Bleacher manufacturer National Recreation Systems earns second certification from Canadian Welding Bureau

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Certification states that NRS meets qualifications in accordance with W47.2 set forth by the Canadian Welding Bureau.

With this new certification 47.2, it now allows NRS to gain market share in Canada for aluminum products. This will allow a better opportunity to serve our customers and dealers.

The Canadian Welding Bureau has awarded National Recreation Systems(NRS) with company certification within the W47.2 standards, which is the Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum. Along with the previous certification for Fusion Welding of Steel meeting the standards of W47.1, NRS is now certified in both steel and aluminum. Both certifications make NRS the only U.S. company within the Division 2 standards certified for steel and aluminum. This allows NRS, a leader in outdoor aluminum bleachers, to better meet the needs of its customers in Canada.

Canadian rules and regulations concerning the construction of facilities have specific qualifications, and any company seeking such work in Canada must meet CSA certifications standards as administered by the Canadian Welding Bureau. NRS meets these standards, which requires an understanding of Canadian welding procedures. They have had their welders qualified in these procedures and have put in place a number of Welding Supervisors and Welding Engineers to oversee welding operations of bleachers installed in Canada. NRS Canadian Model Bleachers are designed to meet the requirements of CAN/CSA S16.

NRS, A PlayCore Company, is the industry leader in aluminum bleacher design, manufacturing, and project management and provides affordable quality spectator seating solutions. The CWB certification offers the following benefits for customers in Canada:

  •     Galvanized steel or aluminum frames
  •     Welding performed by Canadian Welding Bureau certified welders
  •     Canadian standard bleachers available from 3-10 rows
  •     Custom configurations available up to 20 rows

About National Recreation Systems
National Recreation Systems is an industry leader in aluminum bleacher design, manufacturing, and project management. The company provides quality, innovative seating systems solutions, and superior customer service from their 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, IN. More information is available at

About PlayCore
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs, and partnerships. We infuse this learning into our complete family of brands.
We combine best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create solutions that match the unique needs of each community we serve. To learn more, log on to

About Canadian Welding Bureau
The Canadian Welding Bureau has been testing and accrediting welder and providing company certification for over 65 years, adding value to many companies. To learn more, visit

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