Horner Flooring has an exciting new partnership! We will be partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In this 5-year agreement, we will provide the MAAC and the Hall of Fame with a Pro-King system, which may be used at several events.
MAAC Commissioner, Rich Ensor, has stated, “Presenting the MAAC and sponsor marks on a playing floor of this quality is tremendous. The joint venture also allows the league’s student-athletes to compete on the highest quality surface…” Horner Flooring is proud to be recognized as one of the highest quality surfaces and will continue to uphold our standards of quality.
How does John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Hall of Fame, feel about the partnership? He says, “We are extremely excited and honored to be partnering with Horner Flooring and the MAAC on this new project”. Everyone’s excitement will ensure a good good experience for all partners and the athletes who will be playing on Horner’s Pro-King floors.
Also as a part of this deal, a Horner branded scholarship will be offered by the Hall of Fame for a student who has demonstrated great academic and athletic accomplishments.
Horner Flooring and creative associates’ Innovative Show Design and Knight Hardwood Flooring joined in a collaborative effort to design, manufacture and install a beautiful new basketball surface that serves as the flooring for new NBA-TV studio floor. Horner manufactured the Maple wood floor that simulates an actual NBA half-court. Half of the studio is used for the reporter’s desk and the other half of the 90’-55’ space is the basketball demonstration area.
NBA-TV, owned by Turner Television, wanted a demonstration area that was a replica of what the NBA players play on complete with a regulation NBA-Spalding goal. They desired assurances that there’d be no concerns that when current and or ex-players demonstrated nuances of the game being viewed they’d do so on a surface that was totally safe and would allow depiction of an actual re-creation of what was taking place during the game.
Justin Garrone, Project Manager and Artistic Designer for Innovative Design in Orlando, Florida was commissioned to design and light the Turner studio site. He directed a team of Chris Runnels, Nate Mitchell and Mark Dowling to conceive a spectacular set. After researching the industry his choice for flooring was Horner. In Justin’s words, “Horner was the perfect partner…an outstanding choice.”
When it came to the installation, Horner called on their long time dealer in the Atlanta area, Knight Hardwood Flooring. Owner Franklin Knight put a top notch crew in place, one that included an associate of his, Finishing Touches. They were able to complete the job that was projected to take two weeks in less than 7 days. Franklin felt that “the entire operation went as smoothly as it could possibly go.” He was delighted to be a part of it.
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We were honored to provide the floor for the 2013 NBA All-Star game. This year marks the 28th consecutive year that we have supplied the NBA All-Star game’s floor. Thanks to everyone who makes the incredible event possible!
Horner is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems, we are proud to provide multiple permanent and portable athletic maple flooring solutions for all applications ranging from the 2012 NBA All-Star game floor to elementary, middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country.
As a small family owned business located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we continue to be driven by our committed workforce and product innovations. Over half the games during the NBA season are played on a Horner Pro-King portable basketball floor system. Known for it’s lightning fast installations, the Pro-King is a floor of choice for arena managers all over the world.
We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers. This year we called in a back up crew to help us out with the details of the NBA All-Star floor. Thanks to our talented crew for lending a hand!
This floor had incredible details! You can see just how intricate the detail work was in our exclusive, behind the scenes photos! We always enjoy creating our floors, but this was an especially fun floor because of the unique design.
Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 NBA All-Star game possible!
The La Harpe School District, located in La Harpe, Illinois, has chosen a Horner floor! There has been quite a bit of construction taking place in La Harpe this summer, including the demolition of the La Harpe school that was … Continue reading →