Buffalo’s Bak makes World Series debut

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — From caps to concessions, Buffalo has connections to this year’s World Series.

In addition to New Era providing locally manufactured hats, Bak USA is helping to make the fan experience in Cleveland more convenient, with a piece of equipment that’s able to stand up to the weather, the ballgame atmosphere and even a dunk in an ice filled cooler.

The 2016 World Series drew tens of thousands to Progressive Field in Cleveland for the first two games in the best of seven set.

It was the second time a World Series game would be played at what used to be known as Jacobs Field. But it was the first time for this Buffalo-based tablet to be used to enhance the fan experience.

Manufactured by Bak USA, the Seal 8 tablets are used as digital order forms, eliminating the need to stand in lines for folks in the suite section of Progressive Field, and to speed up play for orders in the concourse.

Bak USA is working in partnership with another Buffalo company, in Delaware North.

We just think it’s a really great partnership with Delaware North where we can see a Buffalo-made product get into use on such a big stage,” said Bak Communications Manager Carly Battin. “So we were really excited to see it stand up to some of the working conditions that they’re dealing with, and to see it work flawlessly to handle customers’ orders.”

This year’s World Series is the first for Bak into the market with their rugged tablet. But they’re also exploring other industries for its use, including in the classroom and on the construction site, Battin said.

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