Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

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Profile hits safety mark DEMAND SPECS EXPECT RESULTS Profle Products was honored for 1 million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company's manufacturing facility in Blue Mountain, Miss. The company reached the milestone April 8 — and the streak began in March 2002. Offcials from the Mississippi Development Authority and the state legislature joined employees of Profle Products for a celebration June 12. Profle Products offers environmentally sound, site-specifc solutions, including soil modifcation, erosion control and plant establishment. To ensure its 45 employees remain up-to-date on safety procedures, the company has biweekly safety meetings. Monthly safety tours are conducted to check machines for defciencies and to certify employees have safe access to equipment. "We are grateful to Profle Products for making the safety of its employees a top priority and for setting such a great example for other Mississippi businesses," says Brent Christensen, executive director for the Mississippi Development Authority. Geoponics announced a partnership with Foster-Gardner. Geoponics is best known for providing soil surfactants and natural-looking, cost-effective turf colorants. Geoponics (based in Florida) and FosterGardner (along with its sister company West Coast Turf), will now offer turf products and service from one coast to the other. Eco-Roofs donated 300 of its green roof Eco Trays to West Virginia University. They will be used to create the green roof as part of the school's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon. West Virginia is one of 20 entrants from around the world in the biennial event, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effcient, energyeffcient and attractive. Eco Trays are made of 100 percent recycled black plastic HDPE material. The trays have been planted and are growing at a California nursery to be acclimated and ready for the Oct. 3-13 competition. Green Grass, a sod farm in Brazil, was selected as the sod producer to grow Zeon zoysiagrass to be planted on the golf course that is being constructed for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Zeon zoysia is said to be environmentally friendly, drought-tolerant turf. Green Grass owner Marcelo Matte says, "This is the frst time golf is in the Olympics after 100 years, and we'll have the whole world watching the best players for weeks in Rio. I can imagine it will be the most important golf course in the year of 2016." The Golf Environment Organization (GEO) has been accepted as an ISEAL Alliance associ- When choosing your renovation materials, demand product specifications and expect results. Since the advent of bunker liners, Sandtrapper has been there, delivering consistent quality and performance that professionals rely on. We've made reliability the hallmark of our manufacturing and customer service processes so the facility can make renovation project decisions easily and with confidence. Contact us today for the details of bunker liner dynamics and product specifications. 888-970-5111 September 2013 GCM 93

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