Games veteran to provide security products to keep venues safe and secure
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Garrett Metal Detectors is joining the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games as its Official Metal Detectors Supplier.
Garrett will provide more than 1,200 metal detection products, including 220 walk-through metal detectors and 1,000 hand-held metal detectors for security use at Games venues.
The TORONTO 2015 Games will mark the more than 30 years that Garrett has provided security products to international multi-sport Games venues, which all started with the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, and also included the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Indianapolis 1987 Pan Am Games.
"Garrett Metal Detectors is proud to partner with TO2015 and share their passion to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for athletes, officials and spectators during the TORONTO 2015 Games," said Henry Tellez, vice-president of international sales and marketing, Garrett Metal Detectors.
The equipment will be used at more than 30 competition venues in 15 different municipalities during the Games.
"We're pleased to welcome Garrett Metal Detectors to the TORONTO 2015 Games family. The safety and security of everyone at the Games is our top priority," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).
Garrett Metal Detectors joins previously announced members of the TORONTO 2015 sponsor family, including: Lead Partner CIBC; Premier Partners Atos, Chevrolet Canada, Cisco, Live Nation Entertainment, and Loblaw Companies Limited; Opening Ceremony Creative Partner Cirque du Soleil; as well as Official Suppliers Allstream, Beanfield Metroconnect, CN Tower, Coca-Cola, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, Imperial, McKesson Canada, Molson Coors, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Royal Canadian Mint, Scalar, Schenker of Canada Ltd., Siemens Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star and Official Broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.
About Garrett Metal Detectors
Garrett Metal Detectors is a leading manufacturer of metal detection products for security and law enforcement applications worldwide. The company was chosen to develop the equipment for a comprehensive metal detection checkpoint system for the Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California, in 1984. This was the first use of metal detection equipment at an Olympic Games. Since that time Garrett has continued to improve techniques for large event checkpoint screening while supplying metal detection products and training for international multi-sport Games. Garrett is International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2000 certified. For a complete listing of Garrett Metal Detectors' products and services visit www.garrett.com.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.
The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
For further information: Steve Moore, Garrett media contact, 972.494.6155 x 762, [email protected]; Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, [email protected]