Most notably, Profile is replacing all bags and wraps with recycled-content packaging across all product lines, including Erosion and Vegetative Solutions, Turface, Golf and Horticulture. The new packaging is going into production immediately, making Profile one of the first in the industry to adopt environmentally friendly packaging for all of its products.
Jim Tanner, the CEO and president of Profile Products, announced the changes in a letter to Profile’s distributors.
“By 2020, there will be 20 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills,” Tanner said. “We’re preventing more plastic from sitting in landfills by using packaging that is as environmentally friendly as the product it holds. We’re doing our part to reduce our environmental footprint and we hope others will join us.”
In the letter, Tanner also outlined the extensive projects and partnerships Profile has already developed that emphasize environmental stewardship, including:
--Restoring the environment through revegetation efforts, including sequestering more than 100 million tons of carbon, creating products that have recycled 3.5 billion pounds of wood and paper, removing 125 million tons of sediment from entering waterways and restoring more than 1.5 million acres of land.
--Using Forest Stewardship Council certified papers and incorporating low/no Volatile Organic Compound inks.
--Partnering with freight providers who emphasize efficiency and sustainability while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.
--Providing more than 600 Lunch & Learn seminars a year, impacting more than 10,000 engineers, specifiers and agencies.
--Launching a plant expansion in Conover, N.C., that will triple Profile’s greenhouse facilities for research and development of ecofriendly products and add on a new 2,500-square-foot training center.
Set on the site of the former Spring Valley Country Club, Valley of the Eagles was completely redesigned by the team from Nicklaus Design. Last summer, the course opened for a short “preview window” with limited amenities while crews completed construction of the clubhouse. With the clubhouse open and a few enhancements made to the golf course, both the clubhouse and course are ready for golfers.
Designed to capture the beauty of the Black River Valley, the golf course plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,941 yards from the tips. The course meanders through Black River Valley’s sheer black shale cliffs and along the Black River, with mature elm, oak and ash trees lining the fairways.
In addition to dining at The Black River Tavern, the clubhouse also features three state-of-the-art golf simulators for year-round and multi-course enjoyment.
“We’re excited to unveil the completed Valley of the Eagles Golf Club to Cleveland-area golfers,” said Ray Metz, general manager, Valley of the Eagles. “Our team has worked hard over the last two-plus years to deliver incredible golf, club and dining experiences that are unmatched in Northern Ohio.”
Valley of the Eagles is located at the intersections of highways 90, 80 and 57 — just 25 miles west of downtown Cleveland — in the beautiful Black River Valley, on the border of Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.
The agronomy team at Bellerive Country Club endured wacky St. Louis weather swings to create a charming venue for the 100th PGA Championship.
GCI’s Guy Cipriano spent part of championship week with the Bellerive team and volunteers. He even caught a glimpse of director of agronomy and grounds Carlos Arraya welcoming a special visitor known for backflips to the club.
“Professional arborists who use gas-powered chainsaws have for years complained about the lost productivity from having to get out of the tree and down on the ground to restart their saws after stalling or being turned off,” said Tony Marchese, director of independent retail for Greenworks North America. “With our new lithium-ion battery powered top-handle GS 110, there are no such concerns because the saw is easily restarted at the push of a button. Say goodbye to the days of getting out of the tree every time you need a restart, and hello to a new level of productivity and performance.”
The Greenworks Commercial GS 110 Top Handle Saw is powered by Greenworks Commercial’s proprietary 40-volt lithium-ion battery and brushless motor technology.
Features & Benefits include:
--Lightweight and compact 10-inch bar and chain design for ease of use in tight spaces
--One-hand cutting operation and push button start for maximum in-tree convenience
--Brushless motor delivering more power, quieter operation and longer life
--Chain brake for added safety while in use
--Automatic oiler to keep maintenance to a minimum
--Steel bucking spikes to help prevent kickback out of the wood
The Greenworks Commercial 10” Brushless Top Handle Saw is available now through the Carswell, Carswell OEI, Conniff, Edney, PACE, and Steven Willand independent dealer networks and SiteOne. The GS 110 has a two-year warranty on both the battery and the tool.