Mondo Completes Installation of Two Artificial Turf Fields

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mondo, a global leader in the sports flooring market, today announced it has completed the installation of new artificial turf fields at two high schools. Both schools installed Mondo's highly regarded Mondoturf Monofilament Classic artificial turf field.

Central Catholic High School, Toledo, Ohio, replaced its natural grass field with a Mondoturf Monofilament Classic artificial turf field. It is the first artificial turf installation in the Toledo area.

Founded in 1920, Central Catholic High School has long been a football powerhouse. It won the 2005 Ohio Division II State Championship and was the 2005 and 2006 city champion, so having the best artificial turf field possible was extremely important to the school.

"We are very excited about this new field," said Mike Boyle, director of operations and a member of the football coaching staff at Central Catholic High School. "We did an enormous amount of due diligence during our selection process, and we came to the conclusion that the Mondoturf Monofilament Classic field from Mondo was the best product for us, and we are very happy with it. The feel is unbelievable. It's the best synthetic surface I've ever been on. We can't wait for the community to see the new field and to start playing games on it."

For Fort Zumwalt East High School, a new school in St. Peters, Mo., Mondoturf's monofilament fibers were an important factor in deciding what turf to use for its new field.

"We selected the Mondoturf Monofilament Classic system because we believed it to be the best one we had seen," said Bill Weber, assistant superintendent for facilities and construction services of the Fort Zumwalt School District. "We liked the appearance, the performance characteristics and that it will retain its shape and performance after many years of play."

About Mondoturf Monofilament Classic

The Mondoturf Monofilament Classic artificial turf field 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, Europe and Asia and sells its products in more than 134 countries. More information is available at

Mondo and Mondoturf are registered trademarks of Mondo.

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