Five Ways Synthetic Turf Can Improve Your Next July Fourth Celebration

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STI offers five ways that your next July Fourth Celebration can be improved by adding synthetic turf


July Fourth is a celebration of our nation’s independence, where people of all ages are decked out in their red, white and blue for barbecues, picnics, fireworks and the occasional pool party.  It’s a holiday where everyone seems to have some sort of celebration to either host or attend.  And since the holiday falls on Friday this year, it also means that some will celebrate all weekend.

As we draw nearer to the big weekend, millions of Americans are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the July Fourth holiday.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, the folks at Synthetic Turf International want to give you five ways synthetic turf can improve your next July Fourth Celebration.

1. Synthetic turf requires virtually zero maintenance.  You won’t have to spend hours mowing and weed-eating to get your lawn ready for the big day.  You’ll have more time to plan your party, more time to spend with friends and family and more time to plan your amazing fireworks show.

2. Fewer Pests, less bugs.  With a synthetic turf lawn, you won’t have to worry about the multitude of pests that infest natural lawns.  Ants won’t interfere with your picnic plans, and other insects will be less likely to migrate your way.

3. Green, lush lawns are perfect for all kinds of summertime activities.  Whether it’s just a simple picnic, or a massive neighborhood barbecue, synthetic turf provides a clean, pesticide and chemical free area where children can run and play, adults can kick off their shoes and feel the turf between their toes and everyone can kick back on a blanket and watch the neighborhood fireworks display in comfort.

4. Water activities are much cleaner with turf.  When you have synthetic turf around your pool, there’s no need to worry about grass clippings, dirt or other debris being tracked into your pool.  Turf is a great option around swimming pools.  Don’t have a pool?  Maybe a Slip and Slide or just a sprinkler for the kids to play in.  With a natural grass lawn, you’d be worried about the muddy mess that they might create.  With synthetic turf, there’s no need to worry.  The water drains through quickly so there’s no muddy mess.

5. Putting Greens add another level of fun for all ages to your backyard. With a putting green from STI, you can set up a putt putt course for the kids, or have a friendly challenge among friends. Children, pets and neighbors all enjoy playing on a synthetic putting green.



STI offers a variety of different applications to meet your needs, and exceed your expectations.

Synthetic Turf International would like to wish everyone a safe and happy July Fourth Holiday!!

STI Brings PGA TOUR Superstore Putting Greens to Life

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Synthetic Turf International continues to be the designer and installer of choice for PGA Tour Superstore putting greens nationwide

Visitors to the PGA Tour Superstore try out new putters on the STI putting greens, courtesy of Bobby Baughn of STI Atlanta.


Synthetic Turf International and PGA Tour Superstore are joining forces once again.

In April, the PGA TOUR Superstore announced three new store openings in 2014 and an ambitious growth strategy that will more than double its current retail footprint, adding one million square feet of new golf retail space over the next five years.

PGA TOUR Superstore currently has 19 retail stores ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 square feet per store. Each store has up to 14 custom fitting simulators and practice bays in every location.  The retailer plans to have up to 50 locations by 2018.

“What’s different about PGA TOUR Superstore is we purposely design our stores with what the golfers want from an experience and product assortment point of view,” said PGA Tour Superstore CEO Dick Sullivan. “When it snows in Chicago or New York, golfers can putt on our 2,000 square-foot putting greens. This experiential format works, and we’re excited to roll it out to many more markets over the next several years.”

That’s where Synthetic Turf International comes in.

Bobby Baughn of STI Atlanta has played an integral part in helping to bring this experiential format to life.  Baughn is a specialist in designing and installing synthetic turf putting greens, and has had a working relationship with PGA Tour Superstores, nationwide, going all the way back to their first store in 2006.

Every one of the PGA Tour Superstore putting greens was designed and installed by Baughn, using STI products.

One of Baughn’s putting greens made its national television debut today as a small part of the Fox and Friends U.S. Open Preview segment, when the popular morning show featured the PGA Tour Superstore’s club fitting technology.


Synthetic Turf International Offers Maintenance Free Alternative to Natural Grass

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Get a Lawn That is Lush, Green and Natural Looking in Appearance Without all the Work from Synthetic Turf International

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Synthetic Turf International offers a wide variety of options for a maintenance free alternative to natural grass


As the weather is warming up and many residents in the Northeast and Midwest are thawing out from a punishing winter full of snow and ice, it’s time to start thinking about how to get back your lush, green lawn.

There are really only two schools of thought on this.

One is simple.  You want the absolute nicest, healthiest, greenest lush lawn possible.

Or, you’ll take what you can get, as long as you don’t have to spend lots of time and energy working on it.

For those in the first group, the process starts in the early Spring with fertilizer applications, pre-emergent treatments, weed control applications, more fertilizer, excessive watering, grub treatments, even more fertilizer.  Then there’s the dethatching, seeding and aerating of your lawn.

To make all this happen, you’ll need to spend hundreds of dollars every year, plus the extensive time commitment these projects will require.  And we haven’t even mentioned the mowing.  Of course, you could hire someone to do all this work for you, but that would be even more expensive.

If you’re part of the second take-what-you-can-get group, you’re probably interested in a far less time consuming option.  You’re content to mow, but you don’t have time for all the extra work.   Or, the extra work just isn’t worth it for the possibility of a lush, green lawn.

If you belong to either one of these groups, there is an alternative to natural grass, synthetic turf.

Synthetic Turf International offers a wide range of synthetic options that can meet your needs and exceed your expectations.  STI’s SoftLawn® line of lawn and landscape products is perfect for any outdoor area, providing a lush, green lawn or landscape without all the fuss of seeding, weeding, mowing and blowing.

The average lawn in the U.S. requires 55 gallons of water per square foot in order to maintain a lush, green appearance.  Some of that comes from rain, but not all of it.  Synthetic turf doesn’t require water, so you’re conserving our most precious resource.

Plus, STI’s products are safe for children and pets because you no longer have chemicals and pesticides on your lawn, which is better for the environment, too.

Your lawn will be lush and green all year, and you’ll get back the countless hours of work to get a great looking lawn.

You can spend more time enjoying your lawn, not working on it.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World and a maintenance free lawn and landscape.

Replicating the Speed of the Greens at Augusta

Posted on in Augusta National, Putting Greens & Golf, Specialty Sports, Stimp Speeds, Stimpmeter, Synthetic Turf International, The Masters.

Getting an accurate speed for the greens at Augusta is next to impossible, but how hard is it to replicate?

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The famed Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

It’s been rated as the number one course in the country, and its fairways, greens, bunkers and water hazards have been seen by more eyes than any other course in the world.  Yet, the track in Augusta, Georgia known as Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive and closely guarded golf courses in the world.

And while it may not be the most exclusive golf course in the world (we’re not saying it isn’t), it certainly has the perceived reputation as being one of the toughest.

The fact is no one really knows for sure just how tough it is.  This is because the club has forbidden Augusta to be officially rated by the United States Golf Association.

But in 1991, a team of experts descended upon the hallowed grounds to do just that.  Led by the late Ross Goodner and the inventor of the course ratings system, Dean Knuth, the group set out to provide those of us who would never set foot between the ropes of Augusta a rating for the course.

Course ratings tell how difficult a course is to a scratch golfer, or a golfer with a handicap of zero.  Next to that rating is the slope rating, which tells how difficult the course is for a bogey golfer (handicap of 18) in relation to the course rating.

In 1991, Goodner and company rated Augusta National at 76.2, which basically meant that a scratch golfer could expect to shoot around 76.   At the time this would have made Augusta National one of the ten toughest courses in the United States.

Then in 2010, Knuth set out to re-rate Augusta, and he is very good at what he does.

He walked the course over the three practice rounds to establish that the course rating had increased to 78.1, still one of the ten toughest in the United States.  This is due, in no small part, to the course being lengthened by more than 500 yards since 1991.

But Knuth also provided an educated guess at the stimp speed of the greens.  Stimp speed measures how far a ball will roll when gravity pulls it down a ramp angled at about 20 degrees.  He arrived at 12 feet, basing this on counting the number of paces players were walking on the greens during those practice rounds.

The greens at Augusta have the reputation for being some of the fastest in the world.

One of the primary reasons for this dates back to 1980, when the greens at Augusta National changed from Bermudagrass to Bentgrass because officials there felt it would produce a more consistent option for tremendous green speed year round.

Now, several things make getting a stimp speed at Augusta impossible.  First, stimp meters aren’t allowed through the gates, making any stimp speed an educated guess at best.  Second, and probably more important, it is widely believed that there isn’t a long enough stretch of Augusta green that is perfectly flat.

One professional jokingly recommended rolling the ball uphill to try and get an accurate stimp speed.  Augusta officials don’t want this information to get out to the general public, and thus, they don’t gather the information for themselves.

So, since most people will never get the chance to play at Augusta, how will they ever know how fast the greens roll, and how ticklish every short putt can be?

Synthetic Turf International manufactures and sells the most realistic synthetic putting surfaces on the market today.  STI can provide a green that rolls true at a speed of 10.5 feet.

A putting green infilled with ceramic sand can roll true at speeds up to 14 feet.

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STI installation experts created a miniature version of the famed 12th green at Augusta.

Our network of over 100 dealers can install a putting green that will meet your budget and exceed your expectations every time.

We can’t recreate the natural greens at Augusta National, but we can provide the closest synthetic putting surface to replicate greens like those found at Amen Corner, with stimp speeds, undulations and breaks as close to the real thing as possible.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World…and a better short game.

STI Part of Tiger Woods Quicken Loans Announcement

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Synthetic Turf International provides putting surface for the Tiger Woods Quicken Loans PGA Tour Announcement Event in Washington, D.C.




Synthetic Turf International played a role in Tuesday’s announcement that the PGA Tour stop at Congressional Country Club would be getting a new title sponsor.

Tiger Woods was on hand to announce the new agreement with Quicken Loans at an event hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation in Washington, D.C.

During the event, Quicken Loans sponsored a putting challenge, where CEO Bill Emerson and Tiger Woods putted on a Synthetic Turf International putting green provided by Peter Albanes of Albanes Landscaping, Inc. in New Market, Maryland.

STI was honored to be a part of the event, which honored military families in the D.C. area, in addition to helping the Tiger Woods Foundation move toward its goal of improving the lives of underserved youth.

The families won almost $5,000 toward their mortgage payments, while Quicken Loans donated $30,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Lt. Col. Glenn L. Laird putts on STI’s custom green.

“It was a dream come true to putt alongside Tiger Woods with my whole family watching,” said D.C. resident, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn L. Laird, who was one of the clients who took part in the putting challenge.

The event was scheduled to announce to the new PGA Tour event, the Quicken Loans National, which will be held at Congressional between June 23-June 26.  In its eighth year, the tournament has raised almost $15 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.


Synthetic Turf Council to Hold Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas

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The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will host its Spring Membership Meeting at The Tropicana Las Vegas from March 17 through March 19.


The 2014 Spring Meeting will attract more than 200 industry leaders for the purpose of providing educational opportunities for buyers, end users, architects and engineers on the applications and benefits of synthetic turf.

Throughout the three day event, there will be numerous opportunities to hear presentations from industry experts.

Monday, March 17, the “Whistle Stop” Seminar will give attendees a chance hear more about the wide range of applications for synthetic turf, the environmental benefits of such applications as well as the STC’s Landscape Guidelines and other industry trends.

Synthetic Turf International General Manager, Dakota Harp, will be speaking on the uses and benefits of synthetic turf across numerous applications during this seminar.

There will two exhibitor showcases where companies will have an opportunity to display new and improved products for 2014.

Tuesday, March 18, featured speaker, Chris Nowinski will present a lecture on Player Safety and the Effects of Concussions on the Brain.  Nowinski is the executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, and the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis.”  A Q&A session will follow.

Tuesday will also feature a discussion panel, moderated by STC Chairman, John Baize, on the STC’s position on concussions and player safety.

On Wednesday, March 19, featured speaker, John Sorchan, PhD, will lecture on Player Performance on Various Types of Turf and present his findings on base pad research.  Sorochan is an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science & Management in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

Additionally, Adam Thoms will present a lecture on Temperature Predication Modeling.  Thoms is a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

The STC Spring Membership Meeting will conclude at noon on Wednesday, prior to the American Sports Builders Association Certified Builder Exam.

The Synthetic Turf Council was founded in 2003 to promote the industry and to assist buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. The organization is also a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.  For more information, visit

Synthetic Turf Suggestions for Homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations

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The Synthetic Turf Council and Synthetic Turf International offer suggestions to Homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations when considering synthetic turf.


With warmer weather on the way across much of the country, now is the time for homeowners and Home Owner’s Associations to consider synthetic turf as a viable application in many residential communities.  The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that for every square foot of natural grass replaced with less water dependant alternatives saves 55 gallons of water each year.

Since there are a wide range of products available in the marketplace, some of which are of uncertain quality and durability, the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and STI helped develop guidelines for to help buyers of residential, commercial and municipal landscape synthetic turf to make an informed decision.

The STC recommends purchasing products with a minimum face weight (yarn weight) of 40 ounces per square yard and a minimum total weight of 67 oz./ sq. yd.  The pile height, which refers to the length of an individual blade of turf, should be at least 1 ½ inches in length.  Anything longer may look more natural, but could increase yarn weight and cost.

The STC advises purchasing turf products with a tuft bind of 6.8 pounds or more.  The greater the tuft bind, the better the product.  Additionally, the water permeability rate, which determines how well the application drains, should be no less than 25 inches per hour.  It’s important that the turf system with infill and base materials should drain to accommodate local weather and rainfall patterns.

The infill system helps keep the turf from moving as it provides an even weight distribution.  The infill system also minimizing the expansion or contraction of the turf when temperature changes.

The infill material should consist of silica sands that are round, sub-round or sub-round to sub-angular.  Acrylic silica sand or Envirofill are also options for infill material.

When selecting a contractor for installation, the STC suggests only hiring contractors who are well-established businesses, complying with all federal, state and local contractor laws.  They should also be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (, and the licensing board in your state.  The Contractor Licensing Office in every state is available at

The contractor you select should provide references of recent completed projects in your area.  They should also provide you with samples of infill and turf, identifying where it was manufactured.

They should also provide you with shipping labels and bills of lading, to verify the location of manufacturing.

Finally, the contractor should provide you with a contract that specifies base preparation details, warranty information with contact information should a warranty claim be filed and a certificate of insurance, showing Worker’s Comp and General Liability Insurance.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.


Drought Conditions May Lead to Mandatory Water Rationing in the Southwestern U.S.

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Water Rationing May Force Residents in the Southwest to Seek Drought Proof Options for Lawns and Landscapes

Lake Mead's water level has dropped over 120 feet below capacity in recent years

Dalton, Ga. (February 7, 2014) – California residents are being urged to reduce water consumption on a voluntary basis by twenty percent after state officials announced that they were not going to provide additional water services for over half the residents of the state on January 31.

This announcement came on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a drought emergency, with more than a dozen communities in danger of running out of water before summer.  Gov. Brown encouraged residents to “take shorter showers and turn the water off when brushing your teeth.”

Drought conditions are predicted to “persist or intensify” through at least April in parts of 17 U.S. states, according to the Climate Prediction Center at the National Weather Service.  Many of those states are located in the Southwestern region of the country.

Lake Mead, the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam, has dwindled to some of its lowest levels ever.  According to the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation, water levels are more than 120 feet below capacity.

Fed by the Colorado River, Lake Mead is a source of water for much of the Southwest, as well as an energy provider for Southern California and parts of Arizona and Nevada. Water levels are projected to drop at least 20 feet in 2014, according to a recent New York Times report.

Water rationing is voluntary in some areas, but as drought conditions worsen, it may become mandatory.  That means no car washes, and no water for lawns or landscape irrigation.  These measures may force homeowners to change they way they maintain their yards and green spaces.

Here are four ways to drought-proof your yard:

* Choose your plants wisely. You may want to choose plants solely based on aesthetics, but picking plants that thrive with less water is the key to keep your yard looking good no matter the conditions. Talk with the experts at your garden center about which types of plants make the most sense for your climate, and which ones might be a little more drought-resistant than others.

* Go easy on the grass. For some it’s hard to imagine a picturesque yard without a lush and expansive yard.  But the truth is, a green lawn usually requires a lot of water to maintain. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced with less water-dependent alternatives saves 55 gallons of water per year. If you don’t want to part ways with your lawn in favor of natural landscaping that’s more water-friendly, you have another option: synthetic turf.

Any sports fan would know that synthetic turf has come a long way over the years, and now looks more natural than ever. Companies like Synthetic Turf International (STI) specialize in providing synthetic turf for residential and commercial uses that looks and performs like natural grass that could save 99,000 gallons of water each year for an average lawn of 1,800 square feet. The SoftLawn® product from STI requires virtually zero maintenance, can be easily maintained with a leaf blower and is made from 100 percent biodegradable or recyclable materials. Considering the average homeowner spends 150 hours a year maintaining his lawn, you can save a lot of time and money by going synthetic. Examples of synthetic lawns can be found at

* Add mulch. Covering the soil around your plants with a layer of mulch or compost can help improve water retention, inhibit growth of water-hungry weeds and cool soil temperatures to keep your plants comfortable when temperatures rise. Natural mulches break down and are absorbed into your soil, which means there’s little maintenance besides adding a new layer when appropriate.

* Make your water work harder for you. No matter what you do to drought-proof your lawn, you’ll likely still have to do some watering. Drip irrigation systems can make your water go further by applying it directly to the root of plants. If you’re watering by hand, water in the morning when temperatures are cool, and apply water to the soil rather than directly to the plants. Installing a rain barrel is a great way to put the water that runs off your house to good use – and you can use that water even if watering restrictions are in effect.

If you’re tired of maintaining your yard when the mercury soars and the rain stays away, it might be time to adjust your planting strategy this spring to make your yard naturally resilient. Most drought resistant improvements are good for the environment too, allowing you to feel good while you also save yourself time, money and effort.

About Synthetic Turf International

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Synthetic Turf International (, a division of Controlled Products, produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.  To learn more, visit, call (800) 405-7455 or contact the company at 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721.

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Synthetic Turf is Providing Drought Proof Options for Lawns

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Dry Conditions in California Make STI Pet Turf and Landscape Products an Attractive Idea for a Drought Proof Option for Lawns


California is suffering the worst drought conditions in its 163-year history.

Now could be the best time to install a synthetic turf lawn for residents of California.

Near record drought conditions across the Pacific and Pacific Northwest are affecting everything from ski lodges to tomato farms, and with projected water shortages in California, natural lawns will suffer.

California Governor, Jerry Brown, declared a drought emergency on January 17, encouraging residents to “take shorter showers and turn off the water while brushing teeth.”  Then, on January 31, California officials announced that they would not provide additional water services for over half of the state’s population, and more than a million acres of farmland.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California does not have the water reserves it had when it was able to transfer water to districts in Northern California in 1977, the worst drought year in the state’s 163-year history.

According to a recent report in the San Jose Mercury News, the State of California received less rainfall in 2013 than in any other year since California received statehood.

Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatolist at UC Berkeley, is projecting that, based on tree ring data, “the 2013-14 rainfall season is shaping up to be the driest in 434 years.”

Rainfall projections like that led Gov. Brown to make the official drought declaration, going as far as to urge residents to cut their water consumption by 20 percent.

Water reservoirs in California are at lower points than in 1977.

Conditions are near-perfect for synthetic lawns and landscapes already.

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STI offers many drought proof options for lawns and landscapes that are natural in appearance and pet and kid friendly.

Obviously, residents won’t be watering their lawns, making synthetic turf the best drought proof option to maintain a healthy green landscape, while allowing Californians to do their part to conserve water.

Synthetic Turf International manufactures the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry, using state-of-the-art technology and the latest research and innovative practices.  All of this helps STI provide a durable landscape with a lush, fresh cut appearance that is aesthetically pleasing, realistic and relatively maintenance free.

By eliminating the need for pesticides, fertilizers and extensive watering, our synthetic turf helps homeowners and business conserve millions of gallons of water each year, making it an attractive drought proof option for residents and business owners throughout the State of California.

Synthetic turf is also a much cleaner option than mulch or shredded rubber because it does not support stain or odor causing bacteria, mold or mildew, and it is loved by pets and owners alike.

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience A Greener World.


Jeffrey McDaniel Joins Synthetic Turf International as Regional Account Manager

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Industry Leading Worldwide Manufacturer and Installation Network of High-End Synthetic Turf Poised for Significant Growth with the Addition of a Dedicated Regional Account Manager.


Dalton, Ga. (February 3rd, 2014) – Synthetic Turf International, STI General Manger Dakota Harp is pleased to announce , Jeffrey McDaniel has joined STI as the division’s Regional Account Manager.” In this newly created role, McDaniel will make a significant contribution towards leading the division’s growth strategy, brand awareness, and marketing efforts.”

Harp went on to say, “The experience and talent that Jeffrey will be bringing to our team is a huge step in the right direction for the future of STI.  His skills and fresh insight will be key in developing programs that benefit all of our customers as we help others Experience A Greener World.”

McDaniel has years of experience in the installation of synthetic turf products, and he has received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN.  He is also currently performing his graduate work at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.  This experience will be leveraged to better service our existing customer base and acquire new customers.  McDaniel will be heavily focused on the support of our customer base with additions to our training programs and marketing initiatives.


About Synthetic Turf International

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Synthetic Turf International (, a division of Controlled Products, produces the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry for every possible application. Sustainability, innovation, research, the ability to customize deliverables and the use of advanced, state-of-the art technology are key priorities for the organization. Established in 1989, Controlled Products is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 company. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC), and a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier, their expertise is unmatched in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use in thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world.  To learn more, visit, call (800) 405-7455 or contact the company at 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721.