Source: Brock International

Boulder, CO (April 19, 2012) - Brock International, whose Cradle to Cradle Certified combination drainage and shock pad product is used under synthetic turf fields to reduce the likelihood of concussions by up to 50%, has launched its new website, www.brock-international.com. In addition to sharing Brock's mission of safety and sustainability, the site will feature a community of leading designers and builders experienced with synthetic turf to educate end-users about improving the quality of their sports field projects.

"We want to be a resource for those interested in technology and building a state-of-the-art sports surface," explained Dan Sawyer, CEO of Brock International. "Besides sharing our mission, the new website was built to allow end-users to access the knowledge of proven experts specializing in the design and construction of a proper sports field."

Education is a top priority for Brock. The site's new Designers and Builders section features the most experienced providers to help people who are interested in bringing a synthetic turf field to their community avoid costly mistakes and make informed decisions. The enhanced website also includes relevant news, articles and information on the latest trends and developments in preventing concussions, sustainability practices and innovations within the synthetic turf industry overall. In addition, Brock tweets news @brock_intl and posts updates at Facebook.

"Synthetic turf is not just carpet," added Sawyer. "It is one of the key pieces of 'equipment' that a sports program will offer their teams playing soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse or any activity, impacting speed, accuracy and even injury rates of the players. We all benefit when people share their knowledge and experience." About Brock International Brock International is the leader in performance base systems for synthetic turf. With over 20 million square feet of Brock Performance Base in play underneath athletic fields worldwide, the company engineers the best, safest and most sustainable playing surfaces in the world for athletes at all levels. Brock has handled hundreds of successful installations for clients ranging from NFL teams and major universities to community parks. In October 2011, Brock became the first company in the industry to have a Cradle to Cradle Certification CM for its combined drainage and shock pad product. Brock also plays a key role in preventing concussions. Scientific testing proves the product reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injury by up to 50%, provides the same G-Max and playability as a pristine natural grass field and mitigates field hardening over time. Visit www.brock-international.com to learn more.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.