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ProGrass delivers pitch to BOE

Posted: Friday, Dec 7th, 2012

Director of Site Development for ProGrass, Thomas Rombach (right), explains installation issues and drainage to members of the Taylor County Board of Education at Tuesday evening’s special meeting at Grafton High school. Newly elected board member, Judy Barney (left) listens closely to the ProGrass proposal.

GRAFTON – A special meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education (BOE) was held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Mary Battle Studio in Grafton High School. The board met to receive a presentation from ProGrass about installing artificial turf on McKinney Field.

A large number of the Friends of McKinney Field Organization were in attendance to lend support and ask questions of the ProGrass representatives.

Chuck Duckworth, representing Friends of McKinney Field, introduced Robert W. Thomas, CEO of ProGrass, and stated, “We have met with this company, seen a lot of their work and are very impressed.”

ProGrass, a Pittsburgh, Pa. company, started in 2002. Since that time, the company has installed over 400 fields across the United States. One field was installed in Barrow, Alaska, on the permafrost. High-profile university clients include: Jacksonville State University in Alabama, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, California University of Pennsylvania, as well as, Seton Hill University, and a baseball field at Clemson University in South Carolina.

A large number of the clients that have utilized ProGrass are high school sports complexes. In nearby Pennsylvania, two close examples can be found at Albert Gallatin High School and Waynesburg High School and Connellsville High School.

ProGrass has a very strong presentation in West Virginia as well, four fields have been installed by the company with remarkable results. Hurricane High School used ProGrass for both its baseball and football fields, Keyser High School had its football field installed, Point Pleasant High School now enjoys its football field, and the Grafton High School Bearcats were able to bring home a West Virginia State Championship after playing on a ProGrass installed field at Wheeling Island Stadium.

ProGrass boasts of a turnkey operation, which means that from concept to installation, ProGrass employees are responsible for every aspect of the installation.

“From sales to site installation and maintenance, you will only deal with people coming out of our office,” stated Thomas. “The turnkey concept is critical for the success and the life of your product.”

For the complete article see the 12-07-2012 issue.

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