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Carlisle’s American Spirit Will Begin to Row Across the Atlantic Ocean December 20

December 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


Carlisle Companies Incorporated’s (NYSE:CSL) American Spiritis ready to begin rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in Talisker’s Atlantic Challenge, known as the “World’s Toughest Row” which commences December 20. Today Carlisle launched a website in support of Carlisle’s American Spirit for employees and all supporters to track the team’s progress, which can be found at: The teams’ progress can also be followed at and many social media sites, including Facebook, during their month long quest.

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Crew of Carlisle's American Spirit, left to right: Thomas Magarov, Captain Jason Caldwell, Nicholas  ...

Crew of Carlisle’s American Spirit, left to right: Thomas Magarov, Captain Jason Caldwell, Nicholas Khan, Greg Wood (Photo: Business Wire)

Additionally, a “Carlisle’s American Spirit Team Store” for supporters of the team is now open and affords an opportunity for employees and others to purchase Carlisle Crew-wear to support the Carlisle’s American Spirit at:

Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean requires an extreme amount of courage and stamina… and this race is taking place during the challenging winter months. Carlisle’s American Spiritis captained by Jason Caldwell, with crew members Nicholas Khan, Thomas Magarov and Greg Wood. All competition-level rowers, these men are experienced in open sea events and will share the cramped space aboard, never leaving the vessel for the duration of the race. With two rowing positions, these athletes will be pulling Carlisle’s American Spirit 24 hours a day through ocean waves, often 12-16 feet or higher, in an attempt to achieve a new Atlantic world record crossing time under nature’s relentless and intense conditions. At just 28 feet (8.64 meters) long and less than 6 feet (1.74 meters) wide, the compact craft will hold the latest technology, safety equipment and rations to support this American team in the Atlantic Challenge fours event.

As a part of a globally diversified organization, the employees of Carlisle’s business units understand teamwork and the need for high performance execution. Several of Carlisle’s companies are providing equipment and support for Carlisle’s American Spirit and her crew.

Carlisle’s American Spirit sets off from San Sebastian de La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 20, 2015 and expects to arrive at Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua in approximately 30 days, having secured several new performance records.

Why Carlisle

The expertise within Carlisle Companies supports the extreme needs Carlisle’s American Spirit will have preparing for and experiencing the 2015 Atlantic Challenge. Carlisle is ready to provide high performance solutions to ensure the success of this All-American team during the race, and also to provide high performance solutions for Carlisle’s customers worldwide in their own races to meet the challenges of their businesses every day.

About Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, medical technology, foodservice, healthcare, sanitary maintenance, transportation, general industrial, protective coating, wood, specialty and auto refinishing. Through our group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams, we bring innovative product solutions to solve the challenges facing our customers. Our worldwide team of employees, who generated $3.2 billion in net sales in 2014, is focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries we serve. Learn more about Carlisle at

Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Steven J. Ford, 704-501-1100
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer