The Inventor of Modern Day Gym Finish
With a winning combination of high quality, innovative new maintenance products and strong customer service, the company grew quickly. As the company continued to grow, N.S. called on his children to help him keep up with the demand for Hillyard products. With the help of his family, N.S. took on a new, uncharted area of maintenance - wood gym floors. Basketball was in its infancy, and the courts the players competed on were slick and dangerous injuring the athletes. So, N.S. invented modern day gym finish, an innovative coating that provided the sure-footed traction for the athletes, and protected the courts they played on. Visit our Basketball Legacy page for the whole story.