January 6, 2015
Milwaukee Zoo • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Shade Systems ‘Sails’ protect Milwaukee Zoo’s stage

Even in Milwaukee, the summers can be brutally hot.  The management at the City’s zoo recognized this problem, particularly at their animal performance stage where actors and their performing animals were suffering under the intense heat.

To solve the problem, management looked to Shade Systems to design a series of of its innovative ‘Sails’ which are engineered to attach at each point with a single stainless steel connection.  All cables and hardware are also stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance and longevity.

Now with the Sail canopies in place, the stage and spectator seating areas are comfortable, since the new Shade Systems CoolNet™ fabric canopies screen up to 99% of the sun’s dangerous U.V. rays, and can lower temperatures by 15-20 degrees!

Additionally, a Single Cantilever shade was included to shade portions of the bleachers.  Because Single Cantilevers are engineered with their support columns cleverly located to the back side, they allow unobstructed viewing for guests.


About Shade SystemsTM

Shade Systems is the premier manufacturer of heavy-duty outdoor shade structures designed to help protect people and property from the harmful effects of the sun's dangerous U.V. (Ultra-Violet) rays. Alan Bayman, President and CEO of Shade Systems, Inc., leads the shade industry with over 30 years of manufacturing experience in the outdoor public use products industry. "The Shade Systems team is focused on providing its market with the highest manufacturing standards and dedication to customer satisfaction in the outdoor shade structure arena," Alan was quoted as saying.

For more information, please contact Shade Systems at 1-800-609-6066.