Synthetic Turf Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Fall Membership Meeting in Orlando, Florida

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America's Last Ace Brigadier General Steve Ritchie & Congressman Lou Frey, Jr. are the Keynote Speakers.

From October 7-9, the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) will be holding its Fall Membership Meeting in Orlando, Florida at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the national non-profit trade association representing the synthetic turf industry. The 2 ½ day meeting includes a robust educational program with two dynamic and engaging key-note speakers, Brigadier General Steve Ritchie and Congressman Lou Frey, Jr.

“This marks a major milestone for not only the STC but the industry as well,” said Rick Doyle, President, Synthetic Turf Council. “We will take this opportunity to look back on the evolution of synthetic turf systems and the STC’s 10 years of effective advocacy, and look ahead to the future of this dynamic industry.”

Attracting over 200 industry leaders including manufacturers, suppliers, installers, landscape architects and engineers, testing labs, and maintenance equipment and service companies, the STC’s meeting will begin with a pre-conference “Whistle-stop” Seminar on landscape recreation for synthetic grass.

During the “Whistle-stop” Seminar on Monday, October 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., attendees can gain valuable insight from industry professionals on such topics as: different Applications for synthetic grass, environmental benefits of synthetic grass and the new STC quality guidelines for landscape & recreation synthetic grass. Attendees for this conference include parks and recreation officials, municipalities, landscape architects. Florida Friendly officials, golf course personnel and STC members.

After the seminar, attendees are invited to attend an exhibitor showcase with tabletop displays and interact with the panelists and other professionals in the synthetic turf industry.

On Tuesday, the STC’s educational program begins with instructive recollections about the industry, the products, and the business models from the STC’s past 10 years. In addition, Brigadier General Steve Ritchie will give his inspiring story to the group followed on Wednsesday by Congressman Lou Frey, Jr.

For more information on the 10th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Membership Meeting and to register, please visit Non-member guests are welcome. Meeting registration fees include access to the evening reception on Monday, all educational sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, and admission to the Exhibitor Showcase on both Monday and Tuesday afternoon as well as the Tuesday night anniversary celebration at SeaWorld. Registered attendees will also receive access to all available session handouts, including attendee and exhibitor lists.

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

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