- Chicago O’Hare Airport was one of the first airports to consider artificial turf as a way to solve erosion and drainage problems and to aid in visual contrast.
Prior to the first installations in 2001, airport service vehicles would frequently travel off the access roads onto the grass, tracking mud and dirt onto the runways. Paved areas were painted green to aid in visual contrast but this would soon chip and peel off. The first trial installations were a big success requiring no additional service beyond simple regular maintenance. Installations are again well underway to cover more paved and grassed surfaces of the airport – the sand used for this current phase of installations is TTII’s high-quality infill sand from our Ottawa, IL plant.
Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a baseball park in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Its name honors the first Puerto Rican to play in the major leagues, Hiram Bithorn, who first played with the Chicago Cubs in 1942. Built in 1962, the stadium is home to the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico Baseball League. Construction of a new synthetic turf field is well under way and included is TTII’s high quality infill sports field sand.
Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City UT boasts a brand new synthetic turf field. This outdoor college football stadium is on the campus of the University of Utah and is home field to the Utah Utes. Once the main stadium and venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, TTII is proud to have supplied our sports field sand for this exceptional stadium’s new field.