Shaw Sportexe Signs Sports Construction Group to First Team of Distributors

Partnership to Provide Ultimate Combination of Synthetic Turf and Athletic Field Construction

Dec 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Sports Construction Group

CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaw Sportexe, a leading synthetic turf manufacturer, and Sports Construction Group (SCG), a renowned builder of natural and synthetic athletic fields, today announced a partnership in which SCG will become an installer of Shaw Sportexe products in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.

"The true beneficiaries of this partnership are the field owners, operators and specifiers who will have a turnkey partner on both sides of the field. They'll receive the best and broadest line of synthetic turf from Shaw Sportexe combined with meticulous construction from SCG, the go-to contractor for sports field design, build and installation," said Tom Enright, Shaw Sportexe divisional vice president.

Under terms of the agreement, SCG will distribute Shaw Sportexe's broad line of synthetic turf systems in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois and Indiana. In turn, Shaw Sportexe will rely on SCG, which has more than 20 years of expertise building high-performance sports fields, for its turf installations in the region.  

The high quality of Shaw Sportexe's synthetic turf will strengthen the material side of SCG's exclusive 8x8 Insured Warranty, the only policy in the industry that covers the entire field system – both sub base and synthetic turf – for eight years.  

"We've worked with a number of turf manufacturers over the years, but none can match what Shaw Sportexe offers in terms of its product quality, sophisticated manufacturing, research and development, service level and financial security," said Paul Franks, SCG president. "This partnership is a winning situation all around – for Shaw Sportexe, SCG, and most importantly, our customers."

The agreement solidifies a long-standing working relationship between SCG and Shaw Sportexe that dates back to 2004.  This year alone, the two companies have partnered on four athletic fields for clients that include Canal Winchester High School (OH), Hickory High School (PA), Smith College (MA) and the Cleveland Browns.

Also on the SCG roster are some of the most recognizable sport teams in the nation, including one-fourth of National Football League teams, one-fifth of Major League Baseball teams and scores of top-tier collegiate and high school teams.

About Shaw Sportexe

A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Sportexe is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America.  Shaw Sportexe has demonstrated industry leadership in both quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 700 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations such as the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, LSU, University of Arkansas, and many others. For more information on Shaw Sportexe, visit www.shawsportexe.com.

About SCG

Sports Construction Group is a sports field specialty contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf field construction, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. SCG has more than 50 years of construction experience, including more than 20 years of expertise building high-performance sports fields.

SCG's clients include one-fourth of National Football League teams, one-fifth of Major League Baseball teams and scores of top-tier collegiate and high school teams. On the SCG roster are some of the most recognizable sport facilities in the nation: Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Progressive Field, Soldier Field, Heinz Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Notre Dame Stadium and Northwestern's Ryan Field, along with dozens of minor league, collegiate, high school and community fields. More information is available at www.SCGfields.com.  

SOURCE Sports Construction Group



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