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: SwimEx, Inc.
Fall River, MA – SwimEx, Inc., an international leader in the manufacturing of therapy and fitness pools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pearson Vaughan as President.read more
Souce: Sports & Fitness Industry Association
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 10, 2014 – New York City and Chicago (host city of SFIA’s 2014 Industry Leaders Summit) were the only U.S. cities ranked in the top ten in each of the four fitness categories tracked according to the 2014 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). The four fitness categories were Group Based Fitness, Weights and Resistance, Cardio Machines, and Soft Exercise. Soft Exercise is defined as Pilates, Stretching, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Barre.read more
Los Angeles, Calif. – (September 8, 2014) – Beachbody, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based developers of popular fitness brands INSANITY® and P90X®, announced today the hiring of Sue Collyns as Chief Financial Officer. Collyns will play a critical role in the strategic and financial management of Beachbody as it builds upon its success and works to expand its business globally. Collyns will report directly to Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler.read more
Source: Spectrum Aquatics
MISSOULA, MT, September 8, 2014 – Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently developed a retractable, anti-slip backstroke start “wedge” (patent pending) designed to improve start times and reduce the possibility of slip starts for competitive backstroke swimmers. Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.read more
Source: ASTM International
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., September 5, 2014—ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities will hold a Mock Trial Workshop on Nov. 11, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. This unique program will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.
The purpose of this exercise will be to demonstrate how the absence of consensus standards combined with a complex and contradictory regulatory framework can result in serious legal difficulties for sporting goods manufacturers. Real facts and actual cases will be used to demonstrate this. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
The program will feature a trial of a case presented by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association's Legal Task Force. This group of very experienced trial counsel regularly represents sporting goods manufacturers in product liability litigation. The program will be both informative and entertaining. It will be the least expensive trial experience you will ever have!
Online registration is now open and closes Nov. 5. For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/F08MockTrial2014.
Additional technical information is available from workshop chairman Mark S. Granger, Granger Legal Consulting, Schroon Lake, N.Y. (phone: 518-532-7459; email@example.com).
ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.
ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; firstname.lastname@example.org more
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to the report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America (formerly called F as in Fat) released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report is considered to be among the most important documents on the current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic.read more
Source: The Athletic Edge
Eugene, OR, September 5, 2014 — When the Oregon Ducks take the field against the Michigan State Spartans this Saturday at Autzen Stadium, the top-ranked teams will face off on the sidelines too: The Ducks will debut a brand-new product by The Athletic Edge TM, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care providers.read more