Oxford, Mississippi (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
The University of Mississippi has put the finishing touches on its new Men's and Women's basketball practice facility by installing a Connor hardwood floor.
About 22,000 square feet of Focus™ were installed, with 11,000 square feet in each of the men's and women's gymnasiums, said Jon Isaacs, Vice President and General Manager of Connor Sports Flooring, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Said Blake Barnes, Senior Athletic Director of Facilities, "Ole Miss has used Connor products and Sports Floors' services for a number of years with great success. We chose the Focus system due to its track record in other major college venues. The price of the product was very reasonable for the value it provides and Sports Floors service has been great."
Connor worked with Sports Floors, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, the contracting company that installed the surfaces. David LeBlanc, Vice President of Sales, coordinated efforts for Sports Floors.
William Mills of Mills and Mills Architects, Greenville, Mississippi, the project's architects, had high praise for the project partners and the product: "During the design process, we visited many of the newer practice facilities in the Southeastern Conference and found that the majority of them had DIN-Certified Connor floors. After visiting the Design and Performance Center at Sports Floors office in Memphis, we selected the Focus system for its outstanding list of features at an affordable price point."
"Connor hardwood floors continue to be the choice for their versatility, safety, good looks and environmental sustainability," said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International, the parent company of Connor headquartered in Salt Lake City.
Ole Miss has nearly 700 wins in its 35-year history of women's basketball, with 17 NCAA Tournament appearances. Its men's team celebrated 100 years of basketball in 2009, said Blake Barnes.
About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports since the company was founded in 1872. Connor is a member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturer's Association. Connor also offers wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which identifies products from responsibly-managed forests. Hardwood used in the courts is from a renewable resource, with the U.S. growing six times more hardwood than is harvested each year. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as "Zero Waste" and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.
For more Connor Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court