Ecore Receives Certificate of Distinction

Congratulations to Ecore for earning an American Sports Builder’s Association (ASBA) Supplier Certificate of Distinction. The program is designed to recognize Supplier Division Member Companies that contribute to and share in the betterment of ASBA, while meeting and/or exceeding participation goals and requirements. Suppliers of Distinction demonstrate a superior understanding of the standards of design, construction, and maintenance in tennis courts, running tracks, natural and synthetic turf fields, indoor facilities, and indoor and outdoor synthetic turf surfaces. Ecore transforms reclaimed waste into surfaces that make people’s lives better. To learn more, visit


Waterless Co. Launches Updated Website

Vista, Calif.—U.S.-based Waterless Co. Inc. has launched an updated web site,, focused on the needs of the professional building, facility management, and professional cleaning industries. The site is not only useful for facility managers looking to install Waterless urinals, but also serves as an information source regarding water, water efficiency, and water newsworthy items. Visitors will also find information on how waterless urinals can help facilities earn points toward LEED certification and information for Federal (GSA) customers. For more information,


 Otterbine Unveils Picture-It App

Emmaus, Penn.—Otterbine releases “Picture-It” with Otterbine a new online app that allows you to imagine how any Otterbine pattern would appear on a water feature. Accessible through, there is no need to download a program to use and is available anywhere with an internet connection. Easy to use with a variety of options, in just 4 simple steps a person will be able to have a strong visualization of how their water feature would look complimented by an Otterbine. Visit to try it out!


Austin Artist Revitalizes Covert Park Monument

Following a brief hike, visitors to Mount Bonnell at Covert Park in Austin, Texas, experience what may be the city’s most beautiful view of Lake Austin and a glimpse of downtown. The limestone monument at the park’s entrance began to show signs of wear, with some letters of the monument’s inscription illegible. In 2010, the West Point Society of Central Texas adopted Covert Park as part of the Adopt-a-Park program and initiated a plan to replace the monument.

The new monument of granite was designed by architect Jason Andrus, formerly of Austin’s O’Connell Robertson, in collaboration with artist and monument designer Gilbert Beall of Beall Memorial Art in Austin. Local Sunset Red granite was supplied and fabricated by Coldspring. With granite, the new monument will now stand the test of time, and the inscriptions telling the story of the park’s history have a striking, ideal background.


Colin Church Honored With ASTM Award

Colin Church, voluntary standards coordinator, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Md., has received the ASTM International 2015 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award.

The award commemorates W. T. Cavanaugh, chief executive officer of ASTM from 1970 to 1985, who established ASTM International as the world leader in the development and dissemination of voluntary consensus standards. Church was honored for his extraordinary contributions to the safety of citizens worldwide through the development, promotion, harmonization and adoption of ASTM consumer product standards. He is the first CPSC employee to receive this award.


Field Notes 

FMC Corporation named Maureen Thompson as commercial director and Tom Wharton as national sales manager for North America Professional Solutions, which comprises its Turf & Ornamental and Structural Pest Solutions business segments.

Fluidra, a multinational group in pools and water treatment acquired WaterLinx, the pool market leader in Africa. It will control 72 percent of the company.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the leading education resource for those who care for pools and spas, appointed Jacki Krumnow to the position of Public Relation Specialist. Krumnow joins the NSPF after graduating with a master’s degree in Public Relations from Kent State University in 2014.

Redexim Turf Products, internationally known for its development of innovative turf management products for the golf, sports field and landscape markets, based in Fenton, Mo., has added a new staff member: Scott Grego of Dallas, Texas.

Paladin Attachments, a manufacturer of couplers and attachments, has announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing into its North American business operations.

------------------------------------------------------------- Offers Travel, Medical Protection

Ann Arbor, Mich.—, an electronic health record system for camps, has partnered with CampAssure, to help provide travel and emergency medical protection for children attending summer camps.

This new service offers coverage for campers in case of cancellation or interruption, parent employment termination, delayed flights, and baggage loss or damage. Campers will also be eligible for coverage for emergency medical expenses during international and domestic trips, in case of sickness, accidents, evacuation, and transportation home.

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4-Feb. 19 UMass Winter School for Turf Managers, Amherst, Mass.—University of Massachusetts;

5-7 Northern New England Recreation & Park Conference, Bartlett, NH—Attitash Grand Resort;

13-15 Indiana Park & Recreation Association State Conference, Bloomington, Ind.—Bloomington Convention Center;

18-21 Mid-America Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Show, Indianapolis, Ind.—Lucas Oil Stadium;

19-22 Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition, San Diego, Calif.

21-22 WESTERN Nursery and Landscape Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Kansas City, Mo.—Crown Center Exhibit Hall;

28-30 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Soaring to New Heights Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill.—Hyatt Regency,

31-Feb 3 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Conference, Sandusky, Ohio—Kalahari Convention Center;


1-3 Southeast Pool & Spa Show, Charlotte, N.C.—Charlotte Convention Center; (630) 308-1363 

19-21 American Sports Builders Association Winter Meeting, Dominican Republic—Paradisus Palma Real Resort;

23-26 Missouri Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Expo, Columbia, Mo.;

29-March 3 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference & Show, Providence, R.I.--Rhode Island Convention Center; (401) 848-0004,