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Sporturf Dealer, Worldwide Turf Canada, Installs Georgian College Field

Thursday, Nov 03, 2016

Sporturf™ Business Director, Matt Riggs, is pleased to announce the first installation of a FIFA certifiable field installed by a Sporturf™ dealer. Worldwide Turf Canada was hired by Georgian College of Barrie, Ontario to complete the high profile project.

Steve Halbert, of Worldwide Turf Canada, worked with school administrators to choose Duration 50 paired with a cutting edge Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) infill and laid over a Thermagreen pad for increased performance and resiliency. This combination was chosen due to the outstanding performance it would provide to the student athletes of Georgian College.

Sporturf™ has teamed with Sit-In Sport of Radici Pietro Industries & Brands S.p.A. as a manufacturing partner to produce the Duration Series in the Americas. Constructed with a technologically advanced monofilament fiber, the Duration series is the highest performing soccer surface available. Duration is available in two configurations that can qualify for FIFA certifications. Both have unique performance characteristics that are designed to fit the varied needs of today’s athletes.

What makes this project special is it is one of the first FIFA certifiable installations for Worldwide and it is also the first install in their hometown of Barrie. Halbert worked diligently to locally source as many aspects of this project as possible to keep with the hometown spirit.

Not only was this installation primarily locally staffed it was also mainly funded by the Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA). Their donation is part of a 10-year, $7.2-million pledge by the GCSA to improve the student experience at all Georgian campuses.

Matt Riggs Business Director for Sporturf™ is honored to be a part of Worldwide Turf Canada’s first hometown FIFA installation, adding, “This project is the first of many FIFA fields that we hope to install in the years to come. We hope that Georgian College continues to enjoy their brand new Duration 50 synthetic turf surface.”

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.

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; Grass Turf Mills (, 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

About Sit-in-Sport

Sit-in SPORT brand/division, part of RADICI PIETRO INDUSTRIES & BRANDS, was born in 2003.
The historical and older company of the Miro Radici Family of Companies group entered the grass world to satisfy the growing need for synthetic turf in Italy and Europe.

The parent company Radici has always been involved in the world of textiles. The company pays strict attention to detail with can be confirmed by its use of alternative energy sources and use of ISO 9001 and 14000. Sit-In Sport also devotes significant amount of time and effort to research and development dedicated to the world of professional and amateur sport.


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