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Luck Stone Launches Luck Ecosystems Environmental Business


Luck 400Luck Stone, the largest and oldest division of Richmond-based Luck Companies, has launched Luck Ecosystems, "a purpose-driven business with ambitious goals to improve the environment," according to the company.

Luck Ecosystems transforms raw materials – such as soil, sand and aggregate from the company’s quarry operations — into performance media to optimize sports field play surfaces, support organic plant growth and naturally filter stormwater.

“Our customers include civil engineers, construction managers, site developers, landscape architects and sports field maintenance personnel, which demonstrates the diversity of the products that we offer to solve specific application challenges,” said Joe Carnahan, general manager of Luck Ecosystems. “What these customers have in common is the need for eco-friendly materials that perform consistently well, even in the most demanding and unpredictable environments.”

Carnahan further noted that the product expertise of the Luck Ecosystems team, as well as the rigorous testing and advanced custom-blending capability offered by the business, ensures consistent, readily-available product for every type of project. Also, Luck Stone’s extensive quarry network provides abundant natural resources and a proven distribution system for timely delivery to the project site.

Below is a brief overview of the family of brands offered by Luck Ecosystems:

RainScape (Stormwater Management)
There’s a growing need for communities and municipalities to implement strategic stormwater management initiatives with advanced filtration products that trap nutrients and sediments during drainage. Through its RainScape product family, Luck Ecosystems offers several specialty products that provide safe, more natural water filtration for a healthier environment. Also, there are several green construction products to help engineers meet and exceed regulatory guidelines for removing water pollutants and adopting sustainable building practices. The RainScape product line includes innovative, custom-designed Biofiltration Media, Streambed Restoration, Structured Soil, Compost Amended Soil and creative Green Roof Solutions.

GreenScience (Growing Media)
Luck Ecosystems produces the only horticultural growing media registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The specialty products within GreenScience offer several types of soil media with a high-quality growing consistency to enhance the outdoor experience for customers and communities. The products also allow for sustainable management and growth of grass, plants and trees in community green spaces. The GreenScience product line includes Premium Topsoil, Screened Soil, Structured Soil and Custom Blends.

FieldGem (Ball Field Mix)
Municipalities and field maintenance personnel know that the right balance of sand, silt and clay on the ball field will reduce maintenance time while increasing playing frequency. Luck Ecosystems fashions unique infield material and related products that are designed to optimize sports field surfaces and also facilitate safe, frequent play. The FieldGem product line includes Pro Infield, Choice Plus, Choice Infield and Red Mound Forming Clay.

CourseScience (Golf Media)
With its extensive experience in the golf course industry, Luck Ecosystems can assist course superintendents in choosing existing products or in developing customized blends as needed. The CourseScience product line includes USGA Rootzone, Utility Topdressing Sand, Bunker Sand and Tee Construction Rootzone. “The team at Luck Ecosystems takes a lot of pride in our ability to repurpose natural resources into products that not only result in better living for the communities we serve, but also protect the landscape and waterways of our environment,” concluded Carnahan. “That’s what we live for – transforming ordinary raw materials and natural resources into extraordinary performance products that have far-reaching impacts for years to come.”