Keep an eye out this weekend during March Madness and you’ll be sure to see Hillyard's SureFoot Game Day Mop at work, silently ensuring the safety for players on the court.
It’s an exciting time in the sports world as teams across the country hit the court with NCAA® March Madness in full swing. In the spirit of the game, we are stopping to reflect on our own basketball heritage and our contribution to the game of basketball.
Hillyard’s founding father, Newton S. Hillyard, was one of many that helped propel the game of basketball to what it is today. Yes, while everyone knows the story of Dr. James Naismith, few know the role Newt played to improve the game and safety of the players on the court.
It really all started when Newton’s son, Marvin, approached him to sponsor an AAU basketball team. As Newton agreed, he became more and more aware of the dangers of the slippery, oily floors the teams were playing on, and realized how unsafe they were to the players. He quickly decided to develop wood gym floor coatings that were durable, easy-to-maintain, and offered players a sure-footed playing surface.
St. Joseph, Missouri: Hillyard, Inc. is proud to announce that we are The Official Floor Coating and Maintenance Products of NCAA® Basketball. Hillyard will be providing floor coatings and maintenance products for all 2019 NCAA Division I, II, and III Men’s and Women’s Championship games.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard, the Official Floor Mop of NCAA Basketball since 2013, will be providing SureFoot® Game Day Mops for all 2017 NCAA® Division I, II, and III Men's and Women's Championship games.
When there's a stop in the action on the court during March Madness, look closely and you'll see Hillyard's SureFoot Game Day Mop at work, silently ensuring the safety for players on the court.
The SureFoot Game Day Mop is a large articulating mop designed to quickly and completely remove sweat and moisture from playing surfaces. When sweat and moisture create slick spots on the court, players can be exposed to potentially dangerous situations where they can slip and get injured. SureFoot quickly removes the moisture, enhancing safety on the court.
April 5, 2016
A lot of times when we talk about innovation we talk about technology. We talk Silicon Valley, Facebook, Apple or Tesla. But in the Midwest, we know that innovation isn't all about pixels and bytes. The innovation that made America great was the development of innovative solutions to common problems. Recon™ developed by Hillyard, the company that's First In Gym Finishes®, fits that bill perfectly. It's an inspired product that is revolutionizing the sports floor coating industry and changing the way we think about wood sports floor care.
Sports floors take a beating! Constant play, street shoes, grit and grime all take their toll. Compounding the problem, many gyms have become the 24/7 community centers with meetings, assemblies and ceremonies that wear on a sports floor finish. Over time, even with the best coating and maintenance program, wood sports floors lose their high gloss and tight, "shoe squeak" performance.
Until now, an annual recoat was the only solution to gain back new floor gloss and performance. According to Blake Roth, Sport Floor Coating Product Leader at Hillyard, "The reality is that the annual recoat process is hard work! It takes a lot of time, effort and skill to perform. That's why many organizations have out-sourced their annual recoat. There is cleaning, abrading, tacking, coating, drying and curing. Sports floors need to be out of service for four or five days at a time and in this day, who can afford that?"
Recon is a revolutionary, two-component, micro-layer sports floor coating system that takes very little effort to get exceptional new floor looks and performance.
March 14, 2016
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - When there is a stop in the action on the basketball court during NCAA March Madness®, be sure to look for Hillyard SureFoot® Game Day Mop. As the Official Floor Mop of NCAA Basketball, the Surefoot will be on the court silently enhancing the safety for basketball student-athletes.
The SureFoot Game Day Mop is a large articulating mop designed to quickly and completely remove sweat and moisture from basketball courts, as well as other playing surfaces. When sweat and moisture create slick spots, student-athletes may be exposed to potentially dangerous situations where they slip and get injured. SureFoot quickly removes the moisture, enhancing safety on the courts.