Published: 9/16/2013

AVON, Ohio (September 2013) – Duck® brand is taking a road trip – to Burnham Park in Chicago, as part of the Duck Tape® “Rolls Across America” Tour. The custom, bright green, 31-foot Duck® Bus provides a unique, interactive Duck Tape® experience and honors this classic American fix-all that has helped saved the day for many.

The mobile experience rolls into Chicago as part of the 2013 National Red Bull Flugtag, which will take place at Burnham Park on Sept 21. In addition to the tour stop, Duck Tape® is one of the official partners of the five-city Red Bull competition in which more than 150 teams will compete for top prizes by launching homemade, human-powered gliders off a 30-foot-high flight deck while making the “biggest splash in aviation history.”

The Duck Tape® partnership celebrates the spirit and ingenuity of these teams, but will also give Flugtag pilots and their teams access to Duck Tape® via a hangar repair station for last-minute fixes to their crafts prior to launch.

While these teams make their final adjustments, spectators can experience everything Duck Tape® at the Duck® Bus, like learning more about this fix-all tool, making their own crafts, getting inspired with creations made by duct tape enthusiasts nationwide and much, much more. 

“Red Bull Flugtag celebrates creativity and resourcefulness, two characteristics inherent in our brand,” said Bill Kahl, executive vice president of marketing for ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets Duck Tape®. “We are thrilled to partner with Red Bull for this historic event.”

The Duck® Bus will be at Burnham Park for National Red Bull Flugtag on Sept. 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For inspiration or to share your Duck Tape® creation, visit DuckBrand.com.                                  

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DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE

An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses.  Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Mustache, Cheetah Kiss and Comic.

Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office.  Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than five million fans on Facebook®(facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest®(pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).

SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape®  brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, 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 ShurTech.com for more information.

Editor’s Note

It’s often been said that Duck Tape® can save the day. Now, Duck ® brand wants to hear your story for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize or one of 50 exclusive Duck Tape® tins (with a roll of original silver Duck Tape®) in the Duck Tape® “Saves the Day™” Story Contest. Running through Oct. 28, 2013; share your story on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ducktape. Winners will be announced on or about Nov. 14, 2013.

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