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07/24/07
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Minardi Team USA picks up sponsor for SJ
Minardi Team USA and Armstrong Limited have aligned once again for the 2007 San Jose Grand Prix. Armstrong’s dynamic new product, the Astro Express, will be launched in conjunction with the team at this year’s San Jose race. ‘Stronger, Faster, Better,’ is the slogan for the Astro Express hot water delivery system, and this is a very appropriate association with a team that is fighting for the Champ Car World Series Championship lead.

Armstrong Limited is a leading supplier of quality HVAC and fluid flow equipment for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Established in 1934, the company maintains seven manufacturing facilities on three continents.

The Astro Express is a hot-water delivery system that effectively cuts down on water usage by providing instant hot water every time you turn on the faucet. The Armstrong Astro Express system delivers hot water to the tap, re-circulating cooled water back to the water heater via existing cold water piping. In addition to providing the homeowner instant hot water access, the system also helps to conserve municipal drinking water resources and save metered water charges. It’s easy to install, and does not require special return piping to the water heater. This makes the Astro Express system the ideal retrofit solution for existing residential buildings, and a cost-effective solution, when offered as an option in new home construction.

The Astro Express will be on display at Minardi Team USA corporate hospitality, and over 100 guests from the housing construction industry will take part in a formal product launch of the revolutionary hot-water delivery system in the Hilton San Jose on Saturday morning.

This event at the San Jose Grand Prix marks the third year that Armstrong Pumps and Minardi Team USA have collaborated, and the relationship has remained beneficial and constructive to both. Minardi Team USA welcomes the employees and guests of Armstrong, and congratulates them on their exciting new product.

‘Speedy’ Dan Clarke, driver of the #4 car for Minardi Team USA visited the Armstrong headquarters in Toronto when the team was preparing for the race in early July. ‘Speedy’ met with owner Charles Armstrong and other employees before the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto and answered questions about the race-car, and what it takes to drive one ‘faster and better’ than the next guy.

“It was fun to meet several of the people from Armstrong. They were all so enthusiastic about racing; it’s great to be a part of a group like that. We chatted for awhile and just talked about their new product, and our new race-car. I’m glad they will be joining us in San Jose.”

Minardi’s Business Director, Kevin Lee, is equally enthusiastic about the growing relationship between the two companies: “Armstrong have been a growing partner with the team over the past couple of years and we are really excited by this opportunity to work again with them on the introduction of Astro Express - an entirely innovative development in their product line. Stronger, Faster, Better is an attitude that applies equally to Armstrong and Minardi Team USA and we are all looking forward to a successful San Jose event.”

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