Calhoun, GA (Vocus) March 17, 2010
The world leader in artificial turf is proud to announce that the first artificial turf sports field in Iraq for the U.S. Government has been installed at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. In addition to being the world leader in sports surfacing for schools, municipalities and professional teams, FieldTurf has installed more artificial sports turf for the military (both in the U.S. and abroad) than any other artificial turf manufacturer.
“The entire FieldTurf family could not be more proud that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad chose FieldTurf for their sports field resurfacing project,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “This installation adds to our long list of installations for various organizations within the Department of State and the U.S. military. We can assure all that will use the field in Baghdad that they are training on the safest, highest performing, and most durable artificial turf system in the world.”
In addition to the recently installed field for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, other U.S. Government installations completed by FieldTurf include Guantanamo Bay, Fort Lewis Army Base in Fort Lewis, Washington, Great Lakes Navy Base in Great Lakes, IL, U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. Military Academy at West Point in West Point, New York, U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as well as installations for other governments including Zayed Military College in the UAE, and the Royal Air Force Base in Scotland, to name just a few.
In 2006, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded a contract to FieldTurf USA under the category of recreational and athletic equipment -- allowing organizations to obtain FieldTurf through the federal government without having to endure the lengthy and often misleading bid process. The GSA is the most reliable resource for Federal purchasers with the most comprehensive selection of approved products & services. The goal of the system is to bring together all GSA sources, along with their catalog description, current price and delivery options to provide a simplified method of ordering. For more information, please visit http://www.gsaadvantage.gov and enter FieldTurf’s contract number in the search box or call (800) 724-2969. FieldTurf GSA Contract # GS-07F-9631S.
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 3,500 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.
FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.
For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products