Lancaster, Pa. (March 1, 2012) – ECORE International, a global leader in developing innovative, sustainable surfacing products and manufacturer of Everlast Sports Surfacing with Nike Grind, announced Nicole Barnhart, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and goalkeeper for both the U.S. women’s soccer team and the Philadelphia Independence soccer team, selected Everlast with Nike Grind for her home training facility in Pennsylvania.
“I was looking for a durable, green and easy-to-install product that would work well in a large training area,” explains Barnhart. “In discovering Everlast with Nike Grind, I found the product is not only professional grade, but sustainable and made in the U.S. – an overall win.”
Everlast with Nike Grind resilient interlocking tiles are engineered to protect floors in high-use areas, such as fitness centers and health clubs. The interlocking puzzle tiles are durable, portable and are easy to install. Tight-fitting, precision-cut puzzle edges lock together easily, without requiring adhesive. Because of the rigorous nature of a professional athlete’s workout regimen Barnhart chose the commercial focused Everlast with Nike Grind product.
For the general consumer’s home gym needs, Training Ground with Nike Grind is a consumer focused product sold through retailers that contains 25 percent Nike Grind rubber and is available in one color. Training Ground with Nike Grind is a resilient, interlocking tile system for the quality conscious and environmentally aware. Colorful Nike Grind flecks give Training Ground tiles a high tech appearance perfect for any home gym.
Barnhart, a Nike athlete, appreciates the brand’s relation to the product. “Containing Nike Grind rubber, I applaud Nike’s innovative use of recycled material to produce a premium-grade athletic surface.”
All Everlast recycled rubber-surfacing products now contain Nike Grind, a premium-grade raw material made from recycled athletic shoes from the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program and Nike manufacturing scrap. The Nike Grind material is processed and refined using technology developed by Nike engineers and is blended with premium recycled tire rubber to create Everlast Sports Surfacing products.
By using Nike Grind material in Everlast sports surfacing products, nearly 500,000 pounds of unused Nike footwear by-products and unwanted athletic shoes are rescued from landfills each year. The Everlast/Nike partnership demonstrates both companies’ shared commitment to preserving the environment and using resources responsibly.
Barnhart, who helped the USA qualify for the Women’s World Cup in 2011 stated, “Everything about this product is outstanding.”