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10/6/2014 - Mecklenburg Will Keynote at STMA

Former Denver Broncos captain will speak on "Six Keys to Success"
Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) will host its 26th annual Conference & Exhibition Jan. 13-16 in Denver and will feature a keynote address by Karl Mecklenburg, former Denver Broncos captain and All-Pro linebacker. Nearly 1,200 leaders in the sports turf industry are expected to converge on the Colorado Convention Center for more than 75 hours of educational seminars, exhibitor demonstrations...


9/3/2014 - The Lawn Institute Awards Scholarships

Turfgrass Producers International announced the names of three students who were recipients of scholarships from the Dr. Henry W. Indyk Scholarship Program administered by The Lawn Institute. This year The Lawn Institute awarded $5,500 in scholarships to Cody Anderson of Othello, Washington who will be attending Purdue University where he plans to major in Agribusiness and carry a minor in Farm Management;...


8/5/2014 - Jacobsen Awards Scholarships

Jacobsen has awarded scholarships to 27 college students throughout North America. The Jacobsen Turfgrass Scholarship, now in its third year, recognizes college seniors in turfgrass management or related discipline programs. To qualify, students must submit an application, an essay and a letter of recommendation from a turfgrass professional. This year's recipients, each awarded a $500 scholarship,...


8/4/2014 - Rome Joins Redexim

Redexim Turf Products, the factory direct store for Redexim North America, based in Fenton, Mo., has added a new staff member: Kevin Rome of Piper, Kan. Kevin joins the Redexim Turf Products after previous experience as a Regional Sales Manager with Mid America Golf & Turf in the Kansas City Metro area and surrounding counties. Kevin also served as a Territory Manager for Textron Turf & Specialty...


8/1/2014 - PBI-Gordon Goes to Washington

Representatives of PBI-Gordon Corporation traveled to the nation's capital to participate in two annual events coordinated by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape industry professionals. The outreach included the Renewal & Remembrance volunteer cleanup and maintenance event at Arlington National Cemetery and a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill. On...


7/16/2014 - STMA, Toro Award Scholarships

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) - the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide - and The Toro Company (Toro) - the leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment - are honoring three students with the Dr. James R. Watson Legacy Scholarship. The award is a special, one-time scholarship funded by The...


7/8/2014 - ClearSpan Announces Photo Contest

ClearSpan Fabric Structures has launched its annual photo contest and is looking for you to submit your amazing ClearSpan building photos. Whether it's used for an indoor sports field, an indoor riding arena or as a shelter for a stingray tank, send in your photos! This contest is open to all customers, both hobby and commercial, from municipalities to the do-it-yourself mechanic - EVERY ClearSpan...


7/3/2014 - Toro Becomes IA Platinum Member

The Irrigation Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that The Toro Company has upgraded to the highest level of IA membership: platinum. "Under the leadership of Phil Burkart [IA past president and Toro vice president/general manager], the entire Toro irrigation team has continued to make outstanding contributions to our organization," said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. "We are...


6/20/2014 - Vinchesi and Lynch Named ASIC Fellows

Irrigation consultants Brian Vinchesi with Irrigation Consulting, Inc., in Pepperell, MA, and Brendan Lynch, with Lynch & Associates, LTD., in Annapolis, MD, were recently named ASIC Fellows (FASIC) at the American Society of Irrigation Consultants' annual conference in Portland, OR. Vinchesi and Lynch, who worked together at one point in their careers, join an exclusive group of irrigation...


6/13/2014 - Eco Chemical Promotes Fisher

Eco Chemical Company recently announced the promotion of Jeff Fisher to the newly created position of Business Division Manager for Eco TempLine Athletic Field Marking Systems. In this new role, Mr. Fisher will be responsible for all aspects of product management, business development, sales, and service for the division. Fisher has been with Eco Chemical since 2002, serving as National Sales Manager...


6/10/2014 - Future Turf Managers Event a Success

Nearly 30 college seniors from top turfgrass programs around the world converged in Charlotte, North Carolina last month for Jacobsen's annual Future Turf Managers event. The annual event gives students a unique opportunity to network with turfgrass industry professionals at the highest level. During the three-day event, students visit with sports field managers and superintendents, hear cutting-edge...


6/9/2014 - University of Nebraska Field Earns FIFA Certification

The roars of the high-spirited fans of UNO's Mavericks are about to get that much louder. FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, has just awarded the AL F. Caniglia Field with a 2-Star certification, making the Mavericks' home field one of only four FIFA 2-Star Certified fields in the United States. This prestigious 2-Star Certification puts the Mavericks home field on a pedestal by...


6/3/2014 - Maravich Named to New Role at Arysta LifeScience

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced Michael Maravich will assume the role of Business Manager, Turf & Ornamental (T&O), for the company. Maravich will transition into his new role, which most recently was held by Laurie Treu, over the coming weeks. Maravich has been with the Arysta LifeScience T&O team since January 2008, when he joined as a Product Manager. Previously,...


5/30/2014 - Eco Chemical Promotes Wrzeszcz

Eco Chemical Inc. recently announced the promotion of Zack Wrzeszcz to the newly created position of Marketing and Sales Coordinator, where he will be supporting the execution of marketing and sales programs for all of Eco Chemical business divisions. Wrzeszcz joined the company in 2012 as Sales Administrator, bringing experience and training in various analytical and consultant roles in ecology...


5/22/2014 - Cooke Joins Jacobsen

Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, is pleased to announce Rob Cooke has joined the company as Territory Sales Manager. As the newest member of Jacobsen's sales team, Cooke will be responsible for supporting dealers and customers in eastern Canada. Cooke will be based in Ontario. Cooke comes to Jacobsen with over 17 years of experience in the golf and municipal markets, serving a variety of sales...


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