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Jacobsen expands sales force Foucheaux Frie Kuhl Echenique Morison Jacobsen continues its expansion of its sales and support team. Doug Foucheaux is director of sales, responsible for the western U.S. and Canada. Foucheaux previously was senior regional manager at Rain Bird Corp. Lee Frie is territory sales manager, supporting dealers and customers in the northwest U.S. and Canada. Frie also came from Rain Bird, where he was district and regional sales manager. Kyle Mirk is territory sales representative for the western Michigan territory. Mirk had been at at CDW as sales account manager. Jacobsen also added Andrew Echenique, Gary Kuhl and Dean Morison as product support managers. and value. Potestio Brothers, already a John Deere Gold Star Dealer, is supporting Colorado golf courses. The distributor has made signifcant investments in an expert parts staff, as well as six mobile service vehicles, and is a strong partner with John Deere Landscapes. Belkorp Ag LLC is serving the California region with its acquisition of former John Deere dealer Mid-Cal Tractor. It has eight locations throughout the Central Valley and the North Coast regions. Belkorp Ag also owns Big Sky Golf Course in British Columbia. Trojan Battery announced that Taijin Instrument & Electric Co. Ltd. will distribute Trojan's deep-cycle batteries for the golf car market in South Korea. Taijin is selling and servicing Trojan products at the country's more than 400 golf courses. They will offer Trojan's broad line of deep-cycle fooded, AGM and gel batteries. Profle Products recently completed a yearlong upgrade to their manufacturing facility in Blue Mountain, Miss. The upgrade allows the company, it says, continued expansion of production capacity and fexibility in its product mix, further enhancing its position in the sports turf, golf and agriculture markets. Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Labor and elected offcials joined employees of Profle Products to commemorate 750,000 consecutive hours without a lost-time incident at the company's manufacturing facility in Conover, N.C. The company reached the milestone in August; the streak began in February 2008. position. Chattahoochee Turf Products, owned by Roger and Susan Myers, has been an independent dealer partner of UTA for three years. The company has primarily done business in Georgia, but will now expand into Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the panhandle in Florida. "My experience with UTA tells me that taking my involvement to the next level will be advantageous for my customers, my employees and my company as a whole," Myers says. "I look forward to what lies ahead." Pacifc Links International (PLI) announced the acquisition of the virtual club assets from International Club Network Limited (ICN). The ICN acquisition is the latest phase of growth PLI has seen this year, which includes partnerships with the PGA Tour and GolfBC and a portfolio of nearly 100 clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Asia. Since 1998, ICN has developed what it says is the world's largest private club access program consisting of 275 participating clubs in 22 countries. As part of the transaction, PLI will own and manage this network as well as ICN's Privileged Play program. The largest program of its kind in Canada, Privileged Play provides members priority access and green fee savings at notable daily-fee courses for public and resort golfers. Also included in the network assets sold to PLI is a 50 percent interest in Access Global Golf and Travel Network. Global Turf Equipment (GTE), an independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment, established Global Turf Equipment Denmark in partnership with Denmark golf industry veteran Tom Larsen. Larsen has been selling pre-owned turf equipment in Denmark since 2009 and repairing an array of light and heavy machinery for decades. The partnership will allow Danish golf course and turf professionals to access GTE's unmatched inventory of preowned products. Serving golf facilities in more than 80 countries worldwide and all 50 U.S. states, GTE offers golf "A single sedge tuber can produce more than 1,900 shoots." United Turf Alliance (UTA) added Chattahoochee Turf Products, a Georgia-based distributor of professional turfgrass maintenance products, in an ownership November 2013 GCM 93