Dec. 22, 2008 – Snowmobile Digest

Sportech moves into new facility

Sportech Inc., a thermoplastic manufacturer, moved into its new 90,000-square-foot facility in Elk River, Minn. The move marks the company’s 10-year anniversary when it started in a 10,000-square-foot facility and three employees, reported Sportech.
The new facility is expected to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and operational efficiency due to more space, improved workflow, expanded storage and improved communication between departments.
Sportech employs more than 100 employees and is known for its high volume and large format vacuum-forming capabilities and is one of the highest volume polycarbonate and acrylic drape-forming companies in the world.

New motorsports track opens in Minnesota

A snowmobile and motorcycle track called Elk River Extreme Motorpark opened near Elk River, Minn., according to Star News.
Chris Carlson, president of Sportech Inc., and Todd Plaisted, president of Plaisted Companies, built the ERX.
The motorpark has five snocross events on the schedule, starting with the Grass-Roots Amateur Snocross Circuit event Dec. 18. Two regional snocross events featuring some of the nation’s top pro and semi-pro riders will be held Jan. 17–18 and Feb. 21–22. Two more amateur events are set for Jan. 15 and Feb. 19. These races will be qualifying events for the newly formed International Series of Champions.
They have more than 30 riders, and anticipate about 100. Along with races on Dec. 18, a test-and-tune day with sponsors’ tech support personnel is planned for Dec. 20. psb

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