An Inside Look at the BAC
Dedicated September 5, 2009
Fisher Field has been made possible through the generosity of Fisher Industries and the Gene and Sheila Fisher family. It is the home football field for Dickinson State University, Dickinson High School, and Dickinson Trinity High School. The field's Sprinturf artificial turf surface is comprised of fibers that are 2.25 inches long. The infill material consists of recycled rubber tires (70 percent by weight) and sand (30 percent by weight) for a total infill thickness of 1.5 inches. The Sprinturf came in 15-foot wide rolls that were stitched together, while the perimeter of the turf was nailed to a wood "nailer" that keeps it in place. The base of the field is comprised of three components: the drain rock, the drainage system, and the base rock. An 18-inch storm drain surrounds the perimeter to allow for proper drainage of the field and surrounding track.
Fisher Industries began in 1952 as Fisher Sand & Gravel, a small, but growing and aggressive aggregate processing business in western North Dakota. Through the vision and leadership of company founder, Gene Fisher, Fisher Sand & Gravel quickly emerged as a leader in portable crushing operations. In 1967, General Steel and Supply was created, allowing Fisher Industries to repair, remodel, design, and fabricate quality aggregate processing equipment.
Today, under the leadership of Tommy Fisher, their portfolio includes aggregate processing, manufacturing, earth moving, concrete, asphalt, drilling, blasting, and paving services. Fisher Industries, headquartered in Dickinson, North Dakota, is a devoted supporter of scholarship programs and capital campaigns that are vital to the success of Dickinson State University and the greater community.
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