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January 29, 2015
The NFHS and USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, are joining forces to expand boys high school gymnastics opportunities across the country. To complement the existing state high school gymnastics programs, USA Gymnastics is activating its national network to create a state championships framework that works in concert with local high schools, school districts and state associations."School budgets are growing tighter and tighter, and we want to help... more
January 29, 2015
Mateflex recently completed a rooftop renovation for New York University at their Coles Sports and Recreation Center. The staff at NYU was looking for a cost-effective solution to improve their aging rooftop facilities. The existing surface had deteriorated to the point where it became a safety hazard and resulted in the courts having to be closed for several years. Mateflex worked closely with their local representative to come up with a solution to recreate NYU's six-bank tennis court with... more
January 29, 2015
The Capital District YMCA has one of the only YMCA facilities in the United States that offers an ice skating rink to its members. While this is a great benefit to the community, the cost to maintain the facility and lack of popularity during summer months prohibits it from being able to be utilized as an ice rink year round. So the staff at the Capital District YMCA was in search of a solution that would enable them to use this area year round. This led them to choose Mateflex to cover the... more
January 29, 2015
Being able to maximize the use of space is of the utmost importance in a convention center environment. The management at Hot Springs Convention Center & Summit Arena in Hot Springs Arkansas is doing just that. They now have one additional type of event that they are able to host using flooring and equipment provided by Mateflex. "In our case we identified a potential event that we felt would be a good fit," says Gordon Mahoney, Chief Operating Officer for Hot Springs Convention Center... more
January 29, 2015
At Mateflex we know sports and flooring. That's why we engineer all our state-of-the-art tiles for peak performance and near bulletproof durability. All of our modular flooring is portable and extremely low maintenance. And that's not all--these tiles are affordable and easy to install. We were the first, the original: Mateflex is the oldest U.S. modular tile manufacturer. We've been doing this since 1974 and we keep finding new ways to do it better. We sweat the details: Attention to detail... more
January 29, 2015
By Mary Kate Murphy Prior to an open gym session last June, Anthony Nicodemo, Head Boys' Basketball Coach at Saunders Trades and Technical School in Yonkers, N.Y., stood in front of his student-athletes and their parents and took a deep breath. He then shared a secret that he'd kept hidden for much of his life: He is gay. In coming out, Nicodemo became one of the first boys' basketball coaches in New York to make his homosexuality public. For Nicodemo, who has been the Saunders head coach since... more

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