Sporturf™ and Combat Turf™ Partners With CrossFit Athlete Scott Panchik

Sporturf™ is proud to announce its newest partnership with seven-time individual CrossFit Games veteran Scott Panchik. Scott has qualified for every CrossFit Games since 2012 finishing 11th or better each year. Panchik took back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2012 and 2013 as his highest rankings.

Panchik is known for his mental endurance and physical strength, always pushing to win and refusing to be deterred by setbacks. He was a college running back and high school teacher before owning his own business, CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, Ohio. When asked why Panchik chose Sporturf™ he had this to say, “I chose Sporturf™ because they are the best in the business. Everything they make is high quality, and I believe it will last a long time.  Our members at CrossFit Mentality deserve the best!”

When you walk into CrossFit Mentality, it is impossible to miss the prominent black and blue Combat Turf™ with the CrossFit Mentality logo prefabricated into it.

“As training facilities look for ways to improve the athlete experience Combat Turf™, provides the high performance surface athletes demand,” said Matt Riggs Business Director of Sporturf™. “We are excited to have Scott Panchik as a partner with Sporturf and his commitment to the success of Combat Turf™ in the CrossFit community.”

Enhance your facility with Combat Turf™, the turf of CrossFit athlete Scott Panchik. No more mess, crumb rubber or sand littering your facility or damaging your training equipment. The blend of nylon and polyethylene is an almost perfect 50/50 combination which provides both durability and skin friendliness.

Sporturf™ worked closely with Panchik to provide the best turf to fit their specific needs due to their unique facility and training requirements. The agility training area of today must easily to adapt to the ever-changing fitness climate. Combat Turf™ is a durable and customizable surface that delivers excellent comfort to athletes and versatility to owners. It is clean, low maintenance, and designed to fit your budget. Visit www.combatturf.com

About Controlled Products and Sporturf™:

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Controlled Products (www.cpturf.com) produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.

 

Sporturf™ is leading the way in the synthetic turf industry with Game Ready, an entirely new product line up that allows owners, coaches and players to focus  on the training, speed of the game and safety, all the things that matter. Game Ready is a no-nonsense product that was developed with all the performance characteristics players, coaches and owners demand. Game Ready is designed to provide facilities a premium and hassle free solution.  The product installs in days and has no infill requirements making the product sand and rubber free.

Sporturf Wishes You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It has been quite a year for us all!

We would like to thank you all for the trust that you have placed in us in creating your synthetic turf fields and athletic surfaces. Your trust and cooperation has blessed us with a successful year and has given us such a sense of pride.

The New Year is just around the corner and we sincerely wish you and your families a prosperous and satisfying year ahead.

We truly hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones as it has been for us. Thank you for being part of the Sporturf family. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Sporturf™ Partners With Major Arena Soccer League

Sporturf™ and Sporturf International are pleased to announce our newest partnership with the Major Arena Soccer League becoming  the official turf provider of the MASL. “We are thrilled to provide the MASL with most advanced indoor artificial turf system available. The indoor product FastGrass™ allows athletes to showcase their skills without worrying about the surface they are playing on” said Kevin Barker Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The MASL wanted a quality product and brand that they knew would be durable and high quality, which is why they chose Sporturf™ and Sporturf International as their official provider. In fact, the MASL includes many fields that already have Sporturf™ FastGrass™ product on it, Including Milwaukee Wave, San Diego Sockers,  Ontario Fury, Mississauga MetroStars, Upcoming: Kansas City Comets, and Dallas Sidekicks.

According to Joshua Schaub, MASL Commissioner, “As the highest level of arena soccer in the world, the playing surface is vitally important to the very nature of our game. As the MASL continues to grow, we are excited to have Sporturf as our preferred partner.”

Sporturf International President agreed stating, “I’m very excited that Sporturf International has been selected as the official Turf supplier for the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and that we are able to continue producing and installing great fields for the league’s teams and its subsidiaries. We are very much looking forward to a long and lasting partnership and we wish the league long lasting and continued success.”

The 2017-2018 MASL season marks the second for Joshua Schaub as Commissioner. Prior to his arrival to the MASL, Mr. Schaub was a minor league baseball team owner/CEO, a co-founder of Da Beauty League, an adjunct law school professor (sports law), and an Associate Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.

About Controlled Products and Sporturf™:

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Controlled Products (www.cpturf.com) produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.

 

Sporturf™ is leading the way in the synthetic turf industry with Game Ready, an entirely new product line up that allows owners, coaches and players to focus  on the training, speed of the game and safety, all the things that matter. Game Ready is a no-nonsense product that was developed with all the performance characteristics players, coaches and owners demand. Game Ready is designed to provide facilities a premium and hassle free solution.  The product installs in days and has no infill requirements making the product sand and rubber free.

 

Controlled Products is the parent company of Sporturf™  (www.sporturf.com) which supplies large athletic facility customers and sells and installs athletic fields through preferred partners;  Synthetic Turf International™ (www.synthetic-turf.com),  whose network of distributors installs synthetic turf for golf, landscape, playground, pet turf and indoor sporting facilities;  GrassTex™ (www.grass-tex.com), which distributes products through retailers, carpet stores and rock yards; Grass Turf Mills (www.grassturfmills.com), manufacturer of private label brands for dealers and resellers and Aqua-Fab, designer of custom logos and images for synthetic turf projects. To learn more, visit www.cpturf.com, call (800) 562-4492 or contact the company at Controlled Products, LLC, 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721

Sporturf Keeps You Training

It is important for athletes to remember that varying up your workout routine is key to staying motivated and continuously improving, but how do you keep it interesting when your environment limits you? You’re training on the same old surface, in poor weather and the results just aren’t there.

We all know an hour of the same monotonous reps over and over again is not something many people would run and jump out of bed for. Workouts need to be new, challenging and most of all fun! If they aren’t, Netflix and potato chips will always sound like a better alternative.

Performing agility training on synthetic turf will allow you to train in exciting and challenging new ways, making workouts something you look forward to and something that is going to provide results. With Sporturf™ supplying both indoor and outdoor synthetic turf, weather is no longer an obstacle for your fitness development.

Not only does indoor synthetic turf provide more opportunities for variety, it provides better support and is visually appealing compared to your typical concrete or rubber gym floor. Sporturf’s solid product design and available color options, make our products a must have item in gyms and CrossFit.

In the sports world we know the appropriate playing surface can make all the difference in an athlete’s performance and career. Which is why Sporturf™ is here with turf for every application. The Sporturf™ team of highly qualified sales managers strategically placed across the United States will help you select the perfect synthetic turf for you next project. We know that our turf is the most durable and highest performing product on the market. We will deliver your project on time, on required spec and within budget.

Jackson Academy Chooses TrueGrass

Sporturf™ dealer EnviroTurf installed a full size field of Sporturf TrueGrass at Jackson Academy. Jackson Academy is an independent college preparatory day school that resides in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi.

The school chose Sporturf™ and Enviroturf because of the need for a quality install and durable field that would withstand the play of the students.

Enviroturf was established in 2006 with a goal of providing superior products that are durable, cost efficient and aesthetically pleasing while maintaining a commitment to supplying the safest surface possible.

Jim Bateman of EnviroTurf has been in the synthetic turf business for the last 18 years.  Jim has used his experience as a financial adviser to add a unique fund-raising dimension to his company by helping schools and municipalities pursue grants, private-sector donations, and other joint-venture opportunities to assist their projects. These projects have ranged from multi million-dollar complexes to weight-room floors, but all are guided by an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Visit Sporturf™ at the Athletic Business Show in New Orleans November 7-10

 Sporturf™ is located at booth 1919! Stop by and meet Matt Riggs, Business Director this week at the show.

Discover What’s Possible For You at AB Show 2018

Quality and quantity — AB Show brings both together with 2,700+ 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.

To learn more visit https://www.abshow.com 

Why Should You Choose Synthetic Turf for Your Football Field

According to the Synthetic Turf Council, in the United States alone, there are over 5,500 synthetic turf fields in current use. Millions of students across the country have the opportunity to practice and play on a sports field that is functional rain or shine.

Synthetic Turf Pros

  • Lower maintenance costs. While we can’t say the initial cost will be cheaper, it will be in the hundreds of thousands, the upkeep is much less costly. Your typical natural turf sports field can use up to a million gallons water each year, with synthetic turf water is not needed. Add to it, that synthetic turf needs no mowing or trimming nor traditional grooming.
  • Chemical/pesticide-free. Dissimilar to natural grass, synthetic turf does not require pesticide treatment nor fertilizers.
  • Extended play. Synthetic turf fields are so much more durable than natural grass fields. Natural grass is more susceptible to weather, animals, wear and tear from players and a multitude of other components. With a synthetic field, you don’t have to worry about a flooding field or muddy play space.
  • ADA compliant. Many fields are required to be ADA compliant. With turf this is easier to accomplish that it could be with natural turf.
  • Logo Customization. Synthetic turf allows for logo customization that is durable and more vibrant than a painted field. The logos can’t be worn away.

Synthetic Turf Cons

  • It can and will be a costly investment and for some that may be a mitigating factor.
  • Temperature and heat. Synthetic turf can and will heat up in the sun but as technology continues improving the heat can be managed with infill and light water spray if needed.

Worldwide Turf Canada Installs Their First Project in Manitoba

Recently Sporturf™ dealer Worldwide Turf Canada installed their very first project in Manitoba. Steve Halbert and his team installed the project at the Gateway Recreation Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The center consists of two year-round indoor skating rinks, two outdoor hockey rinks, one indoor soccer pitch, four mini soccer fields, three regulation soccer fields, seven ball diamonds, and two outdoor asphalt hockey pens. The Gateway Centre is a true one-stop-shop for the ultimate sports fanatic.

When they decided to update their facility with synthetic turf, they knew that the only company for the job was Sporturf and Worldwide Turf Canada.

Gateway chose Sporturf™ FastGrass AT740 and installed 14,400 square feet of the padded/non-infill turf.

AT740 has all the advantages of previous turf generations and performs 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 field, with the softness of the new generation rubber-filled turf. The fact that there is no rubber infill makes maintenance easier and cleaner. These systems can also be portable with added Velcro seams.

About Worldwide Turf Canada
Worldwide Turf Canada is a Canadian privately owned company, providing customers with complete end to-end service for all their synthetic turf needs. Key values of Worldwide Turf Canada are Quality, Service, and Expertise. These values enable us to deliver best in class quality products at very competitive prices, expertise to build and install, and the highest level of service to ensure ongoing maintenance and customer satisfaction. Worldwide Turf Canada is a member of the Synthetic Turf Council. Leveraging the expertise of our team WorldWide Turf Inc. collectively brings over 30 years of experience in the design, build and installation of athletic artificial sports fields across North America. To ensure delivery of your project on time, our resources include a complete construction crew in Canada, and a complete installation crew employed by WorldWide Turf Inc.

For more information, visit http://www.worldwideturfcanada.ca or call
705-792-9937; Email: worldwideturf@rogers.com

Sporturf™ and Hanley Wood University

Sporturf™ partnered with Haney Wood University to create a Continuing Education Unit in order to educate the design community about synthetic sports turf.

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Hanley Wood University leads the market in providing online learning for design and construction professionals. The company provides FREE Continuing Education courses for Architects, Builders, Designers, and more. Each course is created by leading industry content specialists, and are accredited by AIA, ASPE, GBCI, IDCEC, NAHB, NARI and NKBA.

Sporturf’s course information is below and can be found on the Hanley Wood website: http://www.hanleywooduniversity.com/course/5154

SPECIFYING THE IDEAL SYNTHETIC TURF FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS AND INDOOR APPLICATIONS

The goal of this learning unit is to provide architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, building owners and property managers with the knowledge required to successfully select and specify for the use of artificial turf for use in sporting applications for any design project. It will provide an overview of today’s most sophisticated synthetic turf technologies and products, and case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the evolution and benefits of synthetic turf and how systems work.
  • Identify the specifications of turf for outdoor sports.
  • Identify the specifications of turf for indoor applications.
  • Discuss how turf is tested and rated for strength and durability. Discuss case studies of synthetic turf in indoor and outdoor sports applications.

Hartfield Academy

Product: Fielder’s Choice/ TrueGrass

Location: Flowood, MS

Dealer: EnviroTurf

Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).

Hartfield needed a baseball field that was a strong as their values, a field that they could rely on, which is why they chose EnviroTurf and Sporturf™. Jim Bateman of EnviroTurf has been in the synthetic turf business for the last 18 years.  Jim has used his experience as a financial advisor to add a unique fund-raising dimension to his company by helping schools and municipalities pursue grants, private-sector donations, and other joint-venture opportunities to assist their projects. These projects have ranged from multimillion-dollar complexes to weight-room floors, but all are guided by an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Sporturf™ has products that span all levels of baseball from pro to the local little league field. We can provide custom logo work using our waterjet along with hitting mats and halos. The quality turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology and safety features. Features like ball bounce, speed of the ball roll and even light reflection are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs.

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