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Karl’s wins Olympic contract
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has named Oak Creek-based Karl’s Global Events Inc. as an official supplier in the supply, distribution and management of frame tents and pole tents’ product category.

Karl’s receives sponsorship rights for the 2010 Winter Games and for the Canadian Olympic Team through to 2012.

The business has provided tenting for the past four Super Bowls, and recently supplied shelters to victims of the hurricanes that tore through the southern coast of the United States.

"Karl’s will be providing 1 million square feet of product for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – which is one of the most exciting initiatives we have taken on since the company was established more than 20 years ago," said Karl’s president John Schlueter. "Keeping in line with the sustainable nature of our business – one of the key values we share with VANOC – all of the equipment will be reused after the Games. Our organization is incredibly proud to be part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."

"VANOC chose to work with Karl’s because of the organization’s excellent customer service reputation and experience supplying structures for large-scale events," said Guy Lodge, VANOC vice president, services and overlay. "We welcome Karl’s to the Vancouver 2010 team and look forward to working together to deliver temporary tenting infrastructure for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler.”

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