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Detroit Country Day School Selects FieldTurf Again After First Field Lasts Thirteen Years

First FieldTurf field initially installed on campus in 1998; after thirteen years of use field is being replaced by another FieldTurf surface

Beverly Hills, MI, April 17, 2011 --( After thirteen years of use on Detroit Country Day School’s first FieldTurf field, it was time to replace their outdoor field with a new surface – and the school picked FieldTurf once again for the job. After a thorough review of many other companies and products in the marketplace, the school’s administration and coaches were pleased to select FieldTurf again and continue the well established relationship.

“We looked at many different products in the industry and the same holds true today as it did more than a decade ago – nothing in the marketplace compares to what the FieldTurf product offers in terms of safety and playability,” said Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling. “When we originally decided to install FieldTurf on our Stadium Field, we expected an excellent level of service and product and that is exactly what we experienced over the last 13 years. We are excited to continue our longstanding relationship with the world leader in artificial turf.”

“We pride ourselves on delivering the very highest level of safety and playability in the industry and it means a lot to us to have Detroit Country Day School repeatedly display their confidence in FieldTurf’s service and products,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We’ve very much enjoyed our 13 year relationship, and we look forward to continuing to provide the very best surfaces to the school for many more years to come.”

Detroit Country Day School also chose to install FieldTurf in their impressive new indoor athletic complex that will serve the football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse and field hockey teams.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment "Environmental Intelligence" and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

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