Beynon Sports Surfaces and Atlas Track Merge to Form Beynon Sports

March 1st 2012 the Track Industry becomes revolutionized

Hunt Valley, MD, March 01, 2012 --( Effective March 1st, 2012, Atlas Tracks, Inc. of Tualatin, Oregon will formally merge into Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc., and Beynon Sports will be the resulting company and brand.

The merger will allow Beynon Sports to increase their operating leverage as the industry’s largest vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, and installer of high performance track and field and gymnasium athletic surfaces. This union will also better serve the thousands of existing domestic and international clients as well as all future customers.

“Joining a company like Beynon Sports is a natural fit for Atlas Tracks,” remarked Gary Logsdon, Atlas Track’s Vice-President. “Partnering with Beynon Sports, and, in turn, joining the Tarkett Sports family, will enable us to expand our market share and provide a wider array of services to our clients.”

Beynon Sports will now have a direct operational presence across the United States with locations in Oregon, California, Texas, and Maryland as well as eight domestic sales offices.

“The addition of Atlas Tracks to the Beynon Sports family enhances our value chain, and augments our ability to directly provide the highest quality sports surfacing products to a greater share of the market,” said Beynon Sports COO Drew Beynon.

About Atlas Track

Atlas Tracks, Inc. is a licensed and bonded general contracting company operating in the specialty sports surfacing industry. Our surfaces are installed on running tracks and tennis courts at high schools, colleges and universities, and at public and private facilities. Our experienced crews have installed more than 2,000 running tracks and 3,000 tennis courts in the Western U.S. synthetic surfacing market for over 30 years.

In 2009, Atlas Tracks, Inc. was purchased by the world’s largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries, Tarkett Sports. This allowed Atlas to join the Beynon Sports Surfaces family, and in 2012 merge with Beynon Sports Surfaces to form Beynon Sports; a company with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. By manufacturing and installing our own products, Beynon Atlas is able to offer you the highest level track surfacing product along with local installation and local service.

About Beynon Sports

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 Sports 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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Shawn Taylor