SOURCE: FieldTurf Tarkett

May 04, 2007 14:56 ET

FieldTurf Podcast Now Available for Download at MN1

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- Market News 1 and FieldTurf Tarkett announced today that John Gilman, CEO of FieldTurf Tarkett, appeared on Market News First ( on Friday, April 27, 2007. The reason for Gilman's appearance was the success of FieldTurf and how it has proven to be one of the great success stories in the annals of sports-related products. FieldTurf's 2000 installations are in more than 40 countries and the world's undisputed leader in synthetic turf has single-handedly changed the perception of artificial turf by coaches, players, athletic administrators and fans. There have been many imitators and knockoffs, but there is clearly only one FieldTurf.

To learn more about FieldTurf and how it has earned the industry leading position in a competitive and growing marketplace, log on to and download the FieldTurf Podcast free of charge.

As opposed to the old concrete-like artificial turf that featured a thin carpet and a pad and caused many severe injuries to athletes around the globe, FieldTurf's engineered system is a safe alternative, resulting in a documented reduction of sports injuries. More than 40 major NCAA universities have FieldTurf in their stadiums, with many more utilizing it at their practice sites. Some of the major universities who have FieldTurf in their football stadiums include Nebraska, Ohio State, Boston College, Rutgers, Oregon, Washington, Kansas State, Louisville, Syracuse, Texas Tech and Missouri. In addition, 21 of the National Football League's 32 teams have FieldTurf at their stadiums and/or practice complexes. Also, Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays have FieldTurf at their respective stadiums.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf is the result of years of research -- evident in the patented FieldTurf infill mix of silica sand and cryogenic rubber and patented layering process that delivers a system that emulates natural grass and provides the cost benefits of synthetic fields. The sand and rubber infill system is the biggest technical development that the sport surfacing industry has seen in the last twenty-five years. This patented technology sets FieldTurf apart from all other sports surfaces. Additional benefits are found in improved player safety, reduced maintenance costs and flexibility for conversion -- allowing stadium managers to quickly change the field from one sport to another or to easily host a variety of sporting events, concerts and other special events on top of the FieldTurf surface.

FieldTurf is a privately held company that has revolutionized the artificial turf industry with its patented products and installation technologies. FieldTurf also offers a full range of artificial grass solutions. For more information on FieldTurf, please visit


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