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Two Artificial Turf Installations by Medallion Earn National Awards From ASBA

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Each year, the American Sports Builders Association recognizes excellence in construction at U.S. sports venues. Among the latest ASBA award winners are two North Carolina sports venues with fields that were installed by Medallion Athletic Products, a leading supplier and installer of indoor and outdoor athletic and recreational surfaces in the Southeastern United States.

ASBA, the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, honors newly built and renovated U.S. athletics facilities by ASBA members. Projects are scored by a panel of ASBA members based on layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winners' cumulative scores meet or exceed ASBA standards.

The Medallion installations that were honored in 2011 were:

  • UNC Charlotte's Northeast Recreational Field Complex, Charlotte, N.C., which received the Distinguished Multi Field Facility award. The university installed six Mondoturf artificial turf fields manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the sports flooring market.
     
  • High Point University's Vert Track, Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium, High Point, N.C., which received the Distinguished Single Field Facility award. The university also installed a Mondoturf artificial turf field manufactured by Mondo.

Medallion is the authorized dealer for Mondo sports flooring in the Carolinas.

This marks the third consecutive year that installations by Medallion, which also manufactures and installs MAXPLAY, its own artificial grass system, have been honored by ASBA. Previous award winners were Spartanburg (S.C.) High School (2010) and Mooresville (N.C.) High School (2009).

"Medallion's entire team takes great pride in the excellence of the products we offer our clients, and in the superior quality of our installations," said Matt Broughton, president, Medallion Athletic Products. "These awards recognize the ongoing, outstanding quality of our construction projects."

About the American Sports Builders Association

Based in Ellicott City, Md., the ASBA is a nonprofit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for both tennis courts and running tracks, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports field construction. More information is available at www.sportsbuilders.org.

About Medallion Athletic Products

Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., is a licensed general contractor and subcontractor of athletic surfaces required for virtually every type of sports venue. The company, headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., specializes in solutions for athletic facilities and surfacing with a focus on venues in the Southeastern U.S. Since its founding in 1996, Medallion has provided extensive expertise, comprehensive project management and excellence in service to individuals, high schools and colleges, parks and recreation departments and general contractors.

In 2004, Medallion designed its own artificial grass system – MAXPLAY. This system features a variety of the most up-to-date advancements in synthetic grass fiber technology, manufacturing methods and materials. Using the MAXPLAY system, Medallion develops customized, all-weather, safe, stable and affordable artificial turf fields to meet each customer's specific needs.

Medallion also is the authorized dealer for Mondo sports flooring in North Carolina and South Carolina.

In addition to turf products, track surfaces and synthetic flooring, Medallion offers a broad range of other products for indoor and outdoor sports venues, including protective netting, batting cages and football field goal netting. For more information, see www.medallionathletics.com.

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MAXPLAY is a registered trademark of Medallion.

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