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4/1/2014 - Rain Bird to Supply Irrigation for Brazil Soccer Stadiums

Eleven regional soccer stadiums recently constructed in Brazil to host the largest international soccer tournament will use Rain Bird irrigation systems to keep their turf in top condition. The first Brazilian stadium to install a Rain Bird irrigation system was Castel√£o Stadium located in the city of Fortaleza in September of 2012. Over the next eleven months, Rain Bird signed...


3/28/2014 - Jacobsen Named Equipment Supplier of Cubs Park

Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team has named the company the official turf equipment supplier of Cubs Park, the team's brand-new spring training facility located in Mesa, Arizona. Cubs Park, which cost $99 million to complete, is spread out over 140 acres and includes four practice fields, a 65,000 square-foot state-of-the-art p...


3/20/2014 - RISE Honors Wendell Codner of FMC with Outstanding Service Award

Wendell Codner of FMC Corporation was recently honored by Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) with the "Committee Chairman's Service Award." During his eight-year tenure as a member of the Programs & Membership Committee, including two years as the committee's chair, Codner has spent countless hours helping to recruit new members, design the RISE annual meeting, and...


3/14/2014 - Stewart Joins STEC Equipment

Cliff Stewart has joined STEC Equipment as a sales representative based out of the Anderson, S.C., headquarters. He brings almost 20 years of experience in the golf course maintenance industry, along with a sales background. Cliff holds a B.S degree in Turfgrass Science from Eastern Kentucky University. Most recently in his turf career, he was Golf Course Superintendent at Gainey Ranch Golf Club...


3/12/2014 - Oregon Seed Association's Winter Meeting a Success

On January 14, 2014, over 160 people attended the Oregon Seed Association's (OSA) annual Mid-Winter Meeting at the Salem Conference Center. Guests included keynote speaker Richard Whitman, Oregon Senior Policy Advisor for Natural Resources; Adriel Garay, Laboratory Manager at OSU's Seed Laboratory; and Bernice Slutsky, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Domestic and International Policy at the American...


3/10/2014 - Jacobsen Sponsoring New Industry Innovation Award

Jacobsen announced today that it will sponsor Turf Republic's Excellence in Innovation Award, a new industry honor that will recognize men and women in the turf industry who are using innovative new ideas to save time, reduce costs, and create a better experience for players. The award is open to anyone in the turf industry who is using innovation to make a difference: superintendents,...


3/6/2014 - Barenbrug USA Appoints Ryan Zook as International Sales Manager

Barenbrug USA has appointed Ryan Zook as the new International Sales Manager. Starting immediately, Zook will lead Barenbrug USA to further expand its market share globally. Zook completed his undergraduate at Marylhurst University with a B.A. in Communications. Prior to joining Barenbrug, Zook was with Ioka Marketing in Silverton, Oregon where he was responsible for marketing and selling...


3/3/2014 - STMA Winner of SAFE Auction receives an Imants ShockWave for a Year

Campey Imants generously donated the use of an Imants ShockWave for a year, to the STMA charity auction on behalf of SAFE a charitable foundation for the promotion of Safer Athletics Fields Environments. The auction was held during the STMA conference and the lucky winner was Mr Rodney Hopkins President of ITAC Turf Inc.; a Virginia-based Turf-field construction and maintenance co...


2/10/2014 - STMA Announces Board of Directors

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has announced its 2014 Board of Directors, including David Pinsonneault, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), as its newly-elected President. Other STMA members elected to the board include: - President-Elect - Allen Johnson, CSFM, Green Bay Packers (Green Bay, Wis.) - Immediate Past President...


2/10/2014 - Turface Athletics Names 2013 Field Award Winners

Turface Athletics presented its 2013 Field Maintenance and Scholarship awards at the American Baseball Coaches Association's (ABCA) annual convention in Dallas. The maintenance awards recognize outstanding field maintenance at the high school and college levels, while the scholarships provide assistance to two schools in need of field improvements. Honored with 2013 Field Maintenance Awards...


2/4/2014 - Sheley Named General Manager of Byrne & Jones Construction Sports Division

Jameson Sheley has been named general manager for Byrne & Jones Construction Sports Division, one of the largest builders of athletic fields in the Midwest. In his new position, he will oversee the construction of the firm's natural and artificial turf, track and field, tennis court and other sports projects. For more than five years, Sheley has been managing some...


1/30/2014 - Grassland Oregon Introduces Online Resource for Novel Seed Solutions

Grassland Oregon has launched a redesigned site that embodies its forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of today's seed industry professionals The landing page is designed as a portal to keep visitors engaged and up-to-date with a wide variety of factors that affect the seed industry. Includ...


1/28/2014 - Patton Joins Landmark Turf and Native Seed

Landmark Turf and Native Seed, a leading producer and supplier of high quality, value-added seeds for turf, reclamation, forage & cover crop use, announces the hire of John Patton as vice president of international sales. Patton's experience in the seed sales and distribution industry began while working on his family's sod farm in Maryland. He then established his own land...


1/28/2014 - Horizon Distributors Announces Personnel Additions

In anticipation of continued sales and market share growth, Horizon Distributors announced several personnel additions and changes at its National Sales Conference in Scottsdale this past week, beginning with announcing the return of industry veteran Phil Stephens. "I am pleased to announce that Phil Stephens has rejoined the Horizon team and began his role as Director of Sal...


1/27/2014 - The Toro Company Kicks Off Centennial Year Celebration

On July 10, 2014, The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) will celebrate a rare business milestone - achieving 100 years in business. According to Michael J. Hoffman, Toro's chairman and chief executive officer, Toro attributes its remarkable longevity to, "the character of our people and channel partners, and their relentless commitment to serving our customers and building market leadership through i...


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