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Act Global Acquires UBU and Turfscape Brands

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  
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Austin, Texas – Act Global has acquired the UBU and Turfscape brands from Turf Industry Holdings. UBU is best known as the synthetic turf chosen by 14 National Football League teams, numerous NCAA teams and other top-tier venues throughout the United States. This prestigious group of installations includes NRG Stadium in Houston, host venue of the upcoming Super Bowl LI on February 5.

“Going forward, we’re very excited for UBU and Turfscape to join the Act Global family of brands,” said Turf Industry president Joe Vrankin. “Act Global is known for its focus on player safety, biomechanics and quality manufacturing, as well as being a strong partner to field owners, consultants, contractors and the industry as a whole. Most importantly, they’re a great organization with strong moral values and a culture to do the best job possible. In many ways, Act Global is perfectly poised to take the UBU and Turfscape brands to a new level.”

“The addition of the UBU and Turfscape brands will accelerate the growth of Act Global and our partners,” said John Baize, Act Global CEO. “Act Global’s pipeline of new turf technologies will be available in both our Xtreme Turf and UBU brands for the professional and amateur ranks, starting in 2017 and beyond. We appreciate the support of our valued employees and partners as we look forward to a bright future.”

Act Global’s long-term strategy has been developing synthetic turf systems that excel through hundreds of independent laboratory tests for quality, durability, safety, environmental soundness and performance. This methodology has yielded proprietary technologies with expansion into landfill coverings, airport surfaces and landscape solutions, as well as sport fields. UBU’s brand value combined with Act Global’s existing technical strengths will provide tremendous opportunities and great solutions for both market partners and clients.

About Act Global

Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology, with manufacturing facilities on three continents and sales in more than 80 countries. The company carries a full range of products for sports (Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Grass), landscaping (Xtreme Lawn), aviation (AvTurf) and land reclamation (LiteEarth). Act Global is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer, World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, FIH Preferred Supplier, and holds ISO 9001 Certification.

About the UBU brand

UBU is a leading brand of synthetic turf surfaces for use in a variety of sporting events, including football, baseball, field hockey, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. UBU is known for providing “Ground Gear for Athletes,” for teams ranging from professional franchises, collegiate and major indoor arena leagues to local high schools and municipalities. Venues that have utilized turf with the UBU brand include MetLife Stadium, Paul Brown Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, U.S. Bank Stadium and NRG Stadium. UBU incorporates science and technology into each surface, providing the ultimate Ground Gear for Athletes.

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