This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Dow Delivers Innovations To Develop New, Improved Sleds For USA Luge

Stocks in this article: DOW

With a desire to have more competitive and technically-advanced sleds to compete head-to-head with the international elite, USA Luge partnered with Dow (NYSE:DOW), Worldwide Olympic Partner and  “The Official Chemistry Company” of the Olympic Games, to re-engineer the team’s sleds leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Leveraging its industry-leading capabilities in Materials Science and Research & Development, Dow developed a brand-new, made in America sled at its Michigan Operations’ Core R&D division, in Midland.

Having Dow as a technical partner since 2007, USA Luge had previous collaborations with the Company on spot projects. But the game-changing program to upgrade the team’s equipment for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games began in February 2012, with specific emphasis on updating the kuffens – or runners – of the sleds. As the work between Duncan Kennedy, head of technical development for USA Luge, and Dow’s world-class scientists began to evolve, the partners quickly realized that much more could be done to update the sleds.

Focusing on material selection – over 20 different materials had been tested -, design, manufacturing and extensive testing in laboratory and on the track with athletes, Dow has developed a faster, replicable, more consistent and reliable sled for USA Luge, delivering innovations that help maximize athlete performance.

“In a sport timed to the 1/1000th of a second, every detail counts. Our team needed the precision, consistency and repeatability provided through applied research and modern manufacturing processes - components added by Dow and its team of world-class scientists. Through our partnership with Dow, we are much closer to a more consistent, perfectly tuned and faster sled,” said Kennedy, a three-time Olympian.

To re-engineer the sleds, Dow’s Materials Science team leveraged technologies and composites applied to customers in strategic markets like Automotive, Infrastructure, Transportation, Building & Construction. The solutions tailored for USA Luge have shown improved performance versus the materials previously used for the sleds - mainly steel and wood.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,672.60 -141.38 -0.79%
S&P 500 2,051.82 -11.33 -0.55%
NASDAQ 4,757.8790 +7.4820 0.16%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs