Newsline

Ridgid Teams Up with Cleveland Indians

May 31, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
At Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians, fans can visit the Ridgid Jobsite Bar. Ridgid is the official tool of the Indians.

ELYRIA, Ohio - Emerson’s Ridgid® has become the official tool of the Cleveland Indians for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

“We are enthused with this partnership,” said Fred Pond, Ridgid president. “Our product development teams will have the chance to work closely with the Indians’ maintenance staff to try new tools and make their operations more efficient. Our customers enjoy baseball and will have a chance to interact with the Ridgid brand in a great venue.” Pond added, “We are extremely proud of our Ohio heritage and to be associated with the storied tradition of the Cleveland Indians.”

In addition to using Ridgid tools at the Indians’ Progressive Field, maintenance staff will attend training on RidgidConnect™, an online business tool for trade professionals to securely share, store, and simplify jobsite information for a project via computer or smart phone, and will have the opportunity to use it in their work.

Fans can enjoy themselves at the new Ridgid Jobsite Bar in Progressive Field’s market pavilion in center field. Before certain home games, Ridgid staff will be on hand to demonstrate the latest in tool technology to fans. The sponsorship agreement also includes signage, home game contests, product showcases and information, live radio mentions, and the opportunity for a Ridgid selectee to throw the first pitch at a home game.

“We are very excited to partner with a Northeast Ohio company in Ridgid that has such a rich tradition in our area and within their industry,” said Vic Gregovits, Cleveland Indians senior vice president of sales and marketing. “This unique partnership will make an impact not only in the community with the scholarship fund, but will enhance the Progressive Field experience for our fans with the remodeled Ridgid Jobsite Bar and the innovation Ridgid’s experience will bring to the continual maintenance of our ballpark.”

Publication date: 05/31/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con