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Minnesota United FC names Toro as official turf equipment and irrigation partner

July 21, 2017By

With the debut of Major League Soccer in Minnesota, Minnesota United has selected Bloomington-based Toro as the official partner of turf equipment and irrigation. The multi-year agreement, in partnership with Toro distributor MTI Distributing, builds on a relationship that began in 2015. “As we began to consider plans for the care and maintenance of both the grass on the pitch... read more

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Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference returns to GIE+EXPO

July 20, 2017By

For the second year in a row, golf course superintendents and sports turf professionals will have education opportunities at GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo). The Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference, hosted by the Kentucky Turfgrass Council, will take place Oct. 19-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., during the annual trade show. “With 900 exhibits –... read more

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Super-Sod hires new sales manager

July 14, 2017By

Super-Sod selected Mike Kephart, a long-time turfgrass enthusiast and sales strategist, as its new sales manager. “Mike is a great fit for us,” said Ben Copeland Jr., Super-Sod’s COO. “He brings a passion for both turfgrass and the customer experience.” Kephart’s efforts while at Abbott Labs, and leading sales teams at companies like Recall, were focused on increasing productivity. During... read more

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Syngenta launches contest to promote turf recovery, personal wellness

June 22, 2017By

Now through Sept. 5, golf course or sports turf professionals can submit a photo to ConditionPerformRecover.com to show how they condition themselves or their turf to perform well and recover from stress, for a chance to win one of two $2,500 cash prizes. They can also submit photos via social media by using #ConditionPerformRecover and #contest for a weekly chance... read more

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AstroTurf to bring manufacturing operations under one roof in Georgia

June 22, 2017By

AstroTurf unveiled a new plan to streamline all of its manufacturing operations into a single facility. The move involves the relocation of existing equipment and the purchase of new manufacturing technology, as well as the functional alignment of previously scattered personnel groups. AstroTurf’s Board approved the proposal on Jan. 3, with completion of the project slated for the end of... read more

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