Industry News

GIE+EXPO 2020 postponed

July 29, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and continued regulatory uncertainty, GIE/OPEI, LLC announced that the 2020 Green Industry and Equipment Exposition (GIE+EXPO) will be postponed until next year. Show ownership and

Eastern Washington University installing new red AstroTurf field

July 29, 2020

As part of the Roos Field Renovation Project, Eastern Washington University is installing a high-performance AstroTurf field in time for the 2020 football season. The red football field will feature

Five keys to field stencils

July 29, 2020

The top 5 recommendations when creating a field stencil, according to Tim McLarn, CEO of TruMark Athletics, are as follows: 1. Get creative Think about the different aspects of your school or

Louisiana Tech baseball and softball will compete on FieldTurf in 2021

July 29, 2020

Last April, Louisiana Tech University unfortunately had its softball, baseball and soccer fields decimated by a tornado incident. After careful consideration, officials decided the new FieldTurf DoublePlay and TripleThreat Series

A message from STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM

July 28, 2020

STMA President Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, issued the following message to members on July 23: I hope this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy. As this pandemic carries on,

UConn Virtual Turfgrass Field Day announced

July 28, 2020

The UConn Turfgrass Science Program announced a Virtual Turfgrass Field Day to be held August 18 from 10 a.m. – Noon.  This new online webcast program will seek to preserve the

NALP announces new 2020-21 board of directors

July 28, 2020

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), announced its 2020-21 board of directors, their terms beginning at the October board of directors meeting.  The board of directors will be led by

Briggs & Stratton enters into sale agreement and initiates voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11

July 28, 2020

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) announced July 20 it has entered into a definitive stock and asset purchase agreement with KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), which has more than

Overhead view of ballfield in Denver

An Ever-Evolving Roller Coaster for Parks and Recreation Sports Field Managers

July 22, 2020

Across all industries, essential personnel have been navigating their way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Evolving practices, working longer hours and taking on new responsibilities has been the norm, and despite

ASBA cancels in-person Technical Meeting; planning virtual options

July 21, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has made the difficult decision to