Late in 2006, the CEO and co-founder of FieldTurf — the leading maker of artificial sports fields — urgently emailed a supplier about a new turf being marketed and sold to the public as the best money could buy.
ATLANTA - All across Georgia, athletic directors and coaches saw something strange going on with their FieldTurf artificial football fields
July 26th, 2016
GTR Turf is proud to be the partner of choice of the city of Montreal for the installation of synthetic turf surface for the indoor soccer field of the new Saint-Laurent Sports Complex.
The Saint-Laurent Sports Complex is located at 2385 Thimens Boulevard, alongside Raymond-Bourque Arena and Saint-Laurent High School, Émile-Legault Building, of the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
GTR Turf installs its flagship product, the Powerblade Elite, over an area of 65,000 square feet. This last generation sports field merges well with the rest of the building, considered a futuristic sports center.
GTR Turf completed the best 5th generation sports field at Madeira School
Outstanding work by GTR Turf, replacing the synthetic turf field at University of Prince Edward Island
The Montreal Impact has chosen GTR Turf to put in place synthetic turf around the Saputo stadium, outside of the playing field. GTR Turf will install the SWG Bolt 60 artificial turf. It is so similar to natural grass and it will easily blend with the natural grass on the field.
GTR Turf is going big as a General Contractor in 2017
Washington-Lee football team performs amazingly on their synthetic turf field
The Washington-Lee Generals are headed back to the playoffs this year. GTR Turf installed the new Legion synthetic sports turf system back in 2015. So far, the football team has played amazingly on their synthetic turf field and has reached the 2016 playoffs.
Based on what we know today, the Washington State Department of Health recommends that people who enjoy soccer continue to play regardless of the type of field surface. Our recommendation is based on our investigation and the available research on crumb rubber.
The 100 yard deception
Proud partner of Friendship Collegiate Academy
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(GRANDVIEW, Missouri) – Currently under construction, Gateway Sports Village will be the largest synthetic turf complex in the world with 14 soccer fields that will also be used for football, lacrosse and youth baseball.
Montreal-based company sold faulty turf: reports - Montreal - CBC News
Montreal Impact has chosen GTR Turf for the synthetic turf extension at Saputo stadium
December 21st, 2016
Gateway sports village announces selection of and partnership with shaw sports turf
Artificial high school football fields failed across Georgia
November 30th, 2016
The artificial playing surface at Turlock (Calif.) High School's Joe Debely has been deemed unplayable, forcing Turlock and Pitman to find other venues for their upcoming football games.
November 4th, 2016
The new surface — from Shaw Sports Turf, pending final contract details — will have a similar fiber blade and rubber infill as the current AstroTurf, installed in 2011, but also improvements, such as a hard foam pad between the field and the stadium's concrete base to lessen wear and tear on fielders.
Turlock’s Joe Debely not only high school stadium with turf troubles
GTR Turf has successfully completed the installation of its Legion synthetic turf system at the best indoor facility in Rosemère. The Centre Multisport de Rosemère is now ready to start the new season with a brand new state of the art synthetic turf surface. It’s 5th generation of synthetic turf system is filled with an environmentally friendly infill black EPDM. Gaétan Boucher, former speed skating Olympic champion and now, manager of the indoor sports center, was very pleased with the end result.
November 27th, 2016
March 17th, 2017
UPEI director of athletics and recreation Chris Huggan, said the new artificial turf field is ready for game action. He praised the fast work done by GTR Turf vice-president Jacques Zara and his team for getting the field ready ahead of schedule.
Top lawmakers on Tuesday issued a sweeping call for accountability, including potential civil and criminal investigations as well as a class-action lawsuit, in response to allegations of fraud by the leading maker of artificial sports fields.
Sweeping calls to hold turf company accountable for deception
FieldTurf concedes that nearly one of every five Duraspine fields in the U.S. has been replaced because of premature deterioration. But the number of afflicted fields is likely far higher because the company has never told every customer about the problem and how to diagnose it.
Find potentially faulty artificial turf fields in your neighborhood
At least 20 artificial turf fields at schools across San Diego County have deteriorated while still under warranty. Yet instead of getting a free replacement, some schools shelled out even more money for another new field.
Is it safe for my kids to play on synthetic fields made with crumb rubber?
The Madeira school has chosen GTR Turf's turnkey solution to replace the all natural grass sport field with its 100% environmentally friendly, next generation synthetic turf system. The innovative Shaw Sports Turf Legion 2.0 turf system will be installed using the organic, all natural, GeoFill infill to provide an elite-level artificial grass surface and the greatest ecological solution.
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Fieldturf allegedly made millions knowingly promoting and selling faulty fields
GTR turf is extremely excited to partner with the Friendship Collegiate Academy and contribute to the success of its players by providing the best synthetic sports field in the near future. Today, we celebrate with them, the special day for 17 young football players that were granted a full scholarship to pursue their education and that proudly touted the new colors they will wear continuing their football careers.
Across the County, Taxpayer-Funded Turf Fields Are Falling Apart After Just a Few Years
Rosemère Indoor centre is now ready for the new season!
Last generation synthetic turf system for a futuristic sports complex
February 2nd, 2017
Leading artificial turf company FieldTurf has been accused of making millions by knowingly selling expensive, defective fields that didn’t live up to their promises.
Rays installing new Shaw Sports Turf at Tropicana Field for 2017
FieldTurf sold fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected.
September 21st, 2016
GTR Turf has taken an important step in its strategic growth plan, qualifying as a general contractor for a major project with the district school board of Niagara. This is another crucial step of success, which puts the wind on the sails for our year 2017.
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