Shaw Industries Group Inc. has announced it will become the exclusive provider of synthetic turf material used by ClosureTurf LLC, an Atlanta-based landfill closure systems provider. This partnership will further diversify Shaw’s growing portfolio of synthetic turf-based businesses that includes Shaw Sportexe and Southwest Greens International.
“Shaw continues to evaluate the mix of its product offerings across all categories,” said Vance Bell, Shaw ceo. “The company’s investment in and partnership with ClosureTurf supports our diversification strategy within the turf category, as well as Shaw’s efforts to grow and prosper its business for the long term. Shaw has taken a leadership position within the turf industry, and this latest strategic partnership will further expand the scope and reach of our turf operations.”
ClosureTurf is used to reduce the time, cost and environmental impact associated with landfill closure. The patented system consists of a synthetic turf layer, a layer of woven geotextiles, a structured drainage geomembrane patented and provided exclusively by Agru America, and a specialized sand infill material. ClosureTurf is laid directly on the intermediate soil cover, eliminating the top layer of soil and grass that is traditionally required for landfill closings. The synthetic turf requires minimal maintenance and helps prevent soil erosion, according to the company.
ClosureTurf also prevents the transportation of thousands of truck loads of top soil, at the same time allowing the resulting saved space to be used for more waste disposal.
Shaw partners with ClosureTurf
November 30, 2011