Source: Sporturf Dalton, Ga. (May 21, 2013) - Sporturf, an international manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, has significantly expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of the company's third regional field office in Kansas City, Missouri. Sporturf Midwest is under the leadership of President Craig Shonk, and will focus on Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. "This strategic move opens up a market that Sporturf has not really been in before," noted Shonk. "Bringing an ISO manufacturer and a Midwest-based ASBA certified field builder together gives clients the best of both worlds." Sporturf Midwest recently completed their first, full-size turf install in Nebraska with the practice field at Millard North High School in Omaha, the largest high school in the state. Millard North benefitted in many ways from the new field, including having access to the most current fiber technology. Their team, the Mustangs, will play soccer and football games on Powerhouse 3C featuring a custom blend of monofilament and tape fibers that are the wave of the future. Peru State's historic Oak Bowl is the next project to take advantage of Sporturf's local "grassroots" plan of allowing direct access with their synthetic turf manufacturer. "Building long lasting relationships gives everyone involved unprecedented peace of mind," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We have bridged the gap between owner and manufacturer with our local team of certified field builders, who focus on the design-build process more than the next sale." The Sporturf main office and mill is located in Dalton, Georgia, and San Diego-based Sporturf International started in 2003. In addition, Sporturf International serves some of the most prominent sports facilities in South America and the Caribbean, such as the Haiti FIFA National Stadium and Eddy Coello Stadium in Ecuador. About SporturfHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products, one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has engineered synthetic turf fields for baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey programs in 30 states and the D.C. area. Notable installs have included Clemson University, Samford University, The Citadel, Detroit Silverdome and hundreds of high schools ranging from Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville, Iowa to Grace Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- by Emily Attwood
- May 2013
Source: Octane Fitness
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Sept. 18, 2014 – Octane Fitness, LLC, earned the annual Vendor of the Year award from Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest growing fitness club and the largest co-ed fitness franchise, for its outstanding service to the company’s 3,000 clubs worldwide. Presented at the annual Anytime Fitness annual conference on September 13 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the award is due to Octane being the highest-rated vendor in an Anytime Fitness system-wide franchisee survey.read more
Sacramento, CA, September 18, 2014– One of Northern California’s largest school districts is in the process of renovating its athletic infrastructure, and they’re getting started with two brand new fields from AstroTurf®, the pioneers of the synthetic turf industry. Sacramento City Unified School District’s Rosemont High School formally dedicated its new athletic field in May, while Kennedy High School debuted its new artificial turf September 5th. Sacramento-based Valley Precision Grading, a Certified AstroTurf Distributor, handled both installations.read more
Source: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 17, 2014 -- At the 2014 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit in Chicago, SFIA Chairman & Mizuno, USA President Bob Puccini and SFIA President & CEO Tom Cove announced the SFIA Increase Participation Plan, the biggest initiative the sports and fitness industry has launched to increase participation. Working closely with industry partner PHIT America, SFIA outlined an attack plan to help reverse the ‘inactivity pandemic,’ and get more Americans active and playing sports.read more
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