Golf Course Management

SEP 2015

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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SILVER PARTNER S I L V E R P A R T N E R Partner Recognition Program SILVER PARTNERS The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group is part of The Andersons, Inc., which was founded in 1947 in Maumee, Ohio, and is currently a 4.5 billion dollar corporation (NASDAQ:ANDE). The Andersons is a major manufacturer and marketer of Contec DG® along with other premium, patented dispersible and non- dispersible granular products for several professional markets that include golf courses, sports turf, lawn and landscape, horticulture, and agriculture markets across the country and internationally. In early 2015, the Turf and Specialty Group and the Plant Nutrient Group within The Andersons merged to create a much larger Plant Nutrient Group. In May the Group acquired Kay Flo Industries' Crop Nutrient Group (Nutra-Flo), based in North Sioux City, SD. With the Nutra-Flo acquisition, The Andersons is the largest manufacturer of traditional crop row starters as well as specialty nutrients. The Nutra-Flo acquisition, along with the merger of the two Groups, will aid The Andersons' sales and distribution opportunities. With 40 locations nationwide, The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group is well-positioned to provide improved products and service to valued customers. The Andersons is an active member of the GCSAA and provides support through various vehicles such as marketing, advertising, feld representation, trade show exhibiting, and sponsorships. As a Silver Partner, The Andersons believes in the purpose and goals of the GCSAA in wanting to help the superintendent in growing and enriching the golf business. The Andersons is also an active member of NGF, PLANET, STMA, ITODA, RISE and many other industry organizations. The Andersons Inc. also includes business groups that serve other markets including Grain, Ethanol, Rail, and General Retailing. For more about The Andersons, go to Founded more than 100 years ago in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Standard Golf Company is the world's oldest continually-operated maker of golf course accessories, providing products and services to golf course superintendents, pro shops and driving ranges around the world. Today, Standard Golf is the world's leading manufacturer of golf course accessories. In-stock and customizable products include fags and fagsticks, bunker rakes, ball washers, course signs, cups, litter receptacles and yardage markets. Standard Golf is also the manufacture of the Magnum line of maintenance tools, which are considered the most durable tools of their kind. "Top quality products and the best value possible is Standard Golf's mission. The true measure of excellence is having great people in place who consistently provide our customers with the ultimate buying experience." – Peter Voorhees, President / Owner.

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