- About STC
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HISTORY OF THE STC
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) is world’s largest trade organization, representing over 250 companies who do business in the synthetic turf industry.
Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.
The association was formed by a group of synthetic turf companies and professionals who came together to help unite competitors, promote synthetic turf, develop quality guidelines and serve as the trusted voice of the industry to assist buyers and end-users, federal and state agencies, and the media.
In 2016, the STC adopted a new mission to serve as the global forum to promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry. To that end, the STC acquired the Organización Latinoamericana de Césped Artificial and renamed it STC LatAm, and joined the Europe Middle East Africa Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) to form the Synthetic Turf Council International (STCI) as the unified voice of the industry.
Through the support of its members, the STC continues to realize the significant efforts and accomplishments in the areas of advocacy, membership, education, and marketing. Like many trade associations, much of the STC’s success can be attributed to its extensive network of industry leaders and member programs, including the STC Certification Program, Public Outreach and Education Campaign, Community Service Project, Exhibitor Showcase, Awards Program, Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) Program and Better Fields and Surfaces Coalition.