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Abilene ISD’s FieldTurf Surface Complete

School installed FieldTurf Revolution; replaces 10-year-old turf at Shotwell Stadium.

Abilene, TX, May 02, 2012 --( Abilene ISD in Texas has completed their installation of FieldTurf Revolution at Shotwell Stadium. The new surface replaces the 10-year-old turf field, and includes customized alternate logos in the endzones for Abilene and Cooper High School. Shotwell Stadium is used for a wide array of sports at all competing levels, and the investment in FieldTurf looks to prove its worth as high usage rates are anticipated on the field for years to come.

“I think we got a (great) buy and got maximum value with this Revolution,” said AISD construction coordinator Joe Humphrey. “We think we’re a key West Texas district and people look to us because we were one of the first to have artificial turf in West Texas and we want to continue to be on the forefront of these things and do the right thing.”

The school district can now claim it offers its student athletes a surface that provides the necessary safety measures and performance-enabling features to succeed on the field. Shotwell stadium is home to multiple programs, and has a long storied history of impressive feats on its ground. Deciding to upgrade to FieldTurf Revolution makes a statement that Abilene is looking to continue writing history at this venue.

“High School football is tremendously popular within this region and we’re proud to have our stamp on it,” said FieldTurf Southwest Regional Vice President Chuck Bailey. “FieldTurf Revolution will provide Abilene ISD the necessary durability to maintain numerous sports programs with an aesthetically pleasing surface.”

With over 70 fields installed to date, FieldTurf is leaving its mark on high school athletics in Texas. Abilene ISD’s decision to install FieldTurf Revolution further emphasizes the point that FieldTurf’s patented system and unique features provide for a one-of-a-kind sports experience that’s maximized when played in this region. As Abilene’s athletics continue to grow, FieldTurf will be side-by-side every step of the way.

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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