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  • Wed, February 13, 2019 2:36 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

    It’s auto show season and next up is the Chicago Auto Show. #CAS19 hadn’t even started yet when the news started about the debut of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD that can tow 35,500 pounds. Powered by the Duramax diesel engine that at 910 pound-feet of torque makes it the strongest pickup you can buy...for now, as the pickup truck wars wage on.

  • Wed, February 13, 2019 1:03 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

    News from Gosetto, American Earth Anchors, and the SLA

    Thursday, day three of the annual IISF trade show, saw light crowds despite beautiful sunny weather for the third day in a row.  Many vendors claimed traffic was slow but several new sales were reported.  Len Soled said he sold an Air Show ride to Skelly's Amusements and the company's name was hung on the fence of their new purchase.  More>>>

  • Wed, February 13, 2019 12:18 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

    You couldn't have asked for better weather during the 2019 IISF Trade Show.  Every day was sunny, warm, but not too hot, and there was certainly plenty to see and do at the show.  More>>>>

  • Thu, January 31, 2019 7:13 PM | Anonymous

    OABA’s Hall of Fame and Industry Pioneer Inductions for 2019
    Please join us for a Champagne Reception for Inductees and families on Wednesday, February 6, at 4:15 PM at the IISA Museum, Second Floor
    This year’s recipient for the esteemed honor, induction into the OABA Hall of Fame, will be Michael Wood, OABA Trustee 2015, owner of Wood Entertainment Co. 
    Also, being honored will be Bill Dillard, OABA Trustee 1993, owner of Bill Dillard Expositions (deceased), will be celebrated for his industry and OABA accomplishments. Accepting this honor on behalf of this father, will be Bill Dillard, Jr.
    In addition, this year’s esteemed OABA Industry Pioneer recognition will be awarded to Stephen Swika, Jr. (deceased), owner of S & S Amusements.  His wife, Jackie, also an OABA Trustee 2002 and Hall of Fame recipient in 2007, (deceased), received this recognition, with her husband, Stephen, accepting for her.  Stephen’s son, Stephen Swika, III, will be presented this honor, on behalf of his father.   
    Formal inductions will take place on Friday evening, February 8, at the Sheraton Tampa Brandon hotel, starting at 6 PM, in the Ballroom.   

  • Thu, January 31, 2019 7:10 PM | Anonymous

    Sponsored by the
    New Jersey Amusement Association
    Presented by
    11th Annual East Coast / Mid-Atlantic
    Regionalized NAARSO Outreach Safety School
    February 19th - 21st, 2019
    Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ
    NAARSO Registration Form

  • Thu, January 31, 2019 6:53 PM | Anonymous

    Animal Issues Legislative Update
    Hi everyone - this week's animal issues legislative update is attached; please see the Pending Legislation chart for new activity, including the introduction of the Working Animal Protection Act in Missouri.

    Also, a quick update on CT HB 5248 (to prohibit performing animals) -- I checked the Environment Committee's meeting calendar, and the bill has not appeared on the Committee agenda yet. There was a meeting scheduled yesterday, but the bill was not included, and there are no further meetings or hearings posted for January. I will keep monitoring. In the meantime, listed below is the contact information for the Environment Committee members; please feel free to copy and paste to share with your members and contacts to send messages of opposition to this HB 5248.  Thank you! [read more]

    Mary Lou Kelly

  • Wed, January 30, 2019 7:48 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices* 
     (dollars per gallon)

              Change from
      01/14/19 01/21/19 01/28/19   week ago year ago
    U.S. 2.976 2.965 2.965   no change 0.000 values are down -0.105
    East Coast (PADD1) 3.049 3.037 3.050   values are up 0.013 values are down -0.062
    New England (PADD1A) 3.208 3.191 3.188   values are down -0.003 values are up 0.028
    Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.217 3.215 3.237   values are up 0.022 values are down -0.069
    Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.903 2.884 2.893   values are up 0.009 values are down -0.075
    Midwest (PADD2) 2.823 2.807 2.806   values are down -0.001 values are down -0.224
    Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.788 2.790 2.789   values are down -0.001 values are down -0.079
    Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.987 2.944 2.911   values are down -0.033 values are down -0.056
    West Coast (PADD5) 3.471 3.463 3.448   values are down -0.015 values are up 0.014
    West Coast less California 3.130 3.115 3.099   values are down -0.016 values are down -0.021
    California 3.742 3.739 3.726   values are down -0.013 values are up 0.043
    *prices include all taxes

    * information form www.eia.org

  • Thu, January 24, 2019 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    On The Earie        
    By Tom Powell, OABA News Ambassador

    When I spoke to brothers-in-laws Michael Skelly and Tom O'Connor of Skelly's Amusements on Jan. 24, they were headed to the Pennsylvania fair convention in [read more]

  • Thu, January 24, 2019 8:26 PM | Anonymous

    The New Jersey Amusement Association  
    Proudly Presents
    The 24th Annual East Coast
    Gift & Variety Show 2019
    Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ 
    Wednesday, February 20th
    Thursday, February 21st
    (Exhibitor Setup - Tuesday, February 19th)
    The Annual East Coast Gift & Variety Show is
    "The Trade Show to Keep You Connected to the Amusement Industry in the Tri-State Area" 

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  • Thu, January 24, 2019 8:15 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices*  
    (dollars per gallon)full history

              Change from
      01/07/19 01/14/19 01/21/19   week ago year ago
    U.S. 3.013 2.976 2.965   values are down -0.011 values are down -0.060
    East Coast (PADD1) 3.069 3.049 3.037   values are down -0.012 values are down -0.041
    New England (PADD1A) 3.216 3.208 3.191   values are down -0.017 values are up 0.055
    Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.242 3.217 3.215   values are down -0.002 values are down -0.061
    Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.921 2.903 2.884   values are down -0.019 values are down -0.045
    Midwest (PADD2) 2.869 2.823 2.807   values are down -0.016 values are down -0.164
    Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.821 2.788 2.790   values are up 0.002 values are down -0.025
    Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.026 2.987 2.944   values are down -0.043 values are down -0.011
    West Coast (PADD5) 3.528 3.471 3.463   values are down -0.008 values are up 0.068
    West Coast less California 3.180 3.130 3.115   values are down -0.015 values are up 0.032
    California 3.805 3.742 3.739   values are down -0.003 values are up 0.096

    *prices include all taxes
    *Information from www.eia.org

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