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August 4, 2015

Purchasing Co-Ops: TIPS

Although we posted a while back about a purchasing co-op called NJPA, we also wanted to talk about another co-op that several of our clients use: TIPS Purchasing Cooperative (www.tips-usa.com).  Below is more information about this co-op and how it can benefit your organization. Frequently Asked Questions    What is TIPS? TIPS is an acronym for Read More

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July 28, 2015

New Ferriday gym hits snag

NATCHEZ – Ferriday Junior High School students might have to wait a while for their new gym. While the demolition of the old gym may be finished before school starts on August 10, the new gym has hit a snag. “We’ve got some floor damage as a result of carelessness with a sprinkler system,” Thomas Read More

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July 10, 2015

Paragould Community Center gym construction slowed by rain

Courtesy of KAIT PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – An already damaged community center is suffering more after rain poured over Region 8 this week. The Paragould Community Center’s gym is closed because of construction, but the rain is slowing down the process. The gym was already under construction because of water seeping through the walls and under the Read More

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June 24, 2015

Eldon Middle School gym gets facelift

Courtesy of The Lake Today School has only been out for less than a month, but already the summer of 2015 has been one of renovation and rebuilding for the Eldon School District. In addition to the massive overhaul of Eldon High School’s fine arts building, new hardwood floor is being installed at the Eldon Read More

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June 22, 2015

Paragould Community Center gym closed due to water damage

By Lara Mosely reporter@paragoulddailypress.com The Paragould Community Center gym is closed until further notice due to water damage. Pat Austin, parks and recreation director for the city, said Monday that the damage was caused by melted ice during the last ice storm in March. She said a large pile of ice laid against the building that Read More

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June 15, 2015

NCAA Rule Change: Restricted Area Arc

Last week, the NCAA announced a rule change regarding the restricted area arc for men’s competition basketball.  Below is all the information you need to understand how this may impact your organization. Question: What is the rules change? Answer: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee approved a proposal to expand the restricted area arc from 3′ to Read More

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May 12, 2015

Purchasing Co-Ops: NJPA

Purchasing Co-ops can be hard to understand.  We know – we had trouble understanding them ourselves at first.  However, once we dove in to our first co-op, NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance), we realized this is a mostly untapped resource that could save our customers time, money, and headaches. Co-ops take the headache out of Read More

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March 5, 2015

Floating & Anchored Floors: What’s the Difference?

We get this question alot.  Heck, when we started in this business, we asked it ourselves.  So, it’s time to solve the mystery of the difference between floating and anchored floors. Floating Wood Floors A floating floor is a floor that is not adhered or fastened to the substrate in any way.  In essence, they Read More

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December 15, 2014

Water & Wood Gym Floors

This is what can happen when water and wood floors mix. Wood expands and contracts based on the amount of moisture in the air around it.  If excessive moisture gets into your wood floor, it will cause your floor to either cup or crown.  Cupping occurs when individual boards bend upward at the edges because Read More

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December 10, 2014

Russellville High Gym more than 50 percent complete

The new Russellville High School gym is more than 50 percent complete, and construction officials hope to have the project finished by the beginning of the 2015 school year. Van Horn Construction Vice President Chad Weisler said the project is over halfway complete during a Russellville Board of Education building and grounds meeting on Monday. Read More

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November 12, 2014

New Northark gym floor dedicated

Written by: Chandra Huston Courtesy of: Northark.blogspot.com North Arkansas College dedicated a new wood floor in Pioneer Pavilion during basketball games held earlier this week. The dedication ceremony honored Community First Bank and Magness Toyota who donated just under $100K in funding to the North Arkansas College Foundation to finance the upgrade. The donors were Read More

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November 10, 2014

NorthArk dedicates new floor, wins two

Written by: Scott McDonald Courtesy of: Boone County Sports Report HARRISON — The shiny new wooden playing floor took center stage Monday night at Pioneer Pavilion as the North Arkansas College Pioneers and Lady Pioneers honored the donors who made the new playing surface possible. Between NorthArk’s two victories on Monday, college officials recognized representatives Read More