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By: Christine Park – KSFN News
California Governor Jerry Brown has called upon Californian’s to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. During the worst drought in recorded history some California home owners and businesses have stopped watering their lawns or taken them out all together. How are they managing to keep their yards green? It’s out with the old and in with the new at one Kingsburg, CA home (Fresno County) where one resident wanted a more drought-friendly solution.
Synthetic Turf Council: Community Wellness and Environmental Responsibility
Recently Terrie Ward and Rick Doyle, Education Director and President of the Synthetic Turf Council joined the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio to discuss the rapid growth of the synthetic turf industry as well as the economical and environmental benefits of using artificial grass products.
The Synthetic Turf Council is proudly celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2013. They remain a powerful resource of information for architects, specifiers, designers , manufacturers and many more looking for industry insight. In addition, they promote synthetic turf innovation and quality by acting as a liaison between industry professionals and end user organizations. Providing educational materials to educate the market place and serving as a collective spokesman for the advocacy of the synthetic turf industry.
Key discussion topics from today’s conversation:
- The environmental benefits of synthetic turf.
- The mission and purpose of the STC.
- The (surprising) markets for synthetic turf.
- The exciting agenda of their upcoming spring meeting in Las Vegas.
- The education and training they provide with their Whistle-stop seminar series.
To listen to the full interview, please visit this location.
SYNLawn To Build Indoor Putting Green at 2014 KC Golf Show
KANSAS CITY — Producers of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Expo announced Wednesday that SYNLawn will be the Official Turf Company of the 2014 Kansas City Golf Show, and will build a showcase green right on the show floor where golfers can try out putters, compete for prizes and more! The three-day consumer golf expo returns to the Overland Park Convention Center for a third year, February 21-23, 2014.
The On The Green interactive area — featuring a state-of-the-art SYNLawn green complete with a putting surface, simulated rough and even a bunker — is certain to be a gathering point for golfers all weekend, as they step onto the green to try out new putters or compete in one of the show’s interactive contests. Added to the show’s 50-Foot Putting Challenge, Long Drive Challenge, Closest-To-The-Pin Challenge, Short Game Central, Main Stage, Free Lesson Area, Testing and Fitting Zone and 19th Hole Lounge, attendees will have no shortage of activities to keep them moving about the show floor and engaging with exhibitors in all parts of the hall.
Great deals, indoor hitting range, fun golf contests, giveaways and unbelievable prizes help K.C. golfers kick off 2014 at Overland Park Convention Center
The return of sponsors like SYNLawn, Edwin Watts Golf Shop, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Amini’s Galleria, RMI Golf Carts, Old Kinderhook, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Hendrick Cadillac and many others is a sure sign of the confidence the Kansas City golf industry has placed in the Kansas City Golf Show to provide a significant return on investment for participating exhibitors. The Kansas City Golf Show has proved to be a hit with Heartland golfers in each of its first two years, with over 7,000 attendees passing through the doors each weekend. Even an epic snowstorm couldn’t keep the crowds away in 2013, as thousands of eager golfers drove through a foot of snow that fell just 24 hours before doors opened to make the 2013 Kansas City Golf Show a success.
Those attendees enjoyed show-only specials on golf-related products and services, free lessons, try-and-buy opportunities with the year’s hottest new equipment, and an giveaway package that included free golf, golf balls, magazine subscriptions and more.
This year’s show promises to once again mark the kickoff event of the spring golf season for golfers in the Kansas City area, who will benefit from the success of the show’s first two years in the form of increased participation and special offers from the region’s biggest golf and golf-related exhibitors, including courses, club and product manufacturers, destination resorts and more.
The Kansas City Golf Show is one several high-end consumer golf expos produced nationally by Varsity Golf Shows, a Seattle-based marketing, communications and event production company with a strong reputation for providing outstanding values to U.S. golfers. In addition to the Kansas City Golf Show, Varsity also operates successful golf shows in St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.) and Hartford (Conn.) and will be launching new consumer golf expos in Omaha (Neb.) and Louisville in 2014.
For a full recap of last year’s show, or to view more information, visit varsitygolfshows.com/kan.
In theaters now, “Oz the Great and Powerful” features SYNLawn artificial grass used throughout the movie. Rated PG, and in 3D, “Oz The Great and Powerful” is now the #1 movie in the world and can be seen in a theater near you.
Directed by Sam Raimi, Disney’s fantastical adventure imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When a small-time circus magician is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, Oscar Diggs (played by James Franco) believes he’s hit the jackpot. That is, until he meets three witches, Theodora (played my Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) who aren’t convinced he is the great wizard everyone is expecting.
Oscar must discover who is good and who is evil before it’s too late for the Land of Oz’s inhabitants. Putting his talents to use through ingenuity and illusion, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard he wished to be, but as a better man as well.
By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD Valley Morning Star
HARLINGEN, TX — The city is working on the first of a series of beautification projects that began Monday with work on a traffic island on Commerce Street.
Workers are removing the the asphalt and will replace it with pavers and artificial grass, city engineer Javier Zamora said, describing it as a “demo project.”
Dan Serna, public works director, said the Commerce Street project is being done by SYNLawn to demonstrate what this kind of beautification can look like.
Bright orange traffic cones ringed with reflective tape mark off the boundaries of a traffic island at the intersection of Commerce and Taft street Monday. The island, long filled with asphalt and loose gravel, is getting a facelift courtesy of a company call SYNLawn. The company will replace the asphalt with artificial grass and pavers as the city of Harlingen begins a multimillion dollar effort to beautify various spots across the city. (Dina Arevalo/Valley Morning Star) Photographed Monday, January 21, 2013.
SYNLawn, he said is doing the work at no charge to the city, but the city is spending $10,000 for pavers.
The company is spending $28,000 of its own money to remove the asphalt and install the artificial grass.
“They are providing us with an opportunity to look at the finished product, to see what the product is going to do for us,” Serna said, adding that a benefit of artificial grass is that no mowing or irrigation.
He said the entire beautification project will include several overpasses, traffic islands, and gateways into the community.
Zamora added that other projects will include the medians near Morgan Avenue and Business 77 and some areas near Expressway 83 and Harrison and Tyler avenues.
The entire beautification project will cost $6,346,620, for which Zamora said the city has applied for a $5,077,296 Transportation Enhance-ment Program grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Serna said if the city is awarded the grant, the state will administer solicit bids from companies, including SYNLawn, to do the work.
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