Act Global acquires UBU

Act Global has acquired the UBU and Turfscape brands from Turf Industry Holdings. UBU is best known as the synthetic turf chosen by 14 National Football League teams, numerous NCAA teams and other top-tier venues throughout the United States. This prestigious group of installations includes NRG Stadium in Houston, host venue of the upcoming Super Bowl LI on February 5.

“Going forward, we’re very excited for UBU and Turfscape to join the Act Global family of brands,” said Turf Industry president Joe Vrankin. “Act Global is known for its focus on player safety, biomechanics and quality manufacturing, as well as being a strong partner to field owners, consultants, contractors and the industry as a whole. Most importantly, they’re a great organization with strong moral values and a culture to do the best job possible. In many ways, Act Global is perfectly poised to take the UBU and Turfscape brands to a new level.”

“The addition of the UBU and Turfscape brands will accel-erate the growth of Act Global and our partners,” said John Baize, Act Global CEO. “Act Global’s pipeline of new turf technologies will be available in both our Xtreme Turf and UBU brands for the professional and amateur ranks, start- ing in 2017 and beyond. We appreciate the support of our valued employees and partners as we look forward to a bright future.”

Act Global’s long-term strategy has been developing syn- thetic turf systems that excel through hundreds of inde- pendent laboratory tests for quality, durability, safety, envi- ronmental soundness and performance. This methodology has yielded proprietary technologies with expansion into landfill coverings, airport surfaces and landscape solu- tions, as well as sport fields. UBU’s brand value combined with Act Global’s existing technical strengths will provide tremendous opportunities and great solutions for both market partners and clients.