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WATCH the making of the Final Four basketball court

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DALLAS (WKOW) --- Connor Sports is the official maker of the Final Four basketball court.  Check out the video above as they show the process of them making it.

The Men’s floor is 70’ X 140’ and totals 9,800 square feet using 371 4’ x 7’ panels weighing approximately 188 pounds each.


Floor History:

· Summer 2013, selection of northern maple made by timber cruisers.

· Connor purchases rough first grade maple lumber from Timber Products Company, Munising, Michigan.

· September 2013, rough cut maple arrives at Connor Sports Amasa, Michigan plant.

· 2013-2014, maple is cut to widths of 2 and ¼ inches. It is planed and defects are cut from the wood. Tongue and groove is put in place by a “side-matcher”.

· 2014, the court is made portable by assembling it into 4’ X 7’ panels.

· 2014, patented Connor subflooring is put in place to provide the right balance of resilience and shock absorption to assure optimum performance and player safety.

· February 2014, Portable sections are stacked under stringently controlled temperature and humidity.

· February, March 2014, once the panels are completed, they are stacked, banded and sent to the floor finisher in Idaho Falls, ID where it is sanded, sealed, painted and finished. The floor is then stacked to be shipped to the Final Four venue stadium.



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