certain areas of the field during the concert featuring the band Dispatch.

The production of the forthcoming 2012 movie Men in Black III utilized 50 crowd control barricades from Tamis for a shoot in New York City in July.

Sea World in San Diego rented over 200 crowd control barricades, as well as gates and arches, from Tamis for use at the facility.

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, held May 7-8, West Friendship, Maryland, employed steel barriers rented from Tamis for the popular annual event sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association.