Source: Plastex Matting Inc FORT PAYNE, Ala. (Nov. 29, 2012) - Plastex Matting Inc., Fort Payne, Ala., announced today the company has acquired the matting business of Tepromark International Inc., Skokie, Ill. Tepromark, a staple in the American flooring and matting industry for more than 40 years, was formerly a distributor of Plastex's matting and flooring products. After the recent death of Tepromark's owner, Robert J. Morris, Plastex purchased the company's matting products. Plastex has relocated Tepromark International's stock holdings to its Fort Payne, Ala., manufacturing facility, and would be pleased to help direct Tepromark's customers to other Master Distributers in the United States. "Since being founded in 1971, Tepromark has been a Master Distributor of Plastex products," said David O'Sullivan, Plastex managing director. "We chose to acquire the company following the sad death of owner Robert Morris to ensure continuity of supply from one of our major stocking distributors. Our philosophy of working with distributors is still foremost and we look forward to transitioning all the end users to new master distributors best suited to service them." Plastex will service all existing and new customer inquiries for the matting ranges, including Teproflow, Teprohold and Gridlock, initially from its manufacturing facility in Alabama. With the acquisition, Tepromark's Teproflow will become Plastex's Heronrib, Hollowgrip will become Floorline and Teprohold will become Vynagrip. With 50 years in the manufacturing industry, Plastex is a well-established, global business specializing in the design and production of a wide range of matting products, combining good looks, exceptional quality and outstanding performance. Originating in the UK in 1962 as a general plastic extrusion manufacturer, the company expanded into the United States with Plastex Matting in 1997. About Plastex MattingPlastex's highly-successful matting division is an industry driving force with its continued commitment to the development of new technologies and the manufacturing of cutting edge products that meet universal legislative and safety standards. With a range of more than 40 distinct products, Plastex Matting offers one of the most comprehensive and versatile collections available. Beyond assuring quality and performance, Plastex also has a deep commitment to ecological preservation through the reuse of trimmings and waste material at production facilities. For more information about Plastex Matting or its U.K. parent company, Plastic Extruders Ltd., call (256) 845-7725 or visit plastexmatting.com.
Source: The NSCA
Colorado Springs, CO - This January, Louisville will host the country’s most important gathering of top strength and conditioning coaches from the high school, college and professional ranks, as well as sports coaches, researchers, and sports performance professionals. The 2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Coaches Conference is where the elite will gather for hands-on training sessions and cutting-edge presentations that they will use to build outstanding programs for athletes of all ages, from those enrolled in children’s sports leagues to adults competing in college and professional sports.read more
Forest Hill, MD – The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's Technical Meeting, held in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The meeting drew a record high registration of 503 participants.read more
Source: MarChem Polyurethane Systems
ST. LOUIS, MO — December 16, 2014 — MarChem Polyurethane Systems, an Accella company, recently announced the addition of Tru-Motion SS, an IAAF certified running track product line. Tru-Motion products provide a variety of solutions for indoor multi-purpose surfaces, outdoor running tracks, and playground safety surfaces. The Tru-Motion product line represents an integrated approach to servicing the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing market requirements. Tru-Motion SS meets the strict technical requirements for tracks used at the highest level s of competitive activity on an international and collegiate level. World records are only recognized on track systems certified by the IAAF organization. Tru-Motion provides a holistic family of solutions for the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing requirements, combining 30 years of technical expertise to deliver high-quality products that perform consistently from the laboratory to each on-site installation. Coupled with MarChem’s distinguished customer support, the entire range of Tru-Motion offerings provides significant time savings and installation flexibility for a wide breadth of unique sports and recreation surfacing applications.read more
Source: The Geri-Fit Company
Temecula, CA – The Geri-Fit Company LLC released its first accredited distance learning course in 2014,Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults. Both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have approved the course for 2.0 CEUs & CECs, respectively. With over 20 years as a provider of quality fitness programming and health education, Geri-Fit is a leader in the senior fitness market.read more
Source: TorrX Inc.
SEATTLE, Washington, December 12, 2014 — TorrX Inc. today announced TorrX™, the first “smart ball pump” which measures and precisely sets ball pressure with the touch of a button. Players, coaches and referees can use the TorrX to easily ensure that practice and game balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball or football are inflated to perfect pressure.read more
Source: Guardian Caps
Alpharetta, GA. – December 12, 2014 – Guardian Caps, makers of a soft-shell helmet technology proven to reduce the impact of hits up to 33 percent, today congratulates four high school State Champion football teams that wore Guardian Caps during the 2014 football season.read more
SILVER SPRING, MD – December 12, 2014 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced the re-election of Mizuno USA President Bob Puccini as Chairman of the Board for an additional one-year term. Life Fitness President Chris Clawson was elected as Vice-Chairman. SFIA’s Tom Cove will remain as President and CEO. The announcement was made at the conclusion of SFIA’s Annual Meeting on December 8.read more
Source: ECORE International
Lancaster, PA (December 10, 2014) – ECORE International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, is proud to announce it will donate approximately 1,000-square-feet of Everlast Fitness Flooring to Watkins Rush Rink, a street hockey rink at Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. ECORE is donating the surfacing as part of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Winter Classic Legacy Initiative, an on-going philanthropic endeavor in which the NHL, local club - in this case the Washington Capitals®- and other league partners support community organizations in the host city of an NHL event.read more