Tarkett Sports Acquires Atlas Track & Tennis

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Tarkett Sports announced today the acquisition of Atlas Track & Tennis in one of the most significant announcements to come out of the sports surfacing industry in recent years. With annual revenue of $61m, Atlas Track & Tennis has a long history of innovation and is known as the contractor of choice for the construction of synthetic running tracks and tennis courts. Coupled with the previous purchase of Beynon Sports Surfaces and Defargo, Tarkett Sports remains the preeminent running track installer in North America.

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FieldTurf and Atlas Track & Tennis have a long standing history and have collaborated on a multitude of projects.

Tarkett Sports announced today the acquisition of Atlas Track & Tennis in one of the most significant announcements to come out of the sports surfacing industry in recent years. With annual revenue of $61m, Atlas Track & Tennis has a long history of innovation and is known as the contractor of choice for the construction of synthetic running tracks and tennis courts. Coupled with the previous purchase of Beynon Sports Surfaces and Defargo, Tarkett Sports remains the preeminent running track installer in North America.

"FieldTurf and Atlas Track & Tennis have a long standing history and have collaborated on a multitude of projects." said Tarkett Sports CEO Joe Fields. "The addition of Atlas Track & Tennis to the Tarkett Sports family further enhances our ability to continue to provide the highest quality sports surfacing products. Both companies have always made it a part of their mantra to deliver the highest quality products with continuous emphasis on R&D which makes this a great fit."

"Joining a company like Tarkett Sports is a natural fit for us," said Atlas Track & Tennis Founder George Fisher. "Being part of the Tarkett Sports family will allow us to expand our track business in large part due to unmatched manufacturing capabilities, an impressive focus on quality control, along with the industry's best financials."

Atlas Track & Tennis has completed well over 1000 world-class, outdoor running tracks for customers such as the University of California Davis, Pacific University, Lewis & Clark College, Cal State University-Fullerton, Harvard-Westlake School, BYU-Idaho, and Eastern Washington University, to name a few.

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.

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 http://www.fieldturf.com .

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