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: Eldorado Climbing Walls
BOULDER, Colorado (October 15, 2014) – Boulder, Colorado-based Eldorado Climbing Walls won the top prize at the fourth annual Wright Award. The award acknowledges Eldorado’s role as a Colorado lifestyle industry leader and the company’s positive impact on the business environment in the state. And living up to the company motto, “Everyone Should Climb”, Jerad Wells, CEO of Eldorado, donated the $3,000 award to Paradox Sports, an organization that improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities, including climbing.read more
Source: Qualite Sports Lighting
HILLSDALE, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014 -- Qualite Sports Lighting, a leader in the sports lighting industry for more than 30 years, has selected Ephesus Lighting, Inc., a leader in developing high efficiency LED Lighting solutions, as the preferred supplier for outdoor LED sports lights as part of its new Q-LED™ System, an innovative lighting system for outdoor sports venues. The Q-LED™ System combines the Ephesus Lighting high impact outdoor Stadium LED lighting solution with Qualite's industry-leading pre-wired, pre-aiming technologies and mounting hardware. By choosing the Q-LED™ System, clients can be assured of a winning combination for their sports lighting needs.read more
Source: Gerflor USA
CHICAGO, IL – (OCTOBER 6, 2014) – Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of modern resilient flooring, today announced the launch of its “Floors for ReStore” program with a donation of nearly 185,000 square feet (more than three football fields) of its high quality commercial-grade flooring used in healthcare, education, sports, retail, and industrial environments to numerous Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations. These nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers sell building materials with a portion of the proceeds used to build affordable housing in the communities they serve.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore concept of providing new or gently used building materials to the public aligns with Gerflor’s environmental philosophy of reuse and recycle. Similar to Gerflor’s environmental practices, this donation will help eliminate material waste, while improving the indoor air quality and operational efficiency of the spaces its used in. Gerflor’s resilient flooring is 100% recyclable, low-VOC, FloorScore™ certified, low maintenance, and has a lifecycle of more than 20 years.
“We are thrilled to accept this donation from Gerflor as they are known throughout the flooring industry as a provider of high quality flooring solutions,” says Marcus Hayes, Operations Manager of Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago. “Our customers can rest easy knowing they’ve selected a great product, and more importantly, that they’ve contributed to providing simple, decent, and affordable housing to families in the Chicagoland area through ReStore proceeds."
“Gerflor is a global company with a strong commitment to the U.S. and our local communities,” says Benjamin Bachman, CEO, Gerflor USA. “The donations are a win-win for everyone involved because it diverts potential waste from local landfills, gives ReStore customers access to a wide range of high-quality, environmentally-friendly flooring, and allows Gerflor to be a good corporate citizen. We are proud to support the development of affordable homes and healthy communities with Habitat for Humanity.”
To learn more about Habitat Humanity ReStores or to find one in your area, visit http://www.habitat.org/restores.
About Gerflor USA
For designers, installers and facility managers who want design-forward, sustainable, durable flooring solutions, Gerflor is the manufacturer of choice for commercial and sports environments. As a result of Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, and manufacturing capabilities, Taraflex® is the world’s leading sports flooring, and Mipolam – the original homogeneous resilient sheet flooring – is a leading healthcare solution. Gerflor is present in 100 countries around the globe with more than 2500 employees. It has an excellent environmental record which includes outstanding whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards, and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit www.gerflorusa.com, call 877-437-3567 or email email@example.com.
On Sept. 30, 2014, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry, announced the 2014 class for its Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program.read more
New York – October 9th, 2014 – Ektio®, the leader in innovation in the prevention of ankle sprains on the basketball court, today announced a partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Alexio, Ektio’s newest basketball shoe, is now available for sale at DICKS.com.read more
Source: STANLEY Security
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (October 7, 2014) – STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces nominations are now open to higher education institutions for this year’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program.read more
(Clearwater, FL) October 6, 2014—The Sports Facilities Advisory, a company whose growth recently necessitated its expansion to include sister firm Sports Facilities Management (SFA|SFM), has announced the recent appointment of Emily Pfeiffer as Marketing Manager. SFA|SFM Chief Revenue Officer Eric Sullivan state that SFA’s market position as the industry leader is not something the company takes for granted, (1) making SFA|SFM’s new hire a natural progression in response to the growing market. As Marketing Manager, Emily will oversee and develop the company’s upcoming rebranding and launch of the new SFA SFM Website as well on on-going marketing efforts, including social media and print campaigns, in addition to authoring formal proposals for public and private prospects.read more
Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness is not a new name in the climbing facilities business. They currently operate one of the largest facilities in the country, located in San Diego, CA. Now with 4 years of success they look forward to opening a 2nd location in 2015 with the same business model.read more