Brock USA was established in 1998 in the modest confines of a garage within a warehouse. The company was founded on the pioneering concept of harnessing Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) padding technology for the safety of athletes, a proposition that was unknown in the USA at that time. Conceived by Dan Sawyer, who leveraged his background in medical products, Brock USA was always driven by science and research. As no one knew what a shock pad was, it was an uphill journey to garner acceptance for their groundbreaking products.
There were times in those early years when the company’s survival hinged on securing additional funding, all the while affirming that their focus on concussion science was the right path to tread. Rather than solely padding the athletes, Brock USA revolutionized the approach by padding the surfaces they play on. Brock USA’s forward-thinking stance enabled it to not only identify potential problems but also engineer ahead-of-time solutions, eventually evolving into the largest supplier of shock pads for artificial turf in the western hemisphere.
Building on Dan’s previous experiences, Brock utilized an educational platform to enlighten people about athlete safety, a testament to its commitment to safeguarding athletes. The company’s relentless innovation in athlete safety on sports surfaces has been rewarded with over 20 patents, affirming its status as an industry trailblazer.