Laykold's New 2016 Products
Advanced Polymer Technology adds two exciting new products to the 2016
Laykold product line: NuSurf G2 and Cushion Plus Micron.
NuSurf G2 is the next generation of
Laykold’s highly successful NuSurf flexible filler coat. NuSurf G2
provides up to 540% elongation and is designed for use as a liquid
applied, extremely flexible, membrane coating that can extend the life
of damaged, old asphalt. NuSurf G2 can also be used as a surface crack
prevention coating when applied to new asphalt pavements. Jeff Bryant,
Director of Laykold Sales, states “15-years ago APT developed industry
changing NuSurf and ColorFlex; providing Team Laykold with highly
flexible products for use on increasingly problematic asphalt pavements.
Today Laykold is continuing its legacy of innovation with NuSurf G2 and
Cushion Plus Micron.”
“Cushion Plus Micron will completely
change the perception, selling and installation of cushioned hard court
surfaces” continues Bryant. “For decades, liquid applied cushioned
surfaces have been sold by number of cushion coats without any facts on
cushioning/force reduction properties. Owners thought the more cushion
coats you buy, the more cushioning you get. Maybe that was true but the
end result was often a big disappointment. Very little actual cushioning
that was not worth the money spent.”
Laykold now offers a better choice.
Cushion Plus Micron is a single size, liquid or spray applied, cushion
product that forms a dense rubber shock pad. It provides up to twice the
force reduction compared to equal thickness, traditional multi-coat
cushion systems, uses 25% less cushion product, and only requires 3
squeegee applications or 1-2 spray coat(s). Cushion Plus Micron is yet
another example of APT’s innovative, industry leading chemistry.
Miroad Rubber Industries Announces New
Miroad Rubber Industries is a leading manufacturer EPDM granules, PU
Binders, Dyed SBR for running tracks and playgrounds. Most of its
clients are well-known European companies with track projects in Asia
and part of Europe.
Presently with its sales offices in UK,
Poland, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United
States, they aim to meet the needs for safety rubber flooring by
marketing products globally.
Miroad recently announced a new premium
grade of Epdm which is labeled MER and entitled with an ECO or Green
Label from Korean environmental authority. No Epdm granule in the world
has this certification (green label) as it is produced from synthetic
rubber. But we have meet the strict requirement of having certain
percentage of recycled rubber, achieving the minimum specific gravity
MER has double the Epdm content of 40%
compared to standard granule’s 20%, which significantly lowers’ the
specific gravity and in turn requiring less PU binder then standard EPDM
resulting in overall saving’s. Physical properties like UV resistance,
elongation and tensile at break are greatly enhance for the safety
surfacing to last longer than existing. Visit
for more details.
Dalton Welcomes Mitch Brown
Dalton Enterprises, Inc. welcomes Mitch Brown to its Latex·ite®
Recreational Coatings Division. Mitch comes from Putterman Athletics and
is very familiar with the recreational industry. In his role as Key
Account Manager, Mitch will be working with contractors and architects
to help them through Dalton’s commitment to quality, service and value.
“We are delighted to have Mitch join our recently re-launched Latex·ite®
Recreational division. His background in our industry, enthusiasm and
ability to understand the customer’s needs will be beneficial to the
coatings community,” said John Dalton, President of Dalton Enterprises,
Mitch was recently married and will be based out of Chicago. He looks
forward to working with everyone in the ASBA and can be contacted at
Dalton Enterprises, Inc.
Group to Convert Turf at Ravens Stadium
Since the 1920’s, good old-fashioned natural turf fields have been a
tradition in the National Football League (NFL). Natural turf fields
graced sports venues across the nation for over 40 years and are a key
part of league’s tapestry. But in the 1960’s, with the promise of
reduced maintenance and more consistent playing conditions, synthetic
turf begin to weave its way in, changing the standard. Though synthetic
turf still has a very strong place in the industry, several NFL
franchises are contemplating a move back to their natural roots.
The Baltimore Ravens began evaluating a
conversion to grass in 2015 and made the decision in December to “go
natural.” After an exhaustive vetting process, they selected The Motz
Group to deliver the conversion project. To ensure play on a
high-performance natural turf field for the 2016 NFL season, Motz took
the field at M&T Bank Stadium in early February. To date, the old
synthetic turf field has been removed and recycled, the gravel
foundation excavated, the heating, drainage and irrigation systems
repaired and the rootzone prepared for placement. The target date for
Bermudagrass sod installation is late April.
M&T Bank Stadium has featured synthetic
turf since 2003. Like many other cold season/transition zone stadiums,
weather and low temperatures played a large part in why the team decided
to go the synthetic route years ago. Now, with improved technologies in
field heating and artificial lighting, the Ravens have put natural turf
back in play. A synthetic turf system will be maintained as a surround
to the grass playing surface.
The Motz Group has had three ASBA
Certified Field Builders involved with the planning, design and
execution of the project: Allen Verdin, Paul Schinner, and Mark
Heinlein. Other ASBA companies supplying product to the project include:
Brock, Carolina Green, Genan, Shaw, and Sportsfield Specialties.
Receives Patriot Award
Paul Brown III , general manager of the tennis court division at Nagle
Athletic Surfaces, Inc. was recently awarded the Patriot Award for
providing employer support of the National Guard and Reserve. Paul
provided time off during the summer construction season for tennis court
installer, Colin Veney, to serve our country in the reserves. As the
award states “for contributing to national security and protecting
liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in the
America’s national guard and reserve force.”
SportMaster Hires Sales Representative
SportMaster Sport Surfaces, located in (Sandusky, Ohio) has hired Brian
Raleigh as its new Western Sales Representative. SportMaster is a
producer of 100% acrylic sport surfaces for tennis, basketball,
pickleball, and other athletic & recreational courts.
Brian, formerly of Malibu Pacific Tennis Courts, has many years of
experience in building and surfacing tennis courts and sport surfaces.
Prior to taking the position with SportMaster, Brian handled estimating
and sales in the sport surfacing and construction industry.
“We are excited to have Brian on our
team,” said Jeff Gearheart, Director of SportMaster Sport Surfaces.
“Brian has plenty of real-word experience, and is quickly making the
transition between contractor and supplier.”
For more information about SportMaster
Sport Surfaces or about its projects and services, contact Jeff
Gearheart at 800-326-1994,
Expansion Improves Customer Experience
Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI) recently completed an expansion of
their manufacturing facility in Delhi, New York. The 130,500 square foot
structure allows for increased production, efficiency, and customization
According to David Moxley, Director of
Sports Construction Sales, the space is designed to optimize workflow
and increase product availability. Raw materials enter from one end of
the building, are processed accordingly, and the finished product exits
the other end. A second work shift will also be added, doubling
“With this expansion, lead times will
improve for our customers,” explained Moxley, “even during our busy
SSI also purchased new equipment as part
of the expansion, including a new press break with an automatic tool
changer for aluminum bending applications, a laser punch, and improved
powder coating capabilities. “The upgrades will make customization
faster and more accurate,” Moxley stated.
He continued, “SSI has always been a
customer-first company, so when we have the opportunity to improve the
customer experience, we don’t hesitate.”
Architects Complete Projects
WLC Architects has completed over 20 high school and college stadiums in
the last 15 years. Below are their recently completed sports facilities.
Etiwanda High School
Athletic Facility Upgrades
December 2014 – January 2016
ASBA Members: WLC Architects, Astro Turf
WLC worked with a great team of engineers and contractors to renovate
the existing track/field into a new 5,000 seat stadium. The new stadium
features: a press box, elevator, nine-lane synthetic track, synthetic
field, field lighting, concession, team room, 7,000 SF ticket, restroom,
team, and grounds storage building, as well as a new parking lot. The
project also included a complete reconstruction of the school’s varsity
and JV baseball fields, varsity and JV softball field, basketball
courts, and tennis courts.
El Cerrito High School
West Contra Costa Unified School District
February 2014 – March 2016
ASBA Member: WLC Architects
WLC worked with a great team of engineers and contractors to replace the
worn out track and field with a new 3,000 seat stadium. The new stadium
features: a press box (162 SF), an enclosed wheel chair lift, nine-lane
track with polyurethane surfacing, synthetic field, Musco sports
lighting with radio antenna mounted on it, electronic score board, pole
vault, long jump, discus area. There are five (5) new ancillary
buildings constructed and one (1) existing modernized equipment storage
building for concession (1,635 SF), visitors team room with restrooms
(2,520 SF), home team room (1,529 SF), home team restrooms (1,176) and
weight room (1,756) totaling approximately 9,000 SF.
There is an enclosed storage space
underneath the visitors’ bleacher fully sprinkled. At the main entrance
to the stadium is a portable ticket booth (81 SF). The high school has
updated varsity and JV baseball fields, varsity and JV softball field,
soccer field, basketball and tennis courts. The entire site perimeter is
surrounded by black vinyl coated chain-link fence and gates.