The NBA 2012 All-Star Game Teams Up With Horner Sports Flooring to Create Manufacturing Jobs in Michigan

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In the vast forest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula lies Horner Flooring a small family owned business who for the 27th year in a row is supplying the game floor for the NBA 2012 All Star game in Orlando. Horner, located in Dollar Bay, Michigan has proudly manufactured basketball flooring in the state of Michigan since 1891.

NBA All Star Game and Horner Flooring team up to create jobs in Michigan

2012 NBA All Star Game played on a Horner floor creating jobs in Michigan

“As a family owned business, we cherish our relationships. Be it with the NBA All Star game or a single school - Horner will always strive to go the extra mile for its customers” comments Horner’s CEO Doug Hamar.

In the vast forest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula lies Horner Flooring Company, a small family owned business who, for the 26th year in a row, is supplying the game floor for the NBA 2012 All Star game in Orlando, Florida. Horner, located in Dollar Bay, Michigan, has proudly manufactured basketball flooring in the state of Michigan since 1891. Horner has seen and weathered many tough economic times in its 100+ year history of manufacturing in Michigan and fully understands its success continues to be driven by a committed workforce and product innovations.

On any given night during the NBA season, over half of the games are likely to be played on a Horner Pro King© portable basketball floor system. The Pro King’s design which yields lightning fast installations makes it a floor of choice for arena managers all over the world. Locally in Michigan, the MSU Spartans and at the Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons (watch how it was made from start to finish) play on the Horner Pro-King©. In fact, although it may not be widely known, the three largest crowds ever to watch an indoor basketball game all watched the games being played on a Horner Pro King floor, including the current world record set at the 2010 NBA All Star game at Cowboys Stadium.

As a founding member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, Horner has manufactured millions of feet of basketball flooring that have been installed all across the United Sates. Visit any state in the nation and you can find a Horner maple basketball floor quietly providing the local high school or college with the world’s best maple basketball surface. Just look to the heartlands and see the student body at Aubry Bend Middle School, part of the Overland Blue Valley School District playing on a beautiful Horner sports floor.

“As a family owned business, we cherish our relationships. Be it with the NBA All Star game or a single school - Horner will always strive to go the extra mile for its customers” comments Horner’s CEO Doug Hamar.

You will find Horner’s home office and state of the art manufacturing facility remotely located amongst the world’s finest stands of hard maple in Michigan’s lumber rich Upper Peninsula. With an average employee seniority of 15+ years, Horner’s craftsmen produce world class quality products and they have the certificates on the wall from the U.S. Commerce Department as proof of their export achievements. Manufacturing in a Green zero-waste employee-friendly facility and using only in process- “scrap” as the lone fuel to dry lumber and heat the facilities, Horner and the NBA can be proud of the manufacturing jobs they provide the local residents of Dollar Bay.

Horner Sports Flooring, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems is proud to provide multiple permanent and portable athletic maple flooring solutions for all applications ranging from the 2012 NBA All-Star game floor to elementary, middle schools, high Schools and colleges across the country.

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