BioSafe Reveals Branding Campaign

BioSafe Systems unveiled a new branding campaign recently. The new look is designed to stand out on store shelves while maintaining a cohesive, sustainable image.

Changes to product names are listed below:

Old Name                                                         New Name

AzaGuard Insecticide                                     BioSafe Insect Control

AXXE Ready to Use Herbicide                     BioSafe Weed Control RTU

AXXE Weed Killer                                         BioSafe Weed Control

GreenCleanFX Moss, Mold, & Mildew       BioSafe Mold & Mildew Control

OxiDate Fungicide/Bactericide & ZeroTol Fungicide/Bactericide      BioSafe Disease Control

OxiDate Ready to Use                                    BioSafe Disease Control RTU

SaniDate RTU Fruit and Vegetable Wash   BioSafe Fruit & Vegetable Wash


Field Notes

S.R.Smith, LLC has acquired the pool and spa assets of FiberStars, an Energy Focus Company. The purchase brings S.R.Smith a portfolio of LED lighting and control products, which the company will integrate into its portfolio. 

Neptune-Benson, a manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, ultraviolet disinfection systems and aquatics components hired Kenneth Rodi as Chief Executive Officer.

Code Blue Corporation, a manufacturer of emergency communication solutions, hired David Salas, CMA, CFM, as Corporate Controller. Salas will be responsible for handling Code Blue’s financial and accounting duties, including its international business.

SYNLawn, SYNBermuda 200, and SYNRye 250 have received the Class-One fire rating (ASTM E 648) offering increased safety when artificial grass is installed on playgrounds or other fire-sensitive applications.  The company claims SYNBermuda 200 and SYNRye 250 are now the only infill-free artificial lawn products deemed to be “fire safe” for installations in both outdoor and indoor settings. 

 Tim Dorsey has become the second American President of outdoor power equipment manufacturer ECHO Incorporated, a subsidiary of Yamabiko Corporation of Japan. He replaced retiring President Dan Obringer.

The Alamo Group Inc. appointed Matt Hood as VP of Sales and Marketing of its Leavenworth, Kan.,-based division, Henke Manufacturing.

Michael Dean has been promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing for iZone Imaging, which manufactures custom high pressure laminate (CHPL) signs, graphics and architectural products.


Successful Miniature Golf Course Design

Although golf courses are more commonplace in a park-and-recreation lineup, miniature golf also is an option for those looking to expand offerings. Although some may be intimidated by the concept, Joseph J. Buckshon, President of MINI-GOLF, INC., recommends starting with the basics to build a course that patrons will use—over and over again.   

  • Choose a convenient location in a high-traffic area where there is a high turnover rate, such as an area with a lot of tourists.  
  • Atmosphere is everything. Make sure the course is interesting, nicely decorated, and well landscaped. Plain Jane, simple, boring courses do not work.  
  • Make putting greens short for each hole. Sometimes people want to “tee off” on very long holes to reach the cup and sometimes hit the ball way too hard.  
  • Keep greens clean. For indoor courses, this means vacuuming the carpet. Outdoors, be sure to apply a wood preservative once a year to keep the wood looking beautiful.  
  • Use quality materials for construction. Use #1 grade pressure-treated lumber to prevent termite infestation, rot and decay. Space 2 x 4’s every 12 inches underneath the entire golf course, then nail down pressure-treated plywood over the 2 x 4’s. Use #1 grade pressure-treated 2 x 2 rails to help keep the golf balls on the course. 

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