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U-TECK and Contract Weed Control Install WeedEnder for Tennessee DOT
Manufacturer and newest distributor successfully complete installation of vegetation control matting along Interstate 40 in Cookeville, Tenn.
Made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials, WeedEnder is a total vegetation control matting that dramatically increases visibility within installed zones and enables easier maintenance under guardrails, cable barriers, road signs and beautification sites, without the need of string trimming or herbicide application. Originally developed for utility companies, WeedEnder has grown into a vegetation management solution used by many departments of transportation. Instead of relying on time-consuming mowing, string trimming, expensive equipment and manpower for roadside maintenance, DOTs, like the TDOT, are turning to WeedEnder to manage vegetation, especially in areas where there is heavy traffic, herbicide regulations, or even erosion.
Scott Conner, owner/operator, Contract Weed Control, said, “We saw WeedEnder as a great addition to our tool box that would allow us to offer a new, greener, more permanent solution to weed control. As our first major WeedEnder project, the Tennessee DOT installation went smoothly, and we are anticipating future work with the agency.”
Russ Mason III, U-TECK’s vice president of sales, said, “Having Contract Weed Control onboard as a WeedEnder distributor will certainly help us reach new customers and demonstrate the product’s capability to manage vegetation. We expect that the installation in Cookeville, Tenn., will yield some excellent results for the Tennessee DOT, including not only cost and time savings, but also intangible benefits such as keeping workers off the road and safe.”
Based out of Cookeville, Tenn., Contract Weed Control is a family-owned company which provides economical and effective solutions to weed control in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Alabama. As a WeedEnder distributor, Contract Weed Control is providing the complete line of WeedEnder products, such as the WeedEnder Ped-Mats that control unwanted vegetation around pedestals.
WeedEnder is available through U-TECK and its approved distributors, including Contract Weed Control. For more information or to locate a sales representative, visit http://www.weedender.com, or call (1 800) 542-7011. To learn more about Contract Weed Control, visit http://www.contractweedcontrol.com or call to (931) 265-3857.
Developed by U-TECK (http://www.uteck.com), WeedEnder® is a total vegetation control matting comprised of 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. WeedEnder dramatically increases visibility within installed zones and enables easier maintenance under guardrails, cable barriers, road signs and beautification sites. The fabric’s patented construction provides for vegetation control without using dangerous herbicides. Instead, WeedEnder is a cost-effective, environmentally safe product that controls unwanted vegetation by depriving the root system of sunlight while allowing water and nutrients to filter through, keeping the root system alive and preventing erosion. U-TECK also offers a line of WeedEnder products for the home, including Weedless Garden Kits, available from Simple Gardening by U-TECK (http://www.simplegardening.com)
U-TECK manufactures and supplies specialized products and services for the telecommunication, utility, municipal and transportation industries. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise, U-TECK is dedicated to developing high-quality, innovative solutions that simplify everyday jobs in the field, including the unique, 100 percent recycled WeedEnder® vegetation control matting for state departments of transportation and municipalities. In business for more than 25 years, U-TECK is headquartered in Fayetteville, N.C., with a nationwide distributor network. For more information on U-TECK and its products, visit http://www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.