Mondo Chosen to Provide New Synthetic Field At Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High schools

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

LAVAL, Quebec, June 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mondoturf is the artificial turf of choice for the Gerry Dattilio Sports Field at Quebec's Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High schools.

Mondo recently was awarded the contract to replace the school's current athletic field with its Mondoturf Monofilament Classic artificial turf. The installation is scheduled to begin soon and be completed by the start of the new school year in September.

The Gerry Dattilio Sports Field is used by the schools' football, hockey and soccer programs and by local soccer and football organizations. Thanks to Mondoturf's water-draining capacities, the synthetic field will be usable from early April to late fall-a longer time than the previous field.

"School officials believe the installation of such a high-quality field will benefit the entire community," said Federico Stroppiana, President of Mondo North and South America. "They expect it to encourage more youth to participate in sports and to motivate Laval residents to participate in community sports."

Mondo and Mondoturf are registered trademarks of Mondo.The Mondoturf Monofilament Classic filament is a combination of 100 percent post-consumer recycled resilient granules and rounded or subangular sand, which provides unparalleled durability. Rounded or subangular sand is virtually non-abrasive, reducing risk of injury for athletes and minimizing wear on the turf fibers. Mondo's new generation of fibers looks and feels like natural grass, and it provides similar playing characteristics without compromising the turf bind. Superior molecular alignment and a straight-line molecular direction provide dimensional memory and a greater capacity of recovery, ensuring the fiber will retain its appearance and will not deform even after many years of use.

Mondoturf systems are manufactured in North America.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports flooring market, manufacturing floor surfaces for virtually every sport. The company has more than 1,000 tracks installed worldwide.

The official supplier of the athletic track and basketball and handball courts of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations, including FIBA, IAAF, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, NIRSA, U.S. Track Coaches Association and YMCA.

The company also supplies a wide variety of commercial flooring and is the world's largest producer of sports and toy balls with an average daily production of 450,000 units. In addition, it manufactures large luxury yachts under its Mondomarine division.

Mondo invests heavily in research and development to ensure its products meet the highest quality standards in the industry, deliver optimal athletic performance, are durable, require minimal maintenance and are environmentally safe.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo's global headquarters are in Italy. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and sells its products in more than 134 countries. More information about Mondo America is available at

Mondo and Mondoturf are registered trademarks of Mondo.


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