Kiefer USA Newsletter (April)

April 2020 Issue 01

On The Surface

“IN FOCUS” Gately Indoor Track & Field

Mondo and Kiefer U.S.A. were chosen to provide the innovative hydraulic banked indoor track for Chicago’s new Gately Park Facility. When this facility opens in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood, it will make some history of its own. This will be the city’s first public indoor track and field venue and it will be the first facility in Illinois with a hydraulic banked track. The state-of-the-art hydraulic banked track going into Gately is designed and manufactured by Mondo. Kiefer U.S.A. will head the team that will install the Mondo track. “The indoor track at Gately Park will create much-needed opportunites for the Pullman and Roseland communities to stay safe, to stay engaged and to stay on track to a brighter future,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement when the project was announced in 2017. Project Details: Project Name: Gately Indoor Track & Field Size: 134,000 sq. ft. Track Details: Variable hydraulic banked track, 200-meter, six-lane oval Track Material: Mondo Super X 720 Architect: Williams Architects General Contractor: James McHugh Construction Co. and Bowa Construction Installer/Supplier: Kiefer U.S.A. and Mondo Completion Date: 2020


April 2020 Issue 01

The Corner Office

Employee Spotlight Meet Dave Grosskopf Dave is new to Kiefer U.S.A. as of February.

I am often asked about our founder, Adolph Kiefer. It causes me to stop what I’m doing, lean back in my chair and reflect. A smile always comes to

Job Title: Project Manager City/State: Grayslake, IL

Background: Construction Project Manager for a general contractor, major university, and park district. Hobbies: Trail walking with his dog, bicycling, playing golf and tennis. What famous actor do people think you look like? Jeff Daniels for his roles in Terms of Endearment and Speed, but not in Dumb & Dumber. 800-322-5448 ext.103

my face. We are in an Olympic year, as the Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo this July and August. Mondo is once again the official track surface for the games. We are proud of our 40 year relationship with Mondo. It is the finest surface produced in the world. Period. Mr. Kiefer won a gold medal for the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin. He was a legendary backstroker. He was always excited when the Summer Olympics were near. It brought back great memories. He often complained about the general lessening of the amateur experience in the Olympics. That being said up until he died, one month shy of his 99th birthday, he still believed the Olympics was the greatest sporting event held on Earth. I agree whole heartedly with him. He will be in my thoughts this summer during the games. Due to COVID-19 outbreak the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed for 1 year.

Dealer Spotlight Meet Bennett’s Carpets, Inc.

Bennett’s Carpets, Inc., is one of the largest Kentucky based Residential and Commercial floor covering companies and have been in business since 1976. They do any resilient flooring, specialty flooring, specialty wall panels & acoustical ceiling, carpet, drywall, metal studs, insulation, EIFS, and acoustical ceiling installation. Recent Projects with Kiefer U.S.A. include University of Kentucky Wellness, Hamburg YMCA, Eastern Kentucky University Eastside Football Stadium, Fayette County High School, University of Kentucky Baseball Stadium, Great Crossings High School, and Creekside Elementary.


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April 2020 Issue 01

Inside Scoop:

• Joy Gauthier announced her engagement • Jenny Homan gave birth to a baby boy on December 23, 2019, Benjamin Seth Homan. • Kiefer USA hired a new Project Manager, Dave Grosskopf • Adam Taylor, Project Manager for Outdoor, got -Ron DeMeyer, Sales Rep (20 years) -Courtney Spicer, Sales Rep (10 years) -Nathan Rittenberry, Sales Rep (10 years) -Marisol Rivera, Catalog (5 years) • Ron DeMeyer celebrated 30 years being a Missouri High School Basketball official. • New Fieldhouse at Mount St. Joseph University • New Hydraulic Track for Louisville Urban League • Fieldhouse renovations at Bolingbrook and Romeoville High Schools • New Fieldhouse at Antioch/Lakes High School • Fieldhouse renovation at Mahomet-Seymour High School • New Recreation Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison his ASBA CFB-S certification • Anniversaries at Kiefer USA: Coming Soon:

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On The Surface

April 2020 Issue 01

About Kiefer Northeast: Athletic Surface Provider Kiefer Northeast is a full service, indoor and outdoor, athletic surfacing distributor and contractor operating in the Northeast, particularly the 6 New England States, and New York and New Jersey. We work with a number of great surfacing manufacturers and we are the national distributors of Mondo Turf. Our focus is to be a valuable resource to our customers whether they be architects and designers, end users, or anyone in between. Kiefer Northeast has your sports flooring solutions for any type of facility. Kiefer Northeast Continues to Grow

Recent Kiefer Northeast Projects:

Kingsbury Club & Spa (MA) Gymnasium

Thayer Academy (MA) Outside Track

New Balance Fitness Club (MA) Fitness Area

Dexter Southfield School (MA) Gymnasium

Revere High School (MA) Fieldhouse

Boston University (MA) Gymnasium


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