tesa tape, inc. Named As Official Supplier to US Bobsled & Skeleton Team
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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2012

tesa tape, inc. Named As Official Supplier to US Bobsled & Skeleton Team

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA - Company officials of tesa tape, inc., are pleased to announce that tesa tape, inc., has been named as an “official supplier” to the United States Bobsled / Skeleton Federation Team. The agreement, which was finalized by both parties in late November, names tesa tape, inc., as the sole adhesive tape provider to the team.

As the official adhesive tape supplier, tesa tape, inc. will provide the team with highly-specialized adhesive tapes to optimize the team’s equipment. According to Tuffy Latour, U.S. skeleton head coach, “tesa tape is an integral part of our sleds, as it holds the padding to the pod of the sled and helps the aerodynamic flow around the sled. Our athletes also use tesa tape on helmets and any open areas to cut down on aerodynamic drag, which can help us gain valuable hundredths of a second to get onto the podium. The adhesion of this tape is second to none and is the world leader in adhesive tapes.”

As detailed in the agreement, each party has been granted rights to use select promotional materials from the other party to further promote both brands.

Daniel Germain, North American Regional President for tesa tape, inc., offered these words regarding the new business relationship with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation: “As a world-class pressure-sensitive adhesive tape manufacturer, we are pleased to support the world-class athletics program of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation”.

The 2010 – 2011 competitive season for the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team began in November, 2010, with World Cup competitions in Whistler, Canada, at which the team won gold and silver placements, and ends in February, 2011, with World Championship competitions in Konigssee, Germany.

About the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation:
The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The USBSF would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: tesa tape, inc., BMW Group, Under Armour, Vilter Manufacturing, Kampgrounds of America, KBC Helmets, EDAS/Ripxx and Ferris Mfg. Corp. In addition, the USBSF supports the following charitable causes: American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Seattle Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit the USBSF website at http://bobsled.teamusa.org.

About tesa tape, inc.:
For over a century, tesa tape has pioneered the development of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technologies. This rich tradition of innovation dates back to 1882 when the company's founder patented a method for manufacturing medical adhesive dressings. With this invention came the beginning of a global enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of advanced adhesive tape solutions. Today, this worldwide company services customers in over 100 countries around the globe and holds numerous product patents. In North America, tesa markets many diverse product lines including double-sided fastening tapes, masking tapes and associated products, packaging tapes, duct and cloth tapes, and many specialty tape products. At tesa, it is our charter to provide our customers with service levels and applications expertise that are second to none in the industry. With this as our goal, we stand committed to providing adhesive tape solutions beyond the roll!

tesa tape, inc.
5825 Carnegie Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-553-4668
E-Mail: acarroll@tesatape.com
Website URL: www.tesatape.com

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