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Pro Grass and ACT Global Sports Raise the Game

Strategic partnership to target total sport performance solutions

Pro Grass and ACT Global Sports Raise the Game
Pittsburgh, PA, December 02, 2010 --( Pro Grass LLC and ACT Global Sports announce the completion of a strategic partnership for the United States synthetic turf market. This partnership combines the strength of ACT Global Sports’ research, development, testing and manufacturing experts with Pro Grass’ leading sport field design, construction, installation and maintenance solutions.

Pro Grass Senior Vice President Bob Thomas comments, “We are very pleased to continue our market expansion through this partnership with ACT Global. Their capabilities and reputation for quality and technical expertise is unrivaled in our industry. We receive constant feedback that buyers and their consultants are challenged with trying to understand which artificial grass products truly provide the top safety, sport performance and durability. This partnership responds to those needs. We will lead and raise the game by providing a turf system that has been fully torture-tested and proven to match the biomechanical benchmarks of natural grass.”

The two companies have already developed a new range of synthetic turf systems that extends the useful life of the surface and performs like natural grass in critical areas such as foot stability, traction, slip resistance, skin abrasion, lower extremity impact and high impact. These systems will be manufactured by ACT Global according to ISO 9001 Quality processes. ACT Global is also the only company in the world that is both a certified manufacturer by the Synthetic Turf Council and a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf.

John Baize, Director of ACT Global states, “This relationship with Pro Grass is very exciting for us. Their design, construction and installation reach throughout the United States is fantastic. They have completed hundreds of installations to date and have a vision for even greater growth. We have been very impressed by the management team and Pro Grass’ stable and strong ownership. They already have an excellent product portfolio but challenged us to add a leading-edge system that takes performance and durability to another level. We are excited that this new wave of Pro Grass systems provides them with a tremendous advantage in the market.”

Pro Grass is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with sales locations throughout the United States. It is one of the largest synthetic turf installation companies with bonding capacity over $50 million. ACT Global is based in Austin, Texas with manufacturing locations in Calhoun, Georgia as well as Europe and Asia. It services its international clients through offices in The Netherlands, Cyprus, China, Poland, Thailand, UK and France.

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