Source: Sporturf Dalton, Ga. (May 21, 2013) - Sporturf, an international manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, has significantly expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of the company's third regional field office in Kansas City, Missouri. Sporturf Midwest is under the leadership of President Craig Shonk, and will focus on Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. "This strategic move opens up a market that Sporturf has not really been in before," noted Shonk. "Bringing an ISO manufacturer and a Midwest-based ASBA certified field builder together gives clients the best of both worlds." Sporturf Midwest recently completed their first, full-size turf install in Nebraska with the practice field at Millard North High School in Omaha, the largest high school in the state. Millard North benefitted in many ways from the new field, including having access to the most current fiber technology. Their team, the Mustangs, will play soccer and football games on Powerhouse 3C featuring a custom blend of monofilament and tape fibers that are the wave of the future. Peru State's historic Oak Bowl is the next project to take advantage of Sporturf's local "grassroots" plan of allowing direct access with their synthetic turf manufacturer. "Building long lasting relationships gives everyone involved unprecedented peace of mind," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We have bridged the gap between owner and manufacturer with our local team of certified field builders, who focus on the design-build process more than the next sale." The Sporturf main office and mill is located in Dalton, Georgia, and San Diego-based Sporturf International started in 2003. In addition, Sporturf International serves some of the most prominent sports facilities in South America and the Caribbean, such as the Haiti FIFA National Stadium and Eddy Coello Stadium in Ecuador. About SporturfHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products, one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has engineered synthetic turf fields for baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey programs in 30 states and the D.C. area. Notable installs have included Clemson University, Samford University, The Citadel, Detroit Silverdome and hundreds of high schools ranging from Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville, Iowa to Grace Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- by Emily Attwood
- May 2013
Source: GOLF 20/20
Game’s Direct Economic Impact in Florida Increased to $8.2 Billion in 2013
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Golf Florida Alliance – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the state’s golf industry – today celebrated “Florida Golf Day” at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Industry leaders met with members of the House of Representatives and Senate to discuss the industry’s economic impact, growth of youth development programs and enhanced focus on environmental sustainability.
Source: The Lifeguard Store
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Source: Visual Sports
Toronto, CANADA – Technology and football will collide at Super Bowl 50 in Silicon Valley, while tackling an important issue affecting communities throughout the USA. In events leading up to the big game, SwingTrackTM football simulators will play the dual role of exciting fans while helping to raise awareness around physical inactivity among youth.read more
On behalf of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the upcoming Super Bowl, we hope for a safe and exciting championship game.read more
Source: Synthetic Turf Council
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Recycled Rubber Council and Safe Fields Alliance released an educational video that has addressed the concerns parents and government agencies have voiced over the past 16 months. “The Truth about Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber”includes compelling interviews from parents, coaches, and scientists who have examined the available studies. The seven-minute video provides answers to the frequently asked questions parents and officials have regarding health and human safety considerations of crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf sports fields.read more
Source: Safe Fields Alliance
The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” Features Parent, Coach, and Scientific Perspectives on the Safety of Turf and Recycled Rubber
NEW YORK – February 2, 2016 – Today, the artificial turf and recycled rubber industries released a video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the general public on the science related to the safety of artificial turf fields and recycled rubber.read more
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) — one of the longest-running women’s professional sports organizations in the world — selected Schneider Electric as its weather provider for 2016-2018. Schneider Electric will provide all 34 international LPGA tournaments with its top-rated, accurate weather forecasts and meteorological support, including the Symetra Tour — the LPGA’s official qualifying tour.read more
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