George and June Sports Complex Chooses True Grass

This recent install of 26,500 square feet baseball infield complete with batting cages is the fourth and final project to be installed at the George and June Schaaf Sports Complex in the past few years by All Synthetic Group-Midwest.

All of the fields installed have been for Chicago Christian High School and Trinity Christian College (boys and girls teams) and are also used by the local summer league softball and baseball teams as well.

For this project the schools chose, Sporturf™ True Grass, which is a premium athletic product that has been tried and tested in the toughest conditions. This product also features the longest lasting fiber available, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor athletic fields.

Sod, fencing, netting, synthetic turf cages and a new synthetic mound will be installed in the weeks to come.

This site is only one of many ongoing projects that ASG and J&L Strawn Sports Construction have in progress that utilize old waste sites that have met their dormancy requirements.  What better way to breathe new life into a property than as a youth sports facility that will bring more people, jobs and revenue to these sometime undesirable areas of a town or city and make it a destination spot their community.

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Sporturf ™ has turf for many applications but one that stands out with most is football. Our football applications are second to none.

We stand committed to continuous improvement. We don’t just offer the highest-quality synthetic turf available, we blend it with the expertise of over 25 years of experience and research in what we believe is the best in athletic field construction.

The benefits you should expect from us are as follows:

 

  • An enhanced game surface
  • Excellent quality over and over again
  • Superior speed of play combined with comfort
  • High shock attenuation lowering likelihood of overuse injuries

If you are ready for a superior athlete and fan experience select Sporturf™ today. We also have a world class showroom at our factory where you can see and play on many types of turf in one area. Give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.

Silverback™ Quiet Strength Made to Last With Sporturf™

Sporturf™ is the leading synthetic turf surface company in the world. Our in house, state-of-the-art laboratory provides us the ability to develop products that exceed the requirements of all the individual sport’s governing bodies around the world. With that comes the knowledge and capability to have one of the best backings on the market, Silverback™.

Silverback™ is the result of our specialty Polyurethane backing recipe. Silverback™ coating saturates the primary backing of the synthetic turf and effectively locks the turf blades in place. While most polyurethane backings are a coating simply scraped over the primary backing, Silverback™ actually penetrates into the tuft, surrounding every stitch locking the fibers into the primary backing. This process produces tuft lock well above the industry standard.

The components that make up Silverback™ are simple. It is, at its core, a heat activated polyurethane with zero vegetable-based polyols, forming the best polyurethane backing available in today’s market. When you have Silverback™ as your backing, you know you have the quiet strength required by today’s consumers, regardless of the application.

So if you need turf that is going withstand a beating, with the science and quality to back you up then Sporturf™ is what you need.

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Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley Visits Sporturf for Employee Event!

On Thursday September 21, Controlled Products and Sporturf™ held a private event for employees and invited Combat Turf™ promoter and three-time welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to speak and have lunch with employees.

Tyron had humble beginnings; a single mother raised him in Ferguson, Missouri with a dozen brothers and sisters. Suffice it to say money was stretched to the limits and if Tyron wanted to participate in sports, he needed to choose wisely and cost effectively. This is where his wrestling career began.

Tyron Speaking

Tyron continued to wrestle through high school and college becoming a two-time All-American and Big 12 Champion at University of Missouri.

After completing college, Woodley turned to mixed martial arts and began training for the octagon.  Since entering the professional world of MMA Woodley has won three title fights and owns his own gym called ATT Evolution. Recently, he has gotten into acting and stunt performance and had roles in films such as Straight Outta Compton and Olympus Has Fallen.

Sporturf is proud to be have Tyron as a member of the team!

West Plains High School Heals with Sporturf

On April 26 West Plains High School received severe hail damage.  On April 29 they experienced the worst flood for this area in past 500 years. According to Greg Simpkins, Athletic Director for West Plains High School, “All of our athletic fields were flood damaged.  We had to cancel all of our home games for the remainder of the spring 2017 spring sports season.”

West Plains High School, home of the Zizzers, contracted with Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to get their field cleaned up and installed in record time.

Suffice it to say Craig Shonk had his work cut out for him and Sporturf™ had to produce a top-notch field with an incredibly tight deadline.

On June 19, Craig and his crew began work on replacing and repairing Zizzer Stadium’s track and turf field.

The turf field was ready by their first home varsity football game on Friday, 8/18/17 and track resurfacing was completed by the second home varsity football game on Friday, 9/1/17.  The Zizzers did not miss a home varsity football game thanks to Craig and Sporturf.

Hail and Flood Damage

After clean up and Sporturf Install

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

West Plains chose Sporturf™ PowerHouse for its increased durability thanks to the 13,000 denier design.

Power House is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. Power House truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film
  • Over 50% More Wear Layer

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

North Little Rock Middle School Chooses Sporturf

Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals was hired as part of a large construction project on the campus of North Little Rock Middle School. Part of the project converted a courtyard area to a “zero maintenance” area that would be used for sports and events. In addition to the FastGrass AT740 play field in the courtyard, the school added several concrete basketball courts to round out the project.

Sporturf’s AT740 is a non-rubber infilled turf has all the advantages of previous generations and perform even higher in wear and resistance tests. The blend of nylon and polyethylene is an almost perfect 50/50 combination. This gives you the true ball roll of a traditional synthetic turf field, with the softness of the new generation rubber-filled turf. No rubber infill makes maintenance easier. These systems can also be portable with added 4” or 8” Velcro

ABOUT

Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC was created by Craig Shonk to bring together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturers and an ASBA Certified Field Builder for Synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Shonk oversaw his first synthetic turf field project in 2005. That experience triggered his interest in the synthetic turf industry. Prior to being the Owner/General Manager of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC, he was the Manager of Sporturf™ Midwest. Craig has been very involved in the product development and installation of synthetic turf fields here in the Midwest. Craig uses his diverse involvement in the synthetic turf industry to further his expertise in the Midwest Synthetic Turf market. Craig has excelled in increasing market share and brand awareness for Sporturf™ while using his turf manufacturing expertise and installation expertise to create the best experience for his clients. Craig has personally been involved with and completed over 80 synthetic turf projects in the Midwest. He is also an ASBA Certified Field Builder for Synthetic turf fields.

Lee’s Summit Gets Fresh Grass with Sporturf

The Lee’s Summit Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO did not have an adequate play area on site to grow their children’s program to where church leaders wanted it to be. Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals was hired to upgrade their playground surfacing to a combination of Fresh Grass PL929 and Sporturf 36. Now the church is able to allow the children to play outside without fear of mud holes and dirty clothes.

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Sporturf Fresh Grass is a signature Playground product with a thatch system which provides added body, reducing the amount of infill needed. The four-color blend of this surface provides a truly authentic look and feel that resembles a natural lawn. This product can also be used for landscapes, pet areas, fringes, and much more. This product can also be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

 

Humphrey Elementary School Chose Fresh Grass

The Humphrey Elementary School playground is the 2nd project the district has contracted Craig Shonk and Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to build. For Humphrey, MWSTP converted an old mulch chip playground to a stone base with a drain tile. The turf the school chose was a combination of Fresh Grass PL929 for the body of the playground and inserts of Sporturf 36 in the high wear areas such as underneath slides and swings.

Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Sporturf Fresh Grass is a signature Playground product with a thatch system which provides added body, reducing the amount of infill needed. The four color blend of this surface provides a truly authentic look and feel that resembles a natural lawn. This product can also be used for landscapes, pet areas, fringes, and much more. This product can also be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

Newport Middle School Chooses Power House

Newport Middle school collaborated with Newport Boosters and community organizations to fund two brand new multipurpose synthetic turf fields. The school joined with Dale Collett of Synthetic Turf Consulting to get their new Sporturf™ field installed. The Newport Cubs chose Sporturf™ Power House for it’s increased durability thanks to the 13,000 denier design.

Power House is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. Power House truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film
  • Over 50% More Wear Layer

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

About Newport Middle School

Newport Middle School serves 6th-8th graders and the NMS staff prepare students with the most current practices and focus on the Common Core State Standards while building strong relationships and creating lifelong learners with the 8 Essentials. With whole school novel studies, family nights, the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, and partnerships with local businesses, agencies, and schools, Newport Middle School staff and students strive to make learning the center of our dynamic community.

Lindenwood Chose Fielder’s Choice by Sporturf

A few years ago the Lindenwood University athletic department, located in St. Charles, MO, was making the final transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, and many areas on campus were going through renovations. Part of those renovations were new baseball and softball fields outfitted with synthetic turf by Sporturf dealer Environmental Turf Services, LLC.

“Lindenwood is excited to install the new Enviroturf baseball and softball turf fields,” said John Creer, Director of Athletics. “This seems to be the direction collegiate programs are going and it is nice to be at the forefront of this move.”

“This is an exciting time for softball and baseball with the installation of the turf,” said softball head coach Don Loberg. “Not many fields have this opportunity which will allow us to practice and play games when other fields are wet and unplayable. It will save us time and money with not having to seed, fertilize, water the field, and tarping.”

The renovation of the fields was expected to help bring bigger and better athletes to the school in addition to improving the facilities.

According to Creer, “We also anticipate these new fields will assist our coaches in recruitment of top caliber student-athletes and further development of our programs.”

The product installed was Sporturf Fielder’s Choice. Fielder’s Choice is a product designed with the game of baseball in mind. This product should be installed outdoors on a compacted aggregate base. Since it is custom designed for baseball, Fielder’s Choice has the added durability designed to reduce infill splash and migration which is extremely important in gameplay.

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