Field Notes

Cre8Play is now designing peaceful gardens and play environments which incorporate critical healing elements including native wildlife, flowers and music.

Freshpark Action Sports, a producer of folding, modular action sports kits, received a safety endorsement from nationally accredited orthopedic surgeon Nick DiNubile.

Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) announced that Mike Jaroszewski has been named to the WTI and Neuman Group Project Development team. He will provide sales and support and work with the team in a leadership capacity to manage client projects and relationships.

Ameristar Fence Products, a manufacturer of ornamental fencing celebrated its 30-year anniversary on December 16.

Yanmar America Corp. will provide diesel engines for select Toro commercial turf-maintenance equipment. The deal allows Toro to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier-4 emissions regulations, which went into effect January 1, 2013.

Terex has signed a distributor agreement with FMI Sales (Fiber Marketing International).  They will be a full-service distributor servicing Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana.

BioSafe Systems Announces GreenCleanFX Moss, Mold & Mildew Treatment Approved in California

Neptune-Benson, LLC, manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, has appointed Michael Griffin as the company’s new president.

BSN SPORTS, a sporting goods distributor to schools and leagues, acquired Montgomery, Illinois-based Hayden’s Sport Center, an independent sporting-goods team distributor.

Profile Products hired Tracey Hawkins as the company’s market development manager of sports fields for its western United States region. She will be responsible for driving increased use of the Turface Athletics brand of sports-field products by working with end-users and specifiers.

The Sports Turf Association celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Guelph, Ontario-based organization was formed “to minimize and avoid injury to participants using athletic facilities where they relate to turf,” according to the website.



Cheering LBWA Along

I just read your article in PRB and really enjoyed it (“When Maintenance Gets Rough,” October 2012). What a great testimonial. Thanks for taking the time to share!

Kathy Pargmann

Marketing Manager, CPRP

Fort Wayne, Ind.


Houston First For Solar-Powered Splashpad

With sustainability at the forefront of splashpad design, the first solar-powered splashpad will be built in Houston’s fifth ward. The site will include 18 solar panels that are expected to generate approximately 6,600 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The power generated by the solar panels over the course of a year is expected to offset all of the electricity used by the facility—enabling the Vortex splashpad to have a “net zero” electrical footprint. The splashpad was donated by Reliant, a company that provides electricity, energy services and smart energy solutions to more than 1.5 million retail customers. The splashpad is scheduled to open later this fall and should be fully powered by solar energy next year.


Combat Mold And Mildew

GreenCleanFX Moss, Mold & Mildew Treatment by BioSafe Systems is now approved for sale in California. This outdoor, hard surface treatment effectively eliminates unsightly moss, mold, and mildew and controls the growth of odor-causing and slime-forming bacteria. The cleaner is an organic alternative to harsh chlorine-bleach, heavy metal copper, and phosphate-based products. It will not harm nearby plants, shrubs, or trees, so there is no risk of overspray.

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