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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...


5/12/2014 - Campey Tours France

Campey Turf Care Systems, one of Europe's largest independent machinery suppliers, has completed the first leg of the 'Perfecting Play tour in France - with pitch renovations competed in Paris, Agen and St Etienne. The tour which focuses on 'Perfecting Play through learning about the latest sports pitch renovation techniques and machinery has already drawn an enthusiastic audience from across France. The...


5/12/2014 - Koch Agronomic Services to Acquire Agrium Products

Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, has agreed to acquire the Turf and Ornamental (T&O) assets, brands and product technologies of Agrium Advanced Technologies, a former business unit of Agrium Inc. The T&O business serves the horticulture, turfgrass, consumer lawn and garden, and specialty agriculture segments. With this transaction, KAS will acquire production...


5/1/2014 - Four FIFA Approvals for Evergreen Sportsplex

The AstroTurf playing surfaces at Evergreen SportsPlex by Sports Construction Management, Inc. (SCM) have been assigned FIFA One-Star Recommended status, a designation carried by only 20 other fields throughout the U.S. Now that number is 24, as all four synthetic turf installations at Evergreen have passed the rigorous certification process. ?Evergreen SportsPlex is located on an expansive 44-acre...


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 on nine more stadiums...


Jacobsen Named Equipment Supplier of Cubs Park - Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the Chicago Cubs Major L...

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 player development...


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