Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 3

Matt Wagner News

As noted in part 1 and part 2 of our case study series, ensuring that kids are safe while playing on the playground is important for principals and staff members. However, some surface types require more maintenance than others and can ultimately compromise the safety of the play areas. When playground maintenance became a bear for the Lee’s Summit School …

Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 2

Matt Wagner News

As noted in part 1 of our case study, keeping kids safe at school is an ongoing initiative for principals and school staff. As research confirmed, many of those injuries are due to the playground surface material. When the Blue Springs School District noted opportunities to reduce playground injuries, they aggressively researched improved playground surfaces. They looked to their friends …

Case Study: The Pursuit of Safe Play, Pt. 1

Matt Wagner News

Keeping kids safe at school is a priority for principals, staff and parents alike, and one of those areas of concern is the playground. There are different types of playground surfaces available, from pea gravel to wood mulch to rubber mulch, but most can present problems and even contribute to them. When playgrounds from the Blue Valley School District caught …

SYNLawn Turf Survives Cosmopolitan Hotel Fire and Possibly Saves Lives

Matt Wagner In the News, News

The fire on the 14th floor Bamboo Pool area of The Cosmopolitan Hotel on July 25th, according to news reports, took only minutes to spread due to high winds and ample fuel from the decorative polyethylene encapsulated foam palm trees and cloth covered cabanas. And while there were only two reported cases of smoke inhalation among the many guests that …

SYNLawn Only Artificial Grass Company to Receive Class A Fire Rating

Matt Wagner News, Press Releases

Dalton, GA — SYNLawn, the leading manufacturer of American made synthetic grass, now offers several artificial grass styles that pass ASTM E648 to earn a Class 1 independent fire rating and one, SYNRye 200, which earned the sought-after Class A fire rating. SYNLawn is the first and only artificial grass company with a product that is able to pass the …

SYNLawn receives Class A Fire Safety Rating

Matt Wagner News

SYNLAWN ONLY SYNTHETIC LAWN TO RECEIVE GOVERNMENT FIRE SAFETY RATING Dalton, 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 …

Schools try flame retardant playgrounds

Matt Wagner In the News

In The News: Blue Valley Schools Want to Prevent Playground Vandalism Posted by: John Pepitone, FOX 4 News OLATHE, KS — The Blue Valley School District is taking action to try to prevent playground vandalism. The idea comes after several playground fires were intentionally set earlier this summer. A safer surface is being installed on the school’s playground. Blue Valley …