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.

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.

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/

 

Jefferson County High School

Recently Jefferson County High School in Tennessee worked with Baseline Sports Construction, LLC and Sporturf to install a brand new PowerHouse synthetic turf field. The Patriots chose PowerHouse 46 and installed over 99,000 square feet including an AquaFab customized logo.

Baseline Sports Construction, LLC began surfacing tennis courts in 1982 as Empire Recreational Surfaces, and grew into a full service recreational contracting company providing a wide-range of services such as tennis court construction, running track construction, indoor sports facility construction, and synthetic turf construction.

Baseline serves the southeastern region and is a licensed contractor in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Our services have grown to include consulting on recreational facility construction outside our geographic area as well as full service construction work throughout the Southeast.

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

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

College Football Hall of Fame, Free August Admission

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! With football season just around the corner, and in honor of 150 years of college football, the College Football Hall of Fame announced that admission to the Hall will be FREE for the entire month of August, courtesy of Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. Fans will be able to gain free admission next month by scanning the Chick-fil-A App at the ticket window.

We wanted to share this exciting news with you in advance so you could take full advantage of the event. We also encourage you to share this info with your colleagues, friends and family.

The College Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in 2014 and brought to life a brand new type of college football fan experience. From the moment you walk in the door you become immersed in all
things related to college football, from the 45-yard replica field provided by Sporturf™, to the ESPN College Game Day Desk. According to Brad Olecki Chief Revenue Ocer of the College Football hall of
Fame, “We are very excited about the partnership with Sporturf™ and the opportunities that lie ahead.” Sporturf™ is thrilled about partnering with the Hall and we are looking forward to future opportunities.

 

Featured Install: McDonald Mustangs

Recently McDonald County High School worked with Sporturf dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to install a brand new custom football field for their athletes.

Bo Bergen, graduate of MCHS and the school’s Athletic Director, lead the charge for updates to the athletic department, including their new synthetic turf field. MCHS wanted to provide their student athletes with a top of the line surface that would not only be incredibly safe to play on but also incredibly eye catching.

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.

The Mustangs 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

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.

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