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The 2010 Stens catalog.

Stens Unveils 2010 Catalog

The all-new 2010 Stens master catalog features parts fitting over 20,000 applications in the outdoor power equipment industry. It includes over 500 new parts and products, such as bio oils and grease, maintenance kits, Stabil ethanol treatment, Tygothane fuel line, True Blue starter rope and more.

STC Elects Board of Directors

The Synthetic Turf Council elected a new board of directors during its annual membership meeting. Stanley H. Greene, president and CEO of Sprinturf, will serve as chairman of the board. Board officers include David Forrester, vice chairman; Bruce Lemons, secretary; Tom Evans, treasurer; Doug Schattinger, director-at-large; and Joe Motz, immediate past chairman. Jim Prettyman, Dale Karmie, Scott Lowrie, Steve White, Dave Anderson, David Moxley and John Giraud complete the board.

C.S. Trading will distribute ATT products in North America.

C.S. Trading Named as ATT Distributor

C.S. Trading LLC, Liberty, S.C., has been appointed as the distributor for Advanced Turf Technology, Inc. in North America. C.S. Trading will work with existing dealers and further develop the network. Visit for details on the complete range of products.

Ariens Acquires Parker

Ariens Co. has acquired the assets of Parker Co., Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. Ariens will continue to sell Parker products through two-step distribution channels in the outdoor power equipment market. The products will also be made available as brands sold directly to the independent dealer channel for the fall 2010 cleanup season. Ariens will produce the Parker products at its manufacturing facility in Auburn, Neb.

Signature Marks Anniversaries

Signature Control Systems, Inc. marked the first anniversary of its acquisition of Nelson Turf and the first anniversary of the Signature Turf Division. Signature traces its roots back to 1907 via several acquisitions, including the history of Nelson Turf, which dates its origins to 1911. The current company structure and ownership have been in place since 2000.

Agrotain Launches Web Site

Agrotain International announced its new, comprehensive Web site at, which provides an extensive library of industry research, product details and peer case studies to provide insight into new ways to maximize nitrogen efficiency. It also provides direct access to other sources of useful industry information, including links to trade associations and other industry partners. The site is categorized by golf, lawn and landscape, and sports turf, so professionals can quickly access the most pertinent information.

ASBA Offers Field Builder Certification Program

The American Sports Builders Association announced the inception of its new Field Builder Certification Program, developed to help raise professional standards and improve the practice of athletic field construction. It includes three levels of certification: Certified Field Builder, Certified Field Builder-Natural and Certified Field Builder-Synthetic. All certifications are renewable every three years.

Toro Acquires Assets of TYCROP

The Toro Co. has acquired certain assets from TYCROP Mfg. Ltd., Rosedale, B.C., which manufactures topdressing and material handling equipment. TYCROP products will be marketed under the Toro brand and sold through Toro’s distribution channel in the U.S. and international markets.