The Cleveland Indians aren’t anybody’s favorite to win the World Series in 2010, but a new partnership with Ridgid Tools has made Ridgid the Official Tool of the Cleveland Indians.
In addition to putting Ridgid tools to work throughout Progressive Stadium, where the Indians play, maintenance staff will attend training on RIDGIDConnect, an online business tool for trade professionals to securely share, store and simplify jobsite information for a project by computer or smart phone, and will have the opportunity to use it in their work.
“We are enthused with this partnership,” said Fred Pond, president, Ridgid. “Our product development teams will have the chance to work closely with the Indians’ maintenance staff to try new tools and make their operations more efficient. Our customers enjoy baseball and will have a chance to interact with the Ridgid brand in a great venue.”
The Indians will contribute funding to the Ridgid Trade Scholarship Fund, which will increase in value for every base hit. At season’s end, Ridgid will award the scholarships at Progressive Field.
Fans can visit the new Ridgid Jobsite Bar in Progressive Field’s market pavilion in center field. Before certain home games, Ridgid staff will be on hand to demonstrate tool technology.
“This unique partnership will make an impact not only in our community with the scholarship fund, but will enhance the Progressive Field experience for our fans with the remodeled Ridgid Jobsite Bar and the innovation Ridgid’s experience will bring to the continual maintenance of our ballpark,” said Cleveland Indians senior vice president sales and marketing Vic Gregovits.