This-N-That March

This-N-That March

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Fecon Acquires Stumper Industries

Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, recently acquired Stumper Industries, a manufacturer of stump grinder attachments for mini and standard skid steers and compact track loaders, excavators, and tractor applications. The acquisition expands the landscaping and land maintenance solutions Fecon offers in the forestry mulching and vegetation management industries.

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Sports Field Management Association Announces 2023 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners 

Every year, Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) – the nonprofit, professional association for the nearly 3,000 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide –  presents the industry’s highest honor to members who manage baseball, football, soccer, softball, and other sporting playing surfaces at the professional, collegiate, school (K-12), and parks and recreation levels. The 2023 “Field of the Year” winners are:


  • Baseball – West Michigan Whitecaps, LMCU Ballpark (Comstock Park, MI): Mitch Hooten
  • Soccer – Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec, Sportsplex Stadium Field (Matthews, NC): Jonathan Waszak

College and University

  • Baseball – University of New Orleans, Maestri Field (New Orleans, LA): Scott Blanchette
  • Football – Duke University, Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium (Durham, NC): Ian Christie, CSFM
  • Soccer – University of South Carolina Upstate, County University Soccer Stadium (Spartanburg, SC): Bruce Suddeth, CSFM
  • Softball – University of Illinois, Eichelberger Field (Champaign, IL): Daniel Thomas, CSFM

Schools and Parks

  • Baseball – Providence Catholic High School, Tom Dedin Field (New Lenox, IL): Scott Heren
  • Football – Brentsville Turfgrass Management Program, Donald Lambert Field, (Nokesville, VA): Drew Miller
  • Soccer – Pace Academy, Walsh Field (Mableton, GA): Daniel Prince
  • Softball – Spartanburg High School, Lady Vikings Softball Field (Spartanburg, SC): Matthew Arms, CSFM
  • Sporting Grounds – Brownsburg Community Schools, Brownsburg Championship Cross Country Course (Brownsburg, IN): Matt Dudley