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Schutt Sports Headquarters Visited by Japan NFL Club Video Crew

Date: 10/31/10

Litchfield, Ill. – Oct. 31, 2010 – Schutt Sports opened its doors to the NY-based, Japan NFL Club TV crew Wednesday (Oct. 27) for a behind-the-scenes look at how football helmets are made.
The crew members explored the science, testing and technology involved in manufacturing these world-popular helmets and learned how the equipment is molded out of polycarbonate resin and hand painted. They spoke with Schutt’s chief product developers and engineers about how the combination of shell shape, weight and TPU cushioning system are all tied into one protective package.
"We had a great time being at the Schutt facility and appreciated having the opportunity to report back to the NFL fans in Japan about what goes into making NFL sports equipment,” Maya Robinson, the show’s producer said.
The segment will be aired in Japan, Thursday, Nov. 4, on Nippon TV’s NFL Club.
“This is the sixth TV show from around the world that has visited our facilities in the last couple of years,” Glenn Beckmann, Schutt Sports’ marketing communications manager said. “But it never gets old telling our story to an audience that doesn’t realize how much science and effort goes into football gear, especially the best helmets in the game. We’re excited about spreading the gospel of football – American style – to a Japanese audience that loves the sport as much as we do.”

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