The recent announcement that FieldTurf will be the official surface of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is just the latest indication of how much Georgians love FieldTurf.
The company has more than 100 installations across the state, including high-profile fields at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the University of North Georgia, Robins Air Force Base and, of course, the Georgia Dome — Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s 25-year-old predecessor.
“Every field is significant to our team,” says Amanda Mashburn, human resources director, referring to the 135 people who work year-round at FieldTurf’s 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Ga. “To know that we personally participated in a project we view on television or Internet feeds is gratifying.”
The Calhoun plant is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 for leadership in quality, environment and safety management systems — one of the only artificial turf manufacturing operations in North America to achieve such high standards. Fiber production, tufting and coating (the three components of turf manufacturing) take place at the facility, with no third-party involvement.
Mashburn says the rewarding work of producing fields used to positively impact athletes, coaches, their organizations and their communities is not lost on members of her team.