Beynon Sports Nominated for Outdoor Facility of the Year

After winning ASBA's Outdoor Facility of the Year in 2011 for Spire Institute Beynon is once again nominated in 2012, this time for Lane Community College.

Hunt Valley, MD, August 16, 2012 --( The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has recognized Beynon Sports Lane Community College as a winner in the distinguished Outdoor Track category of its annual awards program. Lane Community College will now be entered into the running for Outdoor Facility of the year, an award Beynon Sports swept in 2011 for both the Outstanding Outdoor Facility of the Year and the Outstanding Indoor Facility of the Year. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

With four months to go, Beynon Sports is once again having an impressive year in 2012, a year that so far has seen three more schools from the Pac-12 select Beynon Sports as their surface of choice. In addition to over 100 jobs won or installed within the United States in 2012, Beynon Sports has also extended their international presence with installations in Norway and Venezuela.

“We are ecstatic that the ASBA has once again recognized Beynon Sports,” said Jeff Dickey, Region Sales Manager, Beynon Sports. “Winning distinguished status and being nominated for facility of the year not only validates the stringent quality control standards that we set for ourselves, but also reinforces why it is so important to work closely with the owner, coaches and contractors when designing, manufacturing and developing a world-class athletic facility.”

Beynon Sports is committed to operational excellence in all aspects of their business from R&D to contract management to completion and close-out. Beynon has brought this single source responsibility to the forefront with its 50,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Maryland, regional operational hubs and local sales and service centers. It is this commitment to operational excellence that allowed Beynon to become the market leader in design, production and installation of track and field surfaces in North America.

Beynon Sports installed an 8 lane Berlin Blue track with a 1m safety zone on the outside perimeter set to International (IAAF) standard dimensions, with a Steeplechase on the inside apex of the turn as well as a 100m/110m setup that can be run in both directions. This state of the art track also features markings for High School and the NCAA.

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. In 2009, Atlas Track, Inc. joined the Tarkett Sports family and merged with Beynon Sports in 2012, forming 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