The Black Swan Racing team just arrived in Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hour with a full load of CTech Manufacturing storage solutions, type 1 caster carts and caster closets. Once they complete the Bathurst 12 hr they load back up and are off to Belgium for the 24 Hours of Spa and finally to Japan for the Suzuka 10 Hours.
CTech has been fortunate enough to have one of our own Scott Nichols attending a cross agency training exercise in Texas today. This training exercise has FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation (including Danny Coulson giving some tactical advice), Texas Department of Public Safety, surrounding Police agencies, and Fire Departments all participating.
Receiving great feedback from our storage solution for police SUVs, the CopBox Cabinet, Scott was invited to give the participating agencies a hands on experience with the product.
This morning Road America gave an official Press Release stating our partnership moving forward on the Motorplex on their 640 acre park like grounds in Elkhart Lake, WI.
We are very excited about this partnership and hope to give a new Motorplex experience in the years to come. We will start small but will hopefully accomplish our goal of a Karting experience with CTECH and Road America.
CTECH MANUFACTURING SIGNS NAMING RIGHTS AGREEMENT
FOR ROAD AMERICA MOTORPLEX
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., April 26, 2017 - Road America announced today a new partnership with CTECH Manufacturing, the leader in innovative aluminum storage carts, cabinets and drawers in mobile applications, for the naming rights of its renowned Motorplex: a world class, multi-use, multi-configuration one-mile track used by the Road America Karting Club and the Road America Supermoto School. Road America also uses the Motorplex facility for numerous auto manufacturers' new car introductions, ride-and-drive events, driving schools, media and numerous group event based programs. The facility will now be known as the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex.
The agreement includes official naming rights and other partnership benefits. The CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex brand images will be prominent inside and outside the Motorplex buildings and surrounding track areas within Road America's expansive 640-acre facility. CTECH Manufacturing is also the circuit's official cart and cabinet provider for various structures throughout Road America.
"CTECH fits all of the criteria we set out in finding a naming rights partner for the Motorplex," said Mike Kertscher, Vice President of Business Services for Road America. "Their name and reputation fit the image of what the Motorplex is all about; they are committed to excellence in customer service and the Road America experience; their values mesh with those of Road America and our partners; and they are a company that embraces the racing industry."
CTECH custom designed aluminum carts and cabinets are utilized at various locations around Road America. Providing an opportunity for fans and racers to see firsthand the latest CTECH innovations and exciting products that CTECH has to offer. CTECH will also have an at-track marketing presence during events as part of the naming agreement.
"We chose Road America because it is the perfect facility where our brand can thrive and grow," said Dean Lee, Business Manager / VP for CTECH. "We are already delighted to be the official 'cart and cabinet supplier' for Road America and now we are equally proud to be associated with the Motorplex which further connects our brand with the experience and opportunity that this remarkable facility represents."
About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America onwww.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.
About CTECH Manufacturing: Since 1995 CTECH has grown to be the preferred supplier of aluminum carts, cabinets and MotionLatchTM drawers used in a wide variety of industries. CTECH can produce what customer's want, when they need it. These innovative storage solutions developed in the racing industry have translated well to industries such as emergency response, service utility trucks, Police pursuit SUV's, mobile command stations, mobile offices, specialty vans, mobile communication carts for an array of venues and premium garage and shop cabinets. For more information on CTECH, go to www.ctechmanufacturing.com or follow us facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctechmanufacturing/ twitter: @_CTechInstagram: @ctech_manufacturing
Although the NTEA - The Work Truck Show may be a few weeks behind us, here at CTech we are still feeling the positive vibes that came from our interactions there.
We released some very exciting initiatives for our Tool Drawer units which we plan to continue making CTech the easiest for dealers, up-fitters, manufacturers, and ultimatetly end users to do business with. We are calling it CTech Express which will house all of our standard units available for almost any service body truck compartment. This tool will be exclusive to the dealers/manufacturers, but with the tools we are providing it will make quoting of our units seamless. This is great news for everyone, especially the users.
We also had great feedback on the overall manufacturing video which we were streaming throughout the show and wanted to make that public as well. Please check it out at the link provided. It highlights the manufacturing of our tool drawer units and from the video you will see the advanced manufacturing practices CTech has invested in to allow us to build PREMIUM tool drawer units ready to ship in 10 days!
In a crashed riddled race Kurt Busch with Stewart Haas Racing took the checked flag, despite not leading a lap throughout the entire race. Completing the final 30 laps with no rear view mirror Busch stated it was an omen that he didnt need it anymore and it was time to drive defensively and capatalize on others mistakes.
Around lap 100, 4 consecutive crashes took out almost half of the field giving Kurt the advantage.
Congratulations to Stewart Haas Racing and Haas CNC, Monster Energy #41 car on the Daytona 500 win. We couldn't be more proud to see our CTech ULTRA Cart in your pits!
CTech re-engineered the upper section of our very popular Garage Box Pit Cart. This cart can be seen in the pit area of most NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series teams. Both styles of the Garage Box are very versatile and customizable but the new style offers more work surface in the pits. It features full access to the stainless steel work surface from 3 & 1/3 sides. The pit cart is named the Garage Box for the simple reason that everything and anything needed in the race shop needs to be available in the pits and CTech's Garage Box was developed to service that need to a T.
ThorSport Racing recently acquired CTech's beautiful 120"L x 72"H x 36"D New Style Garage Box, which we had used this past year at the PRI trade show. Most of the decals will be replaced with the sponsors for the team but CTech is lucky enough to maintain some recognition on this cart for the season, and with Cody Coughlin behind the wheel is should be an exciting one.
Cody Coughlin, who made history in 2016 as the first driver to win both the ACRA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship in the same season, will join ThorSport Racing team in 2017. The 21-year-old driver will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) behind the wheel of the No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra. Coughlin, a third generation driver, will also compete for Rookie of the Year honors in addition to the series championship title.
For the last few years we have been working with local police agencies to create, critique, and perfect our CopBox Cabinet which is specifically designed for Law Enforcement SUVs to secure their cargo safely. Since its development we have grown to be nationally known as the premium storage solution for pursuit SUVs in the law enforcement industry and have landed large accounts, most recently being the Texas DPS fleet.
Even though we reach a now national audience with the CopBox we take pride in our home state as well as the officers here. To show our thanks and help the State of Wisconsin Police force we attend the annual Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Mid-Winter Training Conference hosted in Wisconsin Dells. It is a great way to support our officers as well as reach out to the smaller agencies that would normally not be as available to be exposed to our products.
Our goal is to help agencies develop a safer more secure environment for their officers. Stop in our booth if you are attending and see what CTECH can do for your mobile storage needs.
This past weekend the Wayne Taylor Racing team was able to put together a beautiful win for the Konica Minolta team. They have been so close for the last 3 years, running at the top but never being able to grab the win. That was not the case this time around at the Daytona Rolex 24 with the Cadillac DPi running strong from the beginning the team knew they had a seriously chance to win the race. Drivers included Jordan and Ricky Taylor, Jeff Gordon and longtime team driver and mentor Max Angelelli (who announced his impending retirement before the race)
The Wayne Taylor Racing team had recently added a new Jr. Transport Cart from us and they were able to utilize it for the race. They were kind enough to share their thoughts of the cart after the race. "Timing stand was a huge success with Wayne and Konica Minolta too" -Brian Pillar, Techinical Director - Wayne Taylor Racing
Here at CTECH we are privileged enough to have an owner who is also one hell of a cook. Every year we get together a day or 2 before Christmas and have a pot luck lunch which is centered around a delicious Filet prepared by Jim Greenheck and his wife Debbie.
Wrapped in bacon and prepared perfectly it is a great treat we can all look forward each year. Thank you so much for your generosity and acknowledging everyone's efforts Jim, we greatly appreciate it.
Merry Christmas everyone!
As 2016 winds down let’s take a minute to look back at our biggest Trade Show of the year, Performance Racing Industry show.
We always strive to do something new at this show, highlight our newest additions to the CTech family featuring exciting things to come for the next year, network within the industries and reconnect with old friends.
Our 20ft x 60ft booth is always a small challenge to present a memorable array of our products in a new way each year, but as always everyone pulled it off at CTech.
Up front we had our new style Garage Box pit cart with an open concept and in the back, we had a beautiful Black and Yellow ULTRA GARAGE setup. The center of the booth had a new siting area which became very popular as the show progressed and around that we featured a lot of the new products for 2017 including; injection mold fittings, MotionLatch(TM) drawer locks, Flat Free tires on Standard Chassis Carts, injection mold bolt knobs and a new style display cart to name a few.
Setup and tear down went smoothly with 3 guys we had everything ready to go in a few hours with plenty of time to second guess our layout polish everything up before the rest of the crew came. The only real hiccup the entire show was the Blizzard we had to drive the 2 26ft box trucks home in on Sunday. We made it home safe after 7 days on the road, but it was all worth it for another great year at PRI!
Just a couple fun shots from our travels back home.......