The State of the Industry

12 01_11-Dave_Doherty200by Dave Doherty

The last few years have been the toughest, roughest, most stressful and difficult years the sports turf industry has ever known.  First the recession that started sometime in the year 2008 and continues today.  In many parts of North America the recession in regards to employment and available recreational dollars is worse today [November – December 2011] than in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Most would agree that this difficult time has been ongoing for over three years and shows no signs of getting better in the near future. 

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