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.

Sporturf Grows Again with Northwestern Regional Manager

We are continuing to grow rapidly!  We just added Broc Johnson as our newest team member. Broc is based out of Washington and attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Communication.

After graduation, Broc worked at a local golf course for about a year before he moved back to Washington to accept a job with Shaw Industries in the Northwest as Territory Manager. In this position Broc covered the Northwest area of the US.

As Northwestern Regional Manager Broc will be responsible for growing and managing the indoor and outdoor field dealer networks in the Northwestern states and Canada, while working with the A&E community as well as meeting with end users.

Welcome to the team Broc!

Hot Spring Chooses Sporturf

Sometimes we get a chance to get a little bit more information about an install and the motivation behind it. We spoke with our dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals about his recent install in Hot Springs to learn more about the project and get some feedback from the customers.

The project was as follows:

  • Product Installed-PowerHouse 46oz
  • Size of Installation-81,000 SF
  • Location-Hot Springs, AR
  • Difficulties/obstacles overcome-15” of rain during project work
  • Why did the turf need to be replaced?-The former field was seven years old and falling apart.

When asked why they chose to go with Sporturf, Hot Springs School District Deputy Superintendent Lloyd D. Jackson said, “After visiting a few schools in our area that had Sporturf (fields), we were convinced that this was the quality of product we wanted to go with.  We also were impressed with the professionalism and commitment of the Midwest team in past projects. “

Furthermore, Jackson told us what they hoped to accomplish, “We wanted to first class field to accompany our World Class approach to educating our students.  Our board decided that they wanted to showcase the best in all areas of our schools–academically and athletically.”

When asked about feedback from the community Jackson finished with this statement, “The community has been very complimentary of the work that has been done on our football field.  It is a source of pride for our district.”

We at Sporturf strive to provide quality service with quality products to each one of our customers, no matter the size of the project. With that in mind, please consider Sporturf for your synthetic turf sports needs.

SCG Fields Installs Multipurpose Soccer and Football Field in North Miami

Recently SCG Fields, LLC worked with North Miami Athletics to install a Sporturf™ multipurpose soccer and football field in Miami, Florida.  Officials from North Miami Athletics worked the SCG and Sporturf team to choose a color for the coaches’ boxes that would very closely match the newly resurfaced track.

The turf system that was selected consisted of Sporturf™ GameChanger paired with an alternative infill called Envirofill from US Greentech and a ProPlay shock pad from Schmitz Foam Products.  The entire project was purchased through our partnership with NJPA.

SCG Fields, LLC is a sports field specialty construction contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs for professional, collegiate, and high school facilities, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. They are one of the nation’s most trusted sources for superior quality construction of highly engineered natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields.  Sporturf is proud to team with top quality partners across North America for both indoor and outdoor projects. 

Sporturf™ GameChanger is very similar to natural grass; our advanced yarn provides resilience and strength at the same time, while maintaining a brilliant appearance. The fiber has exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibers. This increases the performance in sliding, ball roll, ball bounce and durability making our product one of the best on the market today.

Sporturf™ Grows With New Western Regional Manager

Sporturf™ would like to welcome its newest team member, Raquel “Rocky” Raybon, as Western Regional Manager.

Sporturf™ is expanding its footprint on the west coast and making a conscious effort to gain market share. Raquel is going to be an integral part of the plan to get Sporturf™ there.

Raquel grew up both in Columbus, GA and Florida. As a student athlete on the swim team at Clemson University, Rocky earned her degree in Travel and Tourism Management while minoring in Business Administration.  Upon graduation, she went on to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta for 5 years and transferred to California, where she currently resides in San Diego.

Rocky will be responsible for indoor and outdoor field sales in the 14 western states growing not only the brand but the dealer network as well.  Business Director of Sporturf™ Matt Riggs stated, “We are thrilled to have Rocky on board and look forward to the impact she will have on the team.”

Start Prepping for Next Football Season Now!

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.

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

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.

Mt.Vernon Becomes a PowerHouse with Sporturf

The install at Mt Vernon High School features Sporturf’s premier product; PowerHouse. Sporturf dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals completed the install. 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.

PowerHouse 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. PowerHouse 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 Mt.Vernon

Mt. Vernon’s Class AAA school system includes four schools – an elementary, intermediate, middle and high school. Two state colleges, as well as several private colleges are within 40 miles.

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