FrogTape® announces sponsorship of professional bass angler Brian Travis
HICKORY, N.C. (January 21, 2010) – FrogTape® brand painter’s tape is proud to announce its sponsorship of professional bass angler Brian Travis. Mr. Travis will be fishing in the FLW Series and FLW Tour set to kick off January 27 in Okeechobee, Fla.
Mr. Travis has been bass fishing since he was 7 years old, learning the ropes from his older brother, Jim, a long-time employee of Shurtape – the company behind FrogTape. During his college years, Mr. Travis joined two amateur fishing clubs in North Carolina. After winning many of those clubs’ tournaments, club members suggested Mr. Travis turn pro.
In 2008, Mr. Travis won The Bass Federation National Championship on Lake Wylie in Charlotte, N.C. With that win, he earned a spot in the Forrest Wood Cup, the Super Bowl of bass fishing, convincing him he was ready to compete at the professional level. Last year was Mr. Travis’ first year on the pro circuit where his skill earned him three top 15 finishes and two top 50 finishes.
“I look forward to the 2010 season,” says Mr. Travis. “I have a great sponsor in FrogTape. The future looks very bright.”
“FrogTape is proud to sponsor Brian Travis,” says Stephen Shuford, Shurtape vice president. “It’s great to support someone with ties to our company who is doing all he can to make his dreams come true.”
FrogTape is the only painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock Technology – a technology that allows FrogTape users to achieve crisp, clean paint lines and save time and money by eliminating the need for touch-ups. The product is available at all Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and Sherwin-Williams store locations, as well as other fine paint and hardware retailers across the United States.
To track Mr. Travis’ progress this year, please visit www.brian-travis.com. For more information on FrogTape brand painting tape, as well as to see a video demonstration of PaintBlock Technology, visit www.frogtape.com.
About Shurtape Technologies FrogTape® is available from Shurtape Technologies, LLC, which also markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green® and Easy Liner® brands. The company is an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape™ and Kip™ brands.
FrogTape® Makes Painter’s Wish Come True
Shurtape Technologies and Sherwin-Williams announce contest winner, painter awarded with new van
HICKORY, N.C. (January 6, 2009) – Shurtape Technologies and its FrogTape brand, in a collaborative effort with Sherwin-Williams, announced that Larry DeLuca, a paint contractor from Stamford, CT, has been selected as the winner of the “Will your Frog turn into a van?” sweepstakes.
Shurtape and Sherwin-Williams launched the sweepstakes to increase the awareness of FrogTape and its unique formula, PaintBlock® Technology, which ensures clean lines and no touch ups for the professional or DIY painter. Every roll of FrogTape was specially marked, enabling the purchaser to enter into a drawing to win a new Ford Commercial van, filled with a variety of painting supplies and materials.
“The FrogTape prize went to a very deserving individual,” Ron Gordon, Vice President of Sales for Shurtape said, “but it was also an opportunity for Shurtape to interact with the entire community. We were proud to have the local involvement of everyone from the vehicle dealership to the craftsman who applied the van decals and, of course, the local Sherwin-Williams store.”
Mr. Gordon presented Mr. DeLuca with the keys to his van on December 28, 2009. There was a small celebration at the Hope Street Sherwin-Williams store in Stamford where Mr. DeLuca purchased the roll of FrogTape.
Shurtape proudly sponsors similar sweepstakes on an annual basis for a variety of the company’s brands.
About Shurtape Technologies
FrogTape is available from Shurtape Technologies, LLC, who also markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green® and Easy Liner® brands. The company is an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape™ and Kip™ brands. Visit www.shurtape.com for more information.
Sherwin-Williams is the nation's largest specialty retailer of paint, stains, coatings, wall coverings and sundry items. With more than 3,300 neighborhood stores in North America, the company is dedicated to supporting the do-it-yourself consumer with exceptional products; resources to make confident color selections; and expert, personalized service that's focused on the do-it-yourselfer's unique project needs. Sherwin-Williams brand-name products can only be found at Sherwin-Williams stores. You’ll be amazed what happens when you ask. Visit sherwin-williams.com.
Shurtape Technologies, LLC Announces Acquisition of Henkel’s Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green® and Easy Liner® Brands
HICKORY, NC (June 2, 2009) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC today announced it has acquired the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green® and Easy Liner® brands in the U.S. and Canada from Henkel Corporation. Shurtape has been a long-time supplier to Henkel, which is based in Dusseldorf, Germany and operates in Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesives Technologies businesses. The brands acquired by Shurtape are the do-it-yourself (DIY) line of tapes, office and houseware products, including Duck® brand duct tape and stationery, mailing and shipping, and kitchen and bath products. Included in the acquisition are certain worldwide rights to these brands as well as Henkel’s Avon, Ohio facility.
“This transaction is a logical step in formalizing a 40-year relationship with Henkel Corporation. The combination of Henkel’s strong consumer brands with Shurtape’s professional brands and manufacturing base will drive innovation and value for our retail partners,” said Jim Shuford, President and CEO, Shurtape Technologies LLC.
Henkel’s Avon location, which markets and distributes the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green® and Easy Liner® brands, includes a staff of 350 employees.
Henkel’s Pritt®, Loctite®, LePage®, OSI®, PL®, and Polyseamseal® brands and the corresponding construction adhesives, sealants, and general adhesives businesses are not part of this sale.
Shurtape Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, is an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. The company services numerous markets including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape Technologies manufactures the Shurtape™, Frog Tape™ and Kip™ brands. Visit www.shurtape.com for more information.
Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkelna.com for more information.
Shurtape Technologies Reaches Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Award-Winning FrogTape®
Innovative PaintBlock® Technology Gives FrogTape The Edge In The Contractor/DIY Market
HICKORY, N.C. Dec. 16, 2008 – On Tuesday, Shurtape Technologies announced it now has a highly sought patent and trademark licensing agreement with Inspired Technologies. This agreement gives Shurtape exclusive rights to manufacture and market award-winning FrogTape in the United States, Canada and parts of Europe.In a short period of time, FrogTape has created excitement among retailers and painters across the nation.
Shurtape is a leading manufacturer of painter’s tapes for pro paint and home improvement markets. This agreement will further expand FrogTape’s availability in professional paint, hardware and home improvement centers.
FrogTape is the only painter’s masking tape with PaintBlock Technology, a super-absorbent polymer similar to what’s used in diapers to keep babies dry. PaintBlock reacts instantly with latex paint, forming a micro barrier along the tape edge. That barrier helps prevent paint from bleeding under the tape, saving painters both time and money and providing professional results. FrogTape has received numerous awards, including one of Popular Science magazine’s coveted Best of What’s New awards.
“This is the first game-changing product in the tape industry in years,” said Shurtape CEO Jim Shuford. “We tested FrogTape when it debuted and quickly realized its performance is superior. We believe FrogTape establishes a new benchmark in pro painter’s tapes and will quickly become a household name.”
To see a video of how quickly PaintBlock absorbs water and turns it to gel, go to www.frogtape.com. (Under “video archive,” watch the “PaintBlock demo video.”)
Inspired Technologies President David Wagner said, “People are sometimes skeptical until they see the demonstration and then realize that it’s not just another tape, it’s technology.”
Shurtape designs, develops and manufactures pressure-sensitive tape and tape products for numerous markets including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, arts and entertainment and retail.
Several companies were interested in acquiring the license for the technology, but Wagner said he chose Shurtape because the two companies had similar visions and he respected Shurtape’s integrity within the industry.
“Shurtape has always been respected as a production expert,” Wagner said of Shurtape. “And, like us, they’re innovators.”