Happy Thanksgiving From Sporturf

Thanksgiving, also known as “Turkey Day,” is a uniquely American holiday rich in cultural traditions. The Thanksgiving holiday became an official federal holiday set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941. The word “Thanksgiving” mainly evokes images of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, and pumpkin pie all over the United States.

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take some time to acknowledge the true MVP’s here at Sporturf: our clients!

We have so much to be thankful for this year and our clients are one of them. We truly appreciate all of our clients for making our business what it is and for choosing our products to make their visions come to life and add some color to their projects.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your top turf provider. We look forward to what we will continue to accomplish together!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Sporturf.

Sporturf Ice Removal and Winterizing Tips

Turf is fine in the ice and cold, however you still need to know how to treat it and effectively remove snow and ice.

Snow and Ice Removal

SNOW AND ICE ARE NOT HAMRFUL TO ARTIFICAL TURF and generally should be left to melt system without assistance. At times, however, it is necessary to remove snow or ice to make the designated area ready to be used for whatever use you may need it for. The working principle for removing snow is to reduce the likelihood of new snow buildup and will reduce the risk of ice from its cold winds whipping across a damp, newly cleared surface. Because ice removal is more difficult, the prevention of ice buildup is important.

Use caution when using a sidewalk deicer that contains chloride around your synthetic turf. Chloride has characteristics that breakdown the UV protection of the product.  This could cause discoloration and a breakdown in the fibers.  We recommend using a deicing product that contains Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA).  CMA has a PH level around 6 which is about the same as tap water.  Because it is less corrosive, it does not cause a breakdown of the sidewalk itself and has a minimal effect on the environment.

Visit Sporturf at the AB Show!

Come visit us at booth 637 #abshow2019 in Orlando to@learn about the best synthetic turf on the market for speed and agility training! Just ask @scottpanchik @twooodley @bsmit13

Discover What’s Possible For You at AB Show

Quality and quantity — AB Show brings both together with 2,300+ facility and program managers from around the world. These decision-makers come to AB Show every year to learn new solutions from industry leaders, find new products and services and build community.


Because we know the unique challenges you face everyday, we bring in industry leaders from around the world who offer a diverse scope of knowledge and expertise, ready to share their solutions with you in 125+ educational sessions.

With everything from the most innovative products and latest industry advancements to the basic essentials needed for day-to-day operations, our show floor has everything you need to manage and equip your programs and facilities.

From the golf course to the dance floor, our special events are designed to build community and facilitate relationships amongst our attendees.

 

Schedule

Pre-conference workshops and tours will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13. The conference will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16. The trade show will be open Nov. 14-15.


 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7:30am-5:00pm – AB Tours and Preconference Workshops

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

8:00am-10:45am – Seminars

10:55am-12:00pm – Keynote: Lou Holtz

4:30pm-5:45pm – Seminars

 

Friday, Nov. 15

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

11:30am-12:30pm – Keynote: Bonnie St. John

4:00pm-5:15pm – Seminars

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

8:00am-6:00pm – Zumba Basic 1 Training (requires separate registration)

8:00am-6:00pm – STRONG By Zumba Training (requires separate registration)

Grants Chooses TrueGrass

Sporturf™ dealer Sport Surfaces Distributing, Inc. installed a full-size field of Sporturf’s TrueGrass at Grants High School. Grants High School is a comprehensive high school with rigorous academics, a student focused approach, a dedicated-caring staff, and a well established and respected history of excellence.

The school chose Sporturf™ and Sport Surfaces because of the need for a quality install by a credible installer and durable field that would withstand the play of multiple sports.
Sport Surfaces Distributing, Inc. and The Robert Cohen Co., have been selling and installing high performance athletic and commercial floors for over 30 years.

About TrueGrass

This product is a premium athletic field 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. This product can be installed outdoors or indoors over concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

Foam Backed Turf Installation

In preparation for foamed back turf installation, one of the most important steps is to allow your foam backed turf to acclimate unrolled at least 12-24 hours prior to adhering. This will allow the product to relax, expand and become more pliable for easier installation. If the product is being installed before it has had a chance to fully expand it will cause major installation problems and potential wrinkling.
When using Turf Claw FB adhesive to install foam-backed turf, keep in mind that this product is not recommended for use where seaming tape has been used during fabrication. For the areas where seaming tape is being used, we recommend Turf Claw 75 applied with 1/8″ V-cut trowel.

Please follow up with your Account Manager if you have any further questions before starting your next project. You can also refer back to your installation guidelines for complete details.

Don’t forget about Sporturfs Newest AIA Course!

We introduced our newest AIA course in the spring and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out!

This year Sporturf launched our newest AIA CES Course: Synthetic Turf Then & Now

Course Number-ST2019.

This is a 200-level course that allows Sporturf to offer highly requested Learning Units (LU) and requires an in-person presentation by our sales team.

With our new level to course you earn 1 LU.

We look forward to meeting you and educating your team on the history, technological advances and varying applications of synthetic turf.

Please contact your respective Regional Account Manager to set up your in-person presentation today.

Dustin Loggins

Midwest Regional Account Manager
(706) 508-2526 dustinloggins@sporturf.com

Hunter Pratt

Gulf Coast Regional Account Manager
(706) 980-8915 hunterpratt@sporturf.com

Demond Moore

Southeast Regional Account Manager
706-913-5033 demondmoore@sporturf.com

Mac Clark

Northwest Regional Account Manager

Greg Holloway

Southwestern Regional Account Manager
706-671-0029 gregholloway@sporturf.com

Do You Know About G-Max?

G-Max is important to consider when installing an athletic surface for athletes.

A field’s level of shock absorbency is tested by using a unit of measurement called the g-max, where one “g” represents a single unit of gravity. The peak acceleration reached upon impact of two objects, such a football player and the synthetic turf surface, is the maximum number of g’s a field is able to absorb.

A field with a higher g-max level loses its ability to absorb the force — and places more impact on the athlete during a collision, while a surface with a lower g-max absorbs more force, lessening the impact to the athlete. Using ASTM F1936 test method, g-max readings shall not exceed 200 at each test point. With proper maintenance, a synthetic turf field should have a g-max of well below 200. The g-max guideline in the STC’s Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance is “below 165” for the life of the synthetic turf field.

Texas Premier Childcare

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Dealer/Installer : Platinum Turf Group

Installation Type: Indoor Childcare Facility

Products Used: Fast Grass AT740 w/ 5mm foam; Combat Turf w/ 5mm foam

Logo Size: 12’ x 12’

Installation Date: July 2019

 

Recently Platinum Turf Group worked with our Gulf Coast Account Manager Hunter Pratt on installing synthetic turf at Texas Premier Childcare. They chose Sporturf AT740 and Combat Turf for their facility that included custom logo work. They even complimented the turf with miniature field goals and basketball goals. This allows the children a safe space to run and play out of the heat of the Texas sun. Daycares and schools love our turf and appreciate its extended use over many applications.

Features:

  • Added foam pad helps with shock from training
  • Most durable non infill product on the market 

About Platinum Turf Group

OUR MISSION: At Platinum Turf Group, our mission is simple: First, listen to the client and then do everything in our power to exceed their expectations.

At Platinum Turf, we understand the expectations of all our customers and like Platinum, they expect High-Quality every time. Platinum Turf Group offers services to support commercial, residential, pet areas, athletic fields, golf/putting greens, roof tops and much more. No matter the size of project, the process always starts with the dreams and desires of the client and ends with our team proudly over delivering to the client’s expectations! Platinum Turf Group also realizes that we are only as good as the products we select. Our products are developed by dedicated research and development professionals that are committed to making products of only the highest quality. The products we use will provide the superior image of natural grass and performance characteristics that deliver extreme durability.

ATX Sandlot Indoor Hitting Facility

Location: Austin, TX

Dealer: KMI Sports Construction

Products:

Green – Sporturf 711 w/ 5mm foam

Clay –  6’x12’ Home Plate Stance Mats w/ lines & home plate tufted/inserted

Many of our projects that we feature tend to be large outdoor football and baseball fields. Today we are featuring an Indoor Hitting Facility located in Austin, Texas. Sporturf makes exceptional products for outdoor and indoor applications including indoor baseball facilities. The uniqueness about our products is that they are designed specifically for the application that they are used for. We do not substitute a football product for a baseball product. They are both sports applications but how they are used is vastly different.

We provide exceptional indoor products that schools and training facilities love to install for their athletes. In the world of indoor sports it is important to have a quality manufacturer that can deliver products that will perform in this unique environment. Sporturf’s indoor line up provides high quality and high performance with a quick install and no mess solution for owners and athletes alike. If you are looking for a turnkey indoor solution that will deliver high quality results, look no further than Sporturf™ indoor.

 

About KMI Sports Construction

KMI Sports Construction is the complete one-stop solution for sports complex construction

KMI has managed multi-million dollar complexes, fields, and facilities across the country that has benefitted many students. Our clients range from elementary schools, private sport complexes, city parks, baseball academies, and high school fields. Our services includes recreational land design, project management, and construction services for sports field complexes, athletic fields, athletic facilities, golf courses, golf practice facilities and site improvements, since 2007. While our roots come from baseball design and construction, we’ve become a recognized company and brand in the design/build market for sports facilities of all types.

Check Out this Recent Install at Fairfield Preparatory!

This install featured PowerHouse 52H (52oz 2 1/2”) along with custom logos and purple turf in the endzones.

in early August in BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Tiger Stadium at Fairfield Preparatory High School has a new look for the 2019 football season. School and community leaders held a ribbon cutting for a brand new $800,000 multi-sports turf field. Click the link below to continue reading the article and view the ribbon cutting!

 

https://www.wbrc.com/2019/08/07/fairfield-prepatory-hs-gets-new-multi-sports-turf-field/

 

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