Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 - NewsMaker

BROOMFIELD, CO - (Marketwired, Oct 20, 2015) - Checkers Industrial Products, LLC has acquired Terraplas, the industry's world-leader in high-end turf protection. "The exciting acquisition of this world-leading business, not only continues the growth of our ground protection category, allowing us to enter new markets, it also brings their highly experienced international team to the Checkers family," said Checkers' President Ray Torres.

The addition of Terraplas to the Checkers portfolio opens up entirely new markets to the group. The Terraplas range of products includes drivable, outdoor natural grass, outdoor synthetic field, and indoor synthetic field protection systems. These product lines align with Checkers' ground protection product category, along with other Checkers acquisitions, AlturnaMATS, Zigma Ground Solutions, and SVE Portable Roadways from earlier this year.

"The purchase of Terraplas by Checkers is another milestone in the company's history. I started the business some 25 years ago and since then have sold the highest-quality turf protection systems to iconic stadiums worldwide. This acquisition is all the more exciting as it delivers a direct route to the oil, gas and construction markets, into which we are moving with our latest patented product, terraroad®, that has been developed specifically for these industries. I am confident that this acquisition will result in a huge increase in sales of the Terraplas brand, and at the same time develop fresh markets for other group brands via the established Terraplas professional distribution network," Robert Else, Chairman of Terraplas, commented.

When asked what the acquisition means for Terraplas USA, former President, Mike Beane said, "From a USA perspective, the acquisition by Checkers allows us to widen our horizons, opening doors to markets that might not otherwise be familiar with our products. Checkers' focus on asset protection fits right in line with the core purpose and function of our products, which will help expand both brands."

Terraplas will continue operating out of their facilities in the United Kingdom and United States.

About Terraplas
As the pioneer of the concept of turf protection, nearly 25 years ago, Terraplas' has become the generic term for turf protection. Hugely successful in designing and manufacturing the most widely used protection products globally, Terraplas serves almost all of the United States' multi-purpose stadiums, as well as major and minor league sports and event stadiums internationally.

The original Terraplas® product was developed in cooperation with the grass professionals at the old Wembley Stadium in London, UK, to protect their hallowed turf. As proof of the quality of Terraplas' products, that first system is still in regular use today, as is virtually every Terraplas system produced since 1991. Currently, no matter what type of event or where it is being held, Terraplas products are universally acknowledged as the only answer to protecting grass from the very heavy equipment associated with today's modern stage constructions and hordes of people, whether as a self-owned system or as rentals. For more information, visit www.terraplas.com.

About Checkers Industrial Safety Products
Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, safety lights, ground protection & matting, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, oil & gas, military, entertainment, construction, and aviation markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets. For more information, visit www.checkersindustrial.com.

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