FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Western Pennsylvania’s North Allegheny High School prides itself on quality, so when it came to building a new field system, they sought a manufacturer and a construction company they could trust:
TigerTurf and Sports Construction Group (SCG), respectively.
Installed in summer, 2008, by SCG (based in Ohio) the state-of-the-art TigerTurf was manufactured in the U.S. by global synthetic turf manufacturer TigerTurf.
“We absolutely love it,” stated Bob Bozzuto, North Allegheny High School athletic director. “We set our standards high, and TigerTurf more than met them.”
Bozzuto said the school has, over time, earned a reputation for seeking quality products and workmanship in all that it does. “Our kids work hard, our parents work hard, our staff works hard. We like setting the bar higher.”
He said he’d been a proponent of other systems until he was exposed to TigerTurf. “This turf is less abrasive, it feels like grass and it plays like grass. We would not have been as comfortable with another manufacturer.”
Bozzuto said all the school’s coaches also love the field. “I was concerned that it might not address the specific needs of our field hockey program, but it’s been extremely well received there, too.”
A 30-year veteran in the athletic department, Bozzuto said he was introduced to TigerTurf by SCG, whose reputation and professionalism impressed him prior to and throughout completion of the field. “I had no concerns about SCG getting the job done well,” he stated. “We didn’t even worry about having contingency plans – we knew they’d deliver when they said they would.
|“SCG’s people are super – very focused, very professional. They made us feel very comfortable throughout the job. The process was extremely smooth; they finished on time and went above and beyond the call of duty.”
He added that SCG did a phenomenal job on the sub-base, which is critical to the quality and longevity of the turf system. And it’s a good thing, too, as the system will see plenty of high school, middle school and community use in coming years (football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, physical education, band and more), according to Bozzuto.
TigerTurf International is one of the largest synthetic turf manufacturers in the world, with headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Americas.
The company owns and operates a global network of manufacturing facilities, most with ISO 9001 certification, serving customers in over 85 countries. The most recent facilities were added in Texas and Brazil in 2007.
TigerTurf develops customized and standard turf solutions for soccer, American football, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, golf and numerous other sport and landscaping applications. Many of the company’s products have passed the stringent testing requirements of FIFA, FIH, ITF, IRB, World Bowls and other sport governing bodies.
About Sports Construction Group, L.L.C.
Sports Construction Group, L.L.C., is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices near Austin, Texas. The company, a family- and employee-owned sports field specialty contractor, has construction roots that began nearly 50 years ago. Today SCG handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance.
SCG’s client roster includes some of the most recognizable sport facilities in the nation: Soldier Field, Progressive Field, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Notre Dame Stadium and Johns Hopkins University, along with dozens of Minor League, collegiate, high school and community systems.