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What is SilverBack™?

Our turf has several different backing options, but do you know the ins and outs of all of them? One of these backings is SilverBack™. SilverBack™ is a pure urethane secondary coating that is strength under your turf. SilverBack™ helps to provide the strongest tuft bind obtainable. It penetrates the yarn system instead of only sitting on the back stitch. This ensures each yarn fiber is secured. This means it will take more pounds of pressure to rip the grass...
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LA City Parks Get a New Field

Sporturf dealer AFE Sports was contacted by LA City Parks in Los Angeles, California. They wanted to have a soccer field that also had two smaller flag football fields inside of it. This field would be installed at the Westwood Recreational Center which is located by the Wilshire and Sepulveda intersection. This park Rec Center is one of the many that the LA City Parks offers to their community. LA City Parks The LA City Parks is a system of...
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Happy Holidays and New Year!

It’s that time where we start to look back and see the kind of year we have had. As we look back, we also look to see who has been there with us. This year we were able to accomplish so much! This would not have been possible without the people who were there with us. To our sales team, dealers, and customers, thank you for sticking with us this year. We are so appreciative of everything you have done....
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Speizio Stowers named Business Director of Sporturf™

Dalton, GA December 1st  – Controlled Products Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kevin Barker is pleased to announce that Speizio Stowers has joined Controlled Products as Business Director for Sporturf™.  “Speizio’s leadership and management qualities are a welcome addition to the Sporturf™ team,” said Barker. Speizio is a seasoned sales executive that has a proven track record of building successful and accomplished teams. He has held senior roles with national branded companies and forged excellent relationships with customers across North America. Speizio’s passion for building and developing teams is a winning combination we are excited to have.

Barker went on to say “As a sales professional with over 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience Speizio will effectively lead his team with the discipline he brings to the table. His lifelong involvement in developing dealers and building relationships, will be key to building onto the success we have enjoyed with the growth of the Sporturf™ brand said Barker.

Speizio will be working managing and growing his team who will be directly involved with Dealers, Architects and End Users every day.  His experience in each of these channels is something that today’s market demands. Sporturf’s market position is immediately elevated by this appointment.

Speizio earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel. He is involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Atlanta Area Citadel Club, The Presidential Advisory Committee and a Lifetime Member of the Association of Citadel Men. He will reside in Georgia and be responsible for building all sales for Sporturf™.

About Controlled Products and Sporturf™:

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, 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.


Sporturf™ is leading the way in the synthetic turf industry with Game Ready, an entire new product line up that allows owners, coaches and players to focus  on the training, speed of the game and safety, all the things that matter. Game Ready is a no-nonsense product that was developed with all the performance characteristics players, coaches and owners demand. Game Ready is designed to provide facilities a premium and hassle free solution.  The product installs in days and has no infill requirements making the product sand and rubber free.


Controlled Products is the parent company of Sporturf™  ( which supplies large athletic facility customers and sells and installs athletic fields through preferred partners;  Synthetic Turf International™ (,  whose network of distributors installs synthetic turf for golf, landscape, playground, pet turf and indoor sporting facilities;  GrassTex™ (, which distributes products through retailers, carpet stores and rock yards; Purchase Green™ ( ), is a national distribution franchises business that has over 30 offices in North America. CP Turf ( ), manufacturer of private label brands for dealers and resellers and Aqua-Fab, designer of custom logos and images for synthetic turf projects. To learn more, visit, call (800) 562-4492 or contact the company at Controlled Products, LLC, 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721

Happy Thanksgiving from Sporturf!

As we approach the Holiday season and thanksgiving, we would like to thank some important people to the Sporturf family. A big thank you to our sales team and dealers. All that you have done for the company this year is greatly appreciated. Most importantly, thank you to our customers. We appreciate all of the clients that we work with and get to make a difference for! We appreciate y’all giving us the chance to be your artificial turf provider....
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La Grande gets new Fields!

Sporturf dealer Northwest Turf Solutions installed infields in La Grande, Oregon. They installed both a baseball and softball infield. These fields are fields that will be utilized by both La Grande High School and Eastern Oregon University. These fields have been used for many years before they were turfed, but they knew they needed to upgrade. This install replaced natural turf that was already there and is one of the first artificial infields in eastern Oregon. The use of the...
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Lake Havasu Gets an Upgrade!

For the Lake Havasu Unified School District, it has been a long time since any of their facilities have received an update. As the years have passed, the faculty and students have watched their campuses deteriorate, unable to do anything about it. With the lack of funding on a state and local level, schools have had to make the best of what they had. All that changed, however, in 2016 when the bond and override initiative passed. This allowed a...
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Rival Schools Get Their Own Fields!

Sporturf Dealer Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals installed a football field at Raytown South High School. The installed around 98,000 sq. ft. of PowerHouse with a custom end zone and mascot on the 50-yard line. They also installed a field for their rivals Raytown High. Their fields are used for both practice and games! Both of these schools have an interesting history with their fields and getting these was a game changer for them! Rivals on the Same Turf Since the...
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Synthetic Turf, Then, and Now

Learn about synthetic turf, then, and now with Sporturf. On July 19, 1966, the Astros and Phillies stepped out onto a baseball field made entirely of synthetic turf. That game at the Astrodome was the first time synthetic turf was used in a professional sports game. When the Astrodome opened in 1965, the field was composed entirely of natural grass; however, the roof of the dome soon had to be painted because outfielders could not properly see fly balls. When...
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How to Remove Stains from Artificial Turf

The following are some general suggestions for cleaning and removing stains from your synthetic turf. If at any time you are unsure please reach out to us for assistance. GENERAL Polyethylene pile fibers are among the most stain-resistant fibers. Most “stains” on Sporturf™ fields are not true “stains” but rather residues of foreign matter that must be promptly and thoroughly removed. Such “stains” on wet fields can be removed with water or soap and water. The first rule is promptness....
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