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Since 1965, the AstroTurf brand has been driven by forward thinking ingenuity. Today AstroTurf continuously improves its system design to deliver playing surfaces with the most realistic, sport-specific performance, longest lasting durability, and sound player protection.
Welcome to the Second Half of the AstroTurf Century!
Payson, AZ – When the Arizona State Sun Devils make their annual pilgrimage to Camp Tontozona for football camp this year, a major facility upgrade will be waiting for them with the installment of an AstroTurf® premium synthetic turf system. The visit to Camp...
San Jose, CA – International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and AstroTurf are both giants in their respective industries and are used to leading the way in everything they do. After all, AstroTurf is the inventor of artificial turf and the leader in innovating synthetic playing surfaces for over 50 years. And not many can compare with IBM’s 100 plus years of amazing developments such as the ATM, hard disk drive, magnetic stripe card, UPC Barcode and much more. These two corporate icons have teamed up to do something very special at IBM in Silicon Valley.
AstroTurf has installed 76,136 square feet of artificial turf that will serve as a new soccer field as well as a Cricket field for IBM employees. One of the world’s largest companies employing over 380,000 people world-wide, IBM recognizes the value of their work force and looks for new ways to encourage, motivate, reward and bring their team together. As IBM brings in tech workers from all over the world, they felt it was important to make some of their favorite sports more accessible. Soccer has long had a strong foothold in the United States but Cricket is still relatively obscure in this country. As more and more tech workers move here from Southern Asia and India it was important to promote one of their favorite sports, Cricket, here as well.
IBM, also known as “Big Blue” decided to be true to their nickname and go with an all blue playing field. The field features AstroTurf’s Rhino Blend. The Rhino Series synthetic sports turf is a good choice for clients who are looking for increased playing time and performance of their sports fields. This field benefits from AstroTurf’s legendary quality control protocols and industry-leading R&D efforts. The big blue field adorned with their famous logo should fit in nicely at the IBM complex in San Jose that already boasts other employee-friendly activities and amenities.
AstroTurf Regional Sales Manager Dominick Berarducci stated, “What a tremendous opportunity to work with a legendary business such as IBM! When we were approached by IBM as a referral from another client in the Bay Area, we along with our partner, Valley Precision Grading, were over the top with excitement on being able to provide our design and construction for IBM. We build fields and help clients develop campuses into communities for a living and we know the value these fields have in bringing people together, so these are the type of projects that we can truly appreciate. Thank you IBM for entrusting our team to build your community!”
To say that IBM employees are valuable is a gigantic understatement. Over the years, IBM employees have been awarded five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science. Their employees have also contributed to the fact that IBM has held the record for most U.S. Patents generated by a business for 25 consecutive years. It is an honor for AstroTurf employees to design, manufacture, and install this great new field for the amazing employees at IBM.
About AstroTurf®: For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.
Dalton, GA – AstroTurf Corporation, the inventor and leading innovator of synthetic turf, announces Tim Jordan as a new Regional Sales Manager in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. Tim will be responsible for developing relationships with existing and prospective customers in order to help deliver the AstroTurf model of customer service, products, and value.
Tim has over twenty five years of successful sales experience where he has been developing and maintaining relationships with customers in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has been in the athletic surfacing marketplace for over 10 years and is considered an expert and trusted partner by clients throughout the region. Over the years, Tim has participated and developed strategy for turf industry initiatives such as sport-specific products and cooperative contract purchasing agreements.
Commenting on the addition of Tim Jordan to the AstroTurf team, Rich Jordan, AstroTurf Vice President of Business Development and Marketing said, “We are excited to have Tim Jordan back on the AstroTurf team! He is a true professional and will be a great partner for our customer base. Tim will make an immediate impact for us and continue to keep AstroTurf as the preferred product and company in the Mid-Atlantic region.”
Tim is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and is actively involved in student ministry leadership, several parent volunteer committees, and capital campaigns. Tim resides in Richmond, VA with his wife and three children.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at www.astroturf.com.
Philadelphia, PA – Two historic names in the track and field world have reached historic milestones in 2019. Rekortan, the leading name in premium track systems is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the Penn Relays, America’s oldest and largest track and field competition will have its 125th running this year. The two legendary icons will come together once again at the event as Rekortan is honored to enter into its 31st consecutive year as the Official Surface of the event.
Held each year during the last week of April, The Penn Relays regularly attract over 100,000 fans during a 3 day period with as many as 50,000 attending on Saturdays. The event will host more than 15,000 participants from High Schools, Colleges and Track Clubs throughout North America and abroad. It is held at the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field, the oldest stadium in the country that functions as both a football and track stadium.
Rekortan is excited to be hosting the Coaches Hospitality Suite during the event. Head Coaches can enjoy a climate controlled sitting area with a live feed of the relays along with beverages from 9AM to 3PM and light appetizers from 11AM to 3PM. There will be giveaway items for the coaches, samples, and a friendly staff of Rekortan consultants on hand to answer any questions about the leading provider of technologically advanced, premium track systems.
Also at the Hospitality Suite, there will be live demonstrations of Rekortan Smart, the world’s first smart running surface at 9AM, 11AM, and 1PM on Thursday and Friday and additional demonstrations at 9AM and 11AM on Saturday. With the Rekortan Smart system, the athlete wears a high-tech sensor or smartphone on a waist belt. As soon as the athlete starts to move, the sensor/smartphone begins logging the data. Whenever the athlete passes a magnetic gate, the sensor detects the magnet in the surface as a timing point. This allows motion and time data to be divided into sections between the gates and assessed accordingly. The sensor is able to determine where the athlete is on the surface and it is also able to distinguish between rests and changes in direction. Assessment results allow for more effective training programs. This technology is great for not only athletes, but for coaches and strength and conditioning professionals to develop programs and help prevent injuries.
“We are thrilled to once again be a part of this wonderful event,” said Sydney Stahlbaum, Marketing Director for Rekortan. “We look forward to The Penn Relays each year and celebrating our anniversaries together makes this year even more special.”
The Penn Relays are held annually during the last week of April. The dates for this year’s event are April 25th through the 27th. A full schedule of events and detailed race times may be found at www.thepennrelays.com
Designed for the current day athlete, the Rekortan track system is a diverse, world class series of polyurethane running tracks that are unmatched in quality and performance. The Rekortan debut in 1969 revolutionized the track world with quality and innovation, forever crowning our systems as “the fast tracks”. Rekortan is part of the SportGroup, arguably the largest sports surfacing company in the world.