STC Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Fall Membership Meeting in Orlando, Florida
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Posted by: Terrie Ward, STC Marketing & Education Director
Atlanta, GA – From October 7-9, the Synthetic Turf Council
(STC) will be holding its Fall Membership
Meeting in Orlando, Florida at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the
national non-profit trade association representing the synthetic turf industry.
Attracting over 200 industry leaders including
manufacturers, suppliers, installers, landscape architects and engineers,
testing labs, and maintenance equipment and service companies, the STC’s 10th
Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting will feature educational speakers,
exhibitor showcase with table-top displays, special events and a pre-conference
"Whistle-stop” seminar on landscape recreation, synthetic grass.
"This marks a major mile stone for not only the STC but the
industry as well,” said Rick Doyle, President, Synthetic Turf Council. "We will take this opportunity to look back
on the evolution of synthetic turf systems, and the STC’s 10 years of effective
advocacy, and look ahead to the future of this dynamic industry.”
In addition to a compelling educational program, the 2 ½ day
conference will feature some additional special anniversary events, including a
"Whistle-stop” Seminar designed specifically for buyers, end-users, and
architects and engineers, a private
anniversary celebration at SeaWorld’s Shark Encounter, a golf tournament at the
Grand Cypress Golf Club, and team-building activities.
During the "Whistle-stop” Seminar on Monday, October 7th
from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., attendees can gain valuable insight from industry
professionals on such topics as:
- New STC Quality Guidelines for Landscape & Recreation
Synthetic Grass led by: John Baize, Act Global; Brad Borgman, Heavenly Greens
- Different Applications for Synthetic Grass led by: Dakota Harp, Controlled Products, Inc.; Brian Karmie,
- Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Grass led by: George Neagle, SYNLawn
After the seminar, attendees are invited to attend an exhibitor
showcase with tabletop displays and interact with the panelists and other
professionals in the synthetic turf industry.
On Tuesday, the STC’s educational program begins with
instructive recollections about the industry, the products, and the business
models from the STC’s past Chairman:
Lanny Bailey, Controlled Products, Inc.; Tom Peeples, Universal Textile
Technologies; Joe Motz, The Motz Group; and John B. Giraud, Target Technologies
International, Inc. The session will be
moderated by current Chairman, John Baize, Act Global.
For more information on the 10th Anniversary Celebration and
Annual Membership Meeting and to register, please visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org. Non-member guests are welcome. Meeting registration fees include access to
the evening reception on Monday, all educational sessions on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and admission to the Exhibitor Showcase on both Monday and Tuesday
afternoon as well as the Tuesday night event at SeaWorld. Registered attendees
will also receive access to all available session handouts, including attendee
and exhibitor lists.
About the Synthetic Turf Council
The Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote
the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and
maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks,
airports, landscape and residential applications. The organization is
also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety
and environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders,
landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers,
suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other
specialty service companies. For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org.