GeoSurfaces Southeast completes first IRONTURF installation
GeoSurfaces Southeast, a new subsidiary of GeoSurfaces,
Inc., has completed its first woven turf installation at King’s Mountain High
School in King’s Mountain, NC.
The high school’s new 90,000 square-foot football field features T-COOL technology, which helps lower the turf’s surface temperature. The field was constructed using IRONTURF, TenCate’s premium woven synthetic turf, which is unmatched for playability, durability and safety (and comes with the toughest fibers in the world).
“As Medallion, we already had a reputation for excellence in
the South. Now, as part of the TenCate grass family, we have an expanded network
to more easily and efficiently service customers throughout the region,” said
Jim Stalford, president of GeoSurfaces Southeast. “We’re proud to install our
first IRONTURF field as GeoSurfaces Southeast for King’s Mountain High School,
and we know the players will love playing on the highest-quality turf on the
GeoSurfaces’ Southeast division’s installation comes on the
heels of the new Northeast division, which, earlier this year, installed
IRONTURF at the New England Patriots’ practice venue, Empower Field House.
“The ten-year warranty was a big factor, but at the end of
the day, it was the Patriots’ decision that made the choice for us, too,” said
David Brinkley, president of the King’s Mountain Touchdown Club, which
commissioned the new field. “We want King’s Mountain athletes to have the best
field available, so we went with the turf that the six-time national champions
Todd Penley, GeoSurfaces Southeast’s vice president of
business development, said that customer service was also a big factor in the
Club’s decision, especially when a pipe carrying water from a nearby creek
(approximately seven feet in diameter) was discovered under the field. The pipe
was leaking badly and, while a solvable problem, those repairs could have set back
installation substantially. Under GeoSurfaces’ care, though, it only took an
additional five weeks.
“Understandably, the Touchdown Club wanted to get the field
installed right away. They knew football season was coming up fast,” Penley
said. “At GeoSurfaces Southeast, we’re full-service general contractors, and I
think our customers realize how important that is when complications like this
come up. Sometimes, you’re going to run across unknown factors. If you have a
team like GeoSurfaces managing the process from end to end, though, we can
easily accommodate those shifts and keep the installation moving.”