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On October 16, 2023, the Synthetic Turf Council honored Motz as the recipient of the 2023 Sustainability Award at the sixth Annual STC Awards Ceremony during the Annual Conference and 20-year Anniversary Celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana. Motz garnered the award for their work on the Ohio University Peden Stadium replacement project, which was completed as part of their Zero Waste initiative.
This award category recognizes an STC member organization who consistently, and through innovation, utilizes sustainable materials and process that work to minimize negative impact on the natural environment.
The STC Awards is a member program designed to honor members who help to promote the association’s values and advance the synthetic turf industry.
Ohio University is deeply committed to sustainability. They wanted a high-performing, safe field that aligned with its go-green initiatives. In line with the Bobcat’s goals, Motz completed the synthetic turf football field replacement with Zero Waste. In addition to reducing seams and providing increased field integrity through the proprietary GAME ON technology, the turf infill was reused, the old turf recycled, and construction waste diverted using Motz’s industry-leading Zero Waste approach.
Founded in 1977 and serving the high-performance natural and synthetic turf markets, Motz is one of the world’s most recognized and highly respected turf system specialists. Headquartered in Cincinnati, this employee-owned company celebrates 45+ years in the industry and proudly stands behind its products and services to ensure long-lasting, prosperous relationships with its valued customer base. Motz’s core values – Championship Quality, Integrity, Think As An Owner, Innovation, and Self Enrichment – serve as guiding principles and help drive excellence and high achievement throughout the Company and to each employee-owner. Motz is also a proud Certified Evergreen company and is committed to moving people to better lives.
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association serving the synthetic turf industry. Its mission is to lead, educate and advocate for the synthetic turf industry. Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.