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June 16, 2016

Act Global Sponsors Synthetic Turf for the Homeless World Cup

With a mission to inspire life change through football, the Homeless World Cup brings together individuals from around the world for a week of football and fellowship. Act Global is honored to be the official synthetic turf donor for the event, impacting the lives of more than 1 million homeless individuals.


April 18, 2016

Bonar Yarns & Fabrics Ltd Nominated for Business Green Leader Award

Bonar Yarns & Fabrics Ltd is a finalist for a Manufacturer of the Year award from the Business Green Leaders Awards. The awards will be given on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at The Brewery in London. Please join STC in congratulating this STC Certified Material Manufacturer & Supplier on their nomination and wish them luck for winning in July.


March 21, 2016

Act Global's John Baize Receives Recognition at AMI

The award, Best Personal Contribution to Industy-Wide Cooperation, was voted on by industry peers, and presented at the AMI Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum. Please join us in congratulating John!


March 17, 2016

Shaw Industries' Dr. Phil Stricklen Receives AMI Turf Industry Award

R&D Director recognized for contribution to testing standards


February 11, 2016

Hellas Construction: SFM's Field Builder of the Year

Commitment to quality and building relationships with customers are the hallmarks of Hellas Construction.

Act Global Purchases New USA Production Plant

August 3, 2015

GILDE BUY OUT Partners Leads Consortium to Make a Recommended Cash Offer for All Shares of TenCate

July 20, 2015

One Low & Bonar Letter

July 14, 2015

The Motz Group Expands Footprint with the Addition of New Field Consultant

March 30, 2015

Synthetic Turf Partners ProGrass and Act Global Align System Brands

March 12, 2015

Act Global and ProGrass Donate Synthetic Turf Field to Non-Profit

February 10, 2015

Labosport News: Guillaume Loubersac as Managing Director Labosport Canada / USA

January 23, 2015


ESTO communication to international women’s footballers regarding FIFA Women’s World Cup

October 3, 2014

Carpell Surfaces and Act Global Supply Synthetic Turf for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

August 4, 2014

Where Do All Those Tires Go?

June 30, 2014

Shaw Sports Turf Diverts Used Turf and Infill from the Landfill

June 17, 2014

World’s Largest Tire Recycling Facility Opens

May 6, 2014

Blue Springs School District Receives John Preston Award for Safety

May 1, 2014

Bonar Yarns Win ‘Best Technology Provider’ at the Sports Technology Awards

April 8, 2014

TTII Offers A World Wide Alternative To Artificial Turf Disposal In Landfills Producing Post Consumer Products

April 8, 2014

FIFA Preferred Producer Act Global Achieves 100 Certified Installations

March 27, 2014

Gift To Fund Artificial Turf At NMSU Las Cruces

March 25, 2014

Act Global Celebrates Ten Years of Growth in Synthetic Turf Market

February 17, 2014

MIAA Announces Partnership with AstroTurf

February 3, 2014

ProGrass, LLC Announces New Chief Operating Officer

January 27, 2014


Act Global Achieves Top Results in ISO 9001 Quality Audit

November 20, 2013

Act Global Donates Mini-Pitch to FIFA U-17 World Cup Fan Zone

November 11, 2013

Controlled Products Sponsors Georgia Special Olympics in Dalton Georgia

October 15, 2013

Synthetic Turf International Finds an Increasing Number of Playgrounds Nationwide are Installing Synthetic Turf Surfaces

September 16, 2013

Kevin Barker Joins Controlled Products as Vice President of Marketing and Sales

September 12, 2013

Tessiture Pietro Radici Italian production site awarded UNI EN ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certification

September 12, 2013

Country-City Sustainability Connections Grow through New York’s Use of Biodiesel & Biobased Products

September 2013

Houston Texans Install Brock PowerBase Underneath New Synthetic Practice Field to Maximize Player Safety and Performance

August 26, 2013

Turf Removal Company Increases Industry Standards with Complete Recycling Capabilities

July 23, 2013

Act Global Launches New Web Domain to Reflect Expanding Business

July 10, 2013

Bonar Yarns Appoints New Commercial Director

June 18, 2013

Punahou School Installing New Shaw Sports Turf Field

June 13, 2013

Georgetown University Completes Installation of New Shaw Sports Turf Field

June 11, 2013

Atlanta High School Students Win Brock International’s Safety MVP Contest

June 5, 2013

Sprinturf a Part of History with UPenn Installation Win

June 4, 2013

Next Level Nation Provides Opportunities To Young Baltimore Athletes

May 1, 2013

Pittsburgh's Highmark Stadium Now One of Six 2-Star FIFA Certified Fields in the U.S.

April 24, 2013

Target Technologies International Inc. Announces New Products for Artificial Turf Industry

April 16, 2013

Erle Miles – Sciences – Stanford Who’s Who Certified

March 25, 2013

ForeverLawn Announces New Exclusive Dealer in Northern Arizona

February 26, 2013

Pioneer Athletics Supplies Paint for Sunday's Super Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans

January 28, 2013

Tencate Selects Synthetic Turf Pitches for Hockey World Cup

January 28, 2013

Shaw Sports Turf Installs Its Largest Field Logo Yet

January 28, 2013

Brock International Creates Safety MVP Contest to Promote the Importance of Playing Field Safety

January 16, 2013

Liberty Tire Recycling Earns GREENGUARD Synthetic Turf Certification for Infill Produced by All Eight Plants Across North America

January 14, 2013

Act Global Sports Advances Synthetic Turf Market in Colombia with Two New FIFA Certified Fields

January 8, 2013

Shaw Sports Turf's Taos Eco Park Achieves FIFA 2 Star Certification

January 4, 2013

Sports Systems remains part of Desso Holding BV

November 23, 2012

Act Global Sports Achieves FIFA Two Star Certification with Advanced Woven Turf System

October 23, 2012

ProGrass, LLC Welcomes Matthew Riggs to the ProGrass Team

October 22, 2012

Turf Reclamation Services Hires Bill Schomburg to Fill Field Reclamation Consultant Role in Central U.S. Region

September 25, 2012

Shaw Sportexe Changes Name to Shaw Sports Turf

July 2, 2012

Worldwide Turf Canada Launches Canada's First Leading Edge Synthetic Turf Sports Field Reclamation Initiative

June 12, 2012

José Roger Named New Chief Executive Officer of GEZOLAN AG

May 14, 2012

ACT Global and AvTurf Complete Landmark Aviation Synthetic Turf Project

May 4, 2012

ACT Global Sports to Appear on National Television Show "Fox & Friends”

April 25, 2012

Superior shock pad for synthetic turf systems - from Target Technologies

April 24, 2012

Bonar Yarns Announces a Cooperation with Greg Roscoe

April 23, 2012

Universal Textile Technologies, a Pioneer in Eco-Friendly Carpet Backings and Sustainable Manufacturing, Releases New Mobile App.

April 18, 2012

Three More Shaw Sportexe Fields Awarded FIFA 2-STAR Status

March 18, 2012

Schinner Named Ops. VP of Cincinnati Based Motz Group

February 23, 2012

TenCate Synthetic Grass Materials to Incorporate Heat Reduction Technology

February 16, 2012

Cincinnati Based The Motz Group Announces New President

February 16, 2012

Liberty Tire Recycling Partners With University of Tennessee to Study the Benefits of Crumb Rubber on Natural Grass Athletic Surface

January 3, 2012

Americhem Opens Synthetic Turf Line

November 3, 2011

Universal Textile Technologies Announces Recycling Partnership with Grand Teton National Park

November 2011

Universal Textile Technologies, a Pioneer in Eco-Friendly Carpet Backings and Sustainable Manufacturing, Releases New Mobile App.

November 2011

Universal Textile Technologies Fulfills Requirements for NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet

November 2011

Graham Edmondson Hayes II

(December 24, 1965 - September 16, 2011)

Liberty Tire Recycling Becomes First and Only Synthetic Turf Infill Product Manufacturer to Receive GREENGUARD Certification

September 20, 2011

TenCate Profit Growth of 69% to € 33.1 million

August 2, 2011

Ascension Insurance Agency, Inc. Wins NPCAI Endorsement

July 25, 2011

University of Tennessee and AstroTurf® Open Research Center for Athletic Field Safety

July 14, 2011

University of Tennessee Opens Turf-Safety Research Center

July 14, 2011

ProGrass, LLC Appoints Robert W. Thomas as New Company President

June 14, 2011

Americhem Expands Manufacturing in Anniversary Year

June 8, 2011

Liberty Tire Helps with Atlanta Clean-up

May 20, 2011

Robert Thomas, ProGrass Vice President of Sales and Marketing Receives the Joseph Calvanese CHSCA Sponsorship Award

May 16, 2011

USGreentech Announces Industry's Best 16-Year Warranty for Envirofill® Artificial Turf Infill

May 3, 2011

Synthetic Grass Warehouse and Tiger Express Landscape Opens Mexico Division

May 3, 2011

TenCate Grass and partners present TenCate Performance Warranty Certificate to Flevo Boys Football Club in Emmeloord (NL)

April 13, 2011

TenCate appoints ir. Guido Vliegen as Global Group Director TenCate Grass

April 1, 2011

Yellowstone National Park, Universal Textile Technologies, United Soybean Board, Four Corners Recycling, & CPE, Inc. Announces Recycling Partnership

April 1, 2011

Escher at home: The Austrian farmhouse built with AstroTurf

March 30, 2011

New Toro® Synthetic Turf Groomer For The Sand Pro® 3040/5040

March 8, 2011

Target Technologies Sells Major Crumb Rubber Division to Liberty Tire Recycling

January 18, 2011

New Leadership at TigerTurf Americas

January 13, 2011

Byrne & Jones Forms Athletic Field Division

January 10, 2011

TenCate Acquires Majority Stake in Greensfields

January 6, 2011

Partnership to Provide Ultimate Combination of Synthetic Turf and Athletic Field Construction

December 6, 2010

Universal Textile Technologies™, AstroTurf®, EcoPath™ and SYNLawn® Make Big Splash with Soy at Greenbuild 2010

December 3, 2010

Pro Grass and ACT Global Raise the Game

December 2, 2010

ACT Global Director Torch Bearer for Asian Games

November 10, 2010

Oerlikon to unveil mono-filament systems at K2010

September 27, 2010

ACT Global and AvTurf Launch Aviation Turf Partnership

September 27, 2010

Integrated Turf Solutions (ITS) Merges with SprinTurf

August 20, 2010

Redexim and the University of Missouri Announce New Synthetic Turf Research Plots

July 13, 2010

TenCate Trading Update Relating to the Second Quarter and First Half of 2010

July 22, 2010

Warranty Insurance Program by Scott Danahy Naylon

April 16, 2010

Dakota Ag Innovations Partners with Redexim North America

April 6, 2010

Redexim Announces New Staff Members at Factory Store

April 1, 2010

DuPont Landscape Systems and ForeverLawn to Market Synthetic Grass

March 9, 2010

Integrated Turf Solutions ("ITS") Announces Acquisition of Nexcel Synthetics

January 15, 2010

Liberty Sports LLC and Polytan USA Announce New Partnership

January 6, 2010

SYNLawn Empowers Consumers To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

November 12, 2009

ASTM Standardization News: Synthetic Turf Fibers

November/December 2009

A-Turf® Expands – Opening a Third U.S. Location

November 10, 2009

Athletic Turf News: Soccer Beginning to Embrace Synthetic Turf

November 10, 2009

Shaw Industries Completes Acquisition of Sportexe

November 2, 2009

Ten Cate Grass North America Appoints Guido Vliegen as Group Commercial Director

October 15, 2009

Sprinturf President and CEO Stanley H. Greene Elected Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council

October 15, 2009

New Lead Content in Turf Fibers Standard Developed by ASTM Sports Equipment and Facilities Committee

September 2009

AstroTurf Announces Milestone Lead Content Reduction Agreement with California

August 14, 2009

AstroTurf Partners with University of Tennessee

July 28, 2009

FieldTurf Partners with Penn State

July 27, 2009

Acquisition of Able Tire by Liberty Tire, Scrap Tire Recycling

June 19, 2009

RMA Urges Turfgrass Group to Correct Inaccurate Crumb Rubber Information and Letter to Turfgrass Producers International Attachment

April 21, 2009

FieldTurf Introduces Synthetic Turf First and Only Residential Financing Services Program

April 20, 2009

FieldTurf Moves Manufacturing Plant to Calhoun, GA

March 24, 2009

TenCate generates sales of more than €1 billion and profit growth of 35%

March 4, 2009

Spectra Sports Surfaces Appoints Charlie Meeks

March 2, 2009

TenCate Takes Strategic Holding in Synthetic Turf Company TigerTurf

February 4, 2009

Redexim Charterhouse Announces 2008 Distributor Awards

February 2, 2009

Redexim Charterhouse Announces Two New Area Distributors

January 1, 2009

A-Turf® Hits Home Run with Lousville Slugger®

December 2008

Brock PowerBase™ - The Next Innovation from Brock International®

October 29, 2008

Redexim Charterhouse Welcomes Distributors to School of Champions

October 1, 2008

FieldTurf Tarkett relocates near Atlanta, GA

October 2008

Target Technologies International Inc.

February 2008

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