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Beynon and Grand Valley State University - a Perfect Combination

Hunt Valley, MD, July 27, 2011 --( In an effort to the meet the needs of their growing athletic department, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has joined a long list of notable Universities who have selected Beynon Sports Surfaces to solve their track surfacing needs.

This year alone the University of Oregon, Texas State University, Stanford University, University of Kentucky, Weber State University, University of Virginia and countless others have all made the decision to have Beynon Sports Surfaces’ high performance track and field athletic surfaces installed. Beynon was the surface of choice for three (3) of the top four (4) women’s teams and three (3) of the top five (5) men’s teams at the 2011 Division I NCAA Outdoor National Championships, proving once again that the name Beynon is synonymous with winning.

The new Track and Lacrosse stadium at Grand Valley State University will be a nine (9) lane, 400 meter athletic track featuring the revolutionary BSS 1000 track and field sports surface. The BSS 1000 is a superior track and field surface that enables athletes to push their performance to the limit and train extremely hard without injury. The surface is comprised of a bio-engineered force reduction layer that integrates very fine SBR rubber with environmentally-friendly polyurethane to create an impermeable shock absorbing cushion.

The Laker student-athletes are coming off a strong year where the women finished first and the men 16th during the Division II 2011 NCAA Outdoor National Championships. “This year, the Laker women won the first Division II National Championships in school history in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field, becoming the first women's program in any division in NCAA history to win all three national titles in the same academic year.” (

About Beynon Sports Surfaces

Beynon Sports Surfaces was founded by John T. Beynon with the vision of creating the highest performing synthetic surfaces designed for speed and competition, as well as daily training. Beynon’s premier track and field surfaces are found in the world’s most renowned athletic facilities, carrying some of the greatest champions to record-breaking times. In the spring of 2008, Beynon Sports Surfaces joined the Tarkett Sports family, combining the most recognized and prestigious name in the artificial turf market in FieldTurf with the celebrated Beynon Sports Surfaces’ branded track and field, fieldhouse, and gymnasium surfacing systems. The result is a global firm with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. Through this partnership, clients receive unprecedented service, quality, and support as well as the financial backing to stand behind the products manufactured and installed.

Beynon 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 the world-renowned FieldTurf brand of artificial turf along with 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. 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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