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Winter Sports Kennametal division joins in sponsorship of Team USA bobsleds and skeletons

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Widia hopes its support will help the American team to Olympic gold in 2014.
Widia hopes its support will help the American team to Olympic gold in 2014.
(Source: Widia)

Kennametal unit Widia said it and partners Fastenal and Hi-Speed Corp. are now serving as sponsors of the United States Bobsled & Skeleton Federation.

Widia said the three companies will be supporting the team for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 World Cup seasons leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Bernie McConnell, vice president of Widia, said: “We're extremely excited about our sponsorship and their prospects for winning the World Cup.

“This team personifies the strength and passion of the Widia brand,” McConnell added.

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