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December 13, 2016

Act Global Acquires UBU and Turfscape Brands

Austin, Texas – Act Global has acquired the UBU and Turfscape brands from Turf Industry Holdings. 

October 2016

 Creative Synthetic Turf Use for Airports

Donna Kent, ForeverLawn Inc.; Airport Business, October 2016

Airport Business, October 2016 - Many airports have become familiar with synthetic turf while constructing pet relief areas to meet requirements of the Service Animal Relief Act that took effect on Aug. 4. What airport administrators many not realize, however, is the limitless potential that artificial grass has to create a multitude of deluxe services throughout airports, both indoors and out.

October 18, 2016

SportGroup Holding Consolidates Position in Artificial Turf Market with Pittsburgh's ProGrass

SportGroup Holding, announced that it has acquired Pittsburgh-based ProGrass, one of the nation's leading brands of artificial turf.

June 30, 2016

SportGroup Holding Purchases AstroTurf, SYNLawn, and Associated Manufacturing Operations

SportGroup Holding® announced today that it has agreed to purchase AstroTurf® and SYNlawn®, along with their associated manufacturing facilities. By adding AstroTurf and SYNlawn to its existing portfolio of companies and brands (which includes Polytan®, APT®, Melos®, Rekortan®, Laykold® and Poligras®), SportGroup is building one of the largest and highest quality outdoor sports surfacing companies in the world.

July 2016

Low & Bonar Group Proposed Sale of Artificial Grass Yarns Business

Low & Bonar Group, the international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets (“Low & Bonar”), has announced that it is to sell its artificial grass yarns production business (“Bonar Yarns”) to the Mattex Group. The Mattex Group is a leading global player in the production and supply of carpet backing solutions for the carpet industry and has also built a leading global position in the supply of grass yarn.

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 1

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