FieldTurf Responds to TenCate Grass Allegations

Montreal, Canada, September 28, 2011 --( FieldTurf responded to counterclaims raised by TenCate Grass in a litigation originally commenced by FieldTurf.

“The counterclaims made by TenCate Grass are without merit, and in our opinion were asserted in an attempt to divert attention away from the real issue. This is a dispute about whether some of the fiber Tencate supplied to FieldTurf has performed as promised to us and to our customers,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere.

On March 1st, 2011, FieldTurf filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia bringing claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of warranty related to fiber performance.

“We believe our lawsuit speaks for itself. Beyond the animosity TenCate is probably feeling for being sued for failing to honor its warranty and other legal obligations, we believe TenCate’s counterclaims are driven in part by the changing competitive dynamic of the synthetic turf marketplace. FieldTurf has gone from a large customer to a competitor to Tencate. It appears to us that TenCate is attempting to litigate a competitive position, rather than win in the marketplace,” stated Daliere.

“FieldTurf filed our suit for one reason – to look out for the best interests of our customers,” continued Daliere. “This is not about FieldTurf versus Tencate, this is about product performance. FieldTurf has already taken the necessary steps to ensure our customers receive products that are among, if not the highest performing in the industry.”

Jason Smollett