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9/29/2014 to 10/1/2014
When: Monday, September 29 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where: Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas  78205
United States
Contact: Synthetic Turf Council
(678) 385-6720

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Educational Program Highlights

Quick Info

  • The special STC room rate of $159/night at the Hilton Palacio del Rio is available for rooms booked before Tuesday, September 16
  • STC Golf Tournament at San Antonio TPC will tee off on Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Address – Back by Popular Acclaim...

An Executive Economic BriefingBrian Beaulieu, ITR Economics

  • Review of short- and long-term U.S. and Global economic forecasts
  • How the forecasts will directly impact the synthetic turf industry and STC members
  • Suggested Management Objectives for STC members
  • Business Cycle Phases that pertain to STC members
  • Leading Economic Indicators that STC members should/must watch
  • Economic insight on inflation, interest rates, and taxes Time-sensitive current events of public concern and how they are likely to affect the businesses of STC members.

General Session/Educational Program

Critical Science Update: Player Performance and SafetyJohn Sorochan, PhD, Field Safety Center, University of Tennessee

Polymer Stabilization and Ultraviolet Resistance of Synthetic Turf FibersDavid Dyas, BASF

Crumb Rubber: Recent Air- and Water-Quality Studies and Other Information of InterestMarke Jennings-Temple, Eng.D., Senior Consultant - Asia-Pacific, Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), Brisbane, Australia

  • What was released from SBR under worst-case laboratory conditions
  • The results of in-situ air quality tests at a new and established field
  • An update on World-first water quality research

Update and Open Discussion about the Current Options and Actual Practice for the Reclamation, Reuse, and Recycling of Synthetic Turf Moderator: Davis Lee, InnovaNet Group; Panel

Sports Fields Track

Insured (or so-called third-party) Warranties: The Real Scoop (with Q&A)Glenn Quackenbush, Scott Danahy Naylon

Impact Testing Toolbox for Synthetic Turf Sports Fields and Playgrounds – Panel: Buzz Splittgerber, BuzzTurf; Mike Gentile, Sports Labs USA

FIH Certification Program for Field Hockey FieldsAlastair Cox, Labosport International and FIH Consultant

Landscape & Recreation Track

Considerations of Potential Uses of Synthetic Grass in Florida LandscapesJason Kruse, Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Science, University of Florida

Benefits of Synthetic Grass as an Accessible Playground SurfaceMara Kaplan, Let Kids Play

Exhibitor Showcase & Lunch: Register Now (it's free!)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Please join us on Tuesday, September 30 from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio to meet with our members and view the latest products and services in the synthetic turf industry. Our member exhibitors include synthetic turf manufacturers, testing labs, component suppliers, maintenance equipment manufacturers, and specialty service companies.

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Meet Our Exhibitors

Member Company

Exhibitor Coordinator

Business Category

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.Stephanie Zimmerman
Drainage systems
Aplix, Inc.James Bishop
Adhesives and fasteners
Armacell, LLCChad Andrews
Shock pads and underlayments
Bonar Yarns Inc.Greg Roscoe
Synthetic yarn and fiber
Broce ManufacturingDavid Krason
Maintenance equipment
BuzzTurf, LLCBuzz Splittgerber
Testing lab
Casco Schönox by SIKABo Andersson
Adhesives and fasteners
CoverMaster Inc.
Bob Curry
Protective field covers
CRM Company, LLC
Barry Takallou
Infill crumb rubber
Eco Chemical, Inc.Zack Wrzeszcz
Field marking and paint
Entech Inc.Neal Frey
Infill crumb rubber
Genan Inc.
Jake Alexander
Infill crumb rubber
Kromer Co.
Ronn Ponath
Maintenance equipment manufacturer
Liberty Tire Recycling LLC
Kyle Eastman
Infill crumb rubber
James Rack
Adhesives and fasteners
Permavoid Ltd.Andy Shuttleworth
Base contractor
Pioneer Athletics
Doug Schattinger
Field marking and paint
PrecisionJet – TurfBondMick Wilson
Logos and field graphics
ProFab Technologies, Inc.Jack Lindsay
Logos and field graphics
Recticel/The Soundcoat CompanyJim Mills
Shock pads and underlayments
Redexim North America, Inc.Darren Powers
Maintenance equipment
SMG Equipment LLC / SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH
Kevin Dorney
Maintenance equipment manufacturer
Sports Field Removal, LLCAmy Bachman
Field removal
SportsEdge®Jimmy Kloczko
Drainage systems
Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.David Moxley
Sports equipment and hardware, maintenance equipment
SYNLawnGeorge Neagle
Synthetic grass – landscape
Synthetic Surfaces, Inc.Norris Legue
Adhesives and fasteners
Synthetic Turf Council
Terrie Ward
Trade association for synthetic turf; host
Synthetic Turf Drs. LLCAlonzo Vielma
Synthetic grass – landscape
Target Technologies International Inc.
John B. Giraud
ThermaGreen Environmental
Blu Alexander
Shock pads and underlayments
The Toro Company
Paula Sliefert
Maintenance equipment manufacturer
Trocellen GmbHLuca Girelli
Shock pads and underlayments
Underhill International
Mark Faris
Wiedenmann North America
Will Wolverton
Maintenance equipment
ZeoFill Inc.Brian Pierce
Specialty infill

Exhibitor Guidelines

The STC Exhibitor Showcase event provides an opportunity for members to showcase a product, service, or advancement through the distribution of marketing brochures and face-to-face communication to local athletic directors, parks and municipal officials, builders and installers, architects and engineers, and other field owners and prospects.

Exhibitor tables will be positioned around the perimeter of the luncheon ballroom. Payment must be received to reserve a table. Checks should be made payable to STC. In the event that all tables are reserved, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. ONE table may be purchased per Member Company. The Exhibitor fee includes a 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, and a wastebasket. The exhibitor guidelines are as follows:

  • There is no pipe and drape to hang signage or banners, except from the table itself.
  • Whatever fits on the table is permitted. Pop-up displays on tables are acceptable. Floor models are NOT acceptable.
  • There will be no live demonstrations of products or working models, unless they fit on the table.
  • Laptop computers and tablets that operate on battery power are allowed.
  • Give-away items are permitted by exhibitors only.
  • Standard 120V electrical outlets are available in the ballroom. If you require use of an outlet, please bring an extension cord and power strip.

Shipping Information

The person and/or company shipping the items should be clearly identified. Ship all packages to arrive no earlier than Friday, September 26.

The following should be on all shipments to the hotel:

Name of Recipient, Guest
C/O Synthetic Turf Council, Sept. 29 thru Oct. 1
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Exhibitor set-up: Monday, September 29 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.); Tuesday, September 30 (7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

  • Please pick-up/drop-off your shipments from the UPS store located inside the hotel on the lobby level.

Exhibitor break-down: Tuesday, September30 (4:30 - 6:00 p.m.)

  • The hotel will ship the boxes from your exhibitor table as long as it's packed and clearly labeled. Shipping labels will be available at the STC registration desk.

Questions or special requests? Please call Rick, Terrie or Melanie at 678-385-6720 or email


STC Golf Tournament at San Antonio TPC

Sunday, September 28, 2014 (tee off at 1:00 p.m.)

Designed by PGA TOUR legend Greg Norman with player consultant Sergio Garcia, the Oaks Course reflects the TOUR's departure from the modern tournament style course (expansive grass areas and spectator mounding) to a more natural look and feel, without sacrificing the fan experience making it very tournament friendly.

  • Tee time is Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Price to play is $149 per player, which includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, bag gratuity, tournament setup and scoring
  • Buses will pick up the golfers at the Hilton Palacio del Rio at 11:00 a.m.
  • Club rentals are available for $55 plus sales tax (payable at the pro shop)
  • Par-72, 7,435 yard course
  • Course contests and prizes will be awarded to the winners
  • Dress code includes a shirt with a collar, pants, slacks or bermuda-length shorts, soft spikes or tennis shoes.

Meet Our Golfers

  1. Rusty Abell, Sports Labs USA
  2. Trevor Brockie, Accu-Cut/Brockie International Inc.
  3. Steve Coleman, ProGrass LLC
  4. Webb Cook, Sprinturf
  5. Joel Cormier, Viconic Sporting
  6. Todd DeWolfe, ProGrass LLC
  7. Joe DiGeronimo, DMA / DiGeronimo-Mikula Associates, LLC
  8. Kevin Dorney, SMG Equipment LLC
  9. David Dyas, BASF Corp.
  10. Mike Green, TenCate Grass N.A.
  11. Bill Hillstrom, Golf Greens Texas
  12. Denise Kennedy, DK Enterprises
  13. Aaron Klotz, ProGrass LLC
  14. Bruce Lemons, Foresite Design, Inc.
  15. Jack Lindsay, ProFab Technologies, Inc.
  16. Mike McManamon, MAPEI Corp.
  17. David Moxley, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
  18. James Rack, MAPEI Corp.
  19. Chad Rockefeller, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
  20. Mike Sims, Foresite Design, Inc.
  21. Paula Sliefert, The Toro Company
  22. Marty Staten, Americhem
  23. Robert Thomas, ProGrass LLC
  24. Allen Waterman, APW Enterprises, LLC
  25. Mark Weightman, ProGrass LLC
  26. Mick Wilson, PrecisionJet – TurfBond
  27. Terrie Ward, Synthetic Turf Council

The STC Gratefully Acknowledges its Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Act Global

Casco Schonox

Education Sponsor

Principal Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Name Badge Sponsor

Learn more about the STC sponsorship program.


Hotel & Travel Information

Hilton Palacio del Rio

The special STC room rate of $159 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio is available for rooms booked from September 24 through October 4. You should book your room early, but no later than Tuesday, September 16. After this date, rooms are on a ‘space available’ basis at a higher rate. The hotel requires a list of attendees and exhibitors on this date.

Make a reservation online or call 1-800-HILTONS, and refer to the Synthetic Turf Council room block.

There are a variety of ground transportation options between San Antonio International and the Hilton Palacio del Rio:

  • GO Airport Shuttle is San Antonio International Airport's authorized and single shared- ride shuttle service. Shuttles depart from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily to downtown hotels every 15 minutes. Passengers may purchase tickets at the airport's baggage claim area. The shuttle fare is $21 per person.
  • Taxi cabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal A & B. Average cab fare is $30 (flat rate).
  • For a list of authorizes and permitted limousine service providers, click here
Explore San Antonio from Hilton Palacio del Rio, and enjoy the hotel's contemporary hacienda-style setting. Spectacularly situated on the banks of the river, this San Antonio hotel offers the perfect city center location. Enjoy alfresco dining on San Antonio's River Walk at The River's Edge Café and Patio Bar. Watch your favorite sports game at Tex's Riverwalk Sports Bar, or sip an evening drink at the Ricon Alegre Lobby Bar before enjoying all-you-can-eat peanuts and nightly sing-a-longs at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub.

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