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May 25, 2009 – ATV Digest

May 25, 2009
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Team Joyner USA partners with global company

Team Joyner USA and IPLEX, a global sourcing, supply chain management and branded products company, have joined forces to better design, develop, market and sell a wide range of utility and recreational vehicles.
“Team Joyner has established high-quality products and initial dealer distribution channels in a very short period of time,” Jason Gries, IPLEX chairman and CEO, said in a press release. “We see a great opportunity to leverage our asset-lite supply chain and infrastructure to help accelerate the growth of Team Joyner.”
John Burns, Team Joyner USA founder and president, said, “Team Joyner is an entrepreneurial, growth-focused company that is excited to be able to tap into IPLEX’s global sourcing infrastructure, automotive and supply chain expertise, and management best practices, to help our young company become an even stronger supplier of utility and specialty vehicles.
“IPLEX is already working aggressively with our team to ensure we have a strong supply chain and the necessary financial support to rapidly expand North America dealerships and take advantage of international opportunities,” Burns said.
Brian Robertson, president of IPLEX Source and Brands, said “we will be working closely with John Burns and his team to help enhance manufacturing, quality control, engineering and worldwide distribution through our IPLEX Source business.”
The companies also are looking at introducing adjacent products, such as accessories, riding gear, implements, attachments and financial services.

U.S. House hears testimony on public land measure

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) submitted comments to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources arguing against a bill that would designate more than 24 million acres of public land in Western states as Wilderness or Wilderness Preservation System land.
The hearing was held in the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources. The legislation is H.R. 980, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act. “This bill is especially disconcerting due to the fact that it is being proposed by a representative from a densely populated urban area, New York City,” AMA Vice President for Government Relations Ed Moreland said in a press release.

Yamaha sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has continued its support of outdoor sports and conservation by sponsoring the 2009 National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day.
As part of the partnership, Yamaha has donated a 2009 Grizzly 550 FI ATV with Electric Power Steering. The sweepstakes is being promoted at NHF Day events nationwide, and anyone can register online to win at www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday from May 11 through the end of October. PSB

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