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Leading Worldwide Manufacturer of Synthetic Turf Leverages its Focus on Quality, Environmental Stewardship and Safety to Promote Recycling and Reduce Waste

Dalton, Ga. (February 15, 2013) – Controlled Products, LLC, one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic turf worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications representing its continued commitment and strong focus on quality, environmental stewardship and safety. As part of this initiative, the company also made significant gains in its sustainability initiatives through recycling and waste reduction practices.

“Our research has pioneered environmentally sound, responsible turf that saves resources for the length of its life,” explained Scott Lowrie, President of Controlled Products. “We are proud to receive these certifications in our efforts as a manufacturer to help create a greener world in places where natural grass can’t easily grow or be maintained.”

Sustainability is a key company initiative. Major accomplishments over the past year included:

  • Recycling 155,221 pounds of material in 2012 consisting of cardboard, wood pallets, raw materials (yarn and primary backing), finished goods, plastics, paper and more. The company uses over 99% of all raw materials, and all remaining raw materials are recycled.
  • 100% of our finished goods/products are recyclable.
  • Achieving a reduction in waste in excess of 75% from 2011 to 2012.

Controlled Products is the parent company of Synthetic Turf International (www.synthetic-turf.com), whose network of distributors installs synthetic turf for golf, landscape, playground, pet turf and indoor sporting facilities; Sporturf (www.sporturf.com) who supplies large athletic catalog customers and sells and installs athletic fields through preferred partners; GrassTex (www.grass-tex.com), which distributes products through retailers, carpet stores and rock yards; Grass Turf Mills (www.grassturfmills.com), manufacturer of private label brands for dealers and resellers and Aqua-Fab, designer of custom logos and images for synthetic turf projects.


About Controlled Products
Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Controlled Products (www.cpturf.com) 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 a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council, and is a STC Certified Manufacturer/Supplier. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use at thousands of athletic fields, playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout the world. To learn more, visit www.cpturf.com, call (800) 562-4492 or contact the company at Controlled Products, LLC, 200 Howell Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30721.