Golfdom: Florida Governor, Independent Business Supporter, Tours Air2G2 factory at GT AirInject.
Scott was greeted by Glen Black, President of GT AirInject, who explained how the turf industry and independent business add value to the state’s economy. Black and his staff also demonstrated how the Air2G2 air-injection process relieves compaction, increases porosity and enhances respiration in the soil column on golf courses, sports fields, lawns and sod farms in Florida.
Scott chose GT AirInject’s Air2G2 factory as the backdrop for a campaign stop to promote his bid for United States Senate as a pro-business candidate, and to announce his endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Business, a pro-business organization of which GT AirInject is a member.
During the press conference, held on the factory floor and surrounded by brand new Air2G2 336 machines and the people who build them, Scott expanded on the GT AirInject story. “This company is less than eight years old and, if you look at the map, they’re selling products in over 50 countries. They’re all across the United States. And it’s because Glen and his team have put together a great business model, and it’s done really well,” Scott said.
“To have the governor come to see the Air2G2 336 machines for himself, and to single out our company as an innovator in the state, lends a great deal of credibility to GT AirInject, our staff and our line of air-injection products,” Black said. “We hope it means our brand will be more recognized and will raise the curiosity of those who don’t know about the machine and they will want to learn more about what it does.”
The Air2G2 is not only assembled in Jacksonville but is manufactured primarily with parts made in the United States. To emphasize the point, Black invited representatives of key parts vendors including Kohler, maker of the engines used in the Air2G2 336, based in Kohler, Wis.; and FABCO, maker of the Air2G2 336’s pneumatic cylinders, based in Gainesville, Fla., among others.
The Air2G2 336 uses an environmentally-friendly, patented air-injection process to increase drainage and porosity, relieve compaction, promote healthy roots and aid in player safety on turfgrass surfaces in stadiums, on university campuses, golf courses, sports fields, lawns and sod farms.
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