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.