Ferguson Facilities Supply Starts Four Race Branding, Entertainment Program in Houston
YPSILANTI, MI (May 22, 2021) — Multi-time drag racing world championship winning team Kalitta Motorsports will kick-off a four-race entertainment and hospitality partnership with Ferguson Facilities Supply, a division of Ferguson, the largest U.S. distributor of plumbing supplies, PVF, waterworks and fire and fabrication products, this weekend at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. The partnership will include activation as well as Purell and ECOLAB branding at three additional national events, the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and the NHRA Fall Nationals in Dallas which are all key markets for Ferguson.
“We announced this marketing partnership last year and we are excited to begin hosting guests from Ferguson Facilities Supply this weekend in Houston,” said Chad Head, Kalitta Motorsports General Manager. “In addition to the hospitality, we are branding J.R. Todd’s Funny Car and Shawn Langdon’s Top Fuel dragster with their partners Purell and ECOLAB. Our goal is to put all our partners in the best position to grow their businesses. Ferguson Facilities Supply is a great addition, and we are looking forward to expanding their customer base in 2021.”
Through the marketing and entertainment partnership Ferguson will host guests in Team Kalitta’s hospitality area as well as incorporate the excitement and fan accessibility into their business outreach programs. Additionally, Purell and ECOLAB logos will be displayed on the Top Fuel dragster driven by Shawn Langdon and the Toyota Camry Funny Car piloted by J.R.Todd at this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals as well as the additional three national events.
“We had an amazing time last season at the Dallas event. We are excited to be adding Purell and ECOLAB branding to the Top Fuel dragsters while also utilizing the hospitality and entertainment opportunity for our guests,” said John Morris, District Manager Ferguson Facilities Supply. “We are long-time supporters of the drag racing community. The interest level of our employees, customers, and potential customers is very high when it comes to motorsports. The accessibility we have had with Kalitta Motorsports has been a huge asset for us to grow our business and has already generated an enormous amount of B2B revenue.”
Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. They are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including JAN/SAN supplies, PPE and industrial supplies. In the past 65 years, they have grown from a local distributor to a $18.4 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 27,000 associates nationwide.
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