DIVIDE AND CONQUER: 4Topps offers its countertop seating with dividers and hand sanitizers for golf tournaments. (Courtesy 4Topps) Products help venues control size and density of post-lockdown crowds The pandemic has seating manufacturers taking steps to protect patrons and venue managers. Plastic dividers, seat covers and greater education on sanitation are all part of their focus during the COVID-19 crisis. 4Topps, the Winston-Salem, N.C., firm that has carved a niche producing a four-seat countertop product for retrofits at arenas and stadiums, now makes plexiglass dividers for those structures attached with hand sanitizers for PGA Tour tournaments. For golf, those seats are typically set up inside corporate hospitality chalets with views to the course. Tournament officials rent them from 4Topps as part of an upgraded experience. Mounting “privacy panels” to both sides of the structure adds 50% to the rental cost, said Deron Nardo, the company’s principal and president. Nardo would […]
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