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Affiliate Membership Information

Affiliate Membership is a non-voting, individual membership created exclusively for Buyers and End-users, e.g., coaches, athletic directors, municipal officials, and Academics, e.g., researchers, professors, students. The individual is the member, not the organization. Affiliate Members are eligible to participate in STC membership meetings, and serve on Standing Committees or Task Forces. They are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, apply for STC Certification, or appear in the STC Online Buyers’ Guide.

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Buyers & End-users

  • Coaches
  • Athletic directors
  • Municipal officials
  • Active military
  • Other end-users

Researchers & Academics

  • University professors & teachers
  • Researchers
  • Students

Full Membership Information

Full members are companies in the synthetic turf industry. They have full voting rights, and their employees are eligible to participate in STC membership meetings, serve on Board of Directors, standing Committees or Task Forces, and apply for STC Certification.

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Base Contractors

Companies whose primary responsibility is building and/or installing sub base systems. Companies that also install sports fields are not eligible for this membership category.

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Builders, Installers & Contractors

Companies whose primary responsibility is installing synthetic systems either directly or indirectly through a subcontractor or distributor. Builders often have turn-key responsibility for the synthetic turf installation and provide the overall warranty for the installation. It is recognized that some companies in this category may be manufacturers. Examples include:

  • Builders and installers of sports fields
  • Non-regional builders and installers of landscape, golf and/or recreation synthetic grass
  • General contractors (drainage, field removal, irrigation, e-layer, etc.)

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Independent Professionals & Consultants

Firms with legally registered or licensed design professionals who are officially designated as such as well as those with non-licensed practitioners or consultants that represent or advise the owner/end-user with surface and systems selection information, technical specifications, system designs, bid and construction documents, etc. Examples include:

  • Architects and engineers
  • Landscape architects
  • Independent synthetic turf consultants

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Material/Component Manufacturers & Suppliers

Companies whose primary business is to provide materials or manufacturing services to the synthetic turf industry. These organizations do not provide turn-key installation of the synthetic turf systems nor provide the overall warranty for an installation. Examples include:

  • Synthetic turf
  • Components of synthetic turf systems
  • Adhesives and fasteners
  • Infill (crumb rubber, sand, etc.)
  • Backing systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Logos and field graphics
  • Pigments and masterbatches
  • Shock pads and underlayments
  • Edging for landscape
  • Yarn and fiber

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Regional Landscape & Recreation Installers

Regional companies whose primary responsibility is installing landscape, golf and/or recreation synthetic grass (no sports fields). Non-regional lawn and leisure installation companies are not eligible for this membership category.

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Specialty Manufacturers & Services

Maintenance organizations, equipment manufacturers, professional service organizations, and other companies, typically independent, which sell their products and services primarily to the buyer or end-user. Examples include:

  • Repairs and maintenance services
  • Maintenance installation equipment
  • Field removal equipment
  • Irrigation systems
  • Insurance (third-party warranty, bonding, etc.)
  • Business & scientific consulting
  • Protective field covers
  • Field marking and paint
  • Sports field hardware & equipment
  • Synthetic turf and yarn extrusion equipment

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Download membership application.

Testing Labs, Services & Equipment

Independent companies that are capable of testing synthetic turf and its components, such as:

  • Testing laboratories
  • Onsite testing service providers
  • Testing equipment manufacturers and/or suppliers

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