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Brock Receives Recognition For Sustainability

Boulder, Colo.–Brock International, a provider of performance-based systems for synthetic turf, became the first company in the synthetic-turf industry to have a Cradle to Cradle Certified product. Recognized as a rigorous environmental certification process, the designation is administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which evaluates products and materials for their impact on human health and environmental health and design for future life cycles.

Brock was awarded the Silver Designation for its PowerBase, an interlocking panel system with the highest quality, food-grade 100-percent pure polypropylene. The panels can be easily removed, cleaned and begin their next life as a quality, durable material with minimal use of additional energy or waste. Alternatively, as a pure mono-component material, the panels can be easily recycled and remade into new panels, eliminating the demand for new fossil fuels for this use.

For more information, visit www.brock-international.com.

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Top Instructors Recognized By NSPF

Colorado Springs, Colo.–Nine instructors with non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation received awards for exceptional performance at the annual instructor meeting.

Distinguished Instructor awards were given to:

• Bob Buettner, Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

• Jose Miquel Torres, Paraiso Pools, Deltona, Fla.

• Scott Ford, Tropical Aquatics Marketing, Dunedin, Fla.

• Michael Lowry, Lowry & Associates, Newmarket, Ontario

• Trevor Sherwood, Pool Operation Management, Brick, New Jersey

• Pat Kirk, CPO Wyoming, Gillette Wyo.

• Allen Crumley, The Pool Management Group, Inc., Marietta, Ga.

• Steven Morgan, Sunbelt Pools of Georgia, LLC, Atlanta, Ga.

• Sarah Gruttemeyer, Pool Professionals, Inc., Cary, N.C.

For more information, visit www.nspf.org.

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BSN Awards Grant To St. Philip’s School

Dallas, Texas–BSN SPORTS (flagship division of Sport Supply Group, Inc.), a sporting-goods distributor to schools and leagues, awarded its first Victory Grant to the St. Philip’s School and Community Center of Dallas, which provides an academic environment and athletic programs for inner-city children from low-income families. The new equipment will be used to help improve and expand athletic programs that would have been otherwise impacted by ongoing funding challenges.

Programs nationwide are invited to apply for Victory Grant consideration at www.BSNSPORTS.com/sponsorme. Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis and are open to all organizations.

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Field Notes

Signature Systems Group, LLC (formerly Signature Fencing & Flooring Systems, LLC) announced the hiring of Don Douvillon as VP of Heavy Matting.

SPRI Products, Inc., a distributor of rubberized resistance products and fitness accessories, has promoted Lizz Erickson to Commercial Sales Manager, where she oversees all commercial sales in the U.S., including health clubs, yoga studios, universities, municipalities, hospitality, military and corporate wellness.

Allyn Frerichs retired as director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry after more than 50 years of service to the city of Brookings, S.D.

PROFILE Products LLC announces it is changing its master brand to better represent its evolving business. The master brand is best expressed in its updated logo and new tagline: Solutions for your Environment.

Poo Free Parks, a Denver-based, privately held company providing environmentally responsible pet-waste supplies and services to local communities, announces that it has named Tatum Bell as the new director of sales.

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