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The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has become a partner of Plant Management Network International (PMN), a nonprofit online publisher of science-based resources. This partnership allows STMA to offer PMN’s resources as a benefit at no additional charge to the association’s more than 2,800 members. STMA, the professional association for sports field managers, provides education, information, and practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management.

Cambridge Architectural Launches New Website

Cambridge Architectural, maker of interior and exterior metal mesh systems, unveiled a new website–www.cambridgearchitectural.com–showcasing project form, function, and design. Users can read testimonials and learn more about design assistance, installation, and sustainability.

DINOFLEX Achieves ClimateSmart Seal

DINOFLEX Recycled Rubber Surfaces successfully completed the ClimateSmart program, requiring a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and a submitted list of reduction strategies. ClimateSmart has long been recognized for its work in the energy arena, helping businesses calculate emissions, then measure and reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs. For more information on the recycled rubber surfaces manufacturer, visit www.dinoflex.com.

CULTEC Systems Gain Approval In Delaware

The CULTEC, Inc. Separator water quality system has gained approval from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The CULTEC Separator Row system will be included on the list of endorsed products after meeting reduction requirement under the Delaware Sediment & Stormwater Regulations. The CULTEC Recharger/Separator system will act as a gross pollutant removal practice and as a pretreatment practice for petroleum hydrocarbons.

An In-Depth Look At Pepperweed Threat To Wetlands

A study in Invasive Plant Science and Management, published by the Weed Science Society of America, examines characteristics of encroaching pepperweed. The plant’s roots, which run meters deep, help this invader gain territory in higher elevation rangelands, vegetated areas along freshwater, coastal marshlands, and seasonal wetlands. To control the invasive species and reestablish native vegetation, the study finds that controlling new populations, while also working from the outer perimeters of pepperweed patches, is most cost-effective. Full text is available at http://www.wssajournals.org/.

Recruits and Ladders

Underhill International Announces New Sales Rep

Underhill International has tapped Eagle Sales of Grass Valley, Calif., as the company’s new sales agency for Arizona, California and Nevada, reported Ed Underhill, president of the irrigation equipment manufacturer.

Eagle Sales will represent Underhill’s expanding lines of irrigation products for residential/commercial installations, golf courses and sports fields, including the new Sapien 2Wire controller and M-160 Total Solutions synthetic sports field kit.

Eagle’s Tom Kendall and Jeremy McIntyre will oversee the sales effort with a staff of nine professionals covering the western states. Eagle Sales has been in business since 1985 and was founded by Steve Wilson, who directed the company until his death in 2008.

See Underhill International at www.underhill.us or call (866) 863.3744.

FX Luminaire Announces New Hires 

Rapid growth prompted FX Luminaire, based in San Marcos, Calif., to expand its number of sales territories. Landscape lighting veteran Shawn Knudson has been hired as sales manager of the Pacific Northwest Region, which spans Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, western Canada and Alaska. Knudson has been in the green industry for nearly 30 years, with experience in irrigation design, water pumps and features, wholesale distribution, and manufacturer sales. He has also owned a design/build lighting company.

Ron Pinnell, a 20-year landscape lighting veteran, joined the team as sales manager of the Great Plains Region, which includes the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, southern Illinois and Oklahoma. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Southern Illinois University and is well versed in irrigation, water gardening and fountains in addition to lighting.

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