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MPSTMA VENDOR ISSUE Vol. 5, No. 3

Winter 2015-16

Park& SportsTurf MINNESOTA

MANAGERS ASSOCIATION NEWS

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MINNESOTA PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION

MPSTMA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT BUILDS ST. PAUL LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD


PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

MPSTMA Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 14, 2016

MPSTMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS PRESIDENT BEN BOEDING, CSFM City of Eagan ben.boeding@gmail.com

By BEN BOEDING, CSFM MPSTMA President

Another year has passed and with it comes the end of my term representing the MPSTMA. I’d like to thank the membership for a great year and the opportunity to serve as president of this association. Continuing efforts of many individuals and groups have helped advance the Minnesota Chapter of STMA. The MPSTMA Annual Meeting and Board Elections will take place on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 10:45 a.m. during the Northern Green Expo. We have a great slate of candidates and I look forward to Jay Stadler, Grounds Manager at Carleton College, leading this group through the upcoming year. Also on Jan. 14, a Vendor Appreciation breakfast will take place at Key’s Cafe in Minneapolis between 6-7 a.m. All MPSTMA members are invited to attend. Our 2016 event schedule in shaping up, mark your calendars for the following: + Spring Workshop at the University of Northwestern - March 9 + Tour-on-Wheels at Toro’s Tomah Plant in Wisconsin- June 29 + Chapter Clash in Minnesota - July 15-16 + UM / MTGF Field Day at TROE Center - August 11 + Fall Workshop - September (TBD) + Community Service Project - October (TBD) A BIG thank you to my fellow board members for their dedication to working out the details and taking their time to make this whole thing work. Both Jeff and Scott Turtinen play an integral role in the success of our group. By serving as Executive Secretary and the MPSTMA’s business office, they set up events, organize the newsletters and tie up loose ends. I thank you for your unending efforts. I look forward to seeing a large Minnesota contingent in San Diego at the STMA National Conference January 19-22. But, before that, I hope this new year finds you with an opportunity to join us at the MPSTMA Annual Meeting. Beginning in February, we will begin a monthly e-mail newsletter called “Ground Level News From MPSTMA.” We will print one issue of MPSTMA NEWS annually. On a final note, 2016 membership dues are due by Feb. 10 and more information on our Spring Workshop will be forwarded to you soon. Sincerely,

VICE PRESIDENT JAY STADLER Carleton College jstadler@carleton.edu TREASURER ROGER WEINBRENNER, CSFM University of St. Thomas reweinbrenne@stthomas.edu PAST PRESIDENT BEN WALLIN NationalSports Center bwallin@nscsports.com DIRECTORS GENERAL DIRECTOR JERRY JACOBSON The Blake Schools jjacobsen@theblakeschools.com GENERAL DIRECTOR LOWELL LUEBECK City of Plymouth lluebeck@plymouthmn.gov COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR GARY RINGUS Property Props ringus@propertyprops.com COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR GREG BRODD Turfco Manufacturing Inc. gbrodd@turfco.com MTGF REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GRIFFIN City of Woodbury pgriffin@ci.woodbury.mn.us MTGF REPRESENTATIVE JON ALMQUIST The Toro Company jon.almquist@toro.com MPSTMA OFFICE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY JEFF TURTINEN 952-473-3722 P.O.Box617 Wayzata,MN55391 jeff.turtinen@mpstma.org

Ben Boeding, CSFM President Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association

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Cycle Works Golf Supply Athletic Fields & Golf Courses Organic, Natural and Bio Products

Granularfertilizerw Liquidfertilizerw SoilAmendmentsw Crewclothingw Environmentalpestcontrols Watertreatmentw Conservationproductsw TerraMax(TazoB)productsw Athleticfieldcovers Soiltestingandanalysisw Syntheticturfw Battingcagematsw Injectionsystemsw Irrigationheadleveling

JIM O’NEILL 612-710-1718 jim@cycleworksgolfsupply.com

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MEMBERS OF: MPSTMA,MGCSA,GCSAA,MPGCMA

www.cycleworksgolfsupply.com www.mpstma.org

DOUG DANIEL 612-868-9615 doug@cycleworksgolfsupply.com

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MPSTMA ANNUALLY PERFORMS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT IN MINNESOTA

Community Service Project in St. Paul Will Benefit Kids Under 10 Years Old On October 21, a perfect fall day, MPSTMA members performed a Community Service Project at Parkway Fields in St. Paul. Parkway Fields are a group of four baseball fields on private land. The two original fields were built 60 years ago. The third field, with help from a MPSTMA Community Service Project, was built nine years ago. This year, a fourth field for 5-10 year olds was built. Thanks in large part to a couple of MPSTMA Commercial member companies: Shwaders Sports Turf Management and Minnesota Sod Company - good people who had the right equipment and helped make MPSTMA's role in this Community Service Project possible. Ben Boeding CSFM, Mike McDonald CSFM and the Shwaders Sports Turf Management team of Adam Farrell, Kyle Larson and Steve Nielsen dealt with homeplate, the pitching rubber and the bases. They measured and anchored them into their proper spots. Volunteers helped pinch together the sod as it was laid in the outfield by Minnesota Sod Company's sod rolling machine. Shwaders Sports Turf Management representative Adam Farrell said they were “happy to assist Parkway Little League with the construction of their new addition to the complex. Parkway representative Ken Sabota invited us down to the construction site as Semple Excavating was still shaping the sub grade to take a look at what was needed to get the field ready for the Community Service Project. From that day forward, we stayed in contact with Ken and Semple Excavating and their progress with sub grade, dugout construction and getting fence posts in the ground. Once Semple was completed with sub grade and brought in the proper amount of soil and AgLime, Shwaders was hired to complete final laser grading of the outfield soil prior to the Community Service Project. After a couple days, we had the outfield completely laser graded and

Adam Farrell, Shwaders Sports Turf Management

ready for the irrigation to be installed. Once the irrigation was installed, we came back to touch things up and prepare the infield to be graded the day of the Community Service Project. On the morning of CSP, we laser graded the entire infield skin area as sod was being unloaded and starting to be installed. Once the infield was laser graded after a couple of hours, we assisted Ben Boeding CSFM, with the installation of bases, pitcher's rubber and home plate. “We were very happy to be able to be a part of this project and look forward to future CSPs!” (Continued on Page 4)

Tom Groh, Minnesota Sod Company, manned the sod roller. The project would have been overwhelming without his services.

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Shwaders Sports Turf Management prepped the field to this point the week before the MPSTMA Community Service Project. Volunteers then came and and worked all day to finish the job at Parkway Little League Fields in St. Paul. The “after” photo is pictured at the upper right. This field will be used by 5-10 year-olds and is surrounded by three privately-owned, regulation Little League fields. MPSTMA volunteers helped build one of the other fields on this site nine years ago.

Community Service Project (Continued from Page 3)

The group of volunteers took a break at mid-day for lunch featuring pulled pork sandwiches and grilled hot dogs. A big thanks to all the vendors who supplied various products that will get this field started off properly. Also, thanks to Mike McDonald, CSFM, Paul Griffin and Ben Boeding CSFM, for following through with all the details and organization a project like this entails. MPSTMA CSP VOLUNTEERS Mike McDonald CSFM, TCF Bank Stadium Ben Boeding CSFM, City of Eagan Tom Groh, Minnesota Sod Company Dana Groh, Minnesota Sod Company Brad Seekon, Minnesota Sod Company Adam Farrell, Shwaders Sports Turf Management Kyle Larson, Shwaders Sports Turf Management Steve Nielsen, Shwaders Sports Turf Management Jerry Nelson, Macalester College Troy Von Holdt, Redexim Turf Products Kevin Manley, Gertens Wholesale Mike Kelly, TerraMax Matt Ring, TerraMax Dave Nozal, Tree Trust Sean Ransick, Tree Trust Caleb Leto, SiteOne Landscape Supply Joe Churchill, Reinders Inc. Doug Daniel, Cycle Works Golf Supply Duke Halley, Central Sod Farm Mark Poppitz, The Tessman Company Jeff Turtinen, MPSTMA Ken Sabota, Parkway Fields ....plus a half dozen local volunteers

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This year wasn't the most complex of Community Service Projects performed by MPSTMA but it certainly was a job well done! www.mpstma.org WINTER 2015-16


MPSTMA VENDORS THIS EDITION IS DEDICATED TO MPSTMA MEMBER VENDORS WHO SUPPORT OUR WORKSHOPS AND SUPPLY PRODUCT, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO PARK AND SPORTS TURF MANAGERS

ANDERSON-JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, INC.

Withanextensivehistoryofover60years,Anderson-Johnson Associates,Inc.hasbeenprovidingleadershipinlandscapearchitecture asaMinnesotacorporationsince1992.Inadditiontoourlandscape architectureservices,AJAprovidessiteplanningandcivilengineering services.Weareamulti-disciplinaryfirmrecognizedforourknowledge andexperienceinprovidingprofessionalserviceswithahighlevelof expertise.AtAJAourspecialtyresidesinthedevelopmentofathletic facilities,multi-userecreationalfacilities,parks,schools,collegiatecampusesandhighperformanceballfields.Wearecommittedtothe achievementofqualitysitedevelopmentthroughmeticulousattentionto detailduringboththedesignandconstructionphasesoftheproject.At Anderson-JohnsonAssociateswearerecognizedbyourclientsandpartnersforourknowledgeandexperienceinsitedesignanddevelopment; combiningcivilengineeringwithlandscapearchitecturetoprovideacomprehensivepackage. JayPomeroy LauraDetzler JaredLee www.ajainc.net

763-544-7129 763-544-7129 763-544-7129

jpomeroy@ajainc.net ldetzler@ajainc.net jlee@ajainc.net

BARUSA

TheRoyalBarenbrugGroupisthegloballeaderinturfandforagegrass seedandlegumes.Withourinternationalfocus,weofferlocalsustainablesolutionswithaddedvaluetoendusersaroundtheworld.Weoffer continuitytoourcustomers,suppliersandshareholderswhilecreatingan inspiringandrewardingenvironmentforouremployees.Wefocuson Research&Developmentandthesuccessfulmarketingofinnovative products.Weaimtofurtherstrengthenourpositioninexistingmarkets andusethisstrongfoundationtoenternewmarkets.Wehaveapassion forgrassthatwesharewithourcustomersandgrowers. ChrisQuinlan www.barusa.com

608-807-8964

CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.

CBIisaGeneralContractorandConstructionManagerwhofocuseson SpecialtyParkConstruction.Wepromiseafirst-classservicebuilding, splashpads,skateparks,amphitheaters,plazas,pedestrianbridges, pavilions,shadestructures,playgrounds,walkingpathsandmuchmore. Wespecializeinbuildingparkshelters,concessionandrestroombuildingscomplete. JeffReiter320-250-0108jeffrey.reiter@custombuildersmn.com http://www.custombuildersmn.com

CYCLE WORKS GOLF SUPPLY

CycleWorksGolfSupplyisaregionaldistributioncompanythatoperates inMinnesota,ArizonaandFlorida.Wesupplytheturfindustrywithliquid andgranularfertilizers,mostlyorganicbased.Wealsohavealineoftraditionalgranularfertilizerandarecapableofcustomblendinggranular fertilizertoyourspecificrequirements.CWGShasbeeninbusinessfor 12yearsandhascontinuedtogrowbyaddingproductsandservicesthat helpourcustomersgrowandmaintainexcellentturf.Sinceourbeginning in2002wehaveaddedsuchproductsandservicesassoilamendment packages,composttea,solublecalciumandphosphorus,alineofamino acids,pondtreatmentproducts,soilwatermanagementproducts,irrigationandinjectionequipment,asprinklerheadlevelingsystem,artificial turfproductsforteelinesandsportsfields.Ourhardlinesalsoinclude greenscovers,athleticfieldcovers,nettingandbattingcagesynthetic mats.Otherservicesandproductsthatweprovideincludesoiltesting services,andcrewandeventclothing.Webelieveingivingbacktothe industryweserveandareactivemembersoftheMPSTMA,MGCSA, GCSAA,MPGCMA,andCactusandPineGCSA. JimO’Neill 612-710-1718 jim@cycleworksgolfsupply.com DougDaniel 612-868-9615 doug@cycleworksgolfsupply.com www.cycleworksgolfsupply.com

cquinlan@barusa.com

D. ERVASTI SALES CO.

COMMUNITY LAWN CARE, INC.

ARochester-basedcompany;weareownedandstaffedbymembersof ourcommunity-wetakeprideintheappearanceofyourpropertyasyou do.Relyingonourextensivehorticulturaltrainingandexperience,we providescientificallybasedcareforyourentirelawn.Weapplyonlyprofessionalgradeproductsandemployprovenapplicationtechniques.And, whilenotsacrificingeffectiveness,weaimtousethesafestandmost sustainableproductspossible. NateKlicker 507-424-3330nate@communitylawncareinc.com www.communitylawncareinc.com

Findalltheturfandgroundsproductsfornaturalgrassandartificialturf playingsurfaces.Servingthelocalandsurroundingareasformorethan 30years,weprovidedirectsalestoschools,governments,businesses, minorandmajorleaguesinneedofsuppliesfortheirsportsfields, buildings,equipment,andindustrialplants.QualityService. Whetheryouneedmoundandhomeplateclayforyourballfields,oryou needspecialstripingpaints,weprovideavarietyofhigh-qualityproducts atcompetitiveprices,andwealwaysofferimpeccableserviceandcustomersatisfaction.Ordersportfieldproducts,industrial,municipal,and equipmentmaintenance-typeproducts.Contactusformoredetails. DarrellErvasti 320-654-9693 www.dervasti.com

CUSHMAN MOTOR COMPANY, INC.

CushmanMotorCompanyisanindependentfamilyowedbusiness. We’vebeensupplyingourcustomerswithvehicles,tractorsandother typesofequipmentfromthesamelocationinMinneapolissince1949.In ourearlyyears,weweremostcloselyidentifiedwithCushmanbrand motorscootersandgolfcarts.Sincethattime,we’veevolvedintoamultifacetedsupplierofindustrialgradeequipmenttocustomersthroughout theMidwest.CushmanMotorCompanyisanauthorizeddistributorof 4X4tractorsmanufacturedbyVentrac,SteinerandHoldercompanies. WesellCushman,Columbia,VantageandWestwardbrandvehicles alongwithRyan,BillyGoatandFleetgroundscareproducts.Weoffera fulllineofpartsandfactorytrainedmechanicswhoserviceallofthe brandswesell.

dervasti@charter.net

DH ATHLETICS LLC

Wearecommitedtooffertopqualityproductsincludingbutarenotlimitedtothefollowing:PortaFlexportablefencing,sportsnets&customnettingfromCarronNetsandDouglas,Bolco,Hollywood,MagneticSafety bases,maintenancesupplies,DiamondDry,DugoutCovers,benches, andportablepitchingmoundsfromPortoliteandTruePitch.Wewantto beyoursourceforallAthleticFieldandCourtSupplies. DaveHaack 507-327-8173 www.dhathletics.com

dave@dhathletics.com

TimCommers 612-333-3487tim.commers@cushmanmotorco.com StevenScanlan 612-333-3487steve.scanlan@cushmanmotorco.com www.cushmanmotorco.com

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FARMERS MILL & ELEVATOR

FRONTIER AG & TURF

LocatedinCastleRock,MN.

FrontierAg&Turfspecializesinagricultural,commercial,residential,golf &sports,powersports,andwindenergyproducts.Ourstoresarelocated inNewRichmond,WI;Osceola,WI;TurtleLake,WI;Hastings,MN; Rosemount,MN,andCannonFalls,MN.Weareproudtocarryindustry leadingproductslikeJohnDeere,Stihl,Honda,KuhnKnight,Meyers, Polaris,ArcticCat,Dakota,Lastec,Geringhoffandmanyothers!(see ourproductlinespage).Ourphilosphyissimple:carrytopoftheline productsandbackthemwiththebestpartsandserviceintheindustry. MarcInce715-246-6565marci@frontieragturf.com www.frontieragturf.com

FROST SERVICES, INC.

FrostInc.manufacturessprayandmixingequipment,suppliespartsand servicesallsprayequipment.Wefocusonusingthebesttechnologiesto savetimeandlaboraswellasensuringthatyoursprayjobsgetdone safelyandaccurately.Wecarryonlyqualitybrandssothatyouaresure tobesprayingseasonafterseason.Letusbeyoursprayequipment specialists! mike@farmersmill.com MikeZeidlhack

651-463-1316mike@farmersmill.com cell:651-775-0880

KenRost 800-621-7910 www.frostserv.com

ken@frostserv.com

GERTENS WHOLESALE & PROFESSIONAL TURF SUPPLY

Wemaketheplaygroundplanningprocesseasy!Wecanhelpyou choosethesite,andalsohelpyoudesignaplaygroundthatissafe, durableandforchildrenofallagesandabilities.We’llhelpyougetstartedonyourprojectwhilehelpingyouwithfinancingincludingfundraising andinstallation.Weofferfreeon-siteevaluationandconsultationtodiscusstheplaygroundpossibilitiesanddefineyourgoalsthatyouaretrying toaccomplishwiththeplayground.Wewillassessanoverallbudgetand theageofthechildrenwhowillbeusingtheequipment.Wewillwork withyoueverystepoftheway;fromconceptiontocompletion.

GertensWholesaleacquiresJRKSeedandaddstheirentirelineupof greengoods,hardscapesandlandscapesuppliestothisgrowingprofessionalturfproductscompany.Locationsandsalesstaffremainthesame whilecomplementingitsturfproductswithacatalogoflandscapesuppliesincludingannuals,perennials,trees,shrubs,evergreens,custom mulches,naturalstone,wallstoneandpavers.Wewillcontinuetooffer ourcustomblendingofallturfgrassseedmixes,fertilizers,chemicals, infieldconditioners,moundclayanderosioncontrolproducts.Weoffer ArborJetinjectionequipmentandrelatedsolutionstoarboristsandplant healthcarespecialists.WehavelocationsinEagan,Delano,InverGrove Heights,Lorettoandnewin2016ElkRiver,MN.

GrantDesRoches www.playlsi.com

KevinManley612-207-4767&651-207-4767kmanley@gertens.com www.gertens.com/wholesale

FLAGSHIP RECREATION, INC.

763-550-7860

grant@flagshipplay.com

EVERGREEN™ TURF COVERS

Outsmart Mother Nature... Year Round! With 30 years of field proven experience and the longest warranties, EVERGREEN™ from COVERMASTER is the smart choice

SMART EDGE TECHNOLOGY™ • Hems and grommets are not required • Unlike Polypro fabrics, EVERGREEN™ will not unravel • Can be cut to custom sizes and shapes on site • Anchor pins can be placed anywhere on the cover UNIQUE DESIGN CREATES A TRULY 4-SEASON TURF COVER • Winter blanket • Early spring green-up • Summer overseeding & repair • Frost protection • Extend your growing season BE SURE TO ASK FOR EVERGREEN™, THE ONE WITH COLOR • Provides additional light spectrum benefits for the turf • Choose color based on your climate

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HARTMAN COMPANIES, INC.

KELLY GREEN IRRIGATION

HartmanCompaniesspecializesinsportsfieldslitdrainage;irrigation andgradingwith40+yearsofexperience.Ourmethodsofdrainage installationkeepdisruptiontoaminimum.Draintoday,playtomorrow. JeffHartman 952-443-2958 TomWest 952-443-2990 www.hartmancompanies.com

Forover30years,KellyGreenIrrigationhasbeenaleaderinthedesign, installationandmaintenanceofirrigationsystems..KellyGreenIrrigation iscurrentlypositionedasoneofthetopthreeirrigationcontractorsinthe TwinCitiesarea.Instrumentalintheirrigationindustryforthepastthree decades,KellyGreenhasbeenhonoredwithnumerousawardsfromthe irrigationcommunityandplayedapivotalroleinestablishingtheIrrigation IndustryCommitteefortheMinnesotaNurseryLandscapeAssociation. Servicesinclude Sprinklerinstallation;Springstartups;winterization; generalservice;consultation;irrigationdesignandwatermanagement.

jhartman@hartmancompanies.com tom@hartmancompanies.com

HIRSHFIELD'S DESIGN RESOURCE

BobFredericks 952-884-1570rjfredericks@kellygreenirrigation.com DugganKelly 952-884-1570dkelly@kellygreenirrigation.com www.kellygreenirrigation.com

Hirshfield’sDesignResourceservicesarchitects,interiordesigners, contractorsandbuildingprofessionalswithawidevarietyofqualitywall finishesforhospitality,healthcare,corporateinteriors,tenantfinishes andcommercialspaces.BasedoutoftheTwinCitiesassuresquick responsetocustomer’sneedsandrequests.Hirshfield'sisafourth generation,familyownedcompanyinthedecoratingbusinessfor over100years. ScottRusinak 612-374-0244 www.hirshfields.com

KROMER CO. LLC

scottr.hirsh@hotmail.com

HUNTER INDUSTRIES

Huntersalesmanagersaretrustedfieldpartnersdedicatedtosupporting theprofessionalirrigationmarket.Hunterisdedicatedtoconnectingour customerswithtrustedirrigationprofessionalswhoareknowledgeable ofourproductsandtheirproperusage.Hunterproductsaresold throughaworldwidenetworkofwholesaledistributorsandareinstalled byprofessionalcontractors.Wecreateinnovative,high-qualitysolutions fortheirrigation,outdoorlightingandcustommoldingindustries.

KromerCo.LLCisahighlyspecializedUSmanufacturerofathleticfiield maintenanceequipmentwith40+yearsofexperienceinthefield. Ourinnovativeandadaptivelineofdurableequipmentisdesignedto prepareyournatural/syntheticfieldsefficientlyandcosteffective. Weunderstandthattimeismoney.Liningfields,paintinglogos,grooming,spraying,disinfecting,removingthepaintfromsyntheticfieldsis whatwehelpyoudo.Discoveryourselfwhysomanystadiumoperators, collegesanduniversities,prosportsteams,highschools,municipalities andtheU.S.Governmenttrustourequipmenttogetthejobdone.| RonnPonath, President 763-746-4040x2060ronnponath@kromerco.com AlHentges 763-746-4040x2020alhentges@kromerco.com cell:763-443-0431 www.kromerco.com

EricSimmons612-374-0244eric.simmons@hunterindustries.com www.hunterindustries.com

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ST. PAUL PAUL

FARGO

SIOUX FALLS

1300 Sylvan Street St. Paul, MN 55117 (800) 882-5704

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MIDWEST GROUNDCOVER EXPRESS BLOWER SERVICE

Weuseonlythehighestqualitymulches,whichareallnaturalvirgin woodfibers.Ourvarietyofmulchesareidealforplaygroundsurfacing, providingexcellentshockabsorptionthatoffersabeautifulappearance, costefficiencyandeasyinstallation. JustinCrandell 763-274-9829 www.midwestgroundcover.net

midwestgroundcover@gmail.com

MILTONA TURF PRODUCTS

Asourceforturftools&accessoriesincludingturfrepairtoolsandirrigationtools. MikeDoyle www.miltona.com

319-230-4369

miked@miltona.com

MINNESOTA EQUIPMENT

Justin Crandell, right, Midwest Groundcover Express Blower Service, exhibited at the Fall Workshop in St. Louis Park.

MLC, INC.

MainLineConsulting,Inc.specializesinirrigationdesign/consultingand projectmanagement.Weofferservicesoverawidespectrumofprojects -fromlargeresidentialprojectstocommercial,municipal,athleticcomplexesandgolfirrigation.Usingthelatestinirrigationdesignand AutoCADsoftwarewewillworkwithyoutodevelopacompleteconstructionpackagetoensureaccuratelayout,qualitycontrolsystems,aswell asdetailedrecordandaccurateas-builtdrawings.Weprovideaccurate costprojectionaswellasqualityprojectmanagementtoprovidethe“start tofinish”productthatiscriticaltothesuccessofeveryirrigationproject. JimRuzicka612-309-5109jim@mainlineconsulting.net

LocatedinRogers,Scharber&Sonsdistributesthefollowingequipment brands:•JohnDeere•Echo•Dingo•Echo•FullLineofWorksite ProfessionalAttachments•JohnDeere•Long•Stihl•StihlChainSaws• Toro•ToroDingos•WoodmanChippers JohnBraunshausen 763-428-4107john.braunshausen@scharbers.com EricBrunelle 763-428-4107eric.brunelle@scharbers.com www.mnequipmentsolutions.com www.mainlineconsulting.net

MINNESOTA SODDING COMPANY

MTI DISTRIBUTING, INC.

MTIDistributingistheUpperMidwest’sleadingsupplierofproductsand servicestothegreenindustries.Throughacombinationofexceptional productsandsuperiorservice.Weareinthebusinessofprovidinglandscapebeautificationsolutionstogolfcourses,schools,municipalities, landscapecontractorsandindependentdealers.MTIservesMinnesota, NorthDakota,SouthDakota,Wisconsin,Iowa,IllinoisandMissouri.

High-endcompleteinstallsforsportsfields,includingprofessionaland collegiatesportsteams.Roll-outservices.MSCwasthelaborforce behindtheMinnesotaTwinsTargetFieldfieldinstallation.Theskillsthe companyprovidedandreputationofthequalityworkperformedhas spreadthroughouttheindustry.Thebusinesscontinuestoexpandevery yearthroughnew,smallerandhigh-endturfclients,aswellascontinued workwithexistingclients.MSCemploysaSportsTurfManagers AssociationCertifiedSportsFieldManager.

ShaneAndrews 763-592-5639shane.andrews@mtidistributing.com BobFrank 763-592-5727bob.frank@mtidistributing.com NickGermann 763-592-5720nickpgermann@gmail.com LarryGorman 763-592-5720larry.gorman@mtidistributing.com JohnMastel 612-877-0828jon.mastel@mtidistributing.com www.mtidistributing.com

TomGroh 651-438-3867 DanaGroh 651-438-3867 TomRudberg,CSFM651-238-6329 www.mnsodco.com

Since1976,Muscohasfocusedonthedesignandmanufactureof sports-lightingsystems,fromhometownLittleLeague®fieldstoprofessionalsportsstadiumsaroundtheglobe.Offeringsolutionsforbothpermanentandtemporarylightingneeds,Muscohasattainedfirst-hand knowledgeoflightingissuesthataffectparticipants,spectators,andtelevision.Oursystemapproachmakessportslightingpractical,affordable, andtrouble-free;simpletopurchase,install,andoperate;goodforyour budgetandtheenvironment.Thousandsofschools,cities,andfacility ownershavecountedonMuscoaspartoftheirteam,whileprovidingthe mostvaluefortheirsports-lightingbudget.

info@mnsodco.com info@mnsodco.com rudberg@comcast.net

MINNESOTA WANNER COMPANY

MinnesotaWannerCompanyhasdecadesofexperiencebuildingtop quality,durablecustomsprayingequipment.Ourlargeinventoryof pumps,tanks,hose,reels,partsandaccessories,knowledgeablestaff andquickshippingmakeusthefirstchoiceofprofessionalswhendown timeiscritical. BillMcRae 952-929-1070 sales@minnesotawanner.com www.minnesotawanner.com

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MUSCO SPORTS LIGHTING

CraigGallop www.musco.com

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763-533-2030

craig.gallop@musco.com

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NORTH AMERICAN SAFETY

NorthAmericanSafetymobilecancometoanysitein theTwinCities.WeareanauthorizedCarharttdealer andalsooffer: SafetyVests RainGear Gloves FootWear FireSafety

Jackets Pants Lights Respirators FirstAid

T-Shirts Hats Eyewear Cones HardHats

SweatShirts Signs EarProtection FallProtection SafetyFence

CarrieTraxler800-556-6581ctraxler@ordersafety.com www.northamericansafety.com

PAR AIDE PRODUCTS COMPANY

TheParAidenameisgroundedinalong-standing traditionofinnovationandintegrity.Whenwestarted backin1955,wemadeapromisetoproduceonlythe highest-qualityproductstonotonlymeet,butexceedour customers’expectations.We’veremainedfocusedon innovation,quality,valueandsupport.Wehavean undeniablepassionfordetailsthatdoesn’tstopwithour products.Welistentoourcustomers.Weimaginenew waystomakeourproductsmoreproductiveandfunctional. ScottMelling651-429-4513scott@paraide.com www.paraide.com

Diane Paulson, Pioneer Athletics, with MPSTMA Vice-President Jay Stadler, Carleton College, at the 2015 MPSTMA Fall Workshop in St. Louis Park.

PIONEER ATHLETICS

PARKITECTURE Sinceourestablishmentin1984,FlanaganSales,Inc.strivestoprovide captivatingplayenvironments,architecturallypleasingparkshelters,and safe,long-lasting,resilientsurfacingoptions.Ourcommitmenttocreating exceptionalrecreationalsettingshasledtomanywonderfulrelationships withourcustomersthroughoutMinnesota.Werepresentthefinestproductsintheplaygroundandshelterindustries.Ourinstallationpartnersare factorycertifiedandextremelycapabletoprovideturnkeyservicetoyour satisfaction.Wewelcometheopportunitytoworkwithyou. BrianFlanagan 651-633-0123wecanhelp@flanagansales.com www.flanagansales.com

PBI GORDON CORPORATION

PBIGordonCorporation,andemployee-ownedcompany,isthenation's leaderinprofessionalturf&ornamentalproductsandnooneknowsyour turflikewedo.Anywhereyouseebeautifulsportsturf,golfcourse,professionallandscapingorlawnmaintenance,there'sprobablyaPBI Gordonproductbehindit.PBIGordonproductsrangefrombroadleaf weedcontrolproductslikeTrimec,SpeedZone,Q4Plus&Brushmaster, insecticideslikeZylamLiquid,biostimulantslikeLaunchandmanymore. DonothesitatetocontactJeffSchmidtforanyturfrelatedquestions. JeffSchmidt952-237-0160jschmidt@pbigordon.com www.pbigordon.comwww.weedalert.com

DianePaulson 612-518-1107 www.pioneerathletics.com

Overtheyears,wehavebuiltasolidreputationasoneoftheUpper Midwest'spremierparkandturfcontractors.Wehavethisreputation becauseofourwillingnesstoacceptanychallenge,ourcommitmentto excellenceineveryaspectofourworkandourforesighttoseekoutthe latesttechnologytoincorporateintoourpractices.Frommassiveexcavationprojectstosophisticated,commercialirrigationsystems,wehavethe expertsandresourcestogetthejobdoneright.Whetherprovidingserviceasageneralcontractororasubcontractor,wedelivertheexceptional performanceourclientsdeserve.Wetakethetimetounderstandandsatisfytheneedsoftheowner,theconstraintsofthesiteandthespecified materialsandsystemsforeachparticularproject.Eachprojectwetake onprovidesuswithanopportunitytorisetothechallengeanddelivera finalproductthatexceedsyourexpectationsineveryway. StevePeterson 651-257-6864speterson@petersoncompanies.net www.petersoncompanies.net

dpaulson@pioneerathletics.com

PLAISTED COMPANIES, INC. / PEAT INC.

PlaistedCompaniesminingreserveislocatedinElkRiverandoffersthe mostcompletelineofsandandgravelproductsavailableintheUpper Midwest.Weoffermorethan200uniqueandinnovativeproducts. Andbecausewehaveourownfleetoftandems,tri-axels,Super7s, trucksandpups,andsemi-enddumpswecontinuetostrivetobethe standardforresponsivedeliveryoptionsinthefive-statearea.From Mulch,BlackDirt,Boulders,LandscapeRock,AllanBlockRetainingWall Block,KeystoneRetainingWallBlockandBorgertpavers,Plaisted Companieshaseverythingfromstarttofinishforyourlandscaping needs.Peat,Inc.isauniquegolf,sportsturfandhorticulturepeatsupply companyaffiliatedwithPlaistedCompanies.Wecancontrolthequalityof theprocessfrompeatharvesttofinalmix.Plaisted’sblendingservices andsandbusinessusesPeat,Inc.intheirproductstoo—soweunderstandtheimportanceofqualityandaconsistentlyexcellentproduct. SteveYoung 612-840-3087 www.plaistedcompanies.com

PETERSON COMPANIES, INC.

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PioneerAthleticsisadeveloperandmanufacturerofsyntheticandnaturalgrassfieldmarkingpaintandstripingequipment.Pioneersupplies over25,000highschools,universitiesandprofessionalathleticorganizations.Establishedin1905,Pioneer’scommitmenttoresearchandproductimprovementmakestheirpaints,antimicrobialcoatings,striping machines,stencilsandathleticaccessoriestheofficialathleticfieldtools forchampions.

steve@plaistedcompanies.com

PROFESSIONAL TURF AND RENOVATION

ProfessionalTurf&RenovationwasthefirstcompanyinMinnesotaspecializinginAthleticfieldturfmaintenance,renovation,designconsideration,andconstructiontechniquesforathleticfields.Establishedin1982, PTRisafamilyownedbusinessthathasworkedovertheyearsformany Cities,SchoolDistricts,Colleges,GolfCoursesandProfessionalteams. Duringthepast32yearsturfestablishmentofhighlevelathleticfields andmaintenanceafterestablishmenthasbeenourspecialty.Wehave alsobeenanactiveineducatingturfmanagersintheMidwestoffering seminars,andspeakingfrequentlyatNationalandStateconventions. OvertheyearswehavebeenmembersandsupportersoftheMPTMA, MSTMA,MPSA,MGCSA,MASMSandtheMTGF,ofwhichIwasthe pastPresident.Westrivetotakeasincereandhonestapproachtoyour turfsituationsbyconsideringyourmaintenancebudgetandintendeduse. JohnHopko AndyHopko

www.mpstma.org

763-263-2152 763-263-2152

jjhopko@izoom.net jjhopko@izoom.net

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PROFILE®PRODUCTS / TURFACE ATHLETICS

REINDERS, INC.

Profile®ProductsLLC("Profile")producesacomprehensivelineofproductsforsoilmodification,erosioncontrolandplantestablishment. Profile'sindustry-leadingproductsandknowledgeresourcesarehoused inthreeprimarybusinesses.TheTurfaceAthletics™lineofproductsand servicesmaximizesportsfieldsafetyandperformance.ProfileGolf™ productsandresourceshelpgolfcoursearchitects,buildersandsuperintendentsfindthemosteffectivesolutionsforbothmaintenanceandconstruction.ProfileErosionControlSolutions(PECS™)encompassesa widerangeofproductstopreventerosionandestablishvegetationforthe golfcourse,transportation,landfillandcommercialandresidentialmarkets.Formoreinformation,pleasevisittheProfile®Productswebsite.

Reindersprovidesagronomicsolutionstoallgreenindustrymarkets includingsportsturf.Thecompanysellsmultiplelinesofgrassseed,fertilizers,chemicalsandsoilamendmentsaswellaslandscapingtools, winterice/snowproductsandspreaders.Reindersleadswithgreatproductsandservicewithfocusplacedonofferingsolutionsandaffordable optionstomaintainingballfields,groundsandotherlandscapeareas. With37yearsofgreenindustryservice,JoeChurchill,isReinders’sports turfspecialistandPlymouthstoremanager.Churchill’sprimarygoalisto providevalueandtoassistprofessionalturfmanagerswithenvironmentallyandeconomicallyresponsiblesolutionstotheirdailyturfandlandscapegrowingchallenges.

JustinBussies 847-353-2159 jbussies@profileproducts.com JeffLangner 847-215-3454 jlangner@profileproducts.com www.turface.comandwww.profileproducts.com

JoeChurchill 612-790-7333 www.reinders.com

PROPERTY PROPS, INC.

SiteOneLandscapeSupplyisthenation'slargestsupplierofwholesale irrigation,outdoorlighting,nursery,landscapesupplies,fertilizers,turf protectionproducts,grassseed,turfcareequipment,andgolfcourse accessoriesforgreenindustryprofessionalsintheUnitedStatesand Canada.Wearecommittedtobecomingthedistributorofchoiceforlandscape,irrigationandturfcareprofessionalsnationwide.Wecanmeet almostanyneed,andwestriveeverydaytoexceedourcustomers' expectations.Withanextensivelineofirrigation,turfandlandscapesupplies,thePartnersProgram,BusinessSolutions,andvalue-addedservicesthatSiteOneoffers,wecanprovideyouwithwhatyouneedtooperate yourlandscapebusinessprofessionallyandprofitably.

PropertyProps,alsodoingbusinessasSlatTrax,evolvedasasolution forgroundsmaintenanceandconstructioncrewstoeliminatesometasks andimproveoverallproductivity.Followingthedevelopmentofvarious products,thecompanynowfocusesonSlatTrax®andFENCEGUARD. SlatTraxGroundProtectionisapatentedsystemwhichtakestheplaceof plywoodorothermanuallypositionedmatsinvariousconstructionand groundsmaintenancesituations.Itcombinesauniquehydraulically-drivenskidloaderattachmentwithupto100'ofdualTrax(36"or42"width) toprovidetemporaryroadwaystoworksites.Thisresultsinmoreproductivityandavoidanceofunnecessaryrepairtothegroundswithmoresatisfiedclientsandbetterqualityofwork.FENCEGUARDprovidesamowstripbeneathfencing(mostoftenchain-link)whichis22"wideandeasily installed,particularlywithnewfencingprojects.Samplesofthisproduct canbeobtainedaswellasdemonstrationsonsiteincludingSlatTrax. GaryRingus 763-557-2809 MikePeschel 763-557-2809 www.propertyprops.com

ringus@propertyprops.com peschel@propertyprops.com

REDEXIM TURF PRODUCTS

RedeximTurfProductsisafactorydirectbranchrepresentingRedexim NorthAmerica–Theworldleadingdesigner,developerandmanufacturer ofspecializedmaintenanceequipmentspecificallydesignedforgolf courses,sportsfieldsandallprofessionallymanagedturfareas.Ourmissionhasalwaysbeentoprovidehighqualityequipmenttoprofessional usersfornicheapplicationssuchasaeration,seeding,debriscollection, andsyntheticturfmaintenance.Ourfactorydirectbranchesprovidethese andotherproductsfromaselectgroupofqualitypartnerstocustomers locally.We'reheretohelpyougetyoursportsfieldReadyToPlay!" TroyvonHoldt 612-562-7372 troy@redeximturfproducts.com www.redeximturfproducts.com&www.;redexim.com

jchurchill@reinders.com

SiteOne LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

CalebLeto MarkKenzler www.siteone.com

952-707-8831

mkenzler@siteone.com

S & S TREE SPECIALISTS

S&STreeandLandscapingSpecialistshasjoinedDaveyTreeExpert Company,aleadingtree,turfandlandscapecompanythroughoutNorth America.S&Swillretainitsname.Weareproudtohaveonstafftheonly CertifiedSportsFieldManagerinprivatepracticewithover20years experience.Thisisjustonereasonwhywe’reuniquelyqualifiedtohandle yourathleticfieldlandscaping,renovation,constructionandmaintenance projects.Ourcustomersincludecityparkdepartments,publicandprivate highschools,collegesanduniversitiesandprivatefacilities.Wealways workwithyouasateam,collaboratingwithdesigners,engineersand landscapearchitectstocompleteyourproject.Athleticfieldlandscaping, renovation,constructionandmaintenanceissecondnaturetoS&STree andLandscapingSpecialists.Ourextensivestaffofspecialists,ourfleet ofspecializedequipmentandourattentiontodetailensurethatyourathleticfieldsaredesigned,builtandmaintainedaccordingtothehighest standards. CindyGrady www.sstree.com

651-230-1785

cindy@sstree.com

SHAKOPEE MDEWAKANTON SIOUX COMMUNITY

TheShakopeeMdewakantonSioux(Dakota)Communityisafederally recognizedIndiantribeformallyorganizedunderfederalreservationstatusin1969.TheSMSCbuildsandmaintainsroads;constructsandmaintainswater,wastewater,andsewerservices;offerseducationalprograms foryouth;plowssnowystreets;maintainsenvironmentalsafeguards; monitorswildlifeandwetlandconditionsandutilizesalternativeenergy sourcessuchassolarandwindpower. AlFriedges952-403-7005allen.friedges@shakopeedakota.org www.shakopeedakota.org

SHWADERS SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT

ShwadersSportsTurfManagementdivisionhasexperiencedindividuals whohaveworkedonmajorleagueandminorleaguebaseballfields throughouttheUnitedStates.Wecanassistgroundsmanagers,coaches, cities,andleaguesimprovetheirathleticfieldsinmanyways.Services offeredbutnotlimitedtopitchersmound;homeplate;bullpenconstruction;pitchersmound;homeplate;bullpenrenovationandmaintenance; Lasergradinginfieldsandwarningtracks;logopaintingandfieldstriping; aerating,slitseeding,fertilization,andpestmanagement

Troy von Holdt, Redexim Turf Products, volunteering his time at this year’s MPSTMA Community Service Project in St. Paul.

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AdamFarrell 763-248-9559 ColbyGarlick 763-248-9559 www.shwaders.net

www.mpstma.org

adam@shwaders.net colby@shwaders.net

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SPECIALTY TURF & AG

Wearededicatedtoprovidingyouwithnotonlythebestproductsavailableintheindustry,butalsothebestcustomersupportyoucanfind.At SpecialtyTurf&Agweprideourselvesinoursupportandservicetoyou asourcustomer.WeoffersoilsampletestinginIowa,Minnesota,North Dakota,SouthDakotaandWisconsin.SpecialtyTurfandAgpreserves theenvironmentanditslimitedresourceswhileprovidingthebestproductsavailableintheindustry. BillStark763-248-3142bstark@specialtyturfag.com

ST. CROIX RECREATION COMPANY

Familyownedbusinessinoperationforover30years.St.CroixrepresentsBCIBurkePlayEquipment,PilotRock,CoverworxShelters,Most DependableFountains&WabashValleywhichareallonthestatecontractandaremanufacturedintheMidwest.Thiswillsaveyoutimeinthe purchasingprocessandmoneyinthefreight.ThebestpartofSt.Croix Recreationisourcustomerservice.Referencesavailableuponrequest. JohnnieJohnsen MikeBasich ChristopherJohnsen www.funplaygrounds.com

651-430-1247 612-369-6950 651-430-1247

jj@stcroixrec.com mb@stcroixrec.com cj@stcroixrec.com

ST. CROIX SAVATREE

StCroixSavATree,thegreenchoicefortreeserviceandlawncare,providesenvironmentallysensibleservicestomunicipal,residential,commercial,historicandgovernmentpropertiesthroughoutthemetroarea. Weemploythemostup-to-datetechnology,equipmentandtrainingto ensurethatourclientsalwaysreceivethebestpossibleservice.Ourcertifiedarboristsandtrainedfieldspecialistsprovidetreepruning,treefertilization,insectcontrol,treediseasemanagement,deerdeterrentsolutions,lawncareservicesandmuchmore.Weofferfreeconsultationsand estimatesbyISACertifiedArborists.

Rick Gabler, left, owner of Superior Tech Products, has been a supporter of MPSTMA for many years through participation and advertising. With Gabler is Phillip Fisk, right, shown exhibiting at the 2015 Fall Workshop in St. Louis Park.

TerraMAX, INC.

STPisanindependentdistributerprovidingstateoftheartMaintenance productstoNatural&Syntheticturfprofessionalssince1995.Wesupply liquid&granularfertilizers,Pesticides,Aerificationtines&bedknifes, naturalandsyntheticturfgroomingequipment.Soil,Water,Tissue& Diseasetesting.

TerraMaxproducesBacterialinoculatesforTurf.TAZO 速 isastabilized formofAzospirillumbacteriathatcanbeappliedtoexistingturfandseed. Thisbacteriasignificantlyincreasesrootgrowth(62-108%).ItalsoconvertstheNintheairspacestoaformthatisavailabletotheplants. Thesetwofunctionssignificantlyincreasethehealthoftheturf.Theturf becomesmoretolerantofdrought.diseasesandwear.Whenusedat seeding,standdensityandplantemergenceseemstobegreatly improved.Clickonthe"SalesGuide"onthewebsitetoviewphotos,test results,andlearnmoreaboutthebacteria.TerraMAXproducesadigestivebacterialblendthatbreaksdowncarboncompoundslikethatchand variouspesticidesandtheircarriers.TerraMaxalsohasotherturf enhancementproducts,pleasevisitorwebsiteatwww.terramaxturf.com.

RickGabler PhillipFisk www.stproots.com

MikeKelly 612-919-2039 MattRing 952-657-5592 www.terramaxturf.com

ChrisMuehleck 651-749-3475cmuehleck@savatree.com www.savatree.com

SUPERIOR TECH PRODUCTS

612-804-8247 612-804-8744

rickg@stproots.com phiskar1@gmail.com

952-546-3678 12 MPSTMA NEWS

mgkelly100@yahoo.com matt.ring@terramaxag.com

www.stproots.com www.mpstma.org

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THE TESSMAN COMPANY

TheTessmanCompanyisawholesaledistributorthathasbeenserving thegreenIndustrysince1950.OurSt.Paul,FargoandSiouxFallslocationsprovideproductsforlawncareprofessionals,sportsturfprofessionals,landscapers,golfcourses,greenhousesandnurseries.Wespecialize inturfandgreenhousefertilizersandchemicals,grassseed,landscape supplies,growersoilsandplasticsandmanyotherproducts.Wealsoare asupplieroficemeltingproducts. TomThul 651-755-8394 JeffJensen 612-710-3740 MarkPoppitz 612-940-5727 DonBelkengren www.tessmanseed.com

tthul@tessmanseed.com jjensen@tessmanseed.com mpoppitz@tessmanseed.com

THE TORO COMPANY

TheToroCompanyisaleadingworldwideproviderofinnovativesolutions fortheoutdoorenvironmentincludingturf,snowandgroundengaging equipment,andirrigationandoutdoorlightingsolutions.Withsalesof $2.4billioninfiscal2015,Toro’sglobalpresenceextendstomorethan90 countries.Throughconstantinnovationandcaringrelationshipsbuilton trustandintegrity,Toroanditsfamilyofbrandshavebuiltalegacyof excellencebyhelpingcustomerscareforgolfcourses,landscapes, sportsfields,publicgreenspaces,commercialandresidentialproperties andagriculturalfields.Formoreinformation,visitwww.toro.com. BoydMontgomery DaleGetz,CSFM PaulaSliefert PeterWhitacre JonAlmquist DavidYakes JeffDrake www.toro.com

952-887-7906 952-887-8806 952-887-7107 952-887-7936 952-887-8640 952-887-7115 952-887-8033

boyd.montgomery@toro.com dale.getz@toro.com paula.sliefert@toro.com peter.whitacre@toro.com jon.almquist@toro.com david.yakes@toro.com jeff.drake@toro.com

TITAN MACHINERY

TitanMachineryrepresentsadiversifiedmixofagricultural,construction, andconsumerproductdealershipsacrossmuchoftheUpperMidwest andEurope.OurSharedResourceheadquartersisbasedintheheartof theRedRiverValleyinWestFargo,ND.Our106NorthAmericandealershipsarelocatedinArizona,Colorado,Iowa,Minnesota,Montana, Nebraska,NewMexico,NorthDakota,SouthDakota,Wisconsin, Wyoming,aswellas13EuropeandealershipsinBulgariaandRomania. TitanMachineryisadealerforCaseIH,CaseConstruction,New Holland,andNewHollandConstruction.WealsorepresentTitanRentals, TitanAggregateandavariedlistofshortlineequipmenttomeetspecializedcustomerdemandandnicheproductneeds.Formerly,Carlson Tractor,wehaveparts,servicewithservicetruckstorepairinthefield. WehandleNewHollandSkidsteerloaders,tractorloaderbackhoes, KobelcoExcavatorfullline;KawasakiWheelloaders;JLG LiftsAll, Paladinproducts,Virningattachment;Pronovostsnowblowers,Woods equipment;Alamomowers;Edneyproducts;interstatetrailers;Redi-Haul trailers;Yorkrakesandproducts;BTI hammers,andErskineattachments. Wecanhelpyouwithallyourneeds. AndyBethel 952-445-5400 FredSenger 651-423-2222 www.titanmachinery.com

andy.bethel@titanmachinery.com fred.senger@titanmachinery.com

TODD WICHMAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscapearchitectureandurbandesign,siteplanninganddesign, sportsfacilityplanninganddesign.ToddWichman'sexpertiseasalandscapearchitectliesinsitemasterplanninganddesign.Withwaterissues beingparamounttosuccessfulsiteplanninganddesign,Toddunderstandsthemyriadissuesfacingsitedevelopmentandsupportsandpromotessustainablesitedesignmethodsandintegratedstormwatermanagementsolutionswherepractical.HeisanadvocatebothfortheASLA andhislocalchapteroftheUSGBCaswellasstronglysupportsthe SustainableSitesInitiative(www.sustainablesites.org).Specialtiesinclude Education-K-12siteandlandscapeplanninganddesign;HealthcareTherapeuticandhealinggardenplanninganddesign,andparks&recreation/athletics-sitebasedrecreationalandsportfacilityplanningand design,includinghighperformancefilled-turfsystems/syntheticturf design&specificationsandhighperformanceathleticfielddesignand specifications.Runningtrack(andfieldevents)design&specifications. ToddWichman,FASLA651-222-6781 twichman@twichmanla.com www.twichmanla.com

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Dale Getz, CSFM, The Toro Company, volunteering his time at a recent MPSTMA Community Service Project in Grant Township near White Bear Lake.

TOWN & COUNTRY FENCE

Town&CountryFenceisyourbestsourceforcommercialfencingand accesscontrolneeds.WeofferCityDeskservicesforyourMaterials-Only needs…oryoucanhaveyourentireprojectcompletedwithour ProfessionalInstallationServices.Chain-linkFence,WoodPrivacy Fence,PVCFence,SteelOrnamentalFence,AluminumOrnamental Fence.Backstops,TennisCourts,BattingCages,HockeyRinks,Crowd Control,SecurityFence,Gates,Turnstiles,ElectricGateOperators, AccessControlEquipment…wedoitall.Welookforwardtoworking togetherwithyouonyourfutureprojects! JeffBecker 763-425-5050 MarkWassink 763-425-9006 MikeBistodeau 763-425-9006 www.tcfence.com

jeffb@tcfence.com markw@tcfence.com mikeb@tcfence.com

507-327-8173 dave@dhathletics.com ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Diamond Dry, Custom Dugout Covers Carron and Douglas Sports Nets, Custom Netting Portable Mounds from Portolite and True Pitch, Porta Flex- Portable Fencing Systems Bases, Homeplates, Pitching Rubbers from Bolco, Hollywood, and Mag Base Magnetic Base Systems Mound Covers, Field Maintenance Supplies Aerosol Field Paints Turf Mats for Baseball and Softball Soccer, Hockey, Basketball Goals and Nets Plus many other field and court supplies.

Check out our web site www.dhathletics.com

Your Source for all Athletic Field and Court Supplies

www.mpstma.org

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TOWN & COUNTRY LANDSCAPING OF ROGERS, INC.

Wearealandscapingcompanywhichdealswiththeconstruction,reconstructionanddetailingofalltypesofAthleticFields,Parks,andGolf Courseprojects.Weespeciallyliketodoballfieldrefurbishingeveryfall forthemanyorganizationsthatwehaveforcustomers,thatweenjoy workingwithverymuch.Ourcapabilitiesandequipmentlineallowsusto docrowning,grading,lazergrading,repairingfieldissues,seeding,overseeding,sodding,topdressing,soilcorrections,aeration,fieldscreening, aglimeinstallationandcorrections,fieldedgingandtrimming. MikeBrunelle BobCopeland DaveSimeon www.magicturfs.com

612-817-5296

magicturfs@msn.com bkmb1111@tds.net dsimeon62@gmail.com

TRI STATE BOBCAT, INC.

Tri-StateBobcat,Incoffersthecustomerauniqueone-stopshopexperienceforalloftheirequipmentneedsbyofferingthefollowingproduct lines:Bobcat,Bandit,BigTow,Finn,Stihl,ToroandWacker.Tri-State BobcatisMinnesota’slargestAuthorizedfulllineBobcatdealeroffering Bobcatloaders,excavators,Toolcats,utilityvehicles,andthelargest selectionofattachmentsavailable.Torocompactequipmentincludes Dingoloaders,stumpgrindersandtrenchers.Wackeristhegloballeader inlightandcompactequipmentwithawideselectionofcompaction,concrete,demolition,utilityproducts,andwheelloaders. PatrickSchoen 651-407-3727 www.tristatebobcat.com

patricks@tristatebobcat.com

TRUGREEN

TruGreenisaleaderincommerciallawnandlandscapeservicesinNorth America.Frombasiclawncaretototallandscapedesign,we’rethesingle-sourceproviderforallyourlandscapeneeds.Ahealthylandscapeis importanttoyourbusinessimageandimportanttoyourbottomline. MarkSullivan 952-895-3460 www.trugreen.com

marksullivan@trugreenmail.com

TURFCO MANUFACTURING CO.

763-785-1000

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Full-servicelandscapeoperation-consulting,planningandimplementationforresidential,municipality,business,etc.Includingeverythingfrom softscapestohardscapes.SportsTurf-athleticfacilitiesconsultingand turfcare:includingfertilizing,aerating,seedingandtopdressing.Inquire aboutotherservicessuchaslawncaremanagementandconsulting needs.Willingtotravel.(LicensedandInsured) JonHummel 605-261-9940 FindusonFacebook

jonnyhummel@gmail.com

WAHL'S ENTERPRISES

Innovativeturfequipmentforaerification,thatchremoval,seedingand more.Wehaveproductsproventosavetimeandmoneyforgolfcourse superintendents,sportsfieldsmanagers,landscapersandotherturfprofessionals.ProducthighlightsincludesCorelessAerificationwiththe AERA-vatornowavailablewiththreeinterchangeablerotorshaftoptions forincreasedversatility.Two-in-onePatentedfeedwheelsformetering bothlargeandsmallseedvarieties.Thisallowsaccuratecalibrationwith largeandsmallseedsizeswithoutaddingaseparatesmallseedbox. TomWahl 952-469-5327 www.wahlsenterprises.com

anniemw@visi.com

WATCH DOG GOOSE PATROL

WatchDogGoosePatrolisacompanylocatedinRoseville.Wetake prideinourproductsandstandbehindtheirqualityandeffectivenesswith a30-daymoneybackguarantee.Ourdogdecoyshavebeenmovingin thewindallovertheUnitedStatesandCanadakeepinggeeseaway. Recently,ourcustomersstartedcontactingustotellushowgreatitisto nothavegeeseontheirpropertiesandinformedusthatourdogdecoys keptthedeerawaytoo!Keepingdeerawayhashelpedtheirshrubs, berries,andflowersgrowwithoutbeingdestroyedbynibblingdeer. SarahJohnson 651-340-7512contactus@watchdoggoosepatrol.com www.watchdoggoosepatrol.com

WINFIELD

Asmaintenancepracticeshavechangedandgrown,sohasourproduct line.Yourtopdressingprogramislikelytailoredtoyourspecificneedsand conditions.Ourexpansiveproductlineensuresthatwehavetheright topdresserandmaterialhandlerforyourspecificprogram.WithTurfco turfmaintenanceequipment,youcanfocusonyourprogramratherthan tryingtoadaptyourprogramtowhatyourequipmentcando. GregBrodd www.turfco.com

UPLAND LANDSCAPES

WinFieldhasthetechnicalknow-how,proprietarytoolsandresearchbasedsolutionsyoucantrustforsuccesstoday,tomorrowandbeyond. LooktoWinFieldfortheexpertiseyouneedtowininthefieldandinthe marketplace.Ourunmatchedagriculturalexpertiseprovidesgrowers, dealersandotherpartnerswiththecompetitiveedgenecessarytowinin thefieldandsucceedintoday’schallengingmarketplace.WinField™is dedicatedtoservingthegolf,lawnandsportsturf,ornamental,pestcontrol,andaquaticsandvegetationmanagementindustries.

gbrodd@turfco.com KevinLeeper651-315-4397kmleeper@landolakes.com www.winfield.com

www.mpstma.org

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ADVERTISERS 2 Cycle Works Golf Supply 4 Hartman Companies 5 Redexim Turf Products 7 Covermaster 8 The Tessman Company 12 Superior Tech Products 13 DH Athletics 14 SiteOne Landscape Supply / Head Wrench 15 Reinders, Inc. 16 Town & Country Fence

ABOUT THE COVER: Holding the sod is Joe Churchill, Reinders, Inc., one of many MPSTMA volunteers at the annual Community Service Project. On October 21, 2015, a new ballfield was built for 5-10 year olds at the Parkway Little League Fields site in St. Paul. (See article on Page 3).

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A magazine for Park and Sports Turf Managers.

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