Sports Surface HQ
All is not doom & gloom locally on the economic opportunity front. FieldTurf, athletic field surface manufacturer, has opened an office in Wilsonville to serve West Coast clientele. This will be the second regional sales and service office to serve the American market. The
Oregon base employs a staff of 10, headed by company veteran Billy Walker.
Both Oregon and Oregon State have installed all-weather FieldTurf in both football and baseball facilities. It is a popular choice for high school sports use, with over 80 installations to date around Oregon. FieldTurf offers a broad range of surfacing for basketball, volleyball, squash, tennis, racquetball and gymnastic indoor surfaces and track and field facilities. Both synthetics and hardwoods are utilized.
The company also has installed 21 of the 32 NFL football franchisees' turf installations, and has provided suface for 50 Divsion I college football stadiums. The Tampa Bay, Minnesota and Toronto major league baseball clubs are FieldTurf users.
FieldTurf, a division of Tarkett Group, is the largest entity in the sports surfacing industry and offers leasing, engineering and manufacturing to specifications.
© 2009 Oregon Magazine