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BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES JOHN PRESTON AWARD FOR CHILD SAFETY

image of blue springs school district playgroundDalton, GA — The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) recently issued their annual John Preston Award given to a group or organization that has made a difference in creating S.A.F.E. play areas for children. This year’s award went to the Blue Springs School District in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Blue Springs was concerned enough about ongoing nurses visits by students to pursue alternatives to their existing surfacing. During 2011-2012, one school reported 11 breaks and sprains and 20 visits to the nurse for complaints regarding mulch in the eyes. During 2012-2013 with the help of staff members like Dan Anderson (Director of Building and Grounds), Kelly Flax (Principal), Currie Trumble (school nurse) and Dr. Bill Cowling (Assistant Superintendent), the school launched a pilot test program and installed one area of SYNLawn artificial grass and kept one area with their standard mulch surfacing to compare how each play area influenced injuries.

The results of the synthetic turf area far surpassed the mulched areas and resulted in 20% fewer injuries and as a side benefit, 15% more overall play time due to the grass not retaining water from rain and snow. So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the Missouri school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds within the 12 schools in the district with the safer, SYNLawn Play System.

The beauty of the SYNLawn Play System is that it complies with ASTM F1292 and is IPEMA certified which meets fall attenuation heights of up to 10 feet. Local SYNLawn Authorized Supplier, Turf etc was excited to be part of the solution. “We used a combination of SYNBermuda Premium 220, SYNTipede Platinum 322 and SYNLawn’s exclusive “Trample Zones” to meet the needs of each school”, explained Angela Grego, owner of Turf etc. “The administrators were astonished at the radical decline in the number of kids going to see the nurse.

“The Blue Springs School District prides itself on safety”, stated Dr. Bill Cowling, Assistant Superintendent. “We believe that the students should be able to focus on their learning and we work hard to find distractions to that process before they even occur. A playground that is safe promotes student achievement. Thank you for this recognition. We are very proud to be recipients of the John Preston Playground Safety Award.”

ABOUT SYNLawn®:

SYNLawn® is the industry innovator on synthetic grass. Their lush and livable synthetic grass systems have transformed the way synthetic grass is used, producing the most advanced and performance oriented putting surfaces and synthetic landscaping solutions in the market. SYNLawn uses exclusive nylon technologies to produce unmatched solutions for synthetic landscape, golf, pet and playground systems. SYNLawn’s grass products are 100% recyclable and lead compliant. As a vertically integrated manufacturer/installer, SYNLawn delivers customers the highest quality artificial grass products at a competitive price with the most genuine and longest manufacturer warranty of 15 years. With the company’s continued expansion, SYNLawn has 59 locations now open in the United States and Canada. To learn more visit www.SYNLawn.com.

SYNLawn of Central California Receives 2013 Best of Clovis Award

Clovis Award Program Honors the Achievement

image of Clovis showroomCLOVIS, CA — December 3, 2013 — SYNLawn of Central California has been selected for the 2013 Best of Clovis Award in the Landscaping category by the Clovis Award Program.

Each year, the Clovis Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Clovis area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clovis Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clovis Award Program and data provided by third parties.


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About Clovis Award Program

The Clovis Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Clovis area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Clovis Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Clovis Award Program

CONTACT:
Clovis Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardredemption.org
URL: http://www.awardredemption.org

image of synlawn san diego outdoor displaySan Diego, CA — The synthetic grass industry continues to be on the upswing across the nation. The growing acceptance of grass that’s always green combined with its sustainable environmental advantages have resulted in SYNLawn distributors rising to the growing demands for artificial grass in their local communities. Backed by over four decades of manufacturing experience SYNLawn is one of the leading manufacturers, distributors and installers of high quality artificial grass products designed for landscapes.

Growth continues as SYNLawn of San Diego proudly announces a new, larger, showroom and warehouse location to better service the needs of San Diego County’s residential customers and commercial landscape contractors. Shipped factory direct and always-in-stock, customers can expect even greater savings, customer service and faster order fulfillment. The new facility offers customers the largest artificial grass showroom in San Diego County and provides both an outdoor showroom as well as an indoor Design Center for landscape professionals to utilize as well.

Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, November 14, 2013

11:00am – 7:00pm / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 5:00 – 6:00pm
9350 Trade Place, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92126

Local businesses, landscape architects, contractors and homeowners are all invited. Sponsored by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, there will be free refreshments, turf specials, giveaways and more!

In addition to the new, larger San Diego showroom and warehouse, SYNLawn continues to report steady growth of within their distributor network throughout North America. Expansion into Lowe’s Home Improvement stores throughout Canada in July 2013 adds to the list of over 1,000 stores in the US that carry SYNLawn synthetic grass products as well as growing sales online at Lowes.com.

SYNLawn offers entrepreneurs the chance to expand their business in the rapidly growing artificial grass market, which is experiencing more than 20% annual growth. “Becoming a SYNLawn distributor will place you with a major innovator and a category leader of this fast growing market,” said George Neagle Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SYNLawn. “With our exclusive, brand name products synonymous with exceptional workmanship, installation and service, SYNLawn is excited to expand our presence nationally.”

Expansion in Southern California has flourished with Back Nine Greens’ expansion from Palm Desert into Orange County with the Grand Opening of SYNLawn’s largest synthetic turf showroom located in Tustin, CA. Much like the new San Diego location, the new Orange County showroom and warehouse was designed to service residents, contractors, architects and commercial projects of any kind.

SYNLawn of New Mexico announced their Grand Re-Opening in May of this year of their larger facility to accommodate the growth in their market. In business since 2004, SYNLawn New Mexico is headed by Mark Presentato, who has over 30 years experience in residential and commercial landscaping services and design. Their knowledgeable and professional staff includes a sales staff that shares a combined 13+ plus years of synthetic turf sales.

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Other locations that have grown and opened new showrooms because of demands for SYNLawn include TM Turfscapes located in Boston, MA whose growth with SYNLawn, beyond their landscaping business, created the need for a customer showroom. SYNLawn New York, whose continued growth over the past 7 years has catapulted them into needing larger showroom and warehouse spaces. The New York location have grown including notable projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2, Washington Square Park Rolling Hills Playground, and Harlem Children’s Zone. Authorized SYNLawn supplier Strickly Green Grass, has expanded their business with warehouses in Houston and Dallas to support customers on every level, including our SYNLawn Turf Supply program which promotes contractor sales with plenty of product and installation accessories in stock at all times.

The increasing demands for synthetic grass as an alternative to natural grass yards and landscaping is no mystery with rising environmental and water conservation concerns across the nation. SYNLawn was the first in the synthetic grass industry for landscaping applications and anticipate continued growth as more consumers understand the “green” advantages of synthetic grass solutions.

ABOUT SYNLawn:

SYNLawn® is the industry innovator on synthetic grass. Their lush and livable synthetic grass systems have transformed the way synthetic grass is used, producing the most advanced and performance oriented putting surfaces and synthetic landscaping solutions in the market. SYNLawn uses exclusive nylon technologies to produce unmatched solutions for synthetic landscape, golf, pet and playground systems. SYNLawn’s grass products are 100% recyclable and lead compliant. As a vertically integrated manufacturer/installer, SYNLawn delivers customers the highest quality artificial grass products at a competitive price with the most genuine industry warranty. With the company’s continued expansion, SYNLawn has 57 locations now open in the United States and Canada. To learn more visit www.SYNLawn.com.

image of child safe synthetic playground surfaceKansas City, MO – When administrators from the Blue Springs School District began to look at ways to improve playground safety for their students, as well as lower overall maintenance costs, district representatives came up with a plan. The plan was to build a “Pilot Playground” program using SYNLawn’s Playground System in an effort to replace old, decaying mulch which was prone to cause multiple injuries while kids were playing at recess.

The school district set up a system to track and compare differences in playground injuries over a two year span. Within a six month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse’s office with injuries suffered on the playground. No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground’s new padded underlay beneath the playground’s artificial grass surface.

“The pilot playground was a courtyard play area in the middle of the school. We literally had to go through the school to replace the existing playground surface.” says Angela Grego, owner from SYNLawn of Kansas City. “The administrators were astonished at the radical decline in the number of kids going to see the nurse.”


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So overwhelming was the evidence, instead of waiting two years as planned, the Missouri school district moved quickly to replace more than 33 playgrounds with the safer, artificial grass play system by SYNLawn. Using a combination of SYNBermuda Premium 220, SYNTipede Platinum 322 and SYNLawn’s exclusive “Trample Zones”, the replacement of the Blue Springs School District playgrounds is currently nearing completion with nearby school districts taking notice.

synthetic playground at voy spears elementary

SYNLawn’s Play Systems continue to prove to be the safest, most durable and beautiful alternative to old, unsafe playground surfaces. Contact your local SYNLawn representative today for more information on how your school district can lower maintenance costs, improve safety and reduce injuries to the children in your area using SYNLawn’s Playground System.

SYNLAWN ONLY SYNTHETIC LAWN TO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT FIRE SAFETY RATING

image of artificial grass roofDalton, GA — SYNLawn SYNRye 200 has received the coveted ASTM E 108 Class A Fire Rating allowing it to be safely installed on rooftops and other similar applications. SYNLawn SYNRye 200 is now the ONLY infill-free artificial lawn product to be deemed “fire safe” for installations on rooftops. Other companies must put additives into their products to make them safe. SYNRye 200 is made of an innovative fire safe nylon.

The tests were conducted by the renowned Southwest Research Institute in full compliance with government (ASTM) standards. The new certification will have immediate impact on the industry.

Contractors will, for the first time, be able to fully comply with the growing list of standards involved in the creation of green rooftops, atriums and public areas. This new generation of lawn products is being hailed as truly remarkable for their feel, durability, and sustainability.

SYNLawn SYNRye 200 combines durability and aesthetics making it ideal for any environment. Architects can now be confident in using a synthetic lawn product that will enhance any difficult project.

SYNLawn spokespeople are available for interviews, in-studio, by satellite, phone or Skype.

image of synthetic grass display(KELOWNA, BC) – Canadian residents now have the ability to find SYNLawn DIY products a little closer to home, thanks to the recent expansion that will include 35 Lowe’s stores across Canada.

The new program offering is a result of continued success of the program that is now in over 1,000 stores around the United States. SYNLawn will provide Special Order products available in stores by selecting the product that works best for the homeowner’s project. Pre-cut rolls of synthetic turf are also available for homeowners wishing to purchase their grass and start their project immediately with no waiting.

Having SYNLawn available in Lowe’s stores throughout Canada means that homeowners can find everything they need in one place. With three different synthetic grass styles and one putting green product to choose from, customers can decide which one best suits their needs based on usage of the area and their budget. In addition, Lowe’s provides direct access to DIY installation accessories, tools and maintenance items for a complete and worry-free installation.

To aid homeowners with a basic synthetic grass installation, SYNLawn has provided several handy tools that detail each step of the process with video support and installation guides to take out the guess-work.

“We’re excited about this expanded partnership with Lowe’s.” said Mike Holdenried, Vice President of Sales with SYNLawn Canada. “For the do-it-yourself landscaper, synthetic turf is a great option that can be enjoyed by every family member and its uses continue to expand based on growing environmental issues.”

SYNLawn products are made in the USA and are the most environmentally friendly on the market due to a manufacturing process that replaces petroleum-based polyurethane with soybean oils. In addition, SYNLawn turf products save millions of liters of water each year, reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption from lawn equipment and eliminate the need for fertilizers & pesticides.

About SYNLawn:

SYNLawn® is both a company and a brand name representing quality craftsmanship in the emerging artificial landscape grass industry. SYNLawn® is a world-wide company with our international headquarters based in Dalton, GA (USA), where our parent company has produced synthetic turf products since 1965. SYNLawn® is recognized as the first name in synthetic lawn grass for residential and commercial landscaping applications. SYNLawn® is synthetic lawn. SYNLawn has more than 55 locations now open in the United States and Canada. To learn more visit www.synlawn.ca.

About Lowe’s:

Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, serving approximately 15 million customers a week in its more than 1,745 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Lowe’s Companies Canada, ULC first opened Canadian stores in December 2007 and now operates 35 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 5,000 employees company-wide.