Shaw Buys Synthetic Turf Company
Dalton, GA, Nov. 2, 2009--Shaw Industries said it has acquired Sportexe Construction Services, Inc., a synthetic turf company dedicated to sports surfacing.
Sportexe has provided fields to organizations such as the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, University of Pittsburgh, LSU, University of California, University of Arkansas and many others. Sportexe is also the exclusive or official turf system supplier for The Arena Football League (AFL/AF2), National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).
“The turf market offers exciting opportunities for us," said Shaw CEO Vance Bell.
"We intend to be a fully integrated producer from manufacturing through installation. With the combined strengths of these two companies, we look forward to accelerated growth in the synthetic turf market.”
Bell said that Shaw would develop a sustainable business model for the synthetic turf market and incorporate its sustainability principles.
The acquisition will bring together Shaw’s current TerraSport sports turf and TerraSoft recreational surfaces’ brands, sold under the Spectra Sports Surfaces division, with Sportexe’s current product offering.