The equipment manufacturing and contract reclamation services partnership will increase the availability of TRS’s equipment and expand its geographic capability to provide contractors with field removal services.
“Introduction of the TRS equipment in 2012 was a milestone advancement in our industry,” says Mark Heinlein, president of TRS. “We expect there to be 80 million square feet of turf taken up this year. Without solutions for lifting these fields, separating the components and moving them along to other markets, that material would be in landfills. That’s unacceptable by any standards.
“In Broce, we have found the partner who can scale equipment manufacturing to meet this exploding demand, as well as provide necessary customer service,” Heinlein continues. “We are thrilled to have teamed up with them and are excited about what it will bring to the synthetic turf industry.”
Broce is a Kansas-based specialty manufacturing company with more than five decades in the development of self-propelled sweepers.
“We’re each playing to our strengths, and turf reclamation is an industry that is only going to keep growing,” says Dave Krason, sales manager at Broce.
Under the new arrangement, Broce will manufacture the TRS equipment in its Dodge City, Kan., facility and will take the lead on North American sales, parts, service and delivery of field removal contracts. TRS will continue in its role as a sales and marketing consultant.