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SCHUNK Inc. Partners with Joe Gibbs Racing


SCHUNK Inc Partners with Joe Gibbs RacingSCHUNK Inc., a world leader in workholding, toolholding, and automation technology, is proud to announce their partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), one of NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Racing teams. SCHUNK will serve as the “Official Workholding Solutions Provider” of Joe Gibbs Racing, home of the #20 Home Depot Toyota driven by Tony Stewart, the #18 M&M’s Toyota, driven by Kyle Busch, and the #11 FedEx Toyota, driven by Denny Hamlin.
SCHUNK will assist Joe Gibbs Racing by developing Workholding Solutions that will enable them to make track-specific modifications to the racecars by getting car parts cut quickly and therefore ensuring that Joe Gibbs Racing stays top competitive on the racetrack. J.D. Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing, comments, “I am proud to announce that SCHUNK is now an official technical partner of Joe Gibbs Racing. They have the same commitment to speed and quality that we value and we look forward to a productive partnership with them going forward.”
SCHUNK’s comprehensive line of Workholding Solutions as well as their reputation for providing quick responses with creative workholding solutions are a few of the reasons Joe Gibbs Racing chose SCHUNK. Speed was also a key factor in Joe Gibbs Racing’s decision. The SCHUNK Unilock Zero Point pallet system will significantly shorten the turn around time to get parts into the machine while maintaining accuracy with 0.0002” repeatability. Jim Strasser, Manufacturing Engineer for Joe Gibbs Racing, has already noticed benefits from the new equipment from SCHUNK, stating, “In the first several months, SCHUNK has solved numerous challenges from the lathe to the mills. We look forward to seeing what else they can help us with.”
SCHUNK Inc. and Joe Gibbs Racing look forward to a prosperous relationship going forward. The two companies are already proving to be a winning combination on and off the track.   
About SCHUNK, Inc.:
With more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a worldwide leading manufacturer of toolholding components, rotating and stationary workholding systems, and automation components.
Totaling more than 1,600 employees worldwide, located in 17 subsidiaries and 6 manufacturing facilities, SCHUNK offers unbeatable customer service and technical knowledge. A dense network of SCHUNK outside sales representatives and certified SCHUNK distribution partners guarantees prompt and reliable support in all stages of the manufacturing cycle. For the US market, SCHUNK provides technical support, application assistance, and complete customer specific solutions from the North American Headquarters in North Carolina.
About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program.  Its driver lineup consists of Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series; Stewart, Hamlin, Busch and Joey Logano in the Nationwide Series; and Marc Davis in the NASCAR Camping World Series East.  Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and more than 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.

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