Resolute Racing Shells opens new service center in North Carolina

The facility will be housed at Crawford Composites and will support collegiate and other rowing teams located in the south and southeast U.S.

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Resolute Racing Shells (Bristol, R.I., USA), a manufacturer and designer of boat shells, reported on July 18 that it is opening a new service center in Denver, N.C., USA. The facility will be housed at Crawford Composites LLC, known for its production of high-performance parts for the motorsports racing industry. Both companies are part of the Crawford High-Performance Composites network.

Earlier this year, Resolute Racing Shells and Crawford Composites partnered to create a line of custom rowing shells. Effective immediately, Crawford Composites will also have the capacity to supply parts and provide emergency and regular maintenance/repair services for not only Resolute shells but for all brands of boats.

“For almost two decades, Resolute Racing Shells has constructed and serviced boats for medal- winning collegiate crews including Brown, Harvard, Yale and Princeton,” states Michael Joukowsky, president and CEO of Crawford High-Performance Composites. “The future of the sport can be found in the Southeast and Texas. Now, we will have the capacity to service existing and new customers in these regions on-site in Crawford’s expansive, state-of-the-art facility.”

Casey Baker, southeast representative for Resolute Racing Shells, will oversee all service orders in the southern office. His rowing career began more than 40 years ago when he was a student at the Florida Institute of Technology. 

“Crawford Composites, LLC, is a leader in the motorsports racing arena and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with their extraordinarily talented team of engineers and technicians,” states Baker. “This is a great catalyst for expanding the Resolute brand and sharing our success with more schools and rowing clubs.”

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