Archive for October, 2010
ACT Global Sports is proud to announce our latest FIFA Preferred Producer achievement, Atlético Nacional in Medellín, Colombia passes FIFA two star.
As a FIFA Preferred Producer all full sized football fields must be tested under the FIFA Quality Concept to meet specialized guidelines. The installation Atlético Nacional in Medellín, Colombia was no exception. The football field was tested on October 9th, 2010 roughly one year after full installation. Since then the field has been regularly used by Corporación Deportiva Atlético Nacional along with many other local teams. ACT Global is confident our Xtreme Turf installation would pass after already being used for one year under intense playing conditions. As you can see in the photo, the Xtreme Turf grass fibers are standing up to provide excellent professional stadium level performance. Along with durable grass fibers the field has proven to be climatic resistant with no signs of UV damage or color change. One year later, and we still got it.
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) hosted industry delegates from around the world in New Orleans from October 18 to 20, 2010. Record attendance was reported as the conference included educational sessions, networking opportunities, work groups and an exhibitor showcase. The STC provides an invaluable resource for companies involved in artificial turf for sports or landscaping uses.
ACT Global was represented by Sales Manager Stan Nix and Director John Baize. Stan Nix comments, “The programs and meetings were fantastic. There was something for everyone in the industry. It was another great opportunity for our industry to come together to see how we can continue developing more and more solutions to the market. It was also interesting to see the trends in our industry with turf system designs and an ever-increasing focus on sports performance. I was pleased to learn that architects, engineers and other consultants are now taking a harder look at durability and sports testing. By requiring this information during the bid process, this will push all of us in the industry to continue to get better.”
Also, our own John Baize was elected to the Board of Directors of the STC during the conference. He states, “I truly appreciate and am humbled by this honor. Our industry has an exciting future as customers around the world continue to experience the many benefits provided by synthetic grass. The STC has also grown significantly over the past several years due to the dedicated work by a lot of people that love our industry and want to help it serve the best interests of our customers. I look forward to serving the STC and invite sports field builders, consultants, synthetic lawn providers and other market participants to join this wonderful organization.”
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- Synthetic Turf Maintenance Guidelines
- LiteEarth™ Capping System Launches, Featuring Act Global Turf
- Act Global Sports Advances Synthetic Turf Market in Colombia with Two New FIFA Certified Fields
- Avances de Act Global Sports en el Mercado de Césped Sintético en Colombia