Complete Range of Innovative FieldTurf and Tarkett Sports Surfacing Products Offered Through The Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program

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Marks yet another industry first for the world leader in sports surfacing

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FieldTurf without a doubt was the way we wanted to go and the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program allowed us to get it

Tarkett Sports, the industry's one-stop-shop for high quality sports surfacing has made its complete range of turf, track, indoor, and landscape surfacing products available through the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program - the nation's #1 cooperative purchasing source for sports and landscape surfacing. This feat is an industry first and a ground breaking offering that allows customers to ensure they get what they want without the uncertainty that often follows the traditional bid method.

From the renowned FieldTurf and Prestige brands of synthetic turf that revolutionized an industry to our innovative FieldTurf landscape, pets, golf, and playground surfacing products, right on through to 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, the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program has it all and is the best way to ensure municipalities get the quality products that they want, eliminating the need to use traditional systems that have left many unsatisfied with the product they end up with.

"FieldTurf without a doubt was the way we wanted to go and the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program allowed us to get it," said Circle High School Assistant Superintendent Robert Grassino in Towanda, Kansas. "The process also allowed us to compare apples to apples on pricing which is tough to do in the normal bid process. In the long run we feel we got a better deal through the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing program than if we would have gone through the bid process. We are very happy with the process and the FieldTurf product."

"The Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program is the absolute best way for customers across the U.S. to ensure they get the highest quality surfacing products in the industry," said Tarkett Sports CEO Joe Fields. "The best part of this program is that it saves everybody time, money, and ensures the selection of quality products and services that clients ultimately desire."    

Atlas is an approved vendor on several national cooperative purchasing contracts. These contracts consist of a compilation of purchasing agencies that have joined together to simultaneously issue Invitations for Bids on a national level. These cooperative purchasing agencies have all selected FieldTurf, through Atlas, as their turf product of choice. The cooperatives took the work out of the typically long process of selecting and approving a turf vendor to facilitate the lives of people interested in obtaining state-of-the-art FieldTurf and Tarkett Sports products without the hassles and extra expense of the typical bid process.

Through these cooperatives, customers can purchase running tracks, tennis/basketball courts, synthetic turf, and indoor flooring across the U.S. on previously bid contracts with preferential pricing. Site work can also be included through the alternative costing method. Finding strength in numbers, the Atlas Cooperative Purchasing Program unites municipalities from around the country, helping each one of them save valuable time and money for facility enhancement projects. They work on the school's behalf to secure multi-state volume purchasing contracts. These contracts provide measurable and cost effective benefits that continue to exceed the customer's expectations.

FieldTurf offers industry leading engineering and manufacturing resources, unparalleled leasing and financing capabilities, 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 over 3000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained over 12,000 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 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 http://www.fieldturf.com

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Jason Smollett
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