By Rhiannon Meyers
The Daily News
Published October 10, 2009
FRIENDSWOOD - The company that manufactured the artificial turf at Friendswood High School's football stadium rebuffed the school district's request to replace the turf, Superintendent Trish Hanks said.FieldTurf Tarkett is the exclusive supplier of artificial turf to Montgomery County. Why? Please ask your County Councilmember why no competitive bids were taken for these procurements. If you find out, please let the Parents' Coalition know and we will post the answer on this blog. Thanks so much! firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendswood school district officials asked Canada-based FieldTurf Tarkett, which has manufactured turf for more than 40 universities, dozens of National Football League teams and three Major League Baseball teams, to replace the carpet of artificial grass, which has come unglued in scores of spots.
The company countered with an offer to haul away the old carpet for no charge and give the district a $100,000 discount on new turf...continues