NCAA men’s Final Four again on UP floor
AMASA (AP) — Wood harvested from the Upper Peninsula again is being used to make the court floorings for college basketball’s Final Four matchups.
Connor Sports manufactured the flooring at its plant in Amasa in Iron County.
The company harvested the timber from 35 acres of sugar maples in the Two Hearted River Forest Reserve owned by The Nature Conservancy.
Connor said it used sustainable forestry practices for the harvest, basing its selection of trees for removal on improving the forest’s health as well as economic benefit.
The men’s basketball Final Four will take place in Glendale, Arizona, while the women’s finals will be in Dallas.
The company said it takes about six hours to install the hundreds of wood panels that make up the court flooring.