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President of A-Turf, Inc. Elected to Synthetic Turf Council

Buffalo, NY. – James A. Dobmeier, President & Founder of A-Turf, Inc., was elected to the Board of Directors of the Synthetic Turf Council STC during their Annual Membership Meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 27- November 28. Founded in 2003, STC serves as an objective resource assisting buyers and end users with the selection, use, and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf and landscape applications throughout North America and abroad. His election to the Executive Board recognizes Jim’s leadership position within the industry overall.

“The Board sets the strategic direction of the organization,” notes Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. “Considering the dramatic changes that our industry is currently experiencing, Jim Dobmeier will play a critical role in guiding the growth and influence of the Council.”

Based in Cheektowaga, NY, A-Turf, Inc. specializes in the supply, installation, and administration of synthetic turf field projects. The company has provided quality synthetic turf installations throughout the United States for five years. Jim Dobmeier has been especially committed to advancing STC’s mission of maintaining the highest quality practices and standards throughout the industry.

Demand for synthetic turf fields has escalated over the past few years, with over 800 multi-use synthetic turf sports fields being installed annually in North America in schools, colleges, parks and professional sports stadiums. As the need for durable playing fields continues to escalate, especially those that don’t require high water usage during times of drought, synthetic turf has become an increasingly popular solution to enhance athletic performance, deal with the issue of limited space in older cities and suburbs, and allow for multiple sports teams to practice and play on a grass-like surface.

About the Synthetic Turf Council
Based in Atlanta, the Synthetic Turf Council recently launched a Public Outreach & Education Campaign to provide the community with honest answers to their most frequently asked questions. The effort focuses on presenting accurate information in layman’s terms for athletic directors, parents, school boards, parks and recreation departments, architects, landscapers, environmental groups and others interested in learning more about synthetic turf. STC actively collects reputable studies and research, as well as official statements by governmental agencies and sports organizations, which address the impact of synthetic turf sports fields. Producing and installing most of the synthetic turf sports fields in North America, membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, installation contractors and other specialty service companies. For more information, visit (www.syntheticturfcouncil.org).

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