Free Webinar on "Selecting the Best Sports Floor"

On Monday, December 7, 12 pm to 1 pm EST, MFMA will be conducting a free live webinar for architects, specifiers, athletic directors, and sports facilities managers. Click on the title for details and registration. 

Tony DiNatale, Sports Flooring Legend, Passes at 83

It is with profound saadness that we inform you of the passing of Anthony DiNatale Jr.

2020-2021 Scholarship Winners Announced

MFMA is very pleased to announce our five winners of the 2020-2021 Scholarship Program!   

Cleaning Products for Maple Floors That Kill COVID-19

MFMA has compiled a list of cleaning products that our finish manufacturing members indicate can be used to kill COVID-19.  

Placing Exercise Equipment on a Maple Sports Floor

MFMA maple floor systems function extremely well under normal loads, however on occasion significant loads can have detrimental affects. Excessive loading like those resulting from placing exercise equipment on the athletic surface can lead to surface degradation and/or weaken structural components leading to system failure. 

Jerry and Seamus Curran Become the First Father/Son “Face of MFMA”!

The “Face of MFMA” is where we ask a few questions of a nominated member and try to share the many different jobs and faces within our organization. Please read the interview with Jerry Curran and his son Seamus Curran whom we are pleased to announce as the First Father/Son "Face of MFMA". 

EPA releases list of disinfectants that kill COVID-19

The environmental protection agency released a list of disinfectants that kill COVID-19.  That list can be found at this link:  https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2  Are any of these cleaning products safe to use on finished gym floors?   MFMA reached out to one of the brightest minds in the industry, Stuart Hughes of Hillyard Industries. Mr. Hughes provided the following insight:  

Please Note Our New Address

Effectice October 1, 2019, MFMA Headquarters will have a new address! Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association 1425 Tri State Parkway, Suite 110 Gurnee, IL 60031 888-480-9138 mfma@maplefloor.org

Men’s basketball 3-point line extended to international distance

Rule to be effective next season in DI, 2020-21 season in DII and DIII. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches in men’s basketball.The rule will be effective for the 2019-20 season in Division I. Due to the potential financial impact of placing a new line on courts, the new 3-point line will go into effect for the 2020-21 season in Divisions II and III. To get a copy of the updated game line markings, click on the headline to open this story and then click on the link.

Jessica Malek Is The Face of MFMA - Summer 2019

The “Face of MFMA” is where we ask a few questions of a nominated member and try to share the many different jobs and faces within our organization. Please read the attached interview with Jessica Malek. 

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