Flooring Hires Harry Prater, Promotes Jeff Williams
Aacer Flooring, a northern hardwood flooring manufacturer, is proud to
announce that Harry Prater has joined them as their Northeast Regional
Manager for their sports division. With 25 years of experience working
in the hardwood flooring industry and with the A & D community, Prater
will prove to be a great benefit to Aacer and its customers. Prater has
represented manufacturers and dealers, both regionally and nationally,
in the industrial, school system, university and church markets.
Prater will cover West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec, Newfoundland,
Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada.
Aacer Flooring also announced the promotion of Jeff Williams to Director
of Sports Sales. Williams will lead the sports sales team and help
further develop sales, marketing and the business plan while continuing
to serve as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
Jeff has been with Aacer for three years and has over 20-years’
experience in sports related businesses and has served in several
management and leadership roles throughout his career.
Aacer Flooring is committed to providing the best possible service to
our Sports Customer network. Williams’ leadership and technical
expertise will provide additional resources to our Sales team across the
Action QuickCourtTM Modular Multisport Floor Systems
Action QuickCourt™ modular multisport
floor systems from Action Floor Systems, LLC feature fast and easy
installation with the most advanced locking system in the industry. The
interlocking high impact copolymer modular sections provide a stable
surface and shock-absorbing underlayment for players’ safety. Available
in five different series for indoor or outdoor applications, with most
being FIBA Certified, the low maintenance QuickCourt’s seamless design
allows for consistent play and appearance and requires no adhesives or
anchoring. Action QuickCourt floors are not affected by moisture or
humidity and come with a 16-year warranty. Made in the USA and available
in many color options, Action QuickCourt floor systems are ideal for a
variety of indoor and outdoor sports including basketball, inline
hockey, volleyball and aerobics.
Action Floor Systems, LLC manufactures a
wide selection of high-performance hardwood sports floor systems, and
also offers Action Herculan® polyurethane synthetic systems, Action
RexCourt® vinyl sheet, Action ReFlex® recycled rubber flooring products,
and the patented Action AirRide floor cover systems.
Action Floor Systems has been certified
as a Carbon Negative Footprint provider following a Life Cycle
Assessment conducted by the University of Wisconsin and Carbon Clear, an
international independent auditor of manufacturing carbon profiles.
Action Floor Systems is the only Maple Flooring Manufacturers
Association (MFMA) member to receive this independently audited
For more information, contact Action
Floor Systems, 4781 North U.S. Highway 51 Mercer, WI 54547-9708 Phone
1.800.746.3512 Fax 715.476.3585 E-mail
Announces New Projects
Activitas is ready to begin the surfacing renovation
at Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots and the New England
Revolution. After completion of the new field in April, Activitas will
assist the Gillette Grounds Crew with the installation of a temporary
natural grass pitch over the new turf for a Pre-World Cup “Friendly”
between Mexico and Portugal on June 6th.
Activitas will also begin work this spring on new projects for
Assumption College, Clark University, Harvard University and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joins Advanced Polymer Technology Team Laykold Sales
Clements joins Team Laykold with 20+ years of sports marketing and brand
development experience. Most recently, he served as Director of
Athletics in Volusia County (Central Florida) where he established a
successful and reputable high school athletic program, which was based
on strategic marketing and solid operational/developmental plans.
During his tenure, Craig facilitated the process of securing college
athletic scholarships for nearly 200 student athletes, as well as
maintaining a 100% graduation rate, and a 95% rate of student athletes
enrolling in college. Additionally, Craig served on numerous statewide
elected committees with the Florida High School Athletic Association,
and was a long time member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.
Craig has professional associations with
many individuals/organizations in the sports construction industry. He
will be responsible for Laykold sales including work with architects and
engineers for approval and/or specification of the Laykold systems.
Craig looks forward to contributing to the continued success of Advanced
Polymer Technology and being a member of Team Laykold.
ATT Sports, Inc. successfully completed two full size e-layer
installations for the Spooky Nook Sports Complex located in Manheim, Pa.
Spooky Nook Sports is the new home of the USA Field Hockey team. ATT
Sports, Inc. is engaged in building running tracks and elastic layer
bases for turf fields.
California Products Corp. Acquires Rebound Ace Sports®
California Products Corporation, a founding member of the ASBA and
leading manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing, has announced the
acquisition of Rebound Ace Sports®, headquartered in Brisbane,
The acquisition of Rebound Ace® adds a third product line to the newly
rebranded California Sports Surfaces division, which includes Plexipave®,
the surface of the Australian Open since 2008 and DecoTurf® the surface
of the US Open since 1978.
“This transaction offers a strategic fit that will add new products,
brands, geographies and distribution channels to our existing
footprint,” states California Products’ Chairman and CEO, Peter Longo.
“We are committed to expansion and business augmentation. We will
continue to seek out new market opportunities to advance our brands and
products,” added Steven McMenamin the Company’s COO.
The acquisition will add to California Sports Surfaces’ already
impressive stable of product offerings. The Rebound Ace High Shock
Absorption (HSA) Club cushioned court uses the proven superior
polyurethane rubber mat technology to reduce player fatigue and stress.
Other unique product offerings include a squeegee applied water based
epoxy which acts as a moisture seal in the acrylic application process.
Rebound Ace is the largest selling brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Their location and manufacturing capabilities in Brisbane will be
maintained to facilitate growth and efficiencies throughout Australia
Plexipave Chosen as
Surface of the 2014 Mexico Open
California Sports Surfaces, in collaboration with Novagrass Mexico, is
excited to announce that Plexipave IW has been chosen as the new surface
of the Mexico Open.
2014 marked the first year the tournament was played on an acrylic
tennis court instead of a clay surface, in a change greatly influenced
by the tournament at Indian Wells. The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells,
an ATP World Masters 1000 event, immediately follows the Mexico Open on
the tennis calendar and is also played on Plexipave IW.
The Mexico Open (Abierto Mexicano Telcel) is an ATP World Tour 500
series and WTA international tournament presented by Telcel and HSBC.
Since 2001 it has been played in Acapulco at the Fairmont Acapulco
Princess. That same year it took on the WTA tour. The tournament
features 9 tennis courts, among them is a 6,000 seat stadium court. On
the ATP tour the Mexico Open is the last tournament in the “Golden
Swing” series consisting of 4 Latin American based tournaments.
NovaGrass is Plexipave´s associate located in Mexico who specialize in a
variety of sports surfaces including synthetic turf, rubber flooring,
PVC surfaces, running tracks, etc. Owner Roberto Hess has been a
frequent attendee at ASBA Technical Meetings and was even one of the
winners of the 2008 tennis tournament in New Orleans!
The tournament was played February 24- March 1, 2014, with Grigor
Dimitrov and Dominika Cibulkova capturing the singles titles.
California Sports Surfaces
promotes Tom Magner
California Sports Surfaces is pleased to announce
that Tom Magner has been named to the position of Marketing and
Magner will be responsible for advertising and
marketing duties and will oversee the Customer Service Department for
the California Sports Surfaces division, while continuing his
relationships with DecoTurf installers in the eastern US and Canada.
Tom has been with California Products for 16 years,
serving as the Eastern Regional Manager for DecoTurf since 2002. He has
been a frequent attendee of the annual Technical Meeting and currently
serves on the ASBA Website Committee.
Connor Sports Delivers Basketball Conference Tournament Courts
March 2014 brought the NCAA tournaments, and this year, many were played
on Connor Sport Courts. Ten conference tournament sites showcased
Connor’s QuickLock Portable Courts. Each of the 10 courts was custom
designed for the conference and built to deliver maximum performance and
safety for the athletes. Conference Sites include:
The SEC Men’s and Women’s Courts at the
Georgia Dome and Gwinnett Center
The BIG EAST Men’s and Women’s Courts at
Madison Square Garden and All State Arena
The BIG 12 Men’s and Women’s Courts at
The AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Men’s
and Women’s Courts at The Fed
Ex Forum and The Mohegan Sun Arena
The PAC 12 Men’s and Women’s Courts at
MGM Grand and Key Arena
The MWC Men’s and Women’s Courts at
Thomas and Mack Center
The MAC Conference Men’s and Women’s
Court at Quickens Loan Arena
The SUMMIT League Men’s and Women’s
Court at Sioux Falls Arena
The SUNBELT Conference Men’s and Women’s
Court at Lake Front Arena
The WAC Conference Men’s and Women’s
Court at Orleans Arena
“We are proud to work with each Conference to deliver a court with a
design that is customized to their specific brand.” Said Lisa Vito,
Portable Business Manager, “The number of courts purchased specifically
for Conference Tournaments has grown significantly over the last few
years, and it is exciting to see what each Conference requests to
personalize their courts and set them apart from the rest.”
In addition to the conference floors, Connor Sport Court is proud to be
the official surface of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championship
Tournaments and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four®. Connor has
supplied the NCAA Tournament since 2006, and through the partnership has
become an expert in delivering courts for temporary events at multiple
Everlast UltraTile® Withstands Weights and Equipment Without
Showing Wear and Tear
The University of Portland (UP) was founded
in September 1901 by Portland, Ore., Archbishop Alexander Christie.
Today, this private Catholic school has around 4,000 students. In
addition to its focus on teaching and research, UP offers many
extracurricular activities. This includes access to both indoor and
outdoor recreational facilities at no charge.
One of these facilities, the Chiles Center,
features a weight room exclusively for athletes that underwent a
renovation. This transformation included upgrading the existing weight
room. “We added about 1,200-square-feet of open floor space and two
pieces of equipment,” said Bradford Scott, Director of Athletic
Performance at the University of Portland. UP removed and replaced the
existing rubber floor. “The existing floor was not ideal for a number of
reasons,” said Scott. “It was too thin, ripped, was very dirty and
difficult to clean.”
In its place, UP selected Everlast UltraTile®,
which is manufactured by ECORE, a company that transforms reclaimed
waste into unique performance surfacing. Designed with a patented
“ultra” wear layer to provide unlimited design options, UltraTile is
available in more than 18 standard patterns. By featuring a pedestal
underside, these tiles help prevent cable clutter by routing fitness
equipment wiring beneath the surface.
ECORE worked closely with UP to make sure
the flooring contained the right colors. ECORE created a unique purple
just for UP that matches the school colors for the field color and the
logos. More than five UP logos were then placed at each of the lifting
stations in the locking room. Another side of the room contains the UP
“ECORE did a very nice job; it looks
terrific,” said Art Stevenson, the ECORE Commercial Flooring agent
involved with this project. “The pilot logo goes across 21 tiles. The
water jet cut color logo was very easy for the installer to put
together. With the UltraTile there was nothing to it. They put it
together with the dowels. No figuring out little bits and pieces.”
“We liked the color combinations, density of
material, which is one-inch thick, the warranty, and the ability to drop
bumpers on it, therefore eliminating platforms,” said Scott. In addition
to adding visual excitement, Everlast UltraTile surpasses the noise and
shock absorption qualities of any other fitness floor. UltraTile can
withstand the constant dropping of weights and pounding of equipment
without showing wear and tear.
“We talked about what type of flooring they
required for the students using the facility,” said Stevenson. “They
needed surfacing that would stand up to athletes using free weights. If
you drop a weight on anything besides UltraTile, it will start showing
wear. They need university strength flooring.”
“It looks great, and it’s safe for the
students to train on,” said Scott.
ECORE Welcomes Olympians to
ECORE International, a company that
transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, recently
added three members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Team to its
staff as social media specialists. Based in Lancaster, Pa., these women
will work on and off site, as they continue to train and play in
preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Lauren Crandall is a two-time Olympian (Beijing 2008 and London
2012), Captain of the Team, and one of only two current members with 200
international appearances. Crandall is from Doylestown, Pa., and holds a
bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wake Forest University. She is
currently working towards a graduate degree from DeVry University Keller
Graduate School of Management.
Stefanie Fee has been a member of the Olympic Team since 2012 and
is from Virginia Beach, Va. Fee holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from Duke University.
Katie Reinprecht is a one-time Olympian (London 2012) from
Perkasie, Pa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Princeton
To learn more about ECORE visit:
http://www.ecoreintl.com/. To learn more about the U.S. Olympic
Women’s Field Hockey Team, go to:
Labosport Board Announces New Organization
Labosport is pleased to announce that, following its annual Group
meeting held in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 28th, the management team
has validated a new organization for the Group.
The company will now operate under four Business Lines:
1. Test & Certification,
2. Technical Assistance,
3. Audit & Diagnosis; and
Aurélien Le Blan has been appointed Labosport International CEO and
Labosport France Managing Director, taking effect as of March, 24.
Aurélien, a Civil Engineer, started his career at A.T Kearney and joined
Lafarge, a leading CAC 40 company, in 2003, where he held various
positions as Director in Business Development, Corporate Audit and M&A.
Since 2009, he had been a member of the Executive Committee of Lafarge
Alastair Cox, Labosport International Deputy CEO, will also take on the
role of Corporate Development Director. Alastair will have the
responsibility for international growth of the Group, defining
international geographic and product line strategy. Additionally,
Alastair will head the Education Business Line (Labosport Academy).
Dr Colin Young has been appointed as Managing Director of Labosport UK,
taking effect as of 3rd of March.
Pascal Haxaire will be appointed Head of Group R&D and Innovation taking
effect from June 1st. Pascal will be leading the Research & Development
roadmap for the company.
Xavier Nicolau will join the team as Head of Group Sales & Marketing on
the 22nd of April. Xavier is a seasoned sales professional with
15-year-experience in the industry and an in-depth knowledge of sports
surfaces, gained through his work at a leading sport surface
manufacturer, notably in the US, and various sports federations.
The new organization will ensure that Labosport provides its clients and
partners the highest level of global service in the most effective way.
Beginning Completes Osceola Project
This project included the development of a new athletic complex for the
Osceola School District. Point of Beginning, alongside of HSR
Associates, Inc., provided the school district with concept planning and
master planning services during the pre-referendum stage. After the
referendum was passed, Point of Beginning provided design and survey
services to develop a 9-lane running track, synthetic turf
football/soccer field, running and throwing event areas, new home and
visitor bleachers, concession stand, restroom facilities, and press box.
The project design included updated storm water management systems and
detention areas, which included the installation of proper under drain
systems, to correct existing flooding problems.
ProGrass Announces New Chief Operating Officer
ProGrass, LLC is pleased to announce, effective Jan. 24, Mark Weightman
as the new Chief Operating Officer. Weightman has been with ProGrass
close to 10 years and most recently held the position of Vice President
of Management Operations. With this new position, Weightman will oversee
all company operations.
“Mark has been a big part of our success story here at ProGrass,” said
ProGrass President Robert W. Thomas. “He has accepted many new
responsibilities over the years and has orchestrated those
responsibilities above and beyond expectation. Mark has demonstrated
strong leadership qualities and truly understands what we need to
accomplish as an industry leading company in the synthetic turf market.
It’s with great pride that we position Mark as the new COO of ProGrass
“ProGrass works hard to set itself apart from its competitors and I’m
looking forward to the new position and being able to help the company
continue to grow and increase revenue share within the industry,” said
Weightman. “I’ll be working closely with all departments including
Estimating, Contracts, Installation, Accounting, R&D, and Sales.”
“We strive to create partnerships with our clients and we maintain
contact with them throughout the life of the turf after installation,”
said Weightman. “We offer a very high quality turf with a life cycle
higher than anyone else in the industry offers and, we’re an extremely
innovative company always looking to improve and develop new products
Weightman holds a MBA with an emphasis in international business as well
as a bachelor’s degree in communications from Point Park University.
He’s also a member of Synthetic Turf Council and is on the Council’s
Certification Task Force.
Chris Sostarich Joins Putterman Athletics' Graphics Team
Since Putterman’s 2012 acquisition of Deland-based windscreen company CN
Screening, Putterman’s historically strong windscreen business is
booming. A large part of that success is Putterman’s growing Custom
In the past ten years Putterman Athletics
has pursued Custom Graphics technology and relationships to complement
its cutting edge Custom Design, Fabrication, and Installation services.
Particularly in the windscreen business, (but also in padding, field
covers, gym floor covers, and more) Putterman has increased volume based
on high-quality competitively priced Graphics.
This year, Putterman is pleased to welcome
Chris Sostarich to the Graphics Team. Chris brings the experience and
expertise of years in the Graphics Industry. Chris has worked in Graphic
Design and Production with major brands and brings knowledge of the
technical and tangible aspects of this complex process. With Chris’
contributions Putterman expects continued growth in the Graphics
business through 2014.
To learn more about our services or to fill
out a Quote Request, visit
or call toll-free 800-621-0146.
Quality Court Industries Teams Up with NFL and NBA to Build Community
Joe Brown Park Running Track:
Quality Court Industries recently had the
distinct honor to help the City of New Orleans realize an ambitious new
recreational facility in the Hurricane damaged Eastern portion of the
city. With funding assistance from the Drew Brees Foundation and the
Friends of Joe Brown Park, Quality Court exceeded expectations. By
utilizing recycled Nike shoes composing the Nike Grind surface, Quality
Court not only built a much needed Premium Running Track, but in doing
so, provided an environmentally friendly surface that will be utilized
by many in that region for years to come.
Picard Park Basketball Court:
Quality Court Industries is the ‘go to’
Basketball Court Contractor for the New Orleans Pelicans (previously
Hornets) Professional Basketball Team. The Pelicans have enacted an
initiative to refurbish parks and playgrounds in regions around South
Louisiana. Quality Court Industries is working closely with The Pelicans
to completely re-build and re-surface multiple basketball courts at
public playgrounds in several areas. Recently, Quality Court re-surfaced
Picard Park Basketball Courts in Lafayette, La. According to Sam Russo
(former Team Executive and current Consultant), “I think the courts look
great and is an excellent first ever Pelicans court!” It’s an exciting
time for the Pelicans as they are re-branding this year with the new
Team Name and Logo, and Quality Court is very proud to have had the
distinction of bringing the new team colors to a facility where families
from all over can enjoy.
SnapSports® Introduces New 50-50TM Sports Flooring:
Industry's Largest Modular Sports Floor
SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing has proven that ‘Size Does Matter’ with
the introduction of their newest modular surfacing, 50-50™. Now the
largest available module on the market, the 50-50 is set to be the
pinnacle of indoor sports surfacing, especially for competitive
volleyball at every level of sport.
“The 50-50 will have a huge impact in the
volleyball world. A floor guaranteeing 70% fewer seams, will ensure a
much safer surface for athletes during high impact play while continuing
to exhibit the top rated performance SnapSports is known for. The
ability to assemble and disassemble courts at a faster rate will also be
a huge asset to clubs worldwide.” – Matt Williams, AAU Governor, Pacific
The half meter (Sq2) size of the 50-50
guarantees over 70% fewer seams than any competitor sport tile, making
for a considerably more consistent surface during competitive play. The
largest module in the industry provides the fastest deployment of any
suspended modular sport surface, a SnapSportability™ that is ideal for
tournaments, athletic showcases, and non-permanent floors. Conformance
to international play standards certifies that this product will be
The 50-50 is also available with SnapSports
new dual-stage ShockTower® Technology, a full suspension floor system
engineered with resilient shock absorbers within the sub structure. An
improvement upon the first generation of ShockTower, the dual-stage
shock provides a primary and a secondary level of “give” designed to
reduce the vertical impact on athlete’s joints and extremities. In
combination with the ShockLock® lateral impact technology, the 50-50
surfacing makes play safer, allowing athletes to play for longer without
fatigue or injury.
“SnapSports consistently develops game
changing sports products. We developed the ShockTower, an innovation
greatly reducing the force sustained by athletes and eliminating the
need for underlayment. Now, our newest product, the 50-50 surface,
utilizes that ShockTower technology in the industry’s largest module. We
see this product having great success in our International market and
expect that many will find this far superior to the floors they play on
now.” - Robert Dougherty, SnapSports International Sales Manager
SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing, is the industry leading manufacturer and
supplier of sports flooring. SnapSports offers top rated, multi-patented
sports surfacing, engineered specifically with safety and performance in
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah - The team at
SnapSports have been engineering, manufacturing, and providing the
world's leading outdoor multi-courts, basketball courts and indoor sport
surfaces for nearly four decades! As the pioneers of the modular sports
surfacing industry you play on today, the SnapSports team continues to
develop the most advanced, multi-patented, modular sport surfacing and
outdoor game courts for top athletes and families all over the world.
With unparalleled experience and a high performance product line,
SnapSports is the industries undisputed champion. SnapSports
manufactures in their 150,000+ square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality
Certified operations 24x7 and is supported by an authorized global
SnapSports is the official sport surface
provider for the United States Futsal Federation (USFF), AAU ‘Jam on It’
Basketball, Volleyball Festival, Special Olympics, AAU ‘All Under One
Roof’ Basketball, Veteran Wheelchair Games, Colorado Crossroads,
National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships, AAU ‘Big Mountain Jam’,
World Police & Fire Games and USA Team Handball. In addition, SnapSports
is an approved partner of the IHF and a FIBA Technical Partner, the
world’s governing body for the sport of basketball.
Sportsfield Specialties Announces New Regional Managers
Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI), which has enjoyed a rapid expansion
of its manufacturing business since opening its own factory in Delhi, NY
in 2004, has named two new regional managers. Taking over as Northeast
Regional Manager is Matt Moyse while the new Mountain Regional Manager
is Chad Rockefeller. The appointments were announced by David Moxley,
Director of Sports Construction Sales for SSI.
Based at SSI’s corporate headquarters in Delhi, Moyse started with the
company in July, 2008 focusing on aftermarket sales and marketing. In
May, 2009 he was named Customer Service Manager for the Western and
Southeast regions. He held that post until February, 2012 when he took
on similar duties for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. His
regional territory includes Connecticut, Massachusetts Maine, New
Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. He replaces Sean Clark,
who has taken on the newly created post of Director of Aftermarket Sales
Moyse grew up in Delhi and in 2001 graduated from Delaware Academy &
Central School where he was a three-sport letter-winner. After
completing his freshman year at Lynchburg (VA) College, he transferred
to Binghamton (NY) University where he earned a B.S. in Political
Science in 2005.
Rockefeller has opened his home office in Austin, TX and will cover his
regional territory—Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Utah,
Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana--from there. He replaces Rob Mason, who
retired from SSI in early February. Rockefeller first joined SSI in
January 2012 as Western Regional Sales Manager for Sports Specialties,
the interiors division of SSI that manufactures gymnasium equipment for
the K-12 and recreation markets.
Rockefeller graduated from Delaware Academy & Central School in Delhi in
2007 and went on to earn his B.A. in Business Administration from
Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in 2011. A three-sport letter-winner in
high school, he played football at Division. III Hartwick where he was a
three-year starter at defensive end and earned All Empire 8 Conference
honors as a senior in 2010. At Hartwick, he played football alongside
his twin brother, Nate, who works for SSI’s sister company, Promats
Athletics, as a sales rep.
“Matt and Chad are most deserving of these important opportunities,”
said Moxley. “There is great potential for sales growth in their
respective regions and I am confident they have the energy,
determination and personality to succeed in their new posts. Both have
shown that they fit the customer-driven culture of our company
Moyse is reachable by phone at (607) 746-1405 (office) and (607)
437-6622 (cell) and via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Rockefeller may be contacted by
phone at (210) 241-8196 (cell) or via email at
email@example.com. As part of the new regional
assignments, Dan DeVantier has picked up duties as Northeast Regional
Customer Service Manager and Christin Salerno has been hired as the
Mountain Regional Customer Service Manager. Both are located in Delhi.
ISO 9001 Certification Puts Sprinturf in a League of Their Own
SPRINTURF, the only fully integrated synthetic turf company in North
America that manufactures 100 percent of its products in-house and in
the USA, today announced that it is ISO 9001 certified. Joining an elite
group of international companies who pass the ISO audit the very first
time, SPRINTURF’s commitment to U.S. quality management systems helped
it obtain this prestigious certification. According to the ISO, this
standard is based on a number of quality management principles including
the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach,
and continual improvement.
“We are honored to achieve ISO 9001
certification as we use it to drive improvement and enhance business
principles,” says Rom Reddy, SPRINTURF Managing Partner. “Excellence in
synthetic turf manufacturing is infused throughout SPRINTURF so we can
deliver the best artificial turfs to schools, colleges, universities and
athletic programs across the United States. The ISO 9001 designation is
proof positive that everyone at SPRINTURF believes in our 100% made in
the USA artificial turf fields.”
“SPRINTURF’s commitment to achieving ISO
9001 certification the very first time was apparent in how they involved
everyone from top executives to facility personnel,” says Baskar Kotte
President and CEO, Quality Systems Enhancement, Inc. “Their dedicated
team was prepared to meet the demands of the rigorous audit process and
it was a pleasure working with them. No doubt their ability to provide
thousands of artificial turf installations to leading sports programs is
tied to their leadership and how they conduct business.”
Although not an ISO requirement, SPRINTURF
invited the independent certification body, Quality Systems Enhancement
(QSE), to verify its conformity to the standard. This intensive,
comprehensive process addressed each element in the standard and
included a mix of specialized training, consulting and auditing by QSE.
to be Synthetic Turf Sports Field Specialist of Choice for Largest
Sports Complex in U.S.
The Motz Group (TMG) is honored to be the sole synthetic turf field
specialist for what will become the largest sports complex in the United
States, Grand Park Sports Campus. Located in Westfield, Indiana, Grand
Park features 400-acres of sports-related attractions including seven
synthetic multi-purpose and eight synthetic baseball fields. With nearly
60 outdoor playing surfaces plus two indoor facilities, Grand Park will
be the host site for many athletic events, including local, regional,
and national sports tournaments, along with community sporting contests.
A project of this size and caliber requires
detailed planning, carefully executed logistics, and a suite of
well-vetted providers. Countless back-to-back games combined with
1,500,000 plus sports visitors expected per year calls for quality
assurance, product durability, and a reliable service model. Equipped
with nearly 40 years of experience and a sheer passion for perfection,
TMG recognized an immediate synergy and arose to the challenge.
We arrived onsite at Grand Park this past
August, and have been working continuously to prepare for the facility’s
opening scheduled for April 2014. TMG is tasked with delivering 15
quality-built synthetic turf fields to the state-of-the-art facility. Each synthetic turf system, TriplePlay for
the baseball fields and SportGrass for the soccer fields, is
specifically designed and engineered to perform at the highest levels
and will be center stage for athletes ranging from youth to college, on
through to professional.
”With the interest in delivering a sports
facility that provided the best playing surfaces available, we needed a
professional vendor who shared the same vision and desire for excellence
that we do. Grand Park required a passionate, dedicated group of experts
all working towards the same goal…that is to develop a sports
destination that is second to none. The Motz Group has proven to be that
partner and their unswerving drive delivered on their promise,” said Ken
Alexander, Public Works Director of the City of Westfield.
“Contributing to the development of the
Grand Park Sports Complex has been an incredible experience for our
team. It’s rewarding knowing that the facility’s resources, including
our synthetic turf fields, will serve as the performance platform for
thousands of athletes,” shared Zach Burns, President of TMG.