Latest Synthetic Turf Council Stories

2009-06-25 14:17:00

EasyTurf was recently selected as a certified member of the Synthetic Turf Council, making it the only California based company to receive this prestigious designation. ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- EasyTurf, Southern California's leading provider of artificial grass, was recently selected to become a certified member of the Synthetic Turf Council. EasyTurf is the only California based synthetic turf company to have earned this prestigious designation. Certification by the...

2009-06-03 10:33:00

Independent Tests Show No Health Concerns at Synthetic Turf Fields NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the public's desire for more scientific data, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Department of Health (DOH) released a new study on May 29 which validated the safety of synthetic turf fields with crumb rubber infill. The findings, available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/46856.html, concluded that "crumb rubber material used...

2009-04-21 07:30:00

School's synthetic turf field turned around an athletic program on the brink of closure ATLANTA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a true story of David vs. Goliath, the football team at Salesian High School in Richmond, California went from the brink of closure to defeating an "unbeatable" team with players twice its size. It was Salesian's first game on their brand new synthetic turf field - a field that is now being hailed the Grand Prize Winner of the Search for the Real Field of Dreams. The...

2009-02-03 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- From 'Rudy' to 'Remember the Titans,' everyone knows a heartwarming sports story. Unfortunately, some of the best stories are never heard. That's why the Synthetic Turf Council is launching the Search for the Real Field of Dreams, a national contest looking for the high school with the most compelling story about its synthetic turf field. Synthetic turf empowered the Barrow Whalers to become the first Arctic high school football team in northern Alaska and...

2009-01-22 07:20:00

Growth rate creates thousands of jobs and conserves over 500 million gallons of water ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recession, thousands of jobs have been created by the synthetic turf industry according to the Synthetic Turf Council, which today announced a 20% expansion rate for 2008. Growth in all sectors of the industry -- sports fields, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential - has also helped conserve an additional 500 million gallons of water during...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.