St. Paul, Minnesota Macalester College prides itself on its academic excellence. In an effort to provide a quality college experience they decided in January of 2007 to begin construction on a brand new athletic facility to better mirror the college’s academic standing. What resulted was the brand new Leonard Center Athletic and Wellness Complex. The recently completed facility includes a new field house, weight room, exercise rooms, squash and racquetball courts, competition court, and student meeting areas.
After a good recommendation from other schools and a product offering that fit their needs, Macalester College decided to partner with Haldeman-Homme. The Minneapolis based company provided athletic products and lockers throughout the facility.
The field house was outfitted with Porter Athletic Equipment including tennis equipment, gymnasium backstops, and an electrically raised perimeter curtain allowing for simultaneous use of the track and infield. Gill Athletics takeoff boards, landing systems, hurdles, throwing circles, and aluminum pole vault pit cover provide for a safe and multiuse facility. Ron Osterman, Assistant Director of Athletics was very happy with the results, “the best move we made was to use Porter equipment…to keep the tennis, track, softball, and baseball coaches all happy with one facility is great.”
While the field house provides a multipurpose facility for the school’s athletic teams, it gets a variety of use during the winter months from students by providing a safe and durable place to play indoor ultimate frisbee, indoor soccer, basketball, and other intramural sports. During these events the school utilizes Porter’s gymnasium divider curtains to allow for multiple games at once.
Included in the facility’s construction was a new competition court. Haldeman-Homme provided additional Porter Athletic Equipment including 14 flexible basketball hoops, 4 electrically raised divider curtains, an overhead supported volleyball system, and gymnasium backstops.
Haldeman-Homme also installed Debourgh student and varsity athletic lockers throughout the facility. Ron Osterman was so impressed with Haldeman-Homme’s service and expertise that he has willingly recommended them for related projects at other schools. Throughout the entire process the Haldeman-Homme team worked closely with general contractor McGough Construction and Macalester College representatives to complete the project on time and within budget.
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