APT's Laykold Masters Chosen for Rooftop Court
Laykold Masters 8mm cushion court was the surface of choice for a recent
rooftop basketball court installation at Barry Farms Recreation Center.
After months of researching the perfect rooftop basketball court, the
District of Columbia selected Advanced Polymer Technology's (APT) Laykold Masters 8 as the surface of choice. Leading DC's Parks
Department to their decision was the extreme shock absorption from the
Laykold Masters 8mm shock pad at 26%. Second would be a secondary
waterproofing capability which is built into all of the Laykold Masters
shock pad products and lastly, the Laykold Masters 8 system's ability to
span construction joints and cracks by being installed as a completely
floating surface. The surfaces capabilities include a 5-year warranty,
up to 60% force reduction and equal play to a hard court, all making the Laykold Masters surfaces a no-brainer for cities, counties and
Penn Relays Choose Rekortan, Once
Again in 2015
The decision was made by the University of Pennsylvania to perform a
complete track renovation after the 2015 events at Franklin Field.
Advanced Polymer Technology’s (APT) Rekortan running track was an easy
choice as it simply outlasts the competition.
Rekortan has been the official surface of the Penn Relays since 1988.
According to Gary Wilson, Director of Sales at APT, Rekortan was
selected once again because of its superior characteristics of speed and
Rekortan’s superior reputation is known around the world by world class
“I made three Olympic teams all while training on Rekortan surfaces.
Injury-free my entire career! In my 15 years of competing, I’ve found Rekortan to be the most outstanding surface in the world.” – Harvey
Glance, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008 Assistant Olympic Coach, and Coach
of 2012 Olympic 400m champion.
For more information about the U Penn/Penn Relay project at Franklin
Field and Rekortan, please contact Gary Wilson at
DiGeronimo Joins AstroTurf
AstroTurf is pleased to announce a strong addition to its lineup of
experienced personnel. David DiGeronimo has been hired as a Product
Manager to cultivate the market for the company’s new Golden Series
product line. He will be responsible to drive sales for this innovative,
rubber-free line of turf systems.
Having been raised in the business, David’s hands-on industry experience
dates back 15 years to his college summers, when he built fields. After
graduating with a BS from the University of Worcester, David received a
certification of Applied Project Management from Villanova University.
David has gained a wide range of experience working for firms across the
business of athletic field building – from landscape architecture firms
to turf manufacturers to installation companies. His overarching
industry knowledge will be invaluable to AstroTurf.
David lives in California with his wife, Elizabeth, and young daughter,
Rusty Russell Retires from
AstroTurf announces with sadness that Rusty Russell retired at the end
After a long career coaching football at colleges across the country,
Rusty Russell began his turf career at FieldTurf, eventually moving to
AstroTurf in 2010. The strategic sales methods he employed were
impressive. AstroTurf owes many of its high profile football accounts to
his efforts, including the Citrus Bowl, the Liberty Bowl, Mississippi
State, University of Tennessee, Auburn, University of South Carolina,
His shoes will be difficult to fill, but AstroTurf wishes him well!
Blazer Manufacturing Has New Ownership
Kirk Diers and Brent Ogle have acquired sports equipment manufacturer,
Blazer Manufacturing. The new ownership team has retained all the
employees and has placed emphasis on new growth with the continued
quality manufacturing that has kept customers coming back for 40 years.
Blazer’s manufacturing plant is located in Columbus, NE, with a sales
office in Fremont, NE. The company has been making sports equipment
since 1974 and offers a full line of track and field equipment and
volleyball equipment, as well as equipment for baseball, softball,
football and soccer. For more information on products, please visit the
www.blazerathletic.com. You can also call the sales office at
Group Names David N. Hayes, PE New President and CEO
The BSC Companies, Inc. board of directors voted unanimously to name
David N. Hayes, PE, LEED AP as the next President of BSC Companies,
Inc., the parent firm of BSC Group and Geonetics. Hayes will also assume
the position of Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the Executive Vice
President of BSC, David will succeed outgoing President Charles
Kalauskas, PE who has led the firm’s engineering consulting business
since 2012. Hayes will begin his role immediately, having responsibility
for the operational and financial management of BSC Group and its
affiliate. Kalauskas, who has been with BSC since 1981, will remain
available to assist in the transition as Chairman of the Board, a role
he is assuming from the firm’s Chairman and former President (1990 to
2012) Richard Long.
Hayes joined BSC in 1987 and has worked with Kalauskas and Long for more
than 25 years. Hayes is a registered Professional Engineer in
Massachusetts, holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in
Mathematics and Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin University,
Ireland. In December 2012, Hayes was re-elected to his second,
three-year term on the MassEcon Board of Directors—the Commonwealth’s
private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice
for business growth.
Celebrating its 50th year, BSC is a leader in providing integrated
planning and engineering solutions to public and private sector clients
for land development, transportation, and energy-utility projects
throughout New England. Founded in 1965, the firm has 120 professionals
and operates from offices in Boston, Worcester, and Yarmouth, MA, as
well as Glastonbury, CT.
and ParaPan Games to be played on DecoTurf
California Sports Surfaces is pleased to announce that our DecoTurf
cushioned acrylic system has been chosen for use at the 2015 PanAm Games
and the 2015 ParaPan Games, both to take place in Toronto this July.
The PanAm Games tennis tournament will take place on the courts of the
Rexall Centre, also home to the Rogers Cup, on the grounds of York
University from July 10-26th. The wheelchair tennis tournament of the
ParaPan Games will take place on the newly constructed courts at
University of Toronto-Scarborough from August 7-10th.
DecoTurf, a California Sports Surfaces brand, is best known as the
Surface of the US Open since 1978. For more information, please visit
California Sports Surfaces chosen
for USTA National Campus
California Sports Surfaces™ (CSS) is pleased to announce that they have
been chosen by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the
Official Cushioned Acrylics Supplier of the USTA National Campus, the
new Home of American Tennis. The USTA’s tennis center is being developed
on 63 acres in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida
Three of CSS’ world-class cushioned surfacing systems will be installed
on 46 courts at the site: DecoTurf®, the Official surface of the US Open
since 1978, Plexicushion® Prestige, the Official surface of the
Australian Open since 2008 and Rebound Ace®, the surface of the Asian
Games and Singapore Youth Olympics. More professional and recreational
tennis is played on CSS brand surfaces than any other courts in the
“California Sports Surfaces is proud and honored to be providing the
most recognized tennis surfacing brands in the world for this
prestigious venue” said CSS Managing Director John Graham. “This is a
great opportunity for youth and adult players at all skill levels to
compete on three Grand Slam surfaces in one location.”
For more information, visit
California Sports Surfaces awarded
first Two-Star ITF Recognized courts in the USA
Three outdoor acrylic courts in Florida, USA have been awarded Two-Star
Two courts at Palm Beach Atlantic University were tested against the ITF
recommendations for evenness, slope, planarity, dimensions and court
pace rating, and gained Two-Star ITF Recognition which is an
acknowledgement of high-quality installation. The DecoColor Cat 3
surface was supplied by California Sports Surfaces®, a company
well-established in the court surface industry and a long-standing
member of the ITF Foundation. The courts were installed by ProCourts in
conjunction with Global Sports & Tennis Design Group design team.
One court at Fisher Island Racquet Club also obtained Two-Star ITF
Recognition using DecoTurf Select, supplied by California Sports
Surfaces®. This court was installed by Agile Tennis Courts.
California Sports Surfaces® (CSS) is pleased and honoured to be awarded
the first Two-Star ITF recognised courts in the United States” said John
Graham, Managing Director of CSS. “Thank you to the ITF and our partners
ProCourts and Agile for working with us on these projects. We maintain
that the ITF Recognition programme differentiates the manufacturers who
have had their products tested on-site, in the field, from those who
have not. We encourage all manufacturers and court builders to
demonstrate the calibre of their products and installation skills by
submitting for official recognition.”
With five laboratories accredited to conduct Two-Star ITF Recognition
testing worldwide and three approved One-Star assessors, the programme
is set to expand further in 2015.
For more information about the ITF Recognition programme, visit
www.itftennis.com/technical/courts/recognised-courts.aspx or email
the ITF Technical Centre at
Turf Company Receives Project Award of Excellence from the
Classic Turf Company was given the Award of Excellence in the
‘Slab-On-Ground’ category for the 2015 Post-Tensioning Institute Project
Awards. This prestigious award is given every two years to a project
that demonstrates excellence in post-tensioning applications.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Classic Turf Company’s
entry, the Sky View Parc Tennis Facility, has been chosen as the
recipient for the Award of Excellence in the ‘Slab-On-Ground’ category
for the 2015 Post-Tensioning Institute Project Awards. This award is
given every two years to a project that demonstrates excellence in
post-tensioning applications. The Award of Excellence is an honor that
serves to recognize the best in our industry.” says Theodore L. Neff the
Executive Director of the Post-Tensioning Institute. In choosing the
recipient, several things are considered, including: creativity,
innovation, ingenuity, cost-effectiveness, functionality,
constructability, and aesthetics.
The Skyview Parc Project, a 3.5-acre rooftop project, is located in
Flushing, New York across the river from the US Tennis Center. The court
portion of the project consisted of a highly customized structural post
tension concrete tennis and multi-purpose courts situated on top of a
prefabricated garage structure. Specialized fence anchors and light pole
footings were integral to the court structure. The 10mm Classic Turf
Cushioned Sports Surface was installed on the concrete slab for the
finished playing surface.
The attention to details and construction logistics required for the
Skyview Parc project was critical to the success of the installation and
Classic Turf performed with excellence.
"Classic Turf successfully implemented the installation of the courts in
a very short window using the details and methods requested by our firm
and the process was closely coordinated between our offices. Classic
Turf was the only court installation contractor we interviewed that
understood our needs, site limitations, and the uniqueness of the
project," says James Gilday President of Moss Gilday Group.
The courts at Skyview Parc were successfully opened in 2012 and were
celebrated with play from tennis professional Michael Chang.
Chris Banner Joins Ecore as
International Sales Manager
Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance
surfaces that makes people’s lives better, is delighted to announce
Chris Banner has joined the company as an International Sales Manager.
“Chris is an excellent addition to the Ecore family,” said Art Dodge,
III, president and CEO of Ecore. “In this new role, Chris will help to
develop Ecore’s presence internationally. We are excited for him to
introduce Ecore products to new parts of the world.”
Banner was born and raised near Manchester in the United Kingdom. He
graduated from the University of Hull with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
French and Spanish. Prior to joining Ecore, Banner worked in
international sales for a commercial textile company. He currently
resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
To learn more about Ecore visit:
Ecore Issues Environmental Product
Declarations for 12 Products
Ecore International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into
unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better, recently
demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by issuing Environmental
Product Declarations (EPD) for twelve products.
An EPD is a verified document that reports environmental data of
products based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and other information in
accordance with the international standard ISO 14025. Ecore’s EPDs were
prepared by SCS Global Services and based on the NSF International
Product Category Rule (PCR) for Flooring: Carpet, Resilient, Laminate,
Ceramic and Wood. Several Ecore products have gone through the rigorous
EPD process, which includes a comprehensive life cycle assessment.
Ecore has conducted EPDs for Forest rx, Terrain rx, UltraTile®, ECOmax,
Performance, ECOrx, ECOfit, PlayGuard, Everlast Basic Rolls & Tiles,
ECOsurfaces, QT, and ECOsilence.
Following completion, Ecore’s EPDs were externally verified by FFK LTD
as conforming to the requirements of ISO 14025:2006 and ISO 21930:2007.
This verification meets LEEDv4 requirements. Ecore considers these
Environmental Product Declarations a useful tool in providing
transparent, comparable, and authenticated information with regards to
environmental performance of its products.
Ecore’s EPDs can be downloaded here or on
SCS Global Services’ Green Product Guide:
The Motz Group Expands Footprint
with the Addition of New Field Consultant
The Motz Group (TMG), provider of world-class athletic surfaces, is
expanding its business development team to accommodate growing market
demand. TMG is excited to welcome Reese Hicks as its newest Field
As a TMG Field Consultant, Reese will drive business development by
creating and fostering long-lasting relationships with clients
throughout the entire lifespan of their field. He will work to identify
prospective customers to further expand the Midwest athletic field
market. In addition, he will become a trusted adviser, leveraging his
knowledge and expertise as a former professional athlete.
Reese joins TMG with over 10+ years of experience in account management
and professional sports. Reese graduated from Georgetown College where
he earned his bachelor degree in Business Administration/Communication.
An athlete at heart, Reese played football for the college, taking part
in two National Championship teams. Reese went on to play in the NFL for
three seasons with the Chargers, Texans and Browns among others.
“Reese’s expertise will significantly contribute to TMG’s key growth
areas, helping to expand our capability and further serve our clients.
His drive and dedication is apparent. As a proven team player, we are
excited and proud to welcome him to the Motz family,” said Zach Burns,
President of TMG.
Putterman Improves Gym Floor
Putterman Athletics has continued to perfect the exclusive make-up of
their Gym Floor Covers so the covers last for decades. Their unique
coating process provides durability on the surface and a better floor
grip. Available in a variety of weights and colors, Putterman boasts a
full line of Gym Floor Cover Systems. Last year, Putterman introduced a
line of eco-friendly Gym Floor Cover Systems including ReGard and
EnviroGard to add to their ever growing line. Customers can add a
printed logo to a Gym Floor Cover or a Mobile Storage Rack System for
simple storage and installation.
SSI Expands Track & Field Presence
in Southeast United States
Two small southern colleges—Berry College (NCAA Div. III) in Mt. Berry,
GA and the University of Montevallo (NCAA Div. II) in Montevallo, AL—are
going big time with sparkling new track and field facilities that have
been outfitted exclusively with competition equipment made by
Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI). Thanks greatly to SSI’s reputation
for product quality, timely delivery, and personalized customer service;
it was an easy decision for college officials and the builder, Sports
Turf Company of Whitesburg, GA, to turn to the upstate NY company for
all the essential track and field equipment at the new on-campus venues.
On both projects the point person for SSI was Brian Jaeger, Southeast
Regional Sales Manager, who worked closely with Dan Wright, CFB of
Sports Turf and met often with the track and field coaches at both
schools. Jaeger, who is based in Atlanta, counseled both coaches on the
functionality and durability of SSI track and field equipment.
In equipping the new Montevallo facility for the 2015 season, SSI
provided one dual pad hammer and discus cage with separate circles for
both, one shot put toe board and ring, eight comboxes (for in-ground
electrical connections), six takeoff boards, and one steeplechase pit with a
single hurdle for the water pit. The season was capped off when
Montevallo showed off its new venue as host of the Peach Belt Conference
At Berry, the new track and field venue will mean the expansion of what
has been strictly a cross-country running program and enable full
participation in track and field by both men’s and women teams in the
spring of 2016. The lineup of equipment provided by SSI includes one
dual pad hammer and discus cage with separate circles for both, two shot
put toe boards and rings, four comboxes, four pole vault boxes, eight takeoff boards,
one steeplechase pit with cover and four stationary hurdles including
the water pit.
“These projects give SSI track and field equipment important visibility
in the southeastern United States where the sport is especially robust,”
said David Moxley, Director of New Construction Sales for SSI.
On the working relationships he has built in the region, Jaeger
added,”It’s always great collaborating with the team at Sports Turf
Company plus it was a pleasure advising and getting to know the head
coaches and athletic administrators at both schools.”
New IAAF Class 2 Track certified for Stockmeier Urethanes
Stockmeier Urethanes is pleased to announce the latest addition of a
Class 2 IAAF certified Stobitan® full pour running track. The stadium is
Swaraj Maidan Moodabidri and was installed in Moodabidri, Karnataka,
India adding to an already extensive list of certified athletic running
tracks around the globe for Stockmeier Urethanes.
Christian Martinkat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Stockmeier
Urethanes Group and CEO of Stockmeier Urethanes USA, Inc. states: "Stobitan®
running track systems have been earning IAAF Class 1 and 2 certificates
with greater frequency throughout the recent years, which is a clear
testament on how the consumers view these systems as a great choice as a
running track system. We are proud to offer products that are recognized
as components that have long lasting quality and performance."
As a specialist within the Stockmeier Group, Stockmeier Urethanes GmbH &
Co. was founded in 1991 in Germany as a polyurethane systems house
focused on the development, production and marketing of coatings,
adhesives, sealants and elastomers for a wide variety of sports and
industrial markets. Operating worldwide with ISO 9001 certified
production facilities and laboratories in Germany, France, the United
Kingdom, and the United States, Stockmeier Urethanes provides customers
with consistent global delivery of high quality polyurethane products
For more information on the company or products please contact David
Painter at +1-304-841-4655 or
Verde Design Kezar Stadium Track
Verde Design Inc., of Santa Clara, CA recently completed renovation
efforts for the track at historic Kezar stadium located within Golden
Gate Park in San Francisco. San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Department sponsored the project.
The project included the expansion and renovation of Kezar Track to a
nine-lane NFHS track. The running surface is a Mondo Super X 720 13.5 MM and
replaces the original 20+ year old Mondo track.
The track was re-graded and repaved to allow for a new 1% maximum cross
slope to be developed. New ACO perimeter trench drains, Sportsfield
Specialties long and triple jump pits with sand catchers, football goal
posts, soccer goals and a dual shot put throwing area were included in
New ADA improvements, drinking fountains and perimeter walkways rounded
out the improvements. Robert A. Bothman was the General Contractor.