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April 2016
Special Edition!
e-Newsletter: Member Benefits Spotlight
In This Issue:

Message from the Chairman

  • Recorded Webinars & Meeting Presentations Available for Download
  • Exceptional Networking at the 2016 Annual Meeting
  • New STC Certified Members
  • Welcome to All New Members
  • Member Category Highlight: Regional Landscape Builders & Installers

  • Frequent News Updates
  • Working with Members to Address Critical Issues & Create Industry Guidelines
  • Post or Link to STC Videos from Your Company Website
  • STC Website Redesign
  • Advertising Opportunities for eNewsletter and Website

Message from the Chairman

On behalf of Al Garver, Melanie Taylor, Dawn James and your entire Board of Directors, we thank you for your membership in the Synthetic Turf Council. When you read this newsletter, you will be reminded of your benefits of STC membership and the many services we provide to help grow the acceptance and demand for synthetic turf in the marketplace and promote quality and best practices to advance the industry.

New Member Benefit: STC has partnered with Delta Community Credit Union, which means all members and their employees nationwide now have access to the same low-cost personal banking benefits as Delta, UPS and Chick-fil-A employees! STC members located in the state of Georgia also have access to a full suite of business banking choices. Stay tuned for additional information in a follow-up bulletin in your e-mail inbox next week.
All recorded webinars & meeting presentations are available for free download in the STC Members Only section of the website!

Our webinar series is a great opportunity for buyers and end-users to receive credible and technical education on synthetic turf and its related components. For those who missed yesterday's webinar, Attracting Funding & Local Support for a Synthetic Turf Field, you can download the presentation and webinar recording here.

2016 Webinar Calendar:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Infill & Pad Systems
1:00 p.m. Eastern
Featured Panelists: Adam Coleman, USGreentech; Mike Gentile, Sports Labs USA
Moderator: David Nardone, Stantec Sport
Register Now

Thursday, July 21, 2016 
How to Choose a Synthetic Turf System 
1:00 p.m. Eastern
Featured Panelists: Luke McCoy, Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. 
Register Now 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Landscape & Recreation Synthetic Grass Systems
1:00 p.m. Eastern   
Thursday, December 8, 2016  
How to Maintain a Synthetic Turf Field 
1:00 p.m. Eastern 

Register early for the STC Annual Membership Meeting on October 10-12, 2016 in Tucson, AZ 

$10 Early Bird Discount for all members & $50 Early Bird Discount for all Exhibit Showcase registrations before June 1, 2016! 

The 2016 Annual Membership Meeting in Tucson, AZ will attract over 200 industry leaders and feature exceptional networking, including a two-hour Welcome Reception combined with the Exhibitor Showcase, and unmatched education with technical sessions on industry-related topics. Please encourage non-member companies to be at the meeting, either as a new member, or as a guest!

Reserve your space and save some money by registering now for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting on October 10 - 12, 2016 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ.

Congratulations to our new STC Certified Members in FY16
Certified Specialty Service Provider
St. Joseph, MI 

BuzzTurf LLC
Certified Testing Lab
Boise, ID 
Welcome New Members in FY16

Please help us welcome our newest members:

Company  Membership Category  State 
Join Date 
Guardian Innovations Mfr./Supplier GA 10/28/15
Accu-Cut / Brockie International Spec. Mfr. & Services FL 11/04/15
Precision Turf LLC Base Contractor GA 11/13/15
King Sports Construction, LLC Builders & Installers MD 12/17/15
Hellas Builders & Installers TX 01/13/16
Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. Ind. Prof./Consultant  CT 01/26/16
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Buyer/End-user MN 01/28/16
Naperville Park District Buyer/End-user IL 01/28/16
Service Thread Mfr./Supplier NC 02/17/16
Greenplay Mfr./Supplier NY 02/19/16
Athletic Business Spec. Mfr. & Services WI 02/19/16
JMT Ind. Prof./Consultant PA 03/02/16
Academy of the Holy Cross Buyer/End-user MD 03/18/16
Premier Silica Mfr./Supplier TX 03/23/16
Earth Design  Regional Landscape Builders & Installers  CA 04/12/16 
BBS Architects & Engineers  Independent Professionals & Consultants  NY  04/20/16  
Kennesaw State University Sports & Entertainment Park Buyer/End-user GA 04/21/16
Turf Builders United Builders & Installers GA 04/26/16

Member Category Highlight in each eNewsletter
Regional Landscape Builder & Installer Members:

Coastal Turf - California
Crowleys Concepts - Massachusetts
Earth Design - California
Elite TurfCare Group, LLC - Texas
Field of Green / ForeverLawn West - California
ForeverLawn at the Shore - New Jersey
ForeverLawn of Tampa Bay - Florida
Turf and Sport, LLC (AZ) / Synthetic Turf Systems (CA) - Arizona

Thank you for your membership!

Frequent updates on industry news, research, laws and regulations, and STC guidance
The STC has become the voice of the industry by meeting with federal, state and local regulators and legislators to educate them and advocate on behalf of the industry, and responding to the misinformation about synthetic turf in the marketplace.

Lost something in your inbox? Check the archive s for STC Members Only Communications to catch up on recent email updates, reminders, newsletters, and other members only news.

STC works with its Committees and Task Forces to address critical issues  e.g., end-of-life reclamation, reuse and recycling, heat, and any other matters pertaining to health and welfare of users.

With the publication of its technical guidelines, the Synthetic Turf Council provides objective measures that make it possible to better understand the professional guidelines and test protocols, the selection use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems and the infill used in synthetic turf fields.
Post or link to the new STC lifestyle & education videos on your company website or social media page.

Members are able to download the videos on this page for promotional use offline by visiting the members only page of our website (you must be logged in to access).

Marketing Work Group in New Orleans contributes to STC website redesign

The STC's website attracts 1,300+ visitors each week, and serves as an industry resource for specifiers, buyers, end-users, and media, among others. Find STC members and Certified members in our
online Buyers' Guide & Member Directory -- it's the only one of its kind exclusively for the synthetic turf industry !

Special promotional opportunities in eNewsletters and through meeting and educational sponsorships, the STC's Community Service Project, and Exhibitor Showcase.

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