Delhi, NY May 20, 2013—Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (SSI), which has rapidly emerged as one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of sports competition equipment, has been awarded a five-year contract to engage in national sales of “loose and installed athletic equipment” by the Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN), a cooperative purchasing program based in Milton, PA. The contract is available to KPN members in states across the country where cooperative purchasing is allowed by law.
The contract, which gives SSI product category exclusivity, is expected to increase sales opportunities nationwide because it enables KPN members such as schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to have immediate access to all SSI products along with those of its subsidiaries Sports Specialties LLC and Promats Athletics without having to duplicate the bid process. KPN complies with the Pennsylvania Procurement Code by publicly and competitively bidding each category and awarding contracts to the lowest responsive responsible bidder. As an administered program of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regional educational service agency, KPN has been helping members eliminate the time and cost of bidding for products and services for over 35 years..
Since opening its own manufacturing facility in Delhi in 2004, SSI has concentrated on the new construction market, primarily by working to get its equipment specified by architects and design firms in original building plans. The extensive array of equipment made by SSI, Promats and Sports Specialties LLC, has enabled the companies to become a one-stop shopping source for the sports construction industry. Now, through KPN, SSI and its related companies can sell directly to the end user for small and large projects.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by KPN and are excited about offering our full line of equipment to a broad new market,” said Wayne Oliver, President of SSI. “Our success is new construction has generated requests by end users for many of our innovative, state-of—the-art products. Now, as a KPN vendor, we can meet those requests while also attracting new business.”
SSI offers a full line of outdoor sports equipment highlighted by football goal posts, a product category in which it ranks as the country’s sales leader. Other popular sellers include ball safety netting systems, baseball/softball equipment, track and field products, goals (soccer, field hockey and lacrosse), and modular dugouts and benches. Promats Athletics specializes in protective wall padding for stadiums and indoor facilities as well as manufacturing track and field landing pits along with indoor safety products such as floor covers, divider curtains, and protective mats. Sports Specialties LLC serves the indoor sports construction market with basketball systems (wall and ceiling mounted), volleyball systems, divider curtains, batting cages and scoreboards.
KPN currently has more than 40 cooperative purchasing contracts available for products and services. Membership in KPN is free and information on applying can be accessed by visiting www.theKPN.org.
For more information on SSI and its product lineup, visit www.sportsfieldspecialties.com. For Promats Athletics visit www.promatsathletics.com. For Sports Specialties LLC, visit www.sportsspecialties.com.
Media contact for SSI: Tom Merritt, (845) 534-0363;