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Making The Most Of Space At The Academy

Naval Academy weight room

Pendulum Seven Foot Racks

The United States Naval Academy, known to its residents as “the Yard”, is located in Annapolis, Maryland. The campus is a National Historic Landmark and its buildings and monuments are part of our history. When adding an additional training space instead of tearing down a historic site it requires adjusting the equipment to fit the existing room.

With a low ceiling and extended area of the Recreational Departments training facility Pendulum built seven foot racks to expand their room and accommodate their needs … which everyone is a aware of – that is to


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