CINCINNATI, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the USA Luge team is returning from last weekend's World Cup event in Sochi, Russia, Pilot Chemical Company is pleased to announce that it has signed on as an official supporter of USA Luge. Pilot will provide financial support for the team's athletes as they compete around the world over the next three years, including preparations for the 2014 Games, which will be held in Sochi.
As in the sport of luge, where athletes only succeed in an ice cold environment through skill, practice and the use of technology, Pilot Chemical Company has built its success on its patented ice-cold sulfonation/sulfation technology, which uses an extremely low temperature reaction to produce high quality specialty chemicals and surfactants.
"We are thrilled that Pilot Chemical will provide support for our team of highly motivated athletes as they compete around the world and prepare for run-up to the Games and beyond," said Gordy Sheer, USA Luge Marketing Director and 1998 Olympic silver medalist. "Our organizations both thrive on success and superior performance in an ice cold environment."
As an official supporter of USA Luge, Pilot Chemical will help generate awareness of the sport of luge, attracting thousands of new fans. Through its financial support, Pilot Chemical will assist athletes with their training and development expenses.
"We are pleased our support is beginning in time to be a benefit to the athletes and USA Luge organization as they train for the big race in Russia in 2014," said Pam Butcher, president and COO of Pilot Chemical Company. "We also hope that this relationship will provide an opportunity for our employees and their families to rally around and follow the luge team as they compete in national and international competitions."
About Pilot Chemical Company
Pilot Chemical is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the household and industrial detergent, personal care, lubricant, oilfield, emulsion polymerization, textile and agriculture industries. Proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America and is the world's largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. To learn more, visit www.pilotchemical.com.
About USA Luge
USA Luge is an Olympic class member organization of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of luge in the United States. A not-for-profit organization, USA Luge - the official American representative to the International Luge Federation (F.I.L.) - is based in Lake Placid, N.Y. with a western office in Park City, Utah, and its natural track operations in the Marquette/Negaunee, Mich. area. Chartered in 1979, as a direct result of the Congressional Amateur Sports Act of 1978, it is the responsibility of USA Luge to recruit, prepare, train and equip the United States National Luge Team for international and Olympic competition, as well as promote the growth of the sport nationwide.
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